Skip to comments.HILLARY DOESN'T RECALL, DOESN'T REMEMBER, HAS NO MEMORY, HAS NO RECOLLECTION, BUT DOESN'T BELIEVE...
Posted on 04/24/2006 2:57:38 PM PDT by Mia T
KnowNothing's brother, Hugh Rodham, secured two of the 141 clinton midnight pardons, one for a cocaine kingpin and the other for a snake-oil swindler. Rodham netted a quick $400,000 for his "work" according to various rodhams and clintons and their assorted lawyers. KnowNothing's campaign treasurer, William Cunningham III, himself a law partner of longtime KnowNothing adviser Harold Ickes, helped obtain last-minute pardons for two convicted felons.
Displaying a willingness to throw her brother (along with her husband) to the wolves, Sen. Victim Clinton was quick to make a distinction between her big, bad brother's pardon "work" and that of her campaign treasurer, "a fine lawyer and a fine man." The "family" connection of brother Rodham to Clinton rendered Rodham's "work" offensive, whereas the campaign treasurer Cunningham's connection to the senator and her campaign coffers made his securing of two pardons in record time a sterling example of highminded, effective public service.
KnowNothing has apparently not thought this thing through. If the "family" connection makes lobbying for cocaine-kingpin and snake-oil-swindler pardons unsavory for brother Rodham, then the "family" connection makes lobbying for the Hasidim 4 (see Keating 5) pardons even more distasteful for the wife, First Lady and senator-elect. Moreover, pardons for votes is arguably a greater offense than pardons for cash.
EFFECTIVELY PLEADS FIFTH BY INVOKING SPOUSAL PRIVILEGE
KnowNothing specifically declined to answer when asked whether she discussed the pardons with her husband, effectively pleading the fifth. Turning aside questions about the pardon decisions her husband had made, she told reporters they should address those issues with him and his staff. She refused to say whether he should agree to appear voluntarily before congressional committees investigating the pardons. Interestingly, no one asked her whether she would agree to appear voluntarily before those same congressional committees.
"I did not have any involvement in the pardons that were granted or not granted," insisted Sen. KnowNothing, seeming to forget her presence at the New-Square/Oval-Office schmooze that secured pardons for the four Hasidic felons who set up a phony school in Brooklyn to swindle the government out of millions intended for the poor.
KnowNothing noted that her"best memory" was that she never spoke to her brother or to Mr. Cunningham about the pardons. With variations of "I don't have a memory" and "my best memory, and avoiding the more obvious "I don't recall" and "my best recollection," KnowNothing reprised the Ruffian standard used during the clinton years to commit perjury without penalty.
I GET LETTERS
...or more precisely, envelopes. During her denials of involvement in any of the pardons, KnowNothing made the curious claim: "People handed me envelopes, I passed them on [and never opened a single one. Honest.]"
Reprising the role of victim that enabled her to win a senate seat in spite of low poll numbers, high personal negatives and consistent public failures, the senator peppered her answers about big, bad Hugh (understanding that the subtext was big, bad Bill) with "saddened" and "disappointed" and "heartbroken" and "shocked."
UTTER CONTEMPT FOR THE PEOPLE
This session today was cut short by a staffer when reporters appeared dissatisfied by Senator KnowNothing's lack of candor.
In the end, this press conference full of poses, poll-tested phrases and prevarication was just another display of the clintons' utter contempt for the people. Bill Clinton committed the same error last Sunday in his shameless, lie-filled New York Times Pardongate Apologia.
The clintons' fundamental error: They are too arrogant and dim-witted to understand that the demagogic process in this fiberoptic age isn't about counting spun heads; it's about not discounting circumambient brains.
COPYRIGHT MIA T 2006
Don't forget her convenient: "I don't think you'll find a shred of evidence of that... " or "That's so outrageous it doesn't even deserve a comment..."
Mia T for Chairperson of the Republican Party!
Now! Someone call Karl...
Mia T is the new mdia.
TouristGuy, like the shark, is doomed to travel.
His fluttering flaps push the bucks and bows to his gills;
he can survive only by moving. Once stopped, he would sink to the bottom and die of disregard.
You know its to bad that we can't get this stuff on the airwaves....
Hannity won't touch it; never heard Rush talk about it; Gambling won't talk about it; Mark Levin won't talk about it.
I have on my own sent stuff to them and asked them if they would spend a day on this stuff and nothing, not a mention of anything....
I am in the process of taking the information to a friend of mine that has a 'little town newsletter' and see if he would publish some of it....
This stuff needs to be out in the open, we need to talk about it, read it in print, etc. Tony Snow is the only person I know that has even talked to Dough from Upland about any of this.....
Whatever I can do, please let me know....we CANNOT let these two creeps back into the White House....
Today on Rush's program he said something I have thought about for a while now, he mentioned he thought that there was an underlying administration running at the same time, everything President Bush trys to do, it seems like it gets shoot down....and as he says, there are leaks, there are sneaks in all of the departments because President Bush wanted to set a new tone in Government and didn't ask these clinton appointees to resign, now he is paying the price for it....
Paul Shanklin did the parody, a woman sang it.
IT was to the tune of "Try to Remember" from the famous Broadway play, THE FANTASTIKS...
Try to remember your lies in September...
My mind is JELLO, Jello...jelloo..
The clinton shadow govt. I've written in the past about Bush's failure to purge the govt of clinton holdovers.
Coincidentally, in a response to a Ken Mehlman questionnaire, I included the following postscript:
The Bush Administration must start removing and INDICTING the treasonous clinton holdovers. Letting a Sandy Berger or a Mary McCarthy (or, for that matter, a hillary clinton!) off the hook is to undermine the Constitution and put our country in great peril.
I am disgusted by your administration's utter disregard for the treasonous acts of the Left. You will surely lose votes on this issue. How arrogant of you to think you have the option of suspending the Constitution in the name of 'a new tone.'
Ahh, yeah. Paul Shanklin. Wow, my memory is off.
And imagine the MSM lets her get away with this stuff. UGH
But, for some uncanny reason, they really can't remember a darn thing about their work, or how they go about working, and how they came upon all of these otherwise memorable situations that others do have a memory of.
BTW, the Clintons both remember things that did not happen as well.
Mia T. Bump.
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