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Clinton's reputation may sink his wife's presidential hopes(Belinda Stronach 38, glamorous Canadian)
The Scotsman ^ | Wed 24 May 2006 | Alex Massie

Posted on 05/24/2006 8:43:07 AM PDT by IrishMike

WHEN he ran for president, Bill Clinton's campaign stressed the advantage his wife's experience and feminist credentials would bring to the job of First Lady. But now that Hillary Clinton is preparing a presidential campaign, his time in the Oval Office is as much a handicap as an advantage.

Yesterday the New York Times devoted a 2,000-word story on its front page to the state of the Clintons' marriage. Noting, without comment, that the couple have been together for just 14 nights a month in the last two years, the paper speculated on whether or not the baggage from Mr Clinton's eight tumultuous years as president might one day sink his wife's presidential ambitions.

"There's no question that it's a complicated candidacy for a lot of voters because of the history of that relationship and what they've been through," said Leon Panetta, Mr Clinton's chief of staff from 1994 to 1997.

The couple's respective spokesmen told the paper: "She is an active senator who, like most members of Congress, has to be in Washington for part of most weeks. He is a former president running a multi-million-dollar global foundation.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109th; 2006; 2008; billclinton; bluedress; clinton; conartists; corruption; election; elections; hillary; hillaryclinton; liars; scam; twoforpriceofone
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ADDITIONALLY ...........Nonetheless, the couple rarely appear in public together. In part, it is believed, this reflects a desire upon the part of the former president not to overshadow his wife............. According to a Fox News poll this week, Mr Clinton enjoys a 58 per cent approval rating amongst the public while his wife's rating is a less impressive 50 per cent..........Equally, the potential for scandal is ever-present given Mr Clinton's history and proclivities. According to one friend of the Clintons: "She needs to be in her own separate orbit, so if something explodes in his world, she will have at least some space and distance to manage it." ............The most recent and arguably the most enduring rumour swirling around the president concerns his relationship with Belinda Stronach, 38, a glamorous Canadian politician whom Mr Clinton first met during a golf event in 2001............
1 posted on 05/24/2006 8:43:09 AM PDT by IrishMike
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To: IrishMike

Belinda Stronach
2 posted on 05/24/2006 8:47:17 AM PDT by MarkeyD (Make Love, Not Cartoons. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: IrishMike

Golly, Sir. If someone wants to "meet you in the park", think twice about it.


3 posted on 05/24/2006 8:47:35 AM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: IrishMike
Clinton's reputation may sink his wife's presidential hopes

as I certainly pray will be the case - but, then again we didn't impeach him...

4 posted on 05/24/2006 8:48:48 AM PDT by Army MP Retired (There Will Be Many False Prophets)
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To: IrishMike
"There's no question that it's a complicated candidacy for a lot of voters because of the history of that relationship and what they've been through," said Leon Panetta, Mr Clinton's chief of staff from 1994 to 1997.

No Leon, it's not complicated at all. Most of us despise Bill and his Wicked Witch wife!

5 posted on 05/24/2006 8:50:03 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: MarkeyD

If indeed that is Belinda Stronach, then Billy Boy better get his ticker and pacemaker checked out !!!!!!!


6 posted on 05/24/2006 8:50:33 AM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: IrishMike
It may be a Photoshop. Check her website photo gallery.
7 posted on 05/24/2006 8:52:16 AM PDT by MarkeyD (Make Love, Not Cartoons. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: MarkeyD
A younger, more attractive,richer, smarter, Canadian "Hillary" with better hair.

Oh. Oh. Senator Clinton. Your man is moving on.


8 posted on 05/24/2006 8:52:16 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: fanfan

Ping!!! Never saw that pic of her!!!


9 posted on 05/24/2006 8:52:46 AM PDT by Springman (I listen to Air Amerika, the things I do for FR!!)
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To: IrishMike; doug from upland

At least The Scotsman used the word "sink" in their article...inadvertant is better than none at all.


10 posted on 05/24/2006 8:53:30 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: Army MP Retired
He was impeached, just not convicted in the Senate. That said, it would be sweet justice if his wife's failure was tied to him just like her successes.

Further, thank you for your service and welcome aboard. This is a special place...

11 posted on 05/24/2006 8:53:31 AM PDT by eureka! (Heaven forbid the Rats get control of Congress and/or the Presidency any time soon....)
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To: Army MP Retired
we didn't impeach him

The HOUSE impeached him, the SENATE did NOT convict.

HE WAS IMPEACHED!!

12 posted on 05/24/2006 8:53:54 AM PDT by PISANO (We will not tire......We will not falter.......We will NOT FAIL!!! .........GW Bush [Oct 2001])
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To: MarkeyD

She looks like Hillary! ISH!


13 posted on 05/24/2006 8:53:54 AM PDT by Solson (magnae clunes mihi placent, nec possum de hac re mentiri.)
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YEP....that's kind of what I thought....those apple cheeks....


14 posted on 05/24/2006 8:55:40 AM PDT by goodnesswins ( "the left can only take power through deception." (and it seems Hillary & Company are the masters)
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To: MarkeyD

Something 'Hillary' looking about the hair, but 'Old Horn Dog Bill' seems to back into the playing field.


15 posted on 05/24/2006 8:55:54 AM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: MarkeyD
Hmmmm...


16 posted on 05/24/2006 8:56:40 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Support American sovereignty - boycott employers of illegal aliens)
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To: Diogenesis
"A younger, more attractive, richer, smarter, Canadian "Hillary" with better hair."

A younger, more attractive, richer, smarter, heterosexual Canadian "Hillary" with better hair.

There. Fixed it.

17 posted on 05/24/2006 8:59:27 AM PDT by Monkey King
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To: reagan_fanatic

She looks like Chelsea in that pic. Ewwww


18 posted on 05/24/2006 9:00:36 AM PDT by RushCrush (Sake bombs por favor.)
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To: IrishMike

19 posted on 05/24/2006 9:02:15 AM PDT by Gritty (Bill Clinton, the Sultan of Swing Mark Steyn)
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To: MarkeyD

I wonder if this NY Times piece was just some pre-emptive damage control for Hillary before the full story of Bill and this canadian "politician" gets out.

Odds are Bill hit it because her campaign poster clearly shows she's the type of character he goes for.







20 posted on 05/24/2006 9:03:19 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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