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Reading Hillary Rodham's hidden thesis (Quotes from Free Republic)
MSNBC ^ | 3/2/07 | Bill Dedman

Posted on 03/02/2007 5:01:02 AM PST by AZRepublican

WELLESLEY, Mass. — The senior thesis of Hillary D. Rodham, Wellesley College class of 1969, has been speculated about, spun, analyzed, debated, criticized and defended. But rarely has it been read, because for the eight years of Bill Clinton’s presidency it was locked away.

As forbidden fruit, the writings of a 21-year-old college senior, examining the tactics of radical community organizer Saul D. Alinsky, have gained mythic status among her critics — a “Rosetta Stone,” in the words of one, that would allow readers to decode the thinking of the former first lady and 2008 presidential candidate.

Despite the fervent interest in the thesis, few realize that it is no longer kept under lock and key. As MSNBC.com found, it is available to anyone who visits the archive room of the prestigious women’s college outside Boston. With Clinton’s opponents in the 2008 presidential race looking for the next “Swift Boat” attack ad, and the senator herself trying to cast off her liberal image, Clinton's 92-page thesis is certain to be read and reread by opposition researchers and reporters visiting the campus.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acdc; awelleslywench; hildabeast; hillary; hillarythesis; thesis; thunderthighs; wickedwitch
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"Just last month, an anonymous commentator lamented on the conservative Web site Free Republic, "She's a Marxist. Saul Alinsky's student. I sure wish we could unearth that sealed thesis of hers that she wrote at Wellesley.""
1 posted on 03/02/2007 5:01:03 AM PST by AZRepublican
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To: AZRepublican
You know, I think Hillary Clinton is an extremely dangerous woman and I will do everything in my power to prevent her election to the presidency - but if you read what I wrote when I was 21 it would tell you nothing about my thinking now.

The thought that all the crap I wrote down when I was in college could be the measure of me 35 years later is chilling, and absurd.

2 posted on 03/02/2007 5:06:03 AM PST by Jim Noble
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To: Jim Noble

I agree, but I don't think that's the point. Her words are sure to be embarrassing and I suspect anti-American. For one thing we should have the opportunity to see if she actually WILL say her views are different. For another thing, she should, for once, be subjected to the same microscope she others to be under.


3 posted on 03/02/2007 5:12:09 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
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To: Jim Noble
The thought that all the crap I wrote down when I was in college could be the measure of me 35 years later is chilling, and absurd.

LOL. But it sounds as though wisdom has come with age in your case. The same can't be said for Hillie.

4 posted on 03/02/2007 5:18:27 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: AZRepublican

Hillary has to let that thesis out. She is in danger of losing the support of the Democrat base to Hussein. It will shore up her "street cred". The average November voter is too involved with American Idol and Oprah to care.


5 posted on 03/02/2007 5:19:34 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus: "A whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: mewzilla
it sounds as though wisdom has come with age in your case. The same can't be said for Hillie.

Agree.

But I'm saying we should not waste time chasing ghosts from 1968.

If Hillary can't be beaten with 2007 data, she can't be beaten, period.

6 posted on 03/02/2007 5:20:16 AM PST by Jim Noble
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To: Mia T

ping .. get your reading glasses out.


7 posted on 03/02/2007 5:21:11 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: AZRepublican
Seeing as the Clinton's are the most untrustworthy people on this planet, it is more then likely the original Thesis was replaced by one more palatable to the general population.

Maybe the ink or paper on what is purported to be her Thesis can be analyzed to determine its age.
8 posted on 03/02/2007 5:21:55 AM PST by Eagles Talon IV
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To: AZRepublican
Not to worry.... since anyone can get to it and read it, I expect a FOH or FOB will get hands on it and Berger-ize it. It'll be gone in a matter of days now.
9 posted on 03/02/2007 5:22:34 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Jim Noble

It would be interesting to compare the wording of her thesis with the words in that interview with Der Spiegel in Germany during her book tour.

From some of the translated quotes, that interview contained several supportive statements endorsing socialistic approaches to global issues.

[I have only seen an Internet-translation of the article. It would be interesting to see a version translated by someone who has the capability. That article, from the quotes I read, could be a real hot potato for the Senatorette.]


10 posted on 03/02/2007 5:22:46 AM PST by TomGuy
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"A visitor to the Wellesley campus is buzzed in to the wood-paneled archives, but only after storing coat and briefcase in a locker outside."

It's a shame that such effective security measures are not enforced at the National Archives in Washington.

11 posted on 03/02/2007 5:23:40 AM PST by Savage Beast (MESSAGE TO BUSH: Free U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean NOW!!!)
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To: patton; neverdem; Howlin; Congressman Billybob; Fresh Wind

You are assuming that the thesis that is visible now is the thesis that was written then ......


12 posted on 03/02/2007 5:25:40 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Jim Noble

I'd be hard pressed to remember the pearls of wisdom I committed to paper that many years ago. All I can really remember is that I knew pretty much everything
/snicker


13 posted on 03/02/2007 5:26:12 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there)
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To: AZRepublican

BTW, do you suppose that if someone swiped a few documents from Wellesley by stuffing them into his britches, the incident would be shrugged off with a laugh?


14 posted on 03/02/2007 5:26:16 AM PST by Savage Beast (MESSAGE TO BUSH: Free U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean NOW!!!)
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To: Eagles Talon IV

My thought as well.


15 posted on 03/02/2007 5:26:52 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: AZRepublican
I read the article and have two observations. Note that they reveal almost nothing about the thesis and mostly focus on what she said about Alinsky in an historical way, not her opinions. Note also that this is really a preemptive strike. Out of all the media outlets that could have done this story it is no coincidence that it was first covered by a sympathetic MSNBC.
16 posted on 03/02/2007 5:27:31 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
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To: AZRepublican

bttt


17 posted on 03/02/2007 5:28:01 AM PST by DocRock (What would Solomon Do?)
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To: TomGuy

Ditto. See my post #16.


18 posted on 03/02/2007 5:28:35 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
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To: AZRepublican

If Sandy Burger can switch/take/steal classified documents right under the fed's nose, I'm sure creating a more moderate thesis is not a problem.


19 posted on 03/02/2007 5:31:14 AM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Aha! A conspiracy!

Any font experts around?


20 posted on 03/02/2007 5:31:45 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus: "A whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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