Skip to comments.Clinton Hostage-Taker Allegedly Cited Her Campaign Ad
Posted on 12/01/2007 2:10:02 PM PST by jimbo123
ABC News' Kate Snow reports: ABC News has learned that Leeland Eisenberg -- the man accused of holding hostages at Hillary Clinton's Rochester, N.H., campaign office for six hours on Friday -- allegedly cited one of Clinton's campaign commercials when police say he entered the office and claimed to have a pipe bomb strapped to his chest.
According to sources, the campaign office intruder was complaining about insurance issues and mentioned a recent campaign ad widely seen by New Hampshire voters.
"She helped that guy, she can help me," Eisenberg allegedly told Clinton campaign staffers, referring to Joe Ward, a Clinton supporter featured in the ad. The intruder then demanded that Sen. Clinton talk with him. On the advice of law enforcement officials, the senator never did.
Eisenberg never actually had a bomb, authorities said, but had road flares strapped to his chest. The hostages could not see what was under his jacket and believed it could be a bomb, they added.
Joe Ward is a New Yorker who was also featured in TV ads when Clinton ran for Senate in 2000.
In the testimonial ad, which features somber piano music, Ward intones: "Let me tell you a little story. My son Joel had a terrible illness. He needed a bone marrow transplant that our insurance wouldn't cover and we couldn't afford. We called Sen. Clinton and asked for help. Her office called the next day, letting us know that the hospital was going to absorb the cost of the transplant. Now her opponents are saying that Hillary can't be trusted? I trusted this woman to save my son's life, and she did."
Good grief. There isn’t anything she can’t do.
Tenant just got home -- talk of the bar --> Leland Eisenberg was a Hildabeast plant/hoax... and this is Massachusetts where a liberal can do no wrong...
Tenant said bar patrons are sick to death of Hildabeast's antics.
The hospital is going to absorb the cost of the transplant.
Uh-huh. Liberal-think in a nutshell.
So this is what we will have when she becomes President....people DEMANDING to be taken care of by Mommy Hillary!
Joe Ward...I'm sorry for your child's illness, but BE A MAN!
I'm sure they had to restrain her from running to the scene.
I feel bad for this guy but the hospital had to pay for his kids' medical costs. Instead of taking out a mortgage like many do and working to pay it off, he called the democRAT mobster and they told the hospital administrator if you want to be able to walk without the use of a cane then you'll do this for free.
I get the feeling we will never hear anything more from this guy. This news story will be long forgotten by Monday!
Does this mean that she will talk to any nut holding hostages if law enforcement officials aren't explicitly against it?
Typical Hillary action - intimidate or threaten a hospital to perform a very costly treatment - for free. I don’t doubt for a minute Hillary would have made the hospital the talk of the town if they had refused to do as she demanded.
This is exactly what the Clintons did regarding flu shots and other types of vaccines. They intimidated and threatened the drug companies and told them they had to dispense these medications for FREE. The drug companies STOPPED MAKING THE VACCINES because they would not be manipulated into giving away their product for free.
Anybody who wants this manipulative person in the WH has rocks for brains.
This incident just exemplifies the need for free Prozac for all Democrats.
"DNC. Job well done.
But before he speaks up, you might consider the SOP of a double tap to the back of his head."
I find it very hard to believe that this situation was resolved in one day........
That’s our Hillary. And she is running for POTUS. Enough to give any normal person a nightmares.
Only an insane person would believe any of this is true.
Meanwhile, back at Hildebeast Headquarters, they are planning and plotting how to exploit more of America’s mentally ill unfortunates.
ED WARD...you need to make an ad thanking the HOSPITAL, you dork!
They do not need to. THEIR vote in in the bag.
"How about a game of Solitaire?"
Don'cha know? President Hillary is going to find us all money from the sky!
Well, the guy is a certified nutjob, that's the first requirement to be a liberal...
Nope, he needs to make an ad thanking the other patients of that hospital, and their insurance companies, and their employers for bearing the third-partying of his kid's illness.
Amen. I assume you're referring to that recent Gallup poll that revealed that RATS are more likely to be self-admitted nutjobs than are Republicans.
I have just informed all my employees that due to the amount of absorbing we have been doing ....
Didn’t know about it, but thanks for the info! That’s just the tip of the iceberg, most of them are completely oblivious to what barking moonbats they really are.
So what's the next act? Saint Clinton "forgives" the hostage taker? Vows to aid his family? Blames the conservatives for not providing adequate mental health care that Hillary care will provide? That when she's Queen she'll personally cure the sick of mind and body?
Get ready, it's coming...
I mean, all kidding and tin-foil-hatplay aside, are we really, honest-to-goodness watching a dictatorship form before our very eyes?
My apologies. I should’ve supplied a link along with my post.
Joe Ward - in his “own” words.
I think we are missing the point. Kudos to the Hillary team. It took them less than 24 hours to take a random call from a supposed constituent (and a complaining constituent at that), then run a background check on the guy, give the guy a Hollywood style screen test, call the hospital, and tell them what they are going to do. Well done team.
Clinton et alia will blame this on the drastic Bush cuts to health care. Bet on it.
Yeah ... it's rumored she can also walk on water.
The hospital will absorb the cost?? No! ... the taxpayer will absorb it. Someone else paying the bills. I am sympathetic to Joe and his son's plight, but dumping the cost onto someone else doesn't cut it.
If hillary had paid the bill out of her own pocket it would have given her some credibility. I doubt that would happen.
I didn't know SpongeBob SquarePants was also a doctor. Good to know that the Magic Liberal Money Tree took care of this problem.
Hey Mr. Ward, did you even TRY to make payments to the hospital or did you just FREELOAD!
Definition of a liberal: Someone who wants to save the world, using someone else's wallet.
I guess the hidden message here is “ unless anyone forgot just what magic Hillary can work, here is a reminder”.
OTOH, I don’t know if the Clinton Campaign wants to be reminded of just what magic she was capable of years ago.
Especially when “the messenger” is an abject lunatic.
Fair chance he'll be found dead one day. End of story.
(Assuming there’s a plant.)
I'm thinking he was a FREEloader.......
What kind of MAN would FREELOAD??? A DEMOCRAT one!
Joe Ward (2000): "Let me tell you a little story."
Lee Eisenberg (2007): "Let me tell you a little story."
JW: "My son Joel had a terrible illness. He needed a bone marrow transplant that our insurance wouldn't cover and we couldn't afford."
LE: "My wife had just told me she was leaving me. Then they wanted to put me away for hitting her and for drunk driving and other things. On top of that, the d*mn insurance company wouldn't pay for the drugs I know I deserve."
JW: "We called Sen. Clinton and asked for help."
LE: "Hillary said she wanted to fix health care, and as a life-long Democrat I was SURE she would help me. After her staff wouldn't answer my two dozen phone calls, I decided to strap on some flares and take my case right to her Rochester, NH headquarters."
JW: "Her office called the next day, letting us know that the hospital was going to absorb the cost of the transplant."
LE: "B!&$# wouldn't even come out from Washington to see me -- she said she 'understood', but then sic'ed the cops on me and they threw me into this looney bin..."
JW: "Now her opponents are saying that Hillary can't be trusted? I trusted this woman to save my son's life, and she did."
LE: "Trust her? You gotta be out of your f&%$* mind! GO KUCINICH!"
Ding ding ding,,,,,we have a winner!
The taxpayers absorbed the cost of the operation.
She will help everyone, one bomb threat at a time.
No doubt she's familiar with the routine.
Is there any other State besides NY where someone can move to and live for a couple of months and then run for the U.S. Senate and win?
Joe Ward, New York Ad
“so can any American call Hillary’s office and get free health care?”
Anyone want to bet he is another set-up by Clinton? Maybe a UNION THUG?!
This, in fact, is not the first time Ward has appeared in an ad for Clinton. He was one of four men who appeared in a 2006 ad during her Senate run called Standing Up for New York.
In the summer of 2004, Joel Ward, then 13, was diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy, a genetic nerve disorder. Doctors said he needed a bone marrow transplant, but insurance wouldnt cover the estimated $400,000 cost.
A family friend contacted Clinton's office and they worked with Medicaid (THANKS TAXPAYER'S!), insurance officials, the hospital, and the community so that the hospital covered all costs.
The Wards also appeared in a "Standing up for New York" ad during Clintons Senate reelection campaign last year.
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