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Hillary bomb stunt latest in suspect's long, twisted path
Daily News ^ | December 1st 2007 | staff writers

Posted on 12/01/2007 3:10:39 PM PST by yankeedame

Hillary bomb stunt latest in suspect's long, twisted path

By STEPHANIE GASKELL in SOMERSWORTH, N.H.,
and LARRY McSHANE in NEW YORK
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 3:19 PM

'He's capable of anything,' said Leeland Eisenberg's former neighbor, Kathleen Carlsen. 'I don't want anything to do with that man.'


The trailer where Eisenberg lived for a time with his now estranged wife. She filed for divorce three days before the hostage incident.


The note that Eisenberg's family taped to the door.

The neatly dressed man who took hostages in Hillary Clinton's New Hampshire campaign office was known as a hard-drinking madman with a violent temper and a lurid past around the trailer park that he called home.

"He walks around talking to himself," said 18-year-old Robert Gilman, whose grandmother lived alongside the light blue trailer where Leeland Eisenberg once resided with his estranged wife.

"He's always talking about God, like he's having a conversation with Him," said Gilman who referred to Eisenberg as a "psycho."

Eisenberg, 46, taped a phony bomb to his waist before walking into Clinton's office in Rochester, N.H., on Friday.

He kept police at bay for more than five hours while holding a half-dozen campaign volunteers hostage.

He had been on the radar of local law enforcement for two years before the bizarre incident, and his past emerged as a tortured jumble of mental illness, sexual deviance, substance abuse, a failed suicide try, and allegations of molestation by a Roman Catholic priest.

The suspect claimed in a 2002 story in The Lowell Sun that the premature death of his mother, coupled with an abusive father, turned him into a drinker and drug-user. He eventually wound up homeless, living in an abandoned car in a New Hampshire junkyard.

Eisenberg - then going by the name Ralph Woodward Jr. - was serving a 12-to-20 year jail term in 2002 for forcing a woman at knifepoint to perform oral sex on him. The Sun interviewed him after he filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Boston.

Court records in Massachusetts showed he was one of 541 victims who received settlements from the archdiocese in 2003, although the priest he accused had denounced Eisenberg as "a really scary individual."

Eisenberg remained behind bars Saturday at the Stafford County jail. He was being held without bail, awaiting arraignment on kidnapping and other felony charges.

His relatives barricaded themselves inside the family trailer, with his stepson extending a raised middle finger to reporters.

"Please respect our privacy," read a note left outside the trailer. "We will not be available for comment at this time."

Eisenberg's stepson, after sitting with police interviewers for an hour, told an employee at a local hotel that the suspect was on a three-day bender before walking into the Clinton offices, where the hostages included a woman with her infant.

"He told me his stepfather said, 'I need help' the night before," Chelsea Coull, 19, an employee of the Governor's Inn, said yesterday. "He said, 'I don't know what to do with my life.'"

New Hampshire neighbors portrayed Eisenberg, who faces up to 42 years in prison, in a similar light.

"It did not shock me when I heard it was him," said Gilman's grandmother Kathleen Carlsen.

"He drinks every day, morning and night," said Carlsen, 70, who repeatedly referred to Eisenberg as a "nut bar."

She said he introduced himself around the trailer park as "Lee Warren," and was constantly fighting with his wife, Lisa, who had filed for divorce just three days before the hostage taking.

"He's capable of anything," Carlsen said. "I don't want anything to do with that man."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eisenberg; hillary

1 posted on 12/01/2007 3:10:40 PM PST by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame
Why do I get the feeling that some local campaign flunky of Hitlery used this man and encouraged him to commit this act?
2 posted on 12/01/2007 3:12:27 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Liberalism IS a mental illness.)
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To: yankeedame
Oops. The NY Daily News accidentally submitted a photo of the Clinton Library.


3 posted on 12/01/2007 3:14:11 PM PST by Texas Eagle (Could pacifists exist if there weren't people brave enough to go to war for their right to exist?)
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To: proudofthesouth
Why do I get the feeling that some local campaign flunky of Hitlery used this man and encouraged him to commit this act?

Naw, c'mon, THAT would never happen....../SARCASM OFF

4 posted on 12/01/2007 3:16:01 PM PST by rockabyebaby (HEY JORGE, SHUT UP AND BUILD THE BLEEPING FENCE, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.)
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To: yankeedame

“...perform oral sex on him....”

Oh, nevermind. I thought that the article referred to Mrs Clinton’s husband.


5 posted on 12/01/2007 3:18:24 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: proudofthesouth

How long before we find out that CNN put him up to it???


6 posted on 12/01/2007 3:21:36 PM PST by chadwimc (Proud to be an infidel ! Allah fubar !!!)
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To: yankeedame
...sounds like $hrillary & Bubba deserve this guy....."It takes a village (idiot) sociopath"
7 posted on 12/01/2007 3:25:34 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you....Run, FRed, Run. :^)
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To: rockabyebaby

Wow! That very thought had crossed my mind more than once. I would never put ANYTHING past Clinton, Inc.

Nothing happens to the Clintons by chance .. NOTHING!!

Hillary loves to be the victim!


8 posted on 12/01/2007 3:29:54 PM PST by The Final Harvest (AMERICA: THE GREATEST FORCE for good in the world!)
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To: yankeedame

I noticed in the photograph of the former next door neighbor, Ms. Carlsen, that she is wearing a women’s breast cancer fundraiser race event, conveniently located in ARKANSAS. Hmmmmm, coincidence?


9 posted on 12/01/2007 3:33:51 PM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: yankeedame

The AP reported that throughout the hostage “crisis,” the The Beast conducted Herself in a Presidential manner.


10 posted on 12/01/2007 3:34:37 PM PST by Jacquerie (Navy 38 Army 3.)
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To: Jacquerie

Drudge had a headline to the effect “Hillary Remains Calm”. Of course, she was several states away, and wouldn’t know any of the hostages if they fell on her. I remained calm, too, but didn’t rate a headline.


11 posted on 12/01/2007 3:37:33 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: yankeedame
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

It's deja vu all over again!

12 posted on 12/01/2007 3:40:10 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ozzymandus
“Hillary Remains Calm”

The AP is really pushing this. Can anybody point to anybody who didn't remain calm.........?

13 posted on 12/01/2007 3:40:53 PM PST by Jay Howard Smith (Retired(25yrNCO)Military)
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To: Jay Howard Smith

The AP has always been in the Clinton’s lap.


14 posted on 12/01/2007 3:52:52 PM PST by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: john drake

Very good observation.


15 posted on 12/01/2007 4:04:14 PM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: yankeedame
Hillary bomb stunt latest in suspect's long, twisted path

How true. And yet the media is STILL pushing her for President.

Oh. They meant the guy...

16 posted on 12/01/2007 4:07:17 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: john drake
I noticed in the photograph of the former next door neighbor, Ms. Carlsen, that she is wearing a women’s breast cancer fundraiser race event, conveniently located in ARKANSAS. Hmmmmm, coincidence?

I hadn't even noticed that. Interesting. Maybe she doesn't like Arkansas winters, so heads to NH?

;-)

17 posted on 12/01/2007 4:08:17 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: proudofthesouth
That was my very first thought fron the time this story broke, and I'm not shaking it.

Who wants to bet that within eight months this guy is going to be a victim of Arkancide?

18 posted on 12/01/2007 4:13:19 PM PST by grellis (Is this the best we've got??!)
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To: yankeedame

Hillary took Bill hostage years ago and still roams the earth a free woman. Poor Bubba can’t date openly, cruise the mall, eat a proper burger, or walk around in his underwear. Wicked Hillary, not even Oprah wants to give the old gal a hand.


19 posted on 12/01/2007 4:15:46 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: All

LOL!

20 posted on 12/01/2007 4:18:23 PM PST by ElPatriota (Duncan Hunter 08 -- I am proud to support this man for my president)
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To: john drake

Good eye.


21 posted on 12/01/2007 4:22:40 PM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: yankeedame

Hillary’s path is just as “long and twisted”.


22 posted on 12/01/2007 4:24:12 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: proudofthesouth

“”He told me his stepfather said, ‘I need help’ the night before,” Chelsea Coull, 19, an employee of the Governor’s Inn,”........

The local news there (I don’t know about national) kept replaying this interview because they asked her, her name first.


23 posted on 12/01/2007 4:27:27 PM PST by BerryDingle (Illegitimi Non Carborundum (Don't let the bastards wear you down))
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To: proudofthesouth

They keep trying to push Cindy Sheehan over the edge. They certainly aren’t concerned about HER mental stability.


24 posted on 12/01/2007 4:31:42 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy 1980-2012)
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To: john drake

I can read Arkansas across the Left of the shirt. But my own office in engaged in some fundraising for that charity right now and I’m not in Arkansas or New Hampshire and neither is the home office of my employer.


25 posted on 12/01/2007 4:33:40 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy 1980-2012)
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To: weegee

So to conclude my point, I’d chalk it up as a coincidence. However, she may have selected the shirt to highlight it on the tv broadcast (for charitable not political reasons) and wasn’t just “caught” wearing this shirt around her house.


26 posted on 12/01/2007 4:35:39 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy 1980-2012)
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To: Jay Howard Smith
Can anyone point to anybody who didn't remain calm.........?

I don't know...maybe some immediate family members of the hostages?

Still, I think it's petty not to give Hillary credit for remaining calm. My respect for her doubled as a result of this incident.

Of course, two times zero is still zero.

27 posted on 12/01/2007 4:38:04 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: grellis
Arkancide

If it did happen that Leeland should have prior knowledge, I would expect a Jack Ruby scenario, doesn't make it through the weekend.

Anyway, enough with the distraction can we get back to discrediting CNN. That was a nobel cause.

28 posted on 12/01/2007 4:39:16 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: Eddie01

Hillary what takeing so long you had enough time to get your Photo-op out.


29 posted on 12/01/2007 4:57:35 PM PST by jocko12
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To: Jay Howard Smith
Can anybody point to anybody who didn't remain calm.........?

Hillary

From: Clinton Calm in Hostage Crisis

"It affected me not only because they were my staff members and volunteers, but as a mother, it was just a horrible sense of bewilderment, confusion, outrage, frustration, anger, everything at the same time," Clinton said.

30 posted on 12/01/2007 4:59:02 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: All

I just remembered something very important.

Every time there was a national or international “crises” under the Clintons, these “crises” were always scheduled for a Friday U.S. clock time.

The standoff at Clinton’s campaign office took place Friday, 30 November.

It is being replayed again. I can’t believe I missed this.


31 posted on 12/01/2007 5:01:47 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: All

I just remembered something very important.

Every time there was a national or international “crises” under the Clintons, these “crises” were always scheduled for a Friday U.S. clock time.

The standoff at Clinton’s campaign office took place Friday, 30 November.

It is being replayed again. I can’t believe I missed this.


32 posted on 12/01/2007 5:02:31 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Sorry for the double post.

Gads.

Shall I try for a triple?


33 posted on 12/01/2007 5:04:50 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: john drake

Drag a dollar through a trailer park...


34 posted on 12/01/2007 5:10:20 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: proudofthesouth

Why did I get that same feeling yesterday? Hmmm.


35 posted on 12/01/2007 5:21:04 PM PST by pankot
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To: Jacquerie

Presidential manner? For cripe’s sake she was never in danger.


36 posted on 12/01/2007 5:23:43 PM PST by pankot
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To: yankeedame

When I saw that headline I wasn’t sure if it was referring to the guy with the fake bombs or Hillary. Could have been either, a sad reality for the Dem front runner.


37 posted on 12/01/2007 5:28:50 PM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: TruthWillWin

This guy’s considered “sick” by the media, and his rap sheet is not only shorter than the clinton’s but closely parallels it.
Keep those “sympathy” violins playing! Hillary, keep on thanking Rochester all over the country, milk it for the weekend.


38 posted on 12/01/2007 5:40:54 PM PST by BerryDingle (Illegitimi Non Carborundum (Don't let the bastards wear you down))
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To: yankeedame

notice her shirt says arkansas, race for the cure....

39 posted on 12/01/2007 5:47:02 PM PST by Liberty2007 (left my sheeple go!)
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Lets recap the suspicious details:

* the lady’s sweatshirt saying Arkansas.

* happens on a Friday so story all weekend in time for Sunday talk show circuit.

* fake bomb

* she was calm | she was calm | she was calm, therefore commander-like.

* guy forced woman to perform oral sex on him - not in oval office

* neighbors name is CHELSEA.

Occam’s Razor

40 posted on 12/01/2007 6:10:21 PM PST by chardonnay ( www.ballbusters.org)
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To: john drake
Even better, she’s got a lit cigarette in her hand! That woman is a poster girl for Leftie Loonies!
41 posted on 12/01/2007 6:11:28 PM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: Texas Eagle

42 posted on 12/01/2007 6:13:56 PM PST by FReepaholic (This tagline could indicate global warming.)
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To: Eddie01
Good grief........this was NOT a crisis....it was a police matter - what will she do with a missile crisis? Call Bill home from one of his trysts to handle it?
43 posted on 12/01/2007 6:15:45 PM PST by tioga (Dear Santa..........I can explain....)
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To: yankeedame

Small step for a man,giant step for mankind. Amzing, though not unexpected. Sensationalism, media storm about a minor meaningless event. Who cares about this nobody and his nobody neighbours? We do? Ooops, sorry!


44 posted on 12/01/2007 6:21:22 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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