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Cool Hillary shines in hostage crisis ["Dress Rehearsal" for President Alert!]
TimesOnline.com ^ | 12/02/07 | Tony Allen-Mills

Posted on 12/01/2007 6:58:46 PM PST by melt

BY modern American standards it was a very minor crisis, but a bizarre hostage-taking episode at one of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign offices in New Hampshire on Friday offered the former first lady an unexpected opportunity to display her leadership qualities.

Clinton was far from the scene and never at risk from a mentally unstable man who eventually surrendered to police after holding three campaign workers hostage. Yet her calm demeanour and authoritative response to a potentially ugly drama was yesterday earning her widespread praise.

Clinton followed the incident from her home in Washington, then flew to New Hampshire to meet the workers once they were released. A local man identified as Leeland Eisenberg was taken into custody and the bomb he claimed to have strapped to his chest turned out to be warning flares.

The incident followed a series of bitter exchanges among presidential candidates of both parties over who is the best equipped to lead America at a time of terrorist threats. Clinton has been mocked for suggesting that her experience as first lady qualified her for the presidency. “She has never run anything,” noted Mitt Romney, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts.

Yet several campaign analysts noted yesterday that Clinton did not put a foot wrong as the hostage drama unfolded. “There was a sense that this was a dress rehearsal of how she was going to deal with . . . [a] crisis as president,” noted Robert Thompson, a media specialist at Syracuse University.

Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, told the Politico.com website that Hillary managed to “look and sound presidential” as she joined police at a New Hampshire press conference.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bill; crisis; eisenberg; hillary; hillaryscandals; nh2008; president; sabato
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Co-Presidents B911 and H911ary Clinton also remained cool during the 1st World Trade Center bombing in '93--- and when they allowed Osama Bin Laden to escape 3 times.

And, of course, 9/11 happened on Bush's watch...

1 posted on 12/01/2007 6:58:51 PM PST by melt
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2 posted on 12/01/2007 7:03:15 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: melt
This is the biggest stretch I've ever seen. I guess they thinnk she managed the ordeal from D.C.
3 posted on 12/01/2007 7:03:41 PM PST by lonestar
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To: melt

She’s used to it. Her narcissistic husband, after years of cocaine use, is a mentally unstable sociopath.


4 posted on 12/01/2007 7:04:11 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: melt
Cool Hillary shines in hostage crisis ["Dress Rehearsal" for President Alert!]

Engineered for your subjugation.

5 posted on 12/01/2007 7:04:11 PM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: melt
Melt

Let me historically adjust your photo:

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6 posted on 12/01/2007 7:04:14 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: melt

What happened? Did Waco turn out peacefully?


7 posted on 12/01/2007 7:05:31 PM PST by glorgau
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To: melt

More of the significant “experience” she’s always harping about.


8 posted on 12/01/2007 7:06:00 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: melt

Sigh, like a talking points memo from her campaign. Written in advance?


9 posted on 12/01/2007 7:06:35 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: melt

Why did she stay hidden for so long? Why did she wait until it was over before she came to the scene? People needed to see here nearby to know that everything would be OK, and in their time of need, she was off in some undisclosed location, leaving her staff hanging.

At least, That’s how I remember the democrats complainging about Bush on 9/11.


10 posted on 12/01/2007 7:07:28 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT (The Swiss Ninja.)
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To: melt

Blah, blah, blah (in a British accent).

Murdoch must have sent word that it’s support Hillary time.


11 posted on 12/01/2007 7:10:09 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Excellent!


12 posted on 12/01/2007 7:11:27 PM PST by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: melt

We all deserve a tremendous round of applause and a great big ‘attaboy’ pat on the back for our cool resolve during this hostage crisis. This shows that we’d make a fine president. I hereby cast my nomination for all of us.


13 posted on 12/01/2007 7:13:40 PM PST by new cruelty
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To: melt; All
"... offered the former first lady an unexpected opportunity to display her leadership qualities."

ROTFLOL!! And .. pray tell how did she show her "leadership qualities" ..?? Did she lead the swat team into the office ..?? Or perhaps she used an AK-47 to keep the intruder at bay ..?? I think I'll just throw up if I see one more of these outrageously idiotic articles about Hillary. Obviously, the dinosaur media is convinced we're stupid - but we have already figured out HILLARY DIDN'T DO ANYTHING EVEN REMOTELY RELATED TO LEADERSHIP!!

14 posted on 12/01/2007 7:15:02 PM PST by CyberAnt (AMERICA: THE GREATEST FORCE for good in the world!)
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To: melt

“Yet her calm demeanour and authoritative response to a potentially ugly drama was yesterday earning her widespread praise.”

Horsefeces! She was totally detached from this incident as she was far far away from it all, and the praise is coming by bucketfulls from her opportunistic enablers attempting to capitalize on the event.

Opportunity has knocked on the Clinton Campaign door, and they have opened the door and dragged it inside with gusto.


15 posted on 12/01/2007 7:16:38 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: melt

Atomic MSM Kneepads Barf Alert.


16 posted on 12/01/2007 7:17:21 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: melt

She made this a campaign stop. People working to elect her are threatened and held hostage, and she immediately moves in to use it for her campaign. And what the hell were all those cops doing standing behind her? Don’t they have a job to do?


17 posted on 12/01/2007 7:17:30 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: melt

Did this writer have kneepads on? This is trash.

Poor Hillary and her non-ordeal. Like the police had nothing to do with resolving the crisis, but the great Senator from NY showed her take charge prowess.

Gag me a spoon!!!!


18 posted on 12/01/2007 7:18:34 PM PST by exit82 (How do you handle Hillary? You Huma her.)
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To: doug from upland

Doug I love the way you put that! ROTFL


19 posted on 12/01/2007 7:20:38 PM PST by Brofholdonow
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To: melt

Com’on Scott, you wrote this didn’t you?


20 posted on 12/01/2007 7:22:08 PM PST by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president!)
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To: melt

21 posted on 12/01/2007 7:22:54 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: melt
"Dress Rehearsal"

Now I've got a mental image of Kucinich in a tutu. There will be no sleep tonight...


22 posted on 12/01/2007 7:23:19 PM PST by Libloather (Hillary donors find their way to the cover of Time. And the very next day they're doing it...)
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To: CyberAnt

The same fearless leadership they exhibited when they ordered Janet the Rhino to seize that dangerous first grader Gonzalas and ship him back to Castro’s Cuban gulag...


23 posted on 12/01/2007 7:25:53 PM PST by Brofholdonow
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To: melt

Yes, she exhibited the same leadership that Hitler did when the Reichstag burned.


24 posted on 12/01/2007 7:28:45 PM PST by Defiant ("Expectorate" has Specter in it.)
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To: melt
Clinton did not put a foot wrong as the hostage drama unfolded.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Well whats her batting average?

1) failed to tip ( struck out)

2) Hsu's on first ( struck out)

3)Planted Questioners in her own and Republic Candidates venues( ejected from game)

4) Failure to answer debate questions ( struck out)

5) Documents in Clinton Lie-brary sequestered until after election ( struck out)

6)Failure to sponsor one piece of operative legislation in her years as a Senator ( struck out)

7) Failure to divorce sex addicted husband ( struck out)

8) White House travel scandal ( struck out)

9) Stated policy for Gays in Military ( struck out)

10) Child by Wes Hubbel not disclosed ( struck out)

11) Health Care Initiative during Clinton Presidency ( struck out)

12) Vince Foster Suicide ? ? ( struck out)

13) Closet Lesbian ( ejected from game)

14) Made political hay on an oddly timed hostage crisis when she continnues to fall in the Iowa polls.( struck out)

The Dim ball team should make her a water -boy, and pay for her sex change.

Her batting average is .000

One can imaging what her team score will be against the Iranian National , Chinese National, or Russian National Ball teams. Them boys don't have players as bad as this biatch.And she is supposed to be the Dim teams best?

Buahahahahahah. She is a political featherweight. The mayor of Preoria has more gravitas than she does.

Can you imagine THIS representing America? What a JOKE!

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25 posted on 12/01/2007 7:33:46 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: melt
Yet her calm demeanour and authoritative response to a potentially ugly drama was yesterday earning her widespread praise.

She is still a menace to this country regardless of her psuedo class "B" movie acting and the fake show she puts on when on camera.

I believe she and her perjured husband are a greater threat to this country than any-other known group including Osama Bin Laden with all his thousands of suicide nuts!

How soon we forget the eight years these two scallawags dragged this country through all manner of filth, embarrasment and expense!

During this time I believe this country was taken closer to hell than any administration before or after, yes and including even the present jokes we have in the Senate and the House headed up by the first "Mexican" president this nation has elected.

26 posted on 12/01/2007 7:41:17 PM PST by VOYAGER (,)
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To: lonestar
Oh brother. Isn't this pathetic?

She's so underqualified that her water carriers in the press have to puff up this nothing of an incident to make her appear presidential.

What a crock!

27 posted on 12/01/2007 7:47:56 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.)
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To: Brofholdonow

Yes .. how can we forget the jack-booted thugs who stole Elian (in the middle of the nightg) and took him back to Cuba to be used as propaganda.

And .. how we found out that the lawyer who was supposed to be helping Elian’s family was really working for the Clintons.


28 posted on 12/01/2007 7:55:40 PM PST by CyberAnt (AMERICA: THE GREATEST FORCE for good in the world!)
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To: melt

Great. She kept her cool when Vince Foster turned up in Fort Marcy Park, too. That was the day I was convinced she’d make a jolly President.


29 posted on 12/01/2007 8:01:10 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: melt
BY modern American standards it was appeared to be a very minor crisis, but a bizarre staged hostage-taking episode at one of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign offices in New Hampshire on Friday offered the former first lady an unexpected a staged opportunity to display fake her leadership qualities. Clinton was far from the scene and never at risk from a mentally unstable man plant who eventually surrendered to police after holding three campaign workers hostage. Yet her calm demeanour and authoritative response to a potentially ugly drama contrived event was yesterday earning her widespread praise from lemmings that believed the hoax. Clinton followed the incident act from her home in Washington, then flew to New Hampshire to meet the workers once they were released. A local man identified as Leeland Eisenberg was taken into custody and the bomb he claimed was provided to have strapped to his chest turned out to be warning flares. The incident followed a series of bitter exchanges among presidential candidates of both parties over and was designed to show that Clinton who is the best equipped to lead America at a time of terrorist threats. Clinton has been mocked for suggesting that her experience as first lady qualified her for the presidency. “She has never run anything,” noted Mitt Romney, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts. Yet several campaign analysts noted yesterday that Clinton did not put a foot wrong as the hostage drama unfolded. “There was a sense that this was a dress rehearsal of an act designed to show the lemmings how she was going to deal with . . . [a] crisis as president,” noted Robert Thompson, a media specialist at Syracuse University. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, told the Politico.com website that Hillary managed to “look and sound presidential” as she joined police at a New Hampshire press conference even though it was all an act.
30 posted on 12/01/2007 8:01:20 PM PST by theymakemesick (End welfare and the crops will be picked)
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To: melt
Hillary. Just like that canceled TV show about a female President. The woman is as popular as Typhoid Mary.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

31 posted on 12/01/2007 8:02:31 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: glorgau
What happened? Did Waco turn out peacefully?

If she were to call on her previous experience, the recent campaign headquarters hostage situation wold have been handled quite differently. She would have set fire to the place, killing innocent people, and the press would be fine with it.

32 posted on 12/01/2007 8:05:40 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: melt

Is there anyone here who didn’t foresee this yesterday?!


33 posted on 12/01/2007 8:07:13 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: melt

Exactly which leadership qualities did she display. Did she try to talk to the hostage taker? Me thinks not. Instead, she said she was in contact with the hostages’ families. Woohoo! What leadership!!!


34 posted on 12/01/2007 8:13:09 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: melt

The woman sat in her house under orders of the Secret Service, waited until she got the all clear and then made a really boring speech, actually two boring speeches.

And this is what they call leadership?


35 posted on 12/01/2007 8:14:50 PM PST by keepitreal
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To: melt

Come on now folks,she’s a sociopath.She feels NOTHING when other people suffer or die.Unless the people were useful to her goals,then she would regret the loss of a resource.


36 posted on 12/01/2007 8:16:07 PM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: melt

Was the “terrorist” a Hillary plant as well? Did he go to “Rent-A-Bomb” in Utica before driving to New Hampshire?
Enquiring minds want to know!


37 posted on 12/01/2007 8:17:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: melt

Yeah, I noticed her “coolness” coming to Juanita’s aid after her husband raped his hostage. It was cooler than cool. It was ice cold. Better put some ice on that, Hillary.


38 posted on 12/01/2007 8:17:20 PM PST by PGalt
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To: melt
Whatta buncha BS!
39 posted on 12/01/2007 8:18:23 PM PST by upchuck (Hildabeaste as Prez... unimaginable, devastating misery! She will redefine "How bad can it get?")
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40 posted on 12/01/2007 8:18:47 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: melt
BY modern American standards it was a very minor crisis

Minor, yes, Crisis, not even close. A minor news blip is more like it. But the way some are reporting this incident it was The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Iranian Hostage Crisis, and Katrina all rolled into one, with a "regal, calm" Hillary saving Western civilization. No barf bag big enough....

41 posted on 12/01/2007 8:21:06 PM PST by Mr. Mojo (“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: melt; doug from upland

Inspired by Hillary (and doug from upland’s 2007 Christmas carols), I offer:

“She Needs A Little Crisis” sung to the tune of “We Need A Little Christmas”

Haul out the cameras;
Put up the mic before
The whole thing’s over.
Fill up the newscast,
She may be rushing things,
But dreck is what she needs now.

For she needs a little crisis
Right this very minute,
Hostages and SWAT teams,
Carol Simpson, spin it!
Yes, she needs a little crisis
Right this very minute.
Clinton’s lead is a little blurry,
So you see, dear, she’s in a hurry;

Alert all the networks;
Turn on the brightest string of lights
We’ve ever seen.
Thanks to that fruitcake;
It’s time she hogged some airtime
On the evening news.

For she’s grown a little fatter,
Grown a little colder,
Grown a little sadder,
Grown a little older,
And she needs a little ratings
Nothing could be bolder,
Need a little crisis now.

(Original “We Need a Little Christmas” from “Mame” (1966), sung by Angela Lansbury)


42 posted on 12/01/2007 8:25:15 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: melt

And the “SPIN” machine goes into overdrive. Sad to say but the MSN will lap it up.


43 posted on 12/01/2007 8:26:07 PM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Well done. That was on my list to use this year.


44 posted on 12/01/2007 8:26:55 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

45 posted on 12/01/2007 8:28:36 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: melt

“Shine”???????

All she did was keep her mouth shut for 6 hours.

I guess that was a great struggle for her....


46 posted on 12/01/2007 8:29:45 PM PST by DGHoodini (The Dems no longer have the humanity to grasp that there are things worth dying for.)
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To: melt
A good reporter would ask her:

"Tell us the names of your people who were held hostage Senator. Which of them had families and how long have they been working for you?"

47 posted on 12/01/2007 8:31:50 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (If Rudy's an influential conservative, then I'm an award winning concert pianist.)
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To: doug from upland

Thanks, Doug! Loved your carols.


48 posted on 12/01/2007 8:32:56 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: DGHoodini

The MSM is gonna make a big star outta her

And all she has to do is, act naturally.


49 posted on 12/01/2007 8:33:02 PM PST by DGHoodini (The Dems no longer have the humanity to grasp that there are things worth dying for.)
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To: melt

Cool Hillary!

“Why should I give a turd about them? These poor folks have no money; no juice; no connections to China! Nothings, just little people! Better dead!

“Screw them! Oh Betty, script me a short speech so thet once I get camera face time, I’ll make these little people feel important!!”


50 posted on 12/01/2007 8:36:26 PM PST by aShepard
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