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Clinton invites voters to 'inspect' her
AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/07 | Beth Fouhy - ap

Posted on 12/16/2007 3:55:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge

DUNLAP, Iowa - Standing atop a stage in a livestock auction barn, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton likened the experience to her quest to woo undecided voters in the closing days before Iowa's pivotal caucuses.

"I've been to cattle barns before and sales before, in Arkansas, but I've never felt like I was the one that was being bid on," Clinton told a crowd in western Iowa. "I know you're going to inspect me. You can look inside my mouth if you want. I hope by the end of my time with you I can make the case for my candidacy and to ask you to consider caucusing for me."

The former first lady made her comments during the launch of a five-day campaign blitz across Iowa less than three weeks before the state's January 3 caucuses. Buoyed by the endorsement of the state's largest newspaper, Clinton said she "could not be more pumped up" and that her campaign had regained its momentum after several shaky weeks.

The endorsement in Sunday's Des Moines Register gave a huge lift to the Clinton team as it fights to stem the surging momentum of her lead rival, Barack Obama. Polls have shown a tight three-way contest between Clinton, Obama and John Edwards in Iowa with Obama leading slightly in some surveys. Meanwhile, Clinton's once formidable lead in other early state polls like New Hampshire and South Carolina has also appeared to vanish.

To push back, the New York senator and a team of surrogates and supporters were fanning out across the Iowa to host events in the state's 99 counties during the last full week before the campaigns pause to observe Christmas.

Clinton herself was hopping from stop to stop on a "Hilli-copter" to reach as many geographic regions of the ice-crusted state as possible.

Among supporters making an appearance was Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska senator and governor whose borders Iowa.

Kerrey, who ran briefly for the Democratic nomination in 1992 against Bill Clinton, said he was endorsing Hillary Clinton "enthusiastically and unequivocally.

"She inspires my confidence. The question is, does she inspire your confidence?" Kerrey asked.

Clinton also unveiled a retooled stump speech Sunday that stressed her record of working for change in public policy throughout her career as a lawyer and later as first lady and a senator.

With polls showing most Democratic voters eager for a new direction in Washington, Clinton, with her long record in public life, has been forced to battle the perception that Obama would be the more effective change agent.

"We are ready for a new beginning," she told an audience in Council Bluffs. "It all comes down to one question: who is ready and able to make the changes we need on Day One in the White House."

Without mentioning him by name, Clinton also sought to contrast her health care plan with Obama's. Her campaign has criticized the Illinois senator for offering a health coverage proposal that would not require everyone to carry health insurance; Obama has said coverage can't be mandated until health care costs are substantially reduced.

"Who would I leave out? Who would get to decide?" Clinton asked.

She also made a more explicit appeal to women voters, whom her campaign was counting on to come out in large numbers for Clinton.

"Countries that deny women their rights are often countries we have problems with, aren't they?" she said. "When I am president I will continue to make changes that are good and right for women and are also smart for national security."


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: Iowa; US: New York
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Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., autographs a campaign sign for a young girl after a campaign speech Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)


1 posted on 12/16/2007 3:55:43 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
"...inspect me."

Echhh! Pass.

2 posted on 12/16/2007 3:56:49 PM PST by sofaman ("This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.")
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To: NormsRevenge
Clinton invites voters to 'inspect' her

Not without double latex gloves and a face mask.

3 posted on 12/16/2007 3:56:59 PM PST by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: NormsRevenge

You get red tagged, inspection failed.


4 posted on 12/16/2007 3:58:25 PM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: NormsRevenge

That reminds me. The worst job in America has GOT to be being Hillary Clinton’s gynecologist. GOT to be.


6 posted on 12/16/2007 3:58:30 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich!)
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“I’ve been to cattle barns before and sales before, in Arkansas, but I’ve never felt like I was the one that was being bid on,” Clinton told a crowd in western Iowa. “I know you’re going to inspect me. You can look inside my mouth if you want. I hope by the end of my time with you I can make the case for my candidacy and to ask you to consider caucusing for me.”

Inspect ya? OK.

Prime Grade A Bullcrap


7 posted on 12/16/2007 3:58:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: sofaman

I came face to face with her in 1992.

Not my type for voting or anything else.


8 posted on 12/16/2007 3:58:37 PM PST by Nextrush (Uncommitted in 2008 but no John McCain or Ron Paul please)
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To: steveo

Only with a hazmat uniform and protective eyeware.


9 posted on 12/16/2007 3:58:41 PM PST by TOneocon (The reason there is so much poverty is because of the uneven distribution of capitalism...Rush)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yuck.


10 posted on 12/16/2007 3:58:50 PM PST by KJC1
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To: NormsRevenge
EEEWWWWWWW!!!!!
11 posted on 12/16/2007 3:58:56 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: sofaman

EWWWW


12 posted on 12/16/2007 3:59:21 PM PST by Zathras
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To: NormsRevenge

Could we do it at a distance of about 10 miles?


13 posted on 12/16/2007 3:59:42 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Nextrush

fell out of the ooooogly tree and smacked every branch on the way down...


14 posted on 12/16/2007 4:00:17 PM PST by sofaman ("This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.")
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To: NormsRevenge
I know you're going to inspect me.

Not with a 39.5 foot pole.

15 posted on 12/16/2007 4:01:02 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Even I resisted posting that pic. Dude!


16 posted on 12/16/2007 4:02:24 PM PST by sofaman ("This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.")
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To: NormsRevenge

I just lost me supper!


17 posted on 12/16/2007 4:02:26 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Is she calling attention to her bribes via cattle futures?
18 posted on 12/16/2007 4:02:26 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rudy,Romney,McCain, Huckabee will send a self-abused stomped elephant to the DRNC.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gross me out!


19 posted on 12/16/2007 4:03:13 PM PST by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president!)
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To: TOneocon

ROTFLMBO!


20 posted on 12/16/2007 4:04:16 PM PST by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a vile, corrupt moron!


21 posted on 12/16/2007 4:04:19 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Paladin2

Even the thought would make Larry Flynt hurl.


22 posted on 12/16/2007 4:05:16 PM PST by BerryDingle (Illegitimi Non Carborundum (Don't let the bastards wear you down))
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To: NormsRevenge

What was that I heard, a team of three proctologists determined that it would take four days to complete the job. If they find documents it could become a crime scene.


23 posted on 12/16/2007 4:05:20 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: NormsRevenge

The only worthwhile inspection of Hillary Clinton would be an autopsy.


24 posted on 12/16/2007 4:05:50 PM PST by reg45
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To: NittanyLion

I don’t think she’s been inspected with a pole in a very long time.


25 posted on 12/16/2007 4:06:04 PM PST by saganite (Lust type what you what in the “tagline” space)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I've been to cattle barns before and sales before, in Arkansas...

So that's how she became an expert on cattle futures!

26 posted on 12/16/2007 4:06:12 PM PST by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: sofaman
Yikes! It got pulled!

Am I zotted?

I didn’t know that is an illegal pic.

27 posted on 12/16/2007 4:06:26 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Roses are reddish-Violets are bluish-If it weren’t for Christmas-We’d all be Jewish.©®™)
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To: NormsRevenge
Her campaign has criticized the Illinois senator for offering a health coverage proposal that would not require everyone to carry health insurance; Obama has said coverage can't be mandated until health care costs are substantially reduced.

"Who would I leave out? Who would get to decide?" Clinton asked.

"Who would "I" leave out?"

As president, that probably wouldn't be your decision, would it?

FMCDH(BITS)

28 posted on 12/16/2007 4:06:45 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: steveo
Clinton invites voters to 'inspect' her

What say ya release all those papers from 8 years in The White House, hmmmmm?

29 posted on 12/16/2007 4:07:14 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: NormsRevenge

Everybody SING!

“Hey look me over, lend me an ear.........”

What is it with Hillery! and these exaggerated expressions?
Can it be that she hasn’t had a normal expression in so long that all that’s left are these theatrical poses?


30 posted on 12/16/2007 4:07:47 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NormsRevenge

31 posted on 12/16/2007 4:07:48 PM PST by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Zotted? no kidding...wow! I’ve seen a whole helluva lot worse.


32 posted on 12/16/2007 4:08:08 PM PST by sofaman ("This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.")
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To: NormsRevenge

“Inspect me”...
It’s going to take a lot of scotch to get that image outta my head. ouch...


33 posted on 12/16/2007 4:09:11 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion.)
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To: South40

Yikes!


34 posted on 12/16/2007 4:09:40 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (CNN: Full of plants from the DNC Plant-ation.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

What pic did you post?


35 posted on 12/16/2007 4:10:01 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (CNN: Full of plants from the DNC Plant-ation.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“I’ve been to cattle barns before and sales before, in Arkansas..........”

No reporter there sharp enough to say......so that’s how you were smart enough to make $100 grand in cattle futures on a thousand dollar bet?


36 posted on 12/16/2007 4:12:09 PM PST by sportscaster ('LET'S ROLL")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; sofaman

The one of Hillary on the cover of a fake magazine where her dress is blowing up to reveal a pair of jockey shorts and the obvious outline of a male gender’s you know what.

There I said it. Hope you don’t get the vapors.


37 posted on 12/16/2007 4:14:55 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Roses are reddish-Violets are bluish-If it weren’t for Christmas-We’d all be Jewish.©®™)
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To: NormsRevenge

INSPECTED AND REJECTED!


38 posted on 12/16/2007 4:16:10 PM PST by kalee
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To: NormsRevenge
Standing atop a stage in a livestock auction barn...

How much did she go for? "One dollar! One dollar! One dollar from the *Bubba in the front row! Do I heard TWO dollars? Is there two dollars? One dollar! One dollar! Can I have two dollars? Two dollars? One dollar! One dollar!"

39 posted on 12/16/2007 4:16:57 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: NormsRevenge
I just threw up in my mouth...

a LOT!

40 posted on 12/16/2007 4:17:25 PM PST by don-o (Do the RIGHT thing. Become a monthly donor. End Freepathons forever)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hoof and mouth disease comes to mind.


41 posted on 12/16/2007 4:17:57 PM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: steveo

You are less risk averse than I. I wouldn’t get anywhere near her without a full level 5 isolation suit and a decontamination unit close by.


42 posted on 12/16/2007 4:18:30 PM PST by Ogrrre ("A Communist is someone who reads Marx. An anti-Communist is someone who understands Marx." Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge

Eww. No thanks.


43 posted on 12/16/2007 4:18:52 PM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
ROFL...

THANK ME!

44 posted on 12/16/2007 4:19:16 PM PST by sofaman ("This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Let’s see Bubba pull off that line.


45 posted on 12/16/2007 4:19:21 PM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: NormsRevenge
If EVER a thread Headline deserved a BARF ALERT!!! it's this one... But Hillary has so many connections to cattle pens (as in her sainted abilities in the "cattle futures trading") that this whole report deserves full airing. Thanks for posting.
46 posted on 12/16/2007 4:20:07 PM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("You ask, 'What is our aim?' I can answer in one word: VICTORY - victory - at all costs...")
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To: NormsRevenge

Typical Clinton Voter

47 posted on 12/16/2007 4:20:26 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (Global Warming : Tape a liberals mouth shut and thats the end of Global Warming {both ways})
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To: NormsRevenge
"I've been to cattle barns before and sales before, in Arkansas ...

Yeah ... at one point during my Arkansas years I became quite an expert in cattle futures.

48 posted on 12/16/2007 4:21:28 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: NormsRevenge
"...inspect me."

I had a lithe twenty-something blond say that to me one time in the back of the ambulance as she unzipped her jumpsuit which was directly over her birthday suit...

"Memories".....

And now the Hildabeast had to go and spoil 'em!

49 posted on 12/16/2007 4:23:17 PM PST by lightman (The Office of the Keys should be exercised as some ministry needs to be Exorcised.)
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50 posted on 12/16/2007 4:23:23 PM PST by jimbo123
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