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Hillary on Stilts
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/16/2007 5:14:59 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

It's been a rough day for Hillary. First, as noted here, she was drummed from pillar to post on ABC's "This Week." NewsBuster Noel Sheppard then detailed here how Chris Matthews' crew raked her over the coals. Now, completing Hillary's troika of tribulation, the CBS Evening News has gotten into the act.

The development being reported was ostensibly positive for Hillary: the Des Moines Register today endorsed her. If CBS had stopped there, it would have been a plus for the Clinton campaign. But unfortunately for Hillary, the Evening News decided to play clips of Clinton on the stump in Iowa.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: bernardschwartz; cbseveningnews; charlietrie; chinagate; hillary; ia2008; johnhuang; johnnychung; lippobank; lippogroup; lippopacific; loral; normanhsu; peterpaul; undertakers
Don't miss hideous Hillary video clip.


1 posted on 12/16/2007 5:14:59 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Are the drive-by’s beating her up now to lower expectations so she can also be “the comeback kid” like hubby was?
2 posted on 12/16/2007 5:21:32 PM PST by tips up
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I pray for the day when the democrat party realizes that the Clintons are a disaster for them. They are a disaster for the country, but the party doesn’t seem to care about that any longer. But they do care about themselves, and the Clintons do not do that party any favors.


3 posted on 12/16/2007 5:23:36 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: devolve; governsleastgovernsbest; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP
Hope Iowa follows the doggies lead on this...


4 posted on 12/16/2007 5:24:32 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: LucyT

Sorry Lucy, meant to ping you and thank you too!


5 posted on 12/16/2007 5:25:13 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
She needs to eat a box of these:


6 posted on 12/16/2007 5:25:32 PM PST by jdm
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I was listening to ABC (Radio) News on the way home, and it played that Hillary “grateful” clip. I remarked to myself that it sounded odd . . . I’ll bet they edited the pause.


7 posted on 12/16/2007 5:27:41 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: potlatch

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Excellent potlatch!

Dog Days fer Hillaryland & Slick Willie’s dreams!


8 posted on 12/16/2007 5:29:40 PM PST by devolve (---- - Hey Boone! - My bonus check is late again! -)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Tis the season.....
And Rudy in his drag
Bill in the import business
And Huck in his cap and gown
While McCain said paper, paper, paper, right here
And then there is the Breck Girl, kinda matches Rudy in drag
And McRomney said paper, paper, paper, right here
Then there's Hillary......
And everyone had a nightmare for Christmas
No, Obama Osama, or what ever that Kennedy said!
But all settled in.....and then.....
and then?
2nd chapter, 8th verse, the flood came!
everyone always wondered what that meant because a Ried can't keep one alive under water, and Pelosi ain't working. America burns and everybody is on vacation, everyone.....

And that was before the real action started.....
but who was watching......
A Duncan!

It was difficult to slip that one in!

Merry Christmas!

9 posted on 12/16/2007 5:34:08 PM PST by no-to-illegals (God Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform, Our Heroes. And Vote For Mr. Duncan Hunter, America! TLWNW)
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To: devolve

Be sure to read the link of Hillary talking about the “Hawkeye State”, lol. She is sliding faster and faster.


10 posted on 12/16/2007 5:34:48 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: tips up

It sure does seem that they’re all piling on together. Makes me suspicious. Is this a “strategery” or have they all grown weary of the Clinton cabal. I’m just not sure.


11 posted on 12/16/2007 5:36:54 PM PST by surrey
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To: surrey

Could still be a staged part of the “horse race” mentality that is used to sell media.


12 posted on 12/16/2007 5:42:45 PM PST by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest


On stilts?
13 posted on 12/16/2007 5:43:40 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

H! needs stilts to offset herself’s own “stumps”.


14 posted on 12/16/2007 5:45:53 PM PST by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president!)
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To: Liberty Valance

Run for your lives!


15 posted on 12/16/2007 5:47:27 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Finally! Conservative comedy: http://youtube.com/newsbusted)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
you could have warned everyone before you typed that.
okay....
16 posted on 12/16/2007 5:52:01 PM PST by no-to-illegals (God Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform, Our Heroes. And Vote For Mr. Duncan Hunter, America! TLWNW)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
“She who must be obeyed” continues down the "Rump-ole!"
17 posted on 12/16/2007 5:52:08 PM PST by Jagman (I drank Frank Rabelais under the table!)
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To: Jagman
Who would want to go in there?
Its smelling before I get anywhere near the screen?
and that was a long, long, way off....
has
the invasion started yet?
But that was another chapter and verse...
the first half of the trip was?
anyone think its necessary to get this one on the books?
A billion there, another billion over in that direction...
and pretty soon they were taking in trillions....
for little or no return.....
and each had another, and pretty soon another, and then...and then......
who knows.....Just a thought, but that was before the real boring part.....so everyone just went back to sleep.....and the sleep was always difficult to avoid.....but ...... but .... is always the excuse.

for nothing is ..... always was ..... those were the two questions.... and heck I sure am not going to attempt to answer them.

Oh dang....the guy in the balcony .... Did you guys see what hit the stage.....Heck I'm just grateful he didn't use this to shoot me.....and I ain't for gun control....You say this is a gift.....? well heck....and Merry Christmas!

Why thank you....here take this off stage...and have Security make sure there no more of these out there!

Otherwise the space of the space in time? is going to be attempted to be covered....and that was before Hillary arrived....but be grateful everyone and the media will alternatively alternate their coverage....somebody might think .... and that will get one in trouble.....been there, and nobody read the whole thing....Security, Security, someone bag the guy with the rifle I haven't time to run off stage.....look at that ... everyone ducked!

18 posted on 12/16/2007 6:14:34 PM PST by no-to-illegals (God Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform, Our Heroes. And Vote For Mr. Duncan Hunter, America! TLWNW)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Clintons play with the voters and the voters never learn.

The object of the last two weeks worth of stories is to make Hillary the underdog as she goes into final days before voting in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Winning primary elections is a function of the ground game of the candidates. Hillary has a fantastic ground game in both Iowa and New Hampshire. They have identified the Hillary supporters and will see to it they get to the polls and vote.

The Obama campaign at best has a very inferior ground game. Edwards has a much better ground game than Obama.. especially in Iowa. Thus it is necessary for HIllary to make Obama her chief rival for the nomination as the elections approach. If the voters don't think Edwards is in the game, they will not be as likely to vote. So Hillary needs Obama to be her main opponent and she needs the media to think that she is NOT going to come in a winner.

Then when she does win ... even if by a slight margin, she will be the invincible Hillary who cannot be defeated by the Great Obama. The other story will be Obama fails to live up to expectations.

After Hillary wins Iowa and New Hampshire the party officials in the next states with primaries will contact Obama and Edwards with a warning that they should withdraw. If they do not the local party organizations will put the party machinery to work getting out the Hillary vote. They will be told we need to win, and if either of you hope to have a future in the party you will drop out now.

In other words the local party organization will no longer be neutral. It will be working for Hillary. That means that Obama and Edwards if they stay in will not only face attacks by the media, but opposition by the Democratic party to reduce their vote turnouts to next to nothing. Major Democatic Donors to Obama and Edwards will be told to get on board the Hillary bandwagon or else.

Obama and Edwards will drop out early, and Hillary will be the nominee early on. Obama will live to run another day in 2012 or 2016.. as the loyal party member who stepped down to give Hillary her chance. He will, I predict, endorse Hillary and talk about how important it is to win the presidency this year... and that his time to lead the Democratic party will come in the future. And he will take the party leadership in the future with total Clinton support.

There has never been any danger that Hillary would not win the nomination. The object has been to make her victory seem a surpise, difficult to achieve, but well deserved. She will look like a winner that can overcome stiff odds.

People who believe that Hillary is in trouble don't understand the Clintons and their mastery of political campaigns.

19 posted on 12/16/2007 6:40:43 PM PST by Common Tator
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To: Common Tator

Well thought out,but hard for me to believe.


20 posted on 12/16/2007 6:49:02 PM PST by Barnyard
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To: no-to-illegals

Actually, I was referring to the 1970’s British series “Rumpole of the Bailey,” which starred Leo McKern. But, hey, whatever floats your boat...


21 posted on 12/16/2007 6:49:47 PM PST by Jagman (Will not tell how to add a personal motto!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The clip sounds as though.......she.......forgot......her glasses..........and.......had trouble......reading her......notes.


22 posted on 12/16/2007 6:50:00 PM PST by kitkat (I refuse to let the DUers chase me off FR.)
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To: Jagman

You all know that if we don’t get Hillary we get Osama and he has the same bad ideas. Hillary is easier to beat, since Offra will not be able to support her.


23 posted on 12/16/2007 6:51:53 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: tips up
I think they have a two-part plan.
1. They’re hitting hard now because many hope she won’t win. I think the MSM are tired of having to lie to cover up for the Clintons and having to stick their heads up their a$$es to turn away from scandals. In short, they remember the 90’s and don’t want to carry the Clintons’ water any more.

2. IF Hillary wins the nomination, they’ll support her whole-heartedly. They will be able to point to this hammering and say, “Well, we scrutinized thoroughly, and she’s the best.” Also, all of this will be treated as ‘old news,’ and the MSM will be able to ignore it and focus only on spinning whatever is happening on her campaign trail of the general.

But I do think many, even liberals, can’t stand her and her disgusting apparatchik.

24 posted on 12/16/2007 6:55:50 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (If Hillary is elected, her legacy will be telling the American people: Better put some ice on that.)
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To: Common Tator

That is well thought out.. But when it comes down to it, I think the DNC knows that Hillary is not electable.. that she has too many negatives and that if she does run, she will solidify the opposition..

My personal hope is that she does so-so.. I’d like to see the dems in a long, drawn out, bloody battle before they take on the GOP.

Probably wishful thinking on my part..


25 posted on 12/16/2007 7:11:43 PM PST by tje
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Young activists furious with Clinton, Dodd

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=D3534FFC-3048-5C12-00ED920FABDE9860

26 posted on 12/16/2007 7:32:39 PM PST by SweetCaroline (***Your own healing is the Greatest Message of Hope to others!***)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Good analysis. Makes sense on both fronts.


27 posted on 12/16/2007 7:39:38 PM PST by tips up
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

She sure loves using the word Process doesn’t she? She uses it almost as much as she uses UHHHH


28 posted on 12/16/2007 7:43:40 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than any of us will ever fully realize.)
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To: tips up

That’s how I see it and I’m not changing that opinion until after New Hampshire at the earliest.


29 posted on 12/16/2007 8:34:50 PM PST by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Common Tator
It was pretty clear (with Bill's "miracle" statement, e.g.) that the Clintons were trying to dampen expectations, but I hadn't reached your very interesting and impressive conclusions.

Like Hillary says, "now the fun part begins".

30 posted on 12/16/2007 8:53:10 PM PST by AZLiberty (President Fred -- I like the sound of it.)
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To: tips up

That’s what I’m thinking too. She loves to play the victim in order to get sympathy .. and NOTHING is a coincidence with the Clintons.


31 posted on 12/16/2007 9:34:06 PM PST by CyberAnt (AMERICA: THE GREATEST FORCE for good in the world!)
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To: CyberAnt
That’s what I’m thinking too. She loves to play the victim in order to get sympathy .. and NOTHING is a coincidence with the Clintons.

Remember, too, the Clinton's are lawyers, trained in the art of debate.

They know how to twist any fact, any circumstance to a "win" for their side, regardless of where they start from.

32 posted on 12/16/2007 10:01:43 PM PST by reformjoy
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To: reformjoy

Well .. people are sick of their “meaning of ‘is’ is” garbage.


33 posted on 12/16/2007 10:04:38 PM PST by CyberAnt (AMERICA: THE GREATEST FORCE for good in the world!)
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To: CyberAnt

I do hope that is true!

Is America ready to be sick of the Clintons???

God, I HOPE so!!!!!!


34 posted on 12/16/2007 10:11:27 PM PST by reformjoy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Richard Nixon w/o the Charm or Charisma.

Pray for W and Our Troops


35 posted on 12/16/2007 10:19:28 PM PST by bray (Let's Bring Christ Back to Christmas)
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To: tje
I think the DNC knows that Hillary is not electable

You sound just like the Freepers that told me that with the Jennifer Flowers story, other Bimbo eruptions,and all the known corruption in the Clinton governorship, that everyone in the DNC knew that Bill Clinton was unelectable.

I said it was bull crap then and it is bull crap now.

Hillary is far more electable than Obama or Edwards and those Freepers that want Hillary to be the Democratic nominee are going to be very surprised when she runs a much stronger campaign than Gore or Kerry.

When McCain Feingold was passed Hillary and Bill had their hand picked DNC head, Terry McAulliffe, move all the fundraising to 527s under the Clinton's control. If the DNC wants money they have to ask Bill and Hillary for it.

Remember all the early talk about Howard Dean being a great fundraiser on the internet? Then remember after he became head of the DNC how he was criticized for being unable to raise much money? The Clinton's had fixed so he could not raise money, then they blamed him for his failure to raise money.

When was the last time you heard much of anything from Howard Dean. He finally learned it was not healthy to keep blowing off. The DNC is a toothless hound dog that has no power or influence. It doesn't matter what the DNC thinks..

The DNC has never helped nominate anyone that was not an incumbent president. The DNC charter says it must remain neutral in all primary elections and it does.

The people who make up the DNC are local leaders of the Democratic party. The members of the DNC are the state and county chairman of the Democratic party. They will make up the 20 percent party votes at the Democratic National Convention. They are 40 percent of the convention votes hillary needs to win on the first ballot. Hillary has 95 percent of them in her hip pocket.

She has them because HIllary and Bill have bought at least 95 percent of those delegates. There is zero way the DNC is going to oppose Hillary in any way. They don't dare.

With McCain Feingold in effect the DNC is a worthless organization as is the RNC. They are now just social clubs with out the means to do much of anything at all.

36 posted on 12/17/2007 7:05:31 AM PST by Common Tator
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
They’re hitting hard now because many hope she won’t win. I think the MSM are tired of having to lie to cover up for the Clintons and having to stick their heads up their a$$es to turn away from scandals.

I spent 35 years of my life in the media. I suggest you actually study the media before you say they are tired of covering for the Clintons. The media above all likes to think that they are responsible for who gets elected and what gets done. Covering up for the Clinton's so they get elected makes the media types feel powerful and in charge.

It causes the Clinton's to owe the media. When the Clinton's are in office they do all they can to preserve the power of the media.

What is the difference between the media covering up its own corruption and sexual misdeads and covering the corruption and sexual misdeeds of the of the Clintons? It just makes Bill and Hill two of their own.

The media never did anything for the Clinton's that they didn't do for themselves.

Do you really think those TV anchors never had sex with a few dozen pretty young interns over the years and never got involved with any corruption to get to the anchor or washington correspondent seat? If you don't you are very naive.

37 posted on 12/17/2007 7:21:39 AM PST by Common Tator
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To: Common Tator

Excellent comments.. Thanks.. I have to agree with you about Dean...


38 posted on 12/17/2007 7:26:33 AM PST by tje
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hillary on stilts = Janet Reno


39 posted on 12/17/2007 7:28:58 AM PST by VirginiaConstitutionalist (Hold on, Hank Williams, Jr. I am not yet adequately prepared for some football.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m melting ...I’m melting....


40 posted on 12/17/2007 9:51:14 AM PST by y6162
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To: Common Tator
I have studied the media.
And I was a journalist for years.
I agree with what you wrote.

But the difference is this: the Clintons rule the media. And the MSM does not like that. As you said, they like to be the ones in charge. Timmy didn’t like being slapped down by Hillary. They want a Dem they can put in power and that they can control.
Covering up scandals like Sandy Burglar’s treasonous theft is not something the MSM likes to do. Their circulation numbers and ratings are in the tank because they do in fact cover up such major stories.

They want an easier ride in implementing their Socialistic worldview. A clean, non-scandalous Dem President would greatly facilitate that.

But if the C. is all they can get, they’ll be happy to oblige.

41 posted on 12/17/2007 12:38:36 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (If Hillary is elected, her legacy will be telling the American people: Better put some ice on that.)
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