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Friends of Hillary speak out
Financial Times ^ | December 17, 2007

Posted on 12/17/2007 1:31:32 PM PST by Zakeet

There must be a poll out suggesting that Iowa voters just don’t know the real Hillary Clinton. What else would explain the launch on Monday of TheHillaryIKnow.com, a Clinton campaign website featuring video testimonials from “regular Americans”?

Those “regular Americans” include her longtime friends and “well-known leaders” who talk about how their lives have been changed by the presidential hopeful.

The videos also include comments from the New York senator’s constituents, including a mother with a sick child who says Clinton “worked outside of the view of the media” when she helped her daughter get the medical attention she needed.

Clinton’s team says the videos serve as a “stark reminder” that the issues discussed in the campaign affect real people.

The website offers another reminder: that the Clinton campaign seems to be struggling to overcome the “likeability” factor. Her likeability, or lack thereof, still represents a big challenge for the former first lady, who is competing with Barack Obama and John Edwards for a win in Iowa on January 3.

Mark Penn, a top Clinton strategist and pollster, told USA Today it was important for people to understand the “depth” of Hillary. But Observer wonders whether depth is a trait you can sell on a website.

(Excerpt) Read more at ft.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008election; clinton2008; democrat; election; hillary; stalinisttactics; thehillaryiknow; therealhillaryisevil
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You can see how "likeable" the World's Smartest Woman is HERE.

1 posted on 12/17/2007 1:31:34 PM PST by Zakeet
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2 posted on 12/17/2007 1:32:59 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (Although most dead people vote democrat, aborted babies, if given the choice, would vote Republican.)
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To: Zakeet

Those who don’t like Hillary also know her.


3 posted on 12/17/2007 1:33:24 PM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: Zakeet

Planted constituents?


4 posted on 12/17/2007 1:33:41 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Zakeet

No thanks, I don’t like her.

At all.


5 posted on 12/17/2007 1:33:52 PM PST by Badeye (No thanks, Huck, I'm not whitewashing the fence for you this election cycle)
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To: Zakeet

“Mark Penn, a top Clinton strategist and pollster, told USA Today it was important for people to understand the “depth” of Hillary.”

Depth...right. Like that can of soup way in the back of the cupboard.


6 posted on 12/17/2007 1:33:55 PM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Zakeet
Those “regular Americans” include her longtime friends and “well-known leaders” who talk about how their lives have been changed by the presidential hopeful.

My life has been changed by her. Really.

I was brought up to respect women, if not revere them.

Here is one I utterly loathe.

7 posted on 12/17/2007 1:34:07 PM PST by Gorzaloon
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To: Zakeet
Clinton “worked outside of the view of the media” when she helped her daughter get the medical attention she needed.

Do you have any idea how clueless you sound when you say this ?

Why do you think your comments are ON the video, silly?

And why is your freakin' U.S. Senator involved in getting medical care for YOU?

8 posted on 12/17/2007 1:34:40 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Zakeet

All the “regular” people they knew are DEAD!


9 posted on 12/17/2007 1:35:35 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Slapshot68

I don’t know Hillary at all.

I mean, I know that her husband blows sax.

But I have no clue as to what instrument she plays.


10 posted on 12/17/2007 1:35:41 PM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: Zakeet
She has friends?

I'm truly SHOCKED ! ! ! ! ! !

11 posted on 12/17/2007 1:35:56 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: Zakeet

12 posted on 12/17/2007 1:36:17 PM PST by rface (kooky inside and out)
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To: Zakeet

She’s the boss’s wife who throws her weight around. She’s the women who made it by getting married... it’s why professional women don’t back her, and men don’t back her, and anyone who’s dealt with the “boss’s wife” type, doesn’t trust her...


13 posted on 12/17/2007 1:37:41 PM PST by GOPJ (Dems! Would you trust a pilot's wife to land a plane just because she's a frequent flyer??)
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To: GOPJ

Any man who would vote for Hillary is either gay or p-whipped.


14 posted on 12/17/2007 1:38:40 PM PST by petercooper ("Daisy-cutters trump a wiretap anytime." - Nicole Gelinas - 02-10-04)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
The videos also include comments from the New York senator’s constituents, including a mother with a sick child who says Clinton “worked outside of the view of the media” when she helped her daughter get the medical attention she needed

I was just reading a different thread on the "Softer Side of Hillary." If you go to the main article and read the comments that follow, a poster pushed this same story as a personal anecdote. Seems like a plant to me. Just more of Hillary manipulating the media.

15 posted on 12/17/2007 1:39:15 PM PST by lawdave
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To: Zakeet

She’s the boss’s wife who throws her weight around. She’s the women who made it by getting married... it’s why professional women don’t back her, and men don’t back her, and anyone who’s dealt with the “boss’s wife” type, don’t trust her...


16 posted on 12/17/2007 1:39:22 PM PST by GOPJ (Dems! Would you trust a pilot's wife to land a plane just because she's a frequent flyer??)
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To: Zakeet

Hillary Clinton is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.

17 posted on 12/17/2007 1:42:47 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Government is the hired help - not the boss. When politicians forget that they must be fired.)
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To: Zakeet

Well it’s getting deeper. Can’t wait for the Hillary raised my dead child from the grave and when we ran out of wine at my wedding Hillary came through stories.


18 posted on 12/17/2007 1:43:21 PM PST by dblshot
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To: Zakeet

One sick puppy, she doth try to pull the wool over the regular people.


19 posted on 12/17/2007 1:44:34 PM PST by boomop1
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To: Slapshot68

“Mark Penn, a top Clinton strategist and pollster, told USA Today it was important for people to understand the “depth” of Hillary.”

Mark Penn then remarked,”And I know everyone will forgive Obama for selling cocaine to kindergardners, and pimping Nuns out as prostitutes.”

(/sarc)


20 posted on 12/17/2007 1:45:06 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: rface

Isn’t that the sign they used in The Sting to single the con is on?


21 posted on 12/17/2007 1:45:55 PM PST by dblshot
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To: lawdave
Here is the comment to which I was referring:

6.December 17th, 2007 12:46 pm There are many quiet stories about Hillary. For one, she spoke at a huge affair at one point. In the audience was a woman with a child newly diagnosed with a rare and difficult, bad disease. She asked a staffer if Hillary might help. Late that night, at the end of a very long day, Hillary spent one-half hour with this woman, alone in her car, listening to her story. The next day the woman got a call from a doctor in Baltimore saying he would see the child — a visit arranged by Hillary Clinton. This is just ONE story. If readers want to know more, they should read her book and books about her and ask questions of her campaign people. Thank you for listening. This story is just one more reason why I support Hillary Clinton. — Posted by jeannie reed

Note to self: Google Jeannie Reed. Sounds like a talking point to me.

22 posted on 12/17/2007 1:46:16 PM PST by lawdave
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To: Izzy Dunne

Clinton “worked ... the view of the media” when she helped her daughter get the medical attention she needed.


23 posted on 12/17/2007 1:46:22 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: Zakeet
The videos also include comments from the New York senator’s constituents, including a mother with a sick child who says Clinton “worked outside of the view of the media” when she helped her daughter get the medical attention she needed.

Doesn't working this sound bite inside the view of the media now and with full knowledge/consent of Clinton Inc. pretty much negate the nobleness of the act?
24 posted on 12/17/2007 1:47:12 PM PST by Thoro (Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.)
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To: Zakeet
"Friends of Hillary speak out"

"Leave Hillary Alone! She's a HUMAN BEING... damn it!!! She has feelings.... Whahahaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!"


25 posted on 12/17/2007 1:48:37 PM PST by avacado
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To: dblshot
I thought they used THIS sign to indicate the con is on...


26 posted on 12/17/2007 1:49:18 PM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: Zakeet

I’m her age, but here she looks like she is old enough to be my Mother.


27 posted on 12/17/2007 1:51:03 PM PST by JimmyMc
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To: Zakeet

The Hillary I know?.....Broom rider.


28 posted on 12/17/2007 1:51:17 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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“She’s a brilliant woman, a hard worker, a good wife and great mother, an asset
to us all and a wonderful leader—and she has photocopies of my FBI file.”


29 posted on 12/17/2007 1:53:27 PM PST by tumblindice ("Extraordinary lethality" my achin' a$$, give me a break Willard you tobacco/caffiene-shunning piece)
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To: weegee

I think that’s the viper strike sign. Hsssssss!


30 posted on 12/17/2007 1:53:59 PM PST by dblshot
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To: Zakeet

Take it to the bank: Polling indicated that Iowa dumbcrat’s see the beast for what she is and they are trying to present the soft side of hillary. That my friends is like trying to turn a turd into a “Baby Ruth” candy bar.


31 posted on 12/17/2007 1:54:28 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: lawdave

Jeanie Reed.

Seems she is the SPECIAL SERVICES person for a CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE, and SMEA.

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August 2006 newsletter.pub
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Clinton School. of Public Service. He remains a Clinton Foundation board. member. .... our meetings, please contact Jeanie Reed at 834-0511 or 425-7781. ...
smea-arkansas.org/assets/pdfs/August2006newsletter.pdf - Similar pages


32 posted on 12/17/2007 1:54:46 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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Since I can't in my wildest dreams imagine someone who is a "friend" of Hillary(!) who isn't paid to be one, I thought this was a site with gardening tips. Silly me.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
"My plants are so not thriving these days..."

34 posted on 12/17/2007 1:57:01 PM PST by Theresawithanh (This is my tagline. FRED!!!!!!)
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To: Gorzaloon

“I was brought up to respect women, if not revere them.”

Aw, Gorza, that’s so sweet! :o)


35 posted on 12/17/2007 1:59:33 PM PST by rightazrain ("Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. " -- Ernest Hemingway)
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ughh what a mug....
Looks like time for another dozen botox injections
36 posted on 12/17/2007 2:00:05 PM PST by Gone_Postal (We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat)
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To: Zakeet

That site is a Riot, Oh how the mighty fall,LOL!


37 posted on 12/17/2007 2:00:13 PM PST by cmsgop ( MURTHA: 'I think the 'surge' is working'...)
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To: UCANSEE2

Jeanie Reed.

Executive Director for SMEA of Arkansas.

I guess she couldn’t afford the medical care for her daughter.


38 posted on 12/17/2007 2:03:25 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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Exactly. Oh, sure, she didn't have a press crew on hand for the phone call, because she didn't know how it would turn out.

But she remembered her name.

She got a video crew there for this interview.

But she's not being "used", oh no, no, no!

39 posted on 12/17/2007 2:05:48 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: UCANSEE2

is Jeannie Reed the same as Jeanie Reed?

Or is it just a coincidence that there is a Jeanie Reed as Executive Director of an Arkansas SCHOOL of PUBLIC SERVICE?


40 posted on 12/17/2007 2:06:41 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: Zakeet
a Clinton campaign website featuring video testimonials from “regular Americans

Is Juanita Broaddrick a regular American? I'd love to have her testimonial on Hillary's website. How about Billy Dale? Maybe Jim McDougal could add some insights. (Ooops, sorry, he's dead.) I know--Vince Foster--c'mon down!

41 posted on 12/17/2007 2:06:50 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: Zakeet

Probably not related, but I was shopping at Wal Mart this weekend and noticed something interesting. They had Christmas cards available with political caricatures on them. The Hillary card had her heinous lying in bed smiling with a little White House dream bubble over her head. The inside of the card said, “I’m dreaming of a White House Christmas.” The George Bush card had the big eared, big nosed caricature of GWB on it, dressed as a shepherd, and the caption, “Why don’t I ever get to be a wise man?”

Nothing partisan about that.


42 posted on 12/17/2007 2:08:30 PM PST by T.Smith
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How about a page with the reflections of Arkansas state troopers, Secret Service agents, and FBI agents who worked in close proximity to her? Then we’d have a more complete picture of the ‘real’ Hilde.


43 posted on 12/17/2007 2:09:18 PM PST by CASchack
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To: Ann Archy

Or scared to talk!!


44 posted on 12/17/2007 2:13:14 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: Zakeet
Mark Penn? Isn’t he half of some type of comedy and/or magic act?
45 posted on 12/17/2007 2:14:34 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Zakeet

Contrast a site like this with one of people that know her but don’t like her/trust her/fear her. It should be massive and not too hard to compile.


46 posted on 12/17/2007 2:14:56 PM PST by SueRae
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To: Zakeet
One of her friends was unavailable for comment...


47 posted on 12/17/2007 2:15:30 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

They make better tootsie rolls, IMHO (smile).


48 posted on 12/17/2007 2:15:51 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: avacado

I still haven’t figured out if this is a boy,a girl, or a transgender...


49 posted on 12/17/2007 2:16:32 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Ron Brown and the teenagers at Mena who were mysteriously killed are waiting in line...


50 posted on 12/17/2007 2:17:54 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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