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Clinton’s Résumé Factor: Those 8 Years as First Lady
New York Times ^ | December 26, 2007 | Patrick Healy

Posted on 12/26/2007 7:49:30 AM PST by Kaslin

As first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton jaw-boned the authoritarian president of Uzbekistan to leave his car and shake hands with people. She argued with the Czech prime minister about democracy. She cajoled Roman Catholic and Protestant women to talk to one another in Northern Ireland. She traveled to 79 countries in total, little of it leisure; one meeting with mutilated Rwandan refugees so unsettled her that she threw up afterward.

But during those two terms in the White House, Mrs. Clinton did not hold a security clearance. She did not attend National Security Council meetings. She was not given a copy of the president’s daily intelligence briefing. She did not assert herself on the crises in Somalia, Haiti and Rwanda.

And during one of President Bill Clinton’s major tests on terrorism, whether to bomb Afghanistan and Sudan in 1998, Mrs. Clinton was barely speaking to her husband, let alone advising him, as the Lewinsky scandal sizzled.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; clinton; clinton2008; hillary; hillaryclinton; hillaryrecord; mrsbillclinton; nothirdterm; unelectedcopresident
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1 posted on 12/26/2007 7:49:32 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

the Clinton’s are not wanted by the drive by media....................cool


2 posted on 12/26/2007 7:50:27 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills namedo us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Kaslin

bump


3 posted on 12/26/2007 7:50:52 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Kaslin
But during those two terms in the White House, Mrs. Clinton did not hold a security clearance.

*Snort* Like she cared about that..

4 posted on 12/26/2007 7:51:35 AM PST by cardinal4 (http://artoriuscastus.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kaslin

I LOVE that it was the Times that posted this.


5 posted on 12/26/2007 7:51:39 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Kaslin

I cannot believe this is appearing in the NY Times. Could this be the end of Hillary?


6 posted on 12/26/2007 7:51:50 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: The Great RJ

“I cannot believe this is appearing in the NY Times. Could this be the end of Hillary?”

Wishful thinking...it is just a ploy to energize her base (demons, liberals, leftists, socialists and actors).


7 posted on 12/26/2007 7:53:19 AM PST by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals, they never fail to disappoint.)
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To: MaryFromMichigan

With friends like the NYT...


8 posted on 12/26/2007 7:53:31 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Kaslin

Hillary was the Commander in Chief...she INSISTED that SERBIA was BOMBED!!!


9 posted on 12/26/2007 7:55:10 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Kaslin

Being present when something is done isn’t necessarily a resume enhancer. For eight years she flew all over the world on planes provided by the taxpayers. I don’t think that qualifies her to be a pilot.


10 posted on 12/26/2007 7:55:17 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: Kaslin
Laura Bush for President!


11 posted on 12/26/2007 7:55:33 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Kaslin
one meeting with mutilated Rwandan refugees so unsettled her that she threw up afterward.

She wouldn't be much help talking to wounded at field hospitals then, would she?
I doubt she could even stomach a trip to Walter Reed.

12 posted on 12/26/2007 7:55:44 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: Kaslin
She was clueless in the Whitehouse. She didn't even know what everyone else knew... that Bubba was very busy with the Interns - one fat one in particular...

Yeah, return to Camelot.

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13 posted on 12/26/2007 7:55:53 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Kaslin
one meeting with mutilated Rwandan refugees so unsettled her that she threw up afterward.

So did the refugees.

14 posted on 12/26/2007 7:56:53 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: Kaslin

They left out 2 crucial words.....

Billy Dale.


15 posted on 12/26/2007 7:57:36 AM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Kaslin
Hillary learned at least one thing while she was in the Whitehouse.

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16 posted on 12/26/2007 7:57:55 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: advertising guy
the Clinton’s are not wanted by the drive by media....................cool

Anyone with a brain knows that Hillary has the early primaries locked up. So the media brings out all the minor negatives that come to mind,so that later they can say"That is old news we covered that last December!" "Why would we cover that story again?"

That way the media can claim they don't have bias, they attack Democrats when it does not matter and attack Republicans when it does.

Anyone who does not know that Hillary will win the Democratic nomination on the first ballot, only proves how easy it is for the MSM to fool them again and again.

17 posted on 12/26/2007 7:59:21 AM PST by Common Tator
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To: Common Tator

wanna bet ?


18 posted on 12/26/2007 8:01:44 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills namedo us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Good point,
Funny how you NEVER hear of her going to a place like Walter Reed now do ya?


19 posted on 12/26/2007 8:01:56 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Kaslin
She traveled to 79 countries in total, little of it leisure; one meeting with mutilated Rwandan refugees so unsettled her that she threw up afterward.

She finally experienced the effect she has on others for a change.

20 posted on 12/26/2007 8:02:07 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Joe Boucher
Bingo.

She couldn't even handle being photographed with the really sick kids at a hospital photo op.

21 posted on 12/26/2007 8:03:40 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: Kaslin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1944324/posts#comment?q=1


22 posted on 12/26/2007 8:05:01 AM PST by SoldierMedic (Rowan Walter, 23 Feb 2007 Ramadi)
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To: Kaslin
one meeting with mutilated Rwandan refugees so unsettled her that she threw up afterward.
Which is exactly what we did every single day for eight loooooong years.
23 posted on 12/26/2007 8:09:41 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Joe Boucher

“Funny how you NEVER hear of her going to a place like Walter Reed now do ya?”

I don’t think her failure to visit the hospitals and bedsides of sick people is due to a weak stomach so much as her complete lack of compassion, which would be obvious to everyone at such visits. I have little doubt she is a sociopath who most certainly doesn’t “feel your pain.”


24 posted on 12/26/2007 8:10:17 AM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: Kaslin
ROFL!

Remember the trip to Africa, with an entourage of about 1200, including Betty Currie, so she was unabailable to the Lewinsky prosecution to answer questions?

LOL

I have as much "foreign relations" experience as she does, with all my foreign ancestory and relatives being counted as "foreign" experience!

25 posted on 12/26/2007 8:15:47 AM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08 OR Hunter/Thompson '08)
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To: traditional1

uanabilable=unavailable


26 posted on 12/26/2007 8:16:39 AM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08 OR Hunter/Thompson '08)
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To: SoldierMedic

Different title, not my fault


27 posted on 12/26/2007 8:21:10 AM PST by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: caseinpoint

There is no compassion in Hill’s heart.

Its all about an abstract belief in “fairness” which is the childish vision of Marxists/Maoists everywhere. It is really juvenile anger towards “the system” that motivates most of these people - and many never grow up.

This is why I hate the government and their redistribution mentality. No compassion, just the dogma of juvenile hatred.

Sorry, I had in-laws from New York visiting. Most far left women who attended Smith College. Their total reliance on dogma and failure to ever look at both sides in a discussion is amazing.


28 posted on 12/26/2007 8:21:12 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: caseinpoint

See now Bill always felt your pain. Or at least he claimed he did.
Ya know he is full of pooh though.
Just watch the film of the Ron Brown funeral.


29 posted on 12/26/2007 8:21:33 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Kaslin

It’s fine, I hold no ill will. :)


30 posted on 12/26/2007 8:21:50 AM PST by SoldierMedic (Rowan Walter, 23 Feb 2007 Ramadi)
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To: traditional1

just never forget Katrina....................

...Bill and Hill were in hourly talks w/ the guv giving advice all while W was waiting to be asked to help....

The Clinton’s delayed relief in hopes W would act and they would impeach him

then the dam broke flooding the busses and it became Chocolate Nagin’s fault


31 posted on 12/26/2007 8:22:46 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills namedo us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Kaslin

Her only asset is that she is Mrs. Clinton. if she ran as Mrs. Jones, she never would even be a Senator.


32 posted on 12/26/2007 8:23:15 AM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: SoldierMedic; Admin Moderator

Why did you change the the title in your thread?


33 posted on 12/26/2007 8:23:46 AM PST by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: SoldierMedic; Admin Moderator

Why did you change the the title in your thread?


34 posted on 12/26/2007 8:23:48 AM PST by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: Kaslin

It was the title on MSNBC’s page.


35 posted on 12/26/2007 8:24:51 AM PST by SoldierMedic (Rowan Walter, 23 Feb 2007 Ramadi)
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To: Kaslin
What a remarkable piece of investigative reporting, especially coming from The New York Times. It certainly exposes the phoniness of Hillary's claims of “experience.”

This is not going to go away. The Times is used by editors — both print and broadcast — to make news assignments. What that means is you can expect a slew of similar stories as other news organizations “match” the Times’ story.

You gotta love it!

36 posted on 12/26/2007 8:25:03 AM PST by Aristotelian ("Don't Tase Me, Bro!")
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To: SoldierMedic

Thanks, I appreciate that


37 posted on 12/26/2007 8:25:20 AM PST by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: SoldierMedic

Naw, it was the undertitle


38 posted on 12/26/2007 8:28:02 AM PST by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: Joe Boucher; whitedog57

I have watched the film. For both Clintons, it is always about how anything affects them and their hold on power. Every decision made by either of them is a direct result of their personal calculation as to how it helps or hurts them. Bill was just a better liar than Hillary and we have a higher standard of compassion for women than for men. And being a woman myself, I can tell you it scares me to meet a woman without compassion since it means that a very central part of her God-given nature has been destroyed.


39 posted on 12/26/2007 8:29:39 AM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: Kaslin

Hillary Clinton did introduce “Hillary Care”, a Communist plan for the government takeover of all health care.

Her plan mandated jailing doctors for 5 years if they administered care outside of the plan, such as for private pay client.

Her plan mandated personal care requirements such as diet and excercise. (Imagine being woken at 5:00am for jumpingjacks!)

Her plan controlled who could and couldn’t attend medical school. She effectively took over all medical colleges as her plan also regulated their course content and admissions.

Her plan mandated the government be given full privilege to your medical records to know your every problem.

Her plan mandated complete regulation of hospitals such as to render all hospitals property of the federal government; the control was over their construction, administration, income, doctor pay, patient care, etc.

Hillary is a Communist! Where in the Constitution is there any allowance for Communism??


40 posted on 12/26/2007 8:31:05 AM PST by CodeToad
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To: Aristotelian

You’re playing into the “comeback kid” scenario that is the current order of battle of the Clintonistas.


41 posted on 12/26/2007 8:31:18 AM PST by ZeitgeistSurfer (Irimiru Karabrao! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cloverfield Hoboken wgah'nagl fhtagn.)
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To: CodeToad

***Her plan mandated complete regulation of hospitals such as to render all hospitals property of the federal government; the control was over their construction, administration, income, doctor pay, patient care, etc.***

Excellent post. And don’t forget that right after she was elected junior senator of NY State, she said that she had learned that she couldn’t get socialized medicine passed ALL AT ONCE, but she would do it increment by increment. And the socialists in the democrat party are doing her bidding with the bill they want to put children into socialized health care even though their parents have them under private health care.


42 posted on 12/26/2007 8:39:57 AM PST by kitkat (I refuse to let the DUers chase me off FR.)
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To: Kaslin

My bad!


43 posted on 12/26/2007 8:41:21 AM PST by SoldierMedic (Rowan Walter, 23 Feb 2007 Ramadi)
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To: Aristotelian; Kaslin; potlatch; devolve; Grampa Dave

44 posted on 12/26/2007 8:46:56 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: kitkat

“And the socialists in the democrat party are doing her bidding “

So are many in the Republican party. I can’t tell you how many people I know who claim to be conservatives who think socialized medicine is the best way to go.


45 posted on 12/26/2007 8:53:27 AM PST by CodeToad
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To: Ann Archy
Hillary was the Commander in Chief...she INSISTED that SERBIA was BOMBED!!!

That is my understanding, as well.

There was a news story shortly after the beginning of the Kosovo Adventure which gave her "credit" for initiating hostilities.

She and Chelsea were then on their "worldwide tour". She purportedly called Bill from Egypt, as I recall, and instructed him to start dropping bombs on Serbia.

Oddly, no rationale was given for the First Lady's advice to a President on a matter of war and peace. But one can speculate that it was fundamentally political advice -- a war would effectively draw attention away from the damaging triune of a.) impeachment, b.) the Cox Report and c.) Juanita Broaddrick.

Urging military action for political purposes does not constitute a credential for the Presidency.

46 posted on 12/26/2007 9:04:09 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Kaslin

Resume:
* Sanitized Vice Foster’s office before investigators arrived.
* Squirreled away and sanitized ROSE LAW FIRM records before “finding” them in her closet.
* Met in secret with cronies for purpose of nationalizing health care.
* Held door for fired travel office employees so pals from Arkansas could have the jobs.
* Ignored strange sucking sounds coming from Oval Office during Lewinsky affair.
* Ignored mysterious splatterings on Oval Office sink.

Please feel free to add to this list, keeping in mind that JimRob limits posts to 4 terabytes.


47 posted on 12/26/2007 9:37:15 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: BenLurkin

A finer First Lady there has never been.


48 posted on 12/26/2007 9:49:47 AM PST by Picklezz (HUNTER: SOLID - A Conservative's Conservative. He's the man for the job.)
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To: caseinpoint

It would, if it ever happened, strictly be a photo op with her posing and making sure her good side was showing. (( ! ))


49 posted on 12/26/2007 9:59:46 AM PST by Picklezz (HUNTER: SOLID - A Conservative's Conservative. He's the man for the job.)
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To: Joe Boucher
"Just watch the film of the Ron Brown funeral."

I'll never forget him brushing that imaginary tear away right when the camera caught him laughing coming out of the church.

Major Barf.

50 posted on 12/26/2007 10:02:57 AM PST by Picklezz (HUNTER: SOLID - A Conservative's Conservative. He's the man for the job.)
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