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Bill Pleads With Ted, Is Rebuffed
Riehl World ^ | Sunday, January 27, 2008

Posted on 01/27/2008 3:54:32 PM PST by InvisibleChurch

Ouch! Maybe being an ex-president isn't what it used to be. Especially after you've tarnished the image throwing so much South Carolina mud.

“This is the biggest Democratic endorsement Obama could possibly get short of Bill Clinton,” said a high-level Democrat.

The Clinton campaign launched a last-ditch effort over the last few days to stop Kennedy's move, orchestrating a flood of phone calls to Kennedy from sources ranging from union chiefs to his Massachusetts constituents.

The former president also called Kennedy in a vain attempt to keep him out of the race, a source familiar with the conversation said.

During his two terms in the White House, President Clinton made repeated overtures to the Kennedy family. So the senator’s rejection of his wife is at least as embarrassing as her 28-point loss in the South Carolina primary on Saturday.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: hillary; kennedyfamily; obama; snub; tedkennedy
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To: mewzilla

Nope. The Kennedys are demigods in Democrat circles. I think Hillary expected a coronation. She didn’t reckon on Obama and should have way back.


51 posted on 01/27/2008 4:30:39 PM PST by Twinkie (Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God . . .)
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To: Always Right
The only question left is when do the trail of bodies start to appear? If I was Teddy, I would not be flying too many planes.

Heh! If I was Bill, I wouldn't be taking any car rides with Teddy.

52 posted on 01/27/2008 4:32:36 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: shield
Hmmmmm...

Noonan says Kennedy would have run for the New York Senate seat won in 2000 by Hillary Clinton. He says Kennedy said of Clinton: "Wait until she gets here. She's gonna get her head handed to her."

53 posted on 01/27/2008 4:34:22 PM PST by andyandval
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To: InvisibleChurch

I am PRAYING that Bill Clinton mentions Chappaquiddick tomorrow. I am laying 50-50 odds on it—the way Bill has come unhinged of late it may really happen!


54 posted on 01/27/2008 4:34:54 PM PST by montag813
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To: andyandval

There are people who suspect the Clintons might have had a hand in the plane crash by John Kennedy, Jr.


55 posted on 01/27/2008 4:36:04 PM PST by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Always Right

“If I was Teddy, I would not be flying too many planes.”

Actually maybe Teddy SHOULD start doing things like, flying planes, strolling though Fort Marcy Park, ya know, just the norm. lol


56 posted on 01/27/2008 4:36:15 PM PST by RatsDawg (www.rootforamerica.com David Huckabee Killed My Dog!)
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To: andyandval

http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2006-09-20-noonan-book-chat_x.htm


57 posted on 01/27/2008 4:36:57 PM PST by andyandval
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To: Twinkie
The Kennedys are demigods in Democrat circles.

True, but The Swimmer is reviled elsewhere, which wouldn't do Hillie much good in the general election. She cares more about the squishy middle since the left wing's already proven they'll grab their ankles and vote for a lib, any lib.

58 posted on 01/27/2008 4:36:58 PM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Always Right

I’m either confused or stupid. Did Kennedy endorse Obama? I read the article and like I said, confused or stupid.


59 posted on 01/27/2008 4:37:41 PM PST by Collier
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To: null and void
Nope. Blood relatives only...

Hmm... Blood relatives to Ma and Pa Clintoon or Chelsea's blood relatives, too? Not that the Hubble's come with that much baggage.

60 posted on 01/27/2008 4:38:05 PM PST by TontoKowalski
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To: InvisibleChurch

Bill Pleads With Ted, Is Rebuffed

Perhaps Bill would not have been rebuffed by Ted Kennedy had Bill taken Kennedy’s advice about Monica, and taken her on a car ride across a bridge.


61 posted on 01/27/2008 4:38:05 PM PST by Isabelle
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To: InvisibleChurch

The Clintiglioni crime family is rebuffed by the Kennedy crime family.


62 posted on 01/27/2008 4:38:10 PM PST by csvset
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To: Always Right

The Clintons don’t do a whole lot of Revenge operations. Bodies fall when there is some Pre-emption to be accomplished.
I hope Obama is well prepared for the consequences of attaining a commanding lead in delegate count. The Clintons WILL be the nominee.


63 posted on 01/27/2008 4:38:52 PM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them OVER THERE than to have to fight them OVER HERE!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
This is the biggest Democratic endorsement Obama could possibly get

And the heaviest.

64 posted on 01/27/2008 4:39:30 PM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: ARE SOLE

65 posted on 01/27/2008 4:39:33 PM PST by BerryDingle (With friends like the media, who needs enemas ?)
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To: Always Right
Teddy gets Arkancide! Sweet!
66 posted on 01/27/2008 4:41:30 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Stop the unFair Tax now; before it is fair for your neighbor and not you.)
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To: MizSterious
If I were Bill, I’d sleep with one eye open, too. Just imagine the sympathy vote... (And yes, I think she’s THAT ruthless.)

Not to worry, the only time they've slept together in the last twenty years was at Reagan's funeral.

67 posted on 01/27/2008 4:44:24 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: arthurus
The Clintons WILL be the nominee.

Maybe.There are other nefarious routes to power...

As I've been saying for a few years, I'm worried about VICE President Clinton.
Think of it:

• She keeps her promise not to run for president in '04
• Two years and one day into her term the first slotter gets arkincided
• Under Article XXII, she can still run for two full terms as the incumbent
• The Hillary!™ Decade begins
• Hillary uses the Patriot Act to it's fullest extent, and beyond
• At the end of the Hillary!™ Decade there is a National Emergency "temporarily" delaying the elections
• Under the pressure of the National Emergency, the 2nd and 22nd amendments are repealed
• By the time the National Emergency is over all the 'improved' source code for the touch screen electronic balloting will be in place......

Just as an aside, with the Clinton's love of all things Military - War Hero Kerry known attitude to ethnics, Obama is VERY expendable, isn't he?

68 posted on 01/27/2008 4:44:39 PM PST by null and void (Does "I don't remember" Hillary! have Alzheimer's? She needs to release her medical records now!)
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To: Collier
I’m either confused or stupid. Did Kennedy endorse Obama? I read the article and like I said, confused or stupid.

Yes!

69 posted on 01/27/2008 4:45:23 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: george76

I am sure that Bill is counting on being the effective President once the Clintons are elected.


70 posted on 01/27/2008 4:50:54 PM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them OVER THERE than to have to fight them OVER HERE!)
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To: Collier
I was confused, too.

If you hit the link inside of the link, you will find that Ted “plans” to endorse Obama during an announcement on Monday.

71 posted on 01/27/2008 4:53:39 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: InvisibleChurch

Now I am conflicted. Normally if Ted did not like someone I would say they cant be all bad... It is going to take me awhile to get used to the idea that Ted and I agree on something (not liking the Clintons).

Not sure if I can handle it.


72 posted on 01/27/2008 4:54:28 PM PST by Inverse
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To: COUNTrecount
The expiration date on the 900 FBI files must have run out on Kennedy, or tomorrow there will be a big revelation.

You've got to be kidding. Kennedy drowned a girl, disappeared for eight hours and got away with it. In Massachusetts, running against a Kennedy may not be illegal, but it's considered to be in very bad taste. The rapes at the family compound, massive cheating on his wife, alcoholism, don't matter. I've seen some of his speeches where he's so drunk he can't pronounce words. Doesn't matter in Massachusetts. He's a Kennedy, and he will be re-elected. There is nothing, and I mean nothing that could hurt him in terms of being re-elected. It could be revealed he had been carrying on affairs with Ann Coulter, Matt Drudge, Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh and he'd be re-elected. There could be video of him shooting Martin Luther King and he'd be re-elected. The rest of the country isn't that impressed with the Kennedys, hence the fact that a Kennedy has only won one national election, and that was by stuffing ballot boxes in Chicago, but being a Kennedy in Massachusetts is better than being royalty. People from Massachusetts don't care. They'll vote for him.

73 posted on 01/27/2008 4:55:09 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: null and void
"Would you vote for Obama in exchange for never, ever, ever hearing or seeing the clintons again?"

Yes.

74 posted on 01/27/2008 4:56:39 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: arthurus

Nah, Bill likes being a rock star. He loves the praise and adoration, but hates the day to day hassle of governing.


75 posted on 01/27/2008 4:57:34 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: Richard Kimball

Bada Ping for the fat Teddy pix.


76 posted on 01/27/2008 4:58:17 PM PST by Nick Thimmesch
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To: InvisibleChurch

77 posted on 01/27/2008 4:59:34 PM PST by fatima
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To: Richard Kimball

Reoccurance of a medical issue?

Kennedy surgery routine, successful
Partially blocked artery cleaned out
By Alice Dembner, Globe Staff
October 13, 2007

Senator Edward M. Kennedy is “expected to make a full recovery” following surgery early yesterday to clean out a partially blocked neck artery that put him at risk of a stroke, according to his surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Kennedy, 75, is expected to be discharged over the weekend and return to work in about a week without any limitations. Doctors said they did not anticipate complications, but after discharge would recommend the senator take aspirin to prevent blood clots that might result from the operation, in addition to medicine he was already taking to control high blood pressure and cholesterol. There is a slight chance that the blockage could recur in the next few years.

Cambria said the one-hour operation was performed to prevent a stroke, which could have been triggered if the blockage in Kennedy’s left carotid artery choked off blood flow and prevented oxygen from getting to the brain, or if a piece of the blockage broke off and lodged in the brain. Kennedy had no symptoms from the blockage, as is typical in many patients. In fact, he went sailing on Thursday before checking into MGH for the surgery that evening, according to his doctors.

The blockage was discovered Tuesday in a routine MRI conducted periodically to check on the senator’s spine, which was injured in a 1964 plane crash.

Patients with blockages in one neck artery may have similar buildups of fat and cholesterol in other blood vessels as well, but Kennedy’s doctors said there was no need for any treatment on his right carotid artery, and that he had passed a cardiac stress test prior to the surgery. Neither Cambria nor two other MGH doctors who treated Kennedy would discuss whether tests had turned up other evidence of blockages or problems.

“His overall health is excellent,” said his personal physician, Dr. Laurence Ronan, adding that Kennedy would probably not have to change his lifestyle to prevent more health problems.


78 posted on 01/27/2008 5:02:06 PM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: null and void
Would you vote for Obama in exchange for never, ever, ever hearing or seeing the clintons again?

I would be happy to make a deal with the libs: If they won't ever vote for another Clinton, I won't ever vote for another Bush.

See, we can work together on some things...

79 posted on 01/27/2008 5:10:51 PM PST by roamer_1 (Conservative always, Republican no more. Keyes '08)
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To: Twinkie
Billary is right now plotting payback against all those that reject her. Remember, "Paybacks a B*tch."

As vile as he is Ted Kennedy still holds the reins on many in office ... more than the Clintons. Sorta like the Old Guard. This will be one heck of a fight if the Clintons fight back. Could well split the Party before the Feb. 2nd Super Primary Day.
80 posted on 01/27/2008 5:19:19 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Always Right
The only question left is when do the trail of bodies start to appear? If I was Teddy, I would not be flying too many planes.

Maybe he'll be found accidently drowned in his Oldsmobuick.
81 posted on 01/27/2008 5:23:51 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: xtinct


Where's Cheech?
82 posted on 01/27/2008 5:27:35 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: null and void
Would you vote for Obama in exchange for never, ever, ever hearing or seeing the clintons again?

Absolutely yes! Call me an 'Obama Republican', but I think you've raised a question that is suddenly occurring to many folks!

Hitlery: 'But Ted...WHAT will become of me?'

Ted (Buick Driver): 'Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.'

83 posted on 01/27/2008 5:29:53 PM PST by O Neill (Aye, Katie Scarlett, the ONLY thing that lasts is the land...)
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To: InvisibleChurch

It’s time for Bubba to give the Swimmer some swimming lessons!


84 posted on 01/27/2008 5:41:00 PM PST by Doctor Don
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To: shield
What would one expect of Uncle Teddy...his nephew was in a non-accidental plane crash. His body was pulled out the of the Atlantic the day he was to announce his run for the NY Senate Seat that PIAPS evidently won. OH MY...

All part of the pact with the devil the Clintons made.
85 posted on 01/27/2008 5:42:41 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: arthurus
I wish that the whole lot of ‘em would just get together and have a shoot out at the OK CORALL DEM Convention.
86 posted on 01/27/2008 5:44:59 PM PST by bannie (clintons CHEAT! AAAALLWAYS!)
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To: null and void

Maybe.


87 posted on 01/27/2008 5:45:07 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Who did Mary Jo endorse????

Oh, that's right she's still dead because fat Ted killed her.

88 posted on 01/27/2008 5:46:06 PM PST by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: RooRoobird20

I thought the Kennedys were considered trash in Boston.


89 posted on 01/27/2008 5:47:49 PM PST by lonestar
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To: Verginius Rufus
Teddy has survived one plane crash, back in the 1960s. He lost a brother and a nephew to plane crashes.

JFK Jr.'s plane crash happened during the time he voiced plans of running for the vacant NY Senate seat!!!

Hello, hello???

90 posted on 01/27/2008 5:54:25 PM PST by danamco
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To: InvisibleChurch

BUBBA: "My wife is gonna be President someday"
JFK: "Over my brother's fat, drunk body"

91 posted on 01/27/2008 5:56:01 PM PST by NewLand (Only one poll counts...our votes!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

BUBBA: "My wife is gonna be President someday"
JFK: "Over my brother's fat, drunk body"

92 posted on 01/27/2008 5:56:47 PM PST by NewLand (Only one poll counts...our votes!)
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To: Richard Kimball

Illinois’ electoral votes weren’t enough in 1960 so the ballot-box stuffing in Chicago isn’t the whole story. He also needed some help in Texas, which is where having LBJ on the ticket paid off. Ironically, it seems, Kennedy had planned to offer the slot to Stuart Symington but was blackmailed into taking LBJ instead.


93 posted on 01/27/2008 6:00:20 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: TCats

OK, so Obama has Caroline Kennedy and Uncle Ted. Has “Patches” made an endorsement yet?


94 posted on 01/27/2008 6:01:41 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: InvisibleChurch
“This is the biggest Democratic endorsemen Obama could possibly get short of Bill Clinton,” said a high-level Democrat.

What about an endorsement from Jimmah Carter? Isn't he the Grand Poobah of the Moonbat Left?

95 posted on 01/27/2008 6:02:18 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Real men don't vote Democrat.)
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To: shield
What would one expect of Uncle Teddy...his nephew was in a non-accidental plane crash. His body was pulled out the of the Atlantic the day he was to announce his run for the NY Senate Seat that PIAPS evidently won. OH MY...

Fort Marcy Park comes to mind???

96 posted on 01/27/2008 6:03:12 PM PST by danamco
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To: InvisibleChurch

With the Kennedy family supporting Obama the Democratic nomination is going to be a slugfest with the Clintons taking no prisoners. Better for the GOP if a civil war breaks out in the Democratic ranks.


97 posted on 01/27/2008 6:05:52 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: andyandval
Noonan says Kennedy would have run for the New York Senate seat won in 2000 by Hillary Clinton. He says Kennedy said of Clinton: "Wait until she gets here. She's gonna get her head handed to her."

You can blame Rudy for this whole mess!!!

98 posted on 01/27/2008 6:06:49 PM PST by danamco
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To: ARE SOLE

Is that Dean Wormer on the boat with him?

“Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son!”


99 posted on 01/27/2008 6:09:04 PM PST by Husker8877
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To: Verginius Rufus
Not yet but this Soap Opera is just in the beginning minutes. Stay tuned for more irrelevancies brought to you by politicos in overdrive.
100 posted on 01/27/2008 6:09:37 PM PST by TCats
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