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Hillary’s just losing it Grace goeth before fall
Boston Herald ^ | February 29, 2008 | Deroy Murdock

Posted on 02/29/2008 9:22:01 AM PST by COUNTrecount

Like a little girl whose Chief Executive Barbie is falling from her fingertips into the sea, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential ambitions are slipping tragically from her grasp. This may explain her increasingly unhinged behavior, which would be bad enough were she winning. To lose this way, however, is particularly pathetic.

Consider her campaign’s reported peddling of a photo of Barack Obama in traditional Somali clothing. Emerging soon before Tuesday’s Texas and Ohio primaries, this was more than a zany picture of an exotically dressed pol, like that of Clinton herself touring Vietnam in a sloped hat. This 2006 photo, snapped during a five-nation African fact-finding mission, could ignite suspicions that Obama is a closet Muslim, a turban-clad terrorist sympathizer or that other surprises may lurk just beneath his black skin.

Team Clinton could have stamped out any suspicions they were behind this, just as forcefully as Team McCain doused The New York Times [NYT]’ front-page “news story” asserting inappropriate ties between him and a female lobbyist. John McCain personally rejected these allegations at a 9 a.m. press conference. By noon, these accusations were extinguished, and the Old Gray Lady’s dwindling reputation was reduced to cinders.

Clinton’s team quickly could have refuted the Drudge Report’s claim that it e-mailed this photo while writing: “Wouldn’t we be seeing this on the cover of every magazine if it were HRC?”

Instead, a senior Clinton staffer told Fox News on Monday: “There are 700 people in our organization. We can’t be sure it didn’t come from us.” Clinton later said, “I know nothing about it.”

This would be more plausible if this were the Clinton camp’s first suspected anti-Obama smear. Alas, as Obama’s political guru, David Plouffe, observed, “This is part of a disturbing pattern that led her county chairs to resign in Iowa, her campaign chairman to resign in New Hampshire and it’s exactly the kind of divisive politics that turns away Americans.”

At a Feb. 21 debate, Clinton seemed especially conciliatory toward her rival. “I am honored to be here with Barack Obama,” she said, shaking his hand. “I am absolutely honored.”

Two days later in Cincinnati, she came undone.

“Shame on you, Barack Obama!” Clinton snapped. “Enough with the speeches, and the big rallies, and then using tactics that are right out of Karl Rove’s playbook.”

Clinton somehow suddenly discovered leaflets that Obama’s campaign has mailed out for weeks in Ohio. She complained that Obama portrayed her as pro-NAFTA, though she now says she wants the pact renegotiated or scrapped.

Obama’s perspective is correct.

In her 2003 book, “Living History,” Clinton warmly calls the North American Free Trade Agreement one of Bill’s “legislative victories.”

“I think, on balance, NAFTA has been good for New York and America,” she said in 2004.

Obama finds Clinton’s malleability on NAFTA puzzling.

“She has essentially presented herself as co-president during the Clinton years,” he said. “So, the notion that you can selectively pick what you take credit for and then run away from what isn’t politically convenient, that doesn’t make sense.”

Polls show Texas and Ohio voters cooling toward Clinton. They clearly see what now is beyond disguise: The big ideas fueling Clinton’s candidacy are blind ambition, an unbecoming sense of entitlement and a thirst for power that all the Gatorade in Gainesville could not quench.


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Polls show Texas and Ohio voters cooling toward Clinton. They clearly see what now is beyond disguise: The big ideas fueling Clinton’s candidacy are blind ambition, an unbecoming sense of entitlement and a thirst for power that all the Gatorade in Gainesville could not quench.

If she wins this reporter better hide his pets.

1 posted on 02/29/2008 9:22:02 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

It would appear (though by no means a certainty) that she will not get the Dem nomination.

If in fact He Whose Middle Name Is Hussein becomes the nominee, will she subtly sabotage his candidacy trying for a McCain victory so she’ll have a Republican incumbent to run against in 2012?


2 posted on 02/29/2008 9:28:32 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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..her increasingly unhinged behavior, which would be bad enough were she winning. To lose this way, however, is particularly pathetic.

wow, this is getting brutal.

3 posted on 02/29/2008 9:30:04 AM PST by Jorge
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To: DuncanWaring


Do I hear a tornado coming???
4 posted on 02/29/2008 9:30:29 AM PST by Issaquahking
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To: COUNTrecount
"ignite suspicions that Obama is a closet Muslim"

Ignite? The conflagration is fully involved.


5 posted on 02/29/2008 9:32:10 AM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: COUNTrecount

No walks in the park for him for a while.


6 posted on 02/29/2008 9:32:12 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: DuncanWaring
will she subtly sabotage his candidacy trying for a McCain victory so she'll have a Republican incumbent to run against in 2012?

Will the sun rise in the east tomorrow?

The show if Obama delivers the coup de grace to the Hildebeest on Tuesday should be most entertaining....

7 posted on 02/29/2008 9:34:02 AM PST by steve-b (Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense. --RAH)
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To: COUNTrecount
The big ideas fueling Clinton’s candidacy are blind ambition, an unbecoming sense of entitlement and a thirst for power that all the Gatorade in Gainesville could not quench.

Sounds about like 90% of the politicians
8 posted on 02/29/2008 9:34:12 AM PST by uncbob
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........she’ll have a Republican incumbent to run against in 2012?

THIS is it for her.Her Sell-By-Date is 2008.It's now or never.


9 posted on 02/29/2008 9:34:17 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

Also “tactics that are right out of Karl Rove’s playbook.”

I believe that is the pot calling the kettle, don’t ya think?


10 posted on 02/29/2008 9:34:28 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: COUNTrecount

“Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential ambitions are slipping tragically from her grasp.”

Tragically? Try “Thank God!”


11 posted on 02/29/2008 9:34:50 AM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: COUNTrecount

The first paragraph is priceless. Perfect picture of hillary and her Barbie.

But it kind of goes downhill from there. If it was Marc or Ann, they’d keep it at that level for the whole column.


12 posted on 02/29/2008 9:35:58 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: COUNTrecount

Your hide the pets statement is correct. I remember Kathleen Wiley saying a Clinton operative killed hers/
Better watch out for your kids if you say bad things about Hillary.
Nothing is beneath her.


13 posted on 02/29/2008 9:36:21 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: COUNTrecount
It's now or never.

You know that. I know that. Much of the country knows that.

But does she know that?

14 posted on 02/29/2008 9:39:07 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Cicero

There is only one Mark Steyn.


15 posted on 02/29/2008 9:39:29 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

The Press deserting the Titanic.

Pray for W and Our Troops


16 posted on 02/29/2008 9:39:31 AM PST by bray (Go InSain)
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To: COUNTrecount
...a thirst for power that all the Gatorade in Gainesville could not quench.

Say what?

-PJ

17 posted on 02/29/2008 9:42:23 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: COUNTrecount

The analysis here is pretty obvious. If BHO wins the presidency, the democrats will be toast. Our economy is ready to tank at a pace that will make Jimmy Carter look good. The dems playbook has always been higher taxes and price controls. Won’t work, never will.

If McCain gets in as POTUS, we will continue with the WOT to the level where taxes will either have to be raised or spending cut.

Either way, all Al Queda has to do is continue nipping at our heals and our ability to fund the military at the current pace will be in jeopardy. With the economy going south (and it is), tax revenue at the current funding level will be lower. The smart move would to be cut the size of the FedGov to 50%, cut taxes and prepare for the geezers to strike the pocketbook.

If not, there will be a revolution again this time including geezers on walkers with guns.


18 posted on 02/29/2008 9:45:26 AM PST by DownInFlames (,)
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To: COUNTrecount

“a senior Clinton staffer told Fox News on Monday: “There are 700 people in our organization. We can’t be sure it didn’t come from us”

This rates with, “It depends on what the definition of is is.”


19 posted on 02/29/2008 9:46:31 AM PST by detective
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To: COUNTrecount

How do you peddle a photo that is in the public domain and has already been published?


20 posted on 02/29/2008 9:50:20 AM PST by Rippin
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To: Cicero

nice finish, though ... not Steynian but showing a little promise.


21 posted on 02/29/2008 9:51:35 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: COUNTrecount

Good article. Thanks for posting. Humpty Hillary BUMP!


22 posted on 02/29/2008 9:52:02 AM PST by PGalt
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To: COUNTrecount
“I am honored to be here with Barack Obama,” she said, shaking his hand. “I am absolutely honored.” Two days later in Cincinnati, she came undone. “Shame on you, Barack Obama!” Clinton snapped. “Enough with the speeches, and the big rallies, and then using tactics that are right out of Karl Rove’s playbook.”

Hillary and Bill are so desperate, but the end result of her strategy is that it looks like she's having extreme mood swings.

23 posted on 02/29/2008 9:55:04 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Rippin
How do you peddle a photo that is in the public domain and has already been published?

Carefully, without fingerprints on it.

24 posted on 02/29/2008 9:55:44 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

I am shocked why people don’t like Hillary.


25 posted on 02/29/2008 9:56:53 AM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: COUNTrecount

If she wins this reporter better hide his pets.

Whether she wins or loses, I predict that there will be mysterious deaths.


26 posted on 02/29/2008 9:56:59 AM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Nope. Not gonna do it.)
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To: COUNTrecount

I so enjoy watching her breakdown right before my eyes! Party on!....


27 posted on 02/29/2008 9:59:08 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

She’s honored to be the first female candidate (she’s not but in her mind she is)along with the first black candidate. She’s not honored to be with Barak per se.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1933270/posts

Hillary Clinton suffered bouts of depression as U.S. First Lady


28 posted on 02/29/2008 9:59:57 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com
29 posted on 02/29/2008 10:02:23 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: COUNTrecount

Beauty is only skin deep.


30 posted on 02/29/2008 10:03:59 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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Beauty is only skin deep.

Not when you have Photoshop.


31 posted on 02/29/2008 10:07:03 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

That’s just creepy.


32 posted on 02/29/2008 10:11:47 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: COUNTrecount

Hillary never had grace or class.


33 posted on 02/29/2008 10:13:54 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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"..portrayed her as pro-NAFTA, though she now says she wants the pact renegotiated.."

In this case, "renegotiated" means having her name on it, not Bill's.

34 posted on 02/29/2008 10:15:33 AM PST by Designer
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To: COUNTrecount
Image hosted by Photobucket.com that's scary....
35 posted on 02/29/2008 10:20:05 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: COUNTrecount
She knew if she categorically denied that the Obama Somali garb photo came from her camp, Drudge would splash the email from one of her staffers on his website.

Dona Brazille sorta gave herself away with her statement.

I suspect Donna approved it — she was brought in to shake up the Hillary staff.

Only problem is — Donna Brazille is an idiot, proved by her involvement in the Gore 2000 campaign. He was backtracking comments on a weekly basis.

36 posted on 02/29/2008 10:53:30 AM PST by detch
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To: COUNTrecount

If Obama delivers the knockout blow, then expect Hillary to be offered Senate Majority Leader, in exchange for bowing out and endoring Obama.


37 posted on 02/29/2008 10:55:59 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

She even had a hard time acting like she had any.


38 posted on 02/29/2008 10:56:55 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: DuncanWaring
“will she subtly sabotage his candidacy trying for a McCain victory so she’ll have a Republican incumbent to run against in 2012?”

Do mean like McCain has been undermining George Bush since he lost the nomination in 2000? It certainly seems to be a strategy that paid off for Senator McCain.

39 posted on 02/29/2008 11:00:47 AM PST by Barb4Bush (If you co-sponsor a bill with Teddy Kennedy you have no business running for Pres as a Republican.)
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To: COUNTrecount

I’d hit the one on right!


40 posted on 02/29/2008 11:01:02 AM PST by The Louiswu (An opinion is what you have when you have no facts. When you have facts, you don't need an opinion.)
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tee hee! Be still my heart. It has been a long time coming but it has been worth the wait.

I remember last year when she sat on her sofa and talked about wanting to “chat”, I was despondent thinking she had the entire dem machine behind her and now to see that she does not. WOW!

41 posted on 02/29/2008 11:09:45 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Barb4Bush

Sometimes plans work out, sometimes they don’t.


42 posted on 02/29/2008 11:12:05 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: COUNTrecount; Eaker; humblegunner; TheMom

If I sent ya a picture of Eaker could ya do something for that poor ugly SOB ?...........:o)


43 posted on 02/29/2008 11:14:28 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: DuncanWaring
If in fact He Whose Middle Name Is Hussein becomes the nominee, will she subtly sabotage his candidacy trying for a McCain victory so she’ll have a Republican incumbent to run against in 2012?

Wow. I never thought of that angle. She certainly has the ego to do such a thing. It would be fun watching her drag Billy along for the bumpy ride. Lets hope you are right.

44 posted on 02/29/2008 11:43:26 AM PST by Dr._Joseph_Warren
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To: COUNTrecount

Deroy got it wrong...

Prides goes before destruction
and a haughty spirit before the fall.


45 posted on 02/29/2008 11:47:27 AM PST by woollyone (entropy extirpates evolution and conservation confirms the Creator blessed forever.)
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I’d hit the one on right!

Careful there. Keep in mind only the face has been redone.

46 posted on 02/29/2008 11:47:33 AM PST by pa_dweller (South of the border - a phrase fast losing its meaning)
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To: COUNTrecount
Hillary Clinton suffered bouts of depression as U.S. First Lady

I never heard that before, but she had a lot to be depressed about over the years since she was married to a womanizer.

47 posted on 02/29/2008 11:55:10 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: pa_dweller
oooooooooooo

That was close!

Thanks for pulling me back from...the brink!

: )
48 posted on 02/29/2008 12:21:49 PM PST by The Louiswu (An opinion is what you have when you have no facts. When you have facts, you don't need an opinion.)
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“I’d hit the one on right!”

With a tire iron, maybe.


49 posted on 02/29/2008 1:08:54 PM PST by Duck Fan
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To: COUNTrecount

C***!


50 posted on 02/29/2008 1:23:00 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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