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Give Me A P!
Hot Air ^ | March 08, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey

Posted on 03/08/2008 6:25:52 AM PST by jdm

Hillary Clinton has claimed a significant role in the Northern Ireland peace process as part of her “experience” argument against Barack Obama. She wants to show that she can answer that ringing phone at 3 AM because she has had to conduct tough international negotiations during her husband’s administration. Now Lord Trrimble, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the process, says the best she can do when she answers that phone is to conduct a cheerleading chant into the receiver:

“I don’t know there was much she did apart from accompanying Bill [Clinton] going around,” he said. Her recent statements about being deeply involved were merely “the sort of thing people put in their canvassing leaflets” during elections. “She visited when things were happening, saw what was going on, she can certainly say it was part of her experience. I don’t want to rain on the thing for her but being a cheerleader for something is slightly different from being a principal player.”

Mrs Clinton has made Northern Ireland key to her claims of having extensive foreign policy experience, which helped her defeat Barack Obama in Ohio and Texas on Tuesday after she presented herself as being ready to tackle foreign policy crises at 3am.

“I helped to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” she told CNN on Wednesday. But negotiators from the parties that helped broker the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 told The Daily Telegraph that her role was peripheral and that she played no part in the grueling political talks over the years.

What a shock! Hillary exaggerates her importance yet again! Of course, what else can she do?  She’s had an unremarkable Senate career, whose major accomplishment has been to secure almost a half-billion dollars in pork.  She has nothing else on which to run except to steal credit for the palatable actions of her husband’s administration.

This is the reason that Barack Obama has enjoyed the success he has until now.  He hasn’t been twenty pounds of manure in a ten-pound bag, as the saying goes.  He comes across as genuine and believable; Hillary comes across as a BS-er whom no one can trust.

Trimble may have hit on a rather devastating assessment for Hillary.  She was nothing more than a cheerleader for her husband when traveling abroad, not a real player than anyone took seriously.  His amused contempt for her claims speaks volumes about how the people actually involved in foreign policy and serious negotiations view her and her “experience”.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: clinton; hillary; ireland; lordtrrimble; northernireland

1 posted on 03/08/2008 6:25:52 AM PST by jdm
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“I helped to bring peace to Northern Ireland."

- Hillary Clinton

What a pantload!

2 posted on 03/08/2008 6:26:49 AM PST by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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To: jdm

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1982411/posts?page=7#7


3 posted on 03/08/2008 6:28:42 AM PST by purpleraine
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To: jdm

Who said she has no sense of humor?

Her claim is a hoot - it certainly made me laugh!


4 posted on 03/08/2008 6:30:49 AM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: jdm

Well, she has been to Ireland which is more than Hussein can say.


5 posted on 03/08/2008 6:31:40 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: jdm

6 posted on 03/08/2008 6:32:35 AM PST by mirkwood (Good gun control is a sharp eye and a steady hand)
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To: mtbopfuyn

Belfast is not in Ireland


7 posted on 03/08/2008 6:35:11 AM PST by sobieski
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To: jdm

This criticism couldn’t have come from a more embarrassing source. I hope this gets picked up today and played on the Sunday talk shows. LoL.
Will anyone confront her with Lord Trimble’s words?


8 posted on 03/08/2008 6:35:56 AM PST by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: jdm
She wants to show that she can answer that ringing phone at 3 AM because she has had to conduct tough international negotiations during her husband’s administration.

She'd probably have it on vibrate and roll over with sweet dreams of Huma. /sarcasm

9 posted on 03/08/2008 6:36:51 AM PST by PGalt
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To: jdm

Another great one by Ed Morrissey. Thanks for posting.


10 posted on 03/08/2008 6:38:42 AM PST by PGalt
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To: jdm
1999 Gore: "I invented the internet"

2007 Hillary: “I helped to bring peace to Northern Ireland."

11 posted on 03/08/2008 6:40:53 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: jdm

Even so, she STILL has more international political experience than Barack (vote “present”) Obama. Which begs the question, What on earth has possessed the Democrats to think either of these two clowns is even remotely qualified to be a leader of any sort, much less the most powerful in the world?


12 posted on 03/08/2008 6:42:16 AM PST by shezza (WWRD?)
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To: jdm

Take credit and refuse to release WH papers.

Makes sense to me. :-)


13 posted on 03/08/2008 6:52:28 AM PST by vietvet67
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“Belfast is not in Ireland”

Ulster please, or Northern Ireland if you insist, but I prefer Ulster part of the United Kingdom!


14 posted on 03/08/2008 6:52:53 AM PST by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: jdm

HILDABEAST NEEDS HER DIAPER CHANGED.


15 posted on 03/08/2008 11:15:28 AM PST by hdstmf
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