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Clinton Revises Remark on Women in Miss.
My Way News ^ | 03-08-2 | By SARA KUGLER

Posted on 03/08/2008 9:16:20 AM PST by MNJohnnie

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to backpedal Friday from comments she made in October suggesting Mississippi was a backward place for women's progress.

Speaking to radio station WJZD-FM in Gulfport, Miss., the former first lady said the comments she made about the state in the run up to the Iowa caucuses "were not exactly what I said," even though they came directly from an interview she gave to the Des Moines Register in October.

Clinton was on a campaign swing through Mississippi before Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary.

The newspaper quoted the New York senator discussing Iowa and Mississippi being the only states that have never elected a woman governor or sent a woman to Congress.

"How can Iowa be ranked with Mississippi? That's not what I see. That's not the quality. That's not the communitarianism; that's not the openness I see in Iowa," Hillary Clinton told the newspaper then - a remark that prompted immediate criticism from Mississippi Republicans.

Rival Barack Obama has been running radio ads in Mississippi calling Clinton's comments insulting to the state.

Friday, Clinton tried to downplay the remarks.

"What I said is what I learned is that neither Iowa or Mississippi had ever elected a woman statewide and I referenced the fact that I was the first woman elected statewide in New York and I told the Iowans that they had a chance to try to change that and now in Mississippi giving Mississippi voters a chance to change that," Clinton said in the radio interview.

Clinton said she was surprised that "neither Iowa nor Mississippi has broken through to being able to elect a woman statewide."

"You know there's a lot of strong women from both those states, and it's time that women had a chance to have full equality in the political process. It didn't happen in Iowa, it hasn't happened in Mississippi. and it's time that it be changed," she said.

Mississippi voters have elected several women to statewide office including two lieutenant governors, but no governor or member of Congress.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2008; clinton; gaffe; hillary; ms2008; thebeast; women
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Could this campaign be any more fun to watch?
1 posted on 03/08/2008 9:16:20 AM PST by MNJohnnie
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To: MNJohnnie
Looks like she expects as many do-overs as her husband.
2 posted on 03/08/2008 9:20:23 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: MNJohnnie
New Hillary game. Everytime she lies..... take a sip.


4 posted on 03/08/2008 9:24:29 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: MNJohnnie

My first guess is that Hillary thought that nobody in Mississippi could read, so they would never know about what she said in Iowa.


5 posted on 03/08/2008 9:25:23 AM PST by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: MNJohnnie; doug from upland

Ther’ll be bluebirds over, the white cliffs of “DO-OVER”.

Uncle George


6 posted on 03/08/2008 9:25:55 AM PST by Uncle George
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To: MNJohnnie

She’s got to have athlete’s tongue by now for as much time as her foot has been spending in her mouth.


7 posted on 03/08/2008 9:26:04 AM PST by hometoroost (...the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. Galileo)
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To: MNJohnnie

The libs show themselves daily now, for the useless, empty, power-grubbing, socialist losers that they are.

It is just frightening to imagine that one of these criminal freaks could become President. You would think this nation would have learned with Billy -— God help us.


8 posted on 03/08/2008 9:26:47 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: MNJohnnie
communitarianism?

The word flows from her lips

9 posted on 03/08/2008 9:28:16 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNJohnnie
From last year and a Hilliary supporter....

Rangel's Dis-issippi leaves GOP pol fuming

10 posted on 03/08/2008 9:29:52 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: MNJohnnie
"What I said is what I learned is that neither Iowa or Mississippi had ever elected a woman statewide and I referenced the fact that I was the first woman elected statewide in New York and I told the Iowans that they had a chance to try to change that and now in Mississippi giving Mississippi voters a chance to change that," Clinton said in the radio interview.

She learned WRONG about MS, as Evelyn Gandy proves. Makes you wonder what else Her Heinous has 'learned' that is wrong, doesn't it?

11 posted on 03/08/2008 9:31:31 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: mylife
communitarianism?

Sounds like the Borg collective to me. Resistance if futile.

12 posted on 03/08/2008 9:32:33 AM PST by myprecious
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To: myprecious

submit


13 posted on 03/08/2008 9:33:41 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Bernard

The sad thing is that she not only thinks the folks from Mississippi are stupid, she thinks we all are. I am waiting for her BS to move to PA and try to con the dimmies up here. Philly is already preparing the farce they pull off every two years. Congressman Brady is full speed ahead getting the homeless ready to get the voting percentages back over 100% again.


14 posted on 03/08/2008 9:35:46 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: mewzilla
Related link....

Obama wants Clinton to explain Mississippi comments

15 posted on 03/08/2008 9:36:40 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: MNJohnnie

What she meant to say was MS was the only state in the union that had a worse education system and economy than Arkansas when they were Gruboners.

Pray for W and Our Troops


16 posted on 03/08/2008 9:37:15 AM PST by bray (Go InSain)
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To: MNJohnnie

“Clinton said she was surprised that “neither Iowa nor Mississippi has broken through to being able to elect a woman statewide.””

So what she really said is that both Iowa and Mississippi women are a bunch of red-neck, backwards thinking hicks.


17 posted on 03/08/2008 9:40:04 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: JackRyanCIA

ROTFLOL!


18 posted on 03/08/2008 9:44:27 AM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: MNJohnnie

Did Mrs. Clinton have any remarks about the allegation her husband raped Juanita Broaddrick?

http://www.apfn.org/apfn/Juanita.htm


19 posted on 03/08/2008 10:03:04 AM PST by Tymesup
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To: myprecious; mylife
Sounds like the Borg collective to me. Resistance is futile.

Yep. Communism with a painted-on smiley face.

20 posted on 03/08/2008 10:03:30 AM PST by Charles Martel (The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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To: vietvet67
I'd rather watch The Bob Newhart Show.
21 posted on 03/08/2008 10:05:11 AM PST by eyedigress
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To: Charles Martel

And Obama is worse.


22 posted on 03/08/2008 10:05:55 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNJohnnie

I need to microwave more popcorn. How do you like yours?


23 posted on 03/08/2008 10:12:06 AM PST by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: exit82

Please, go easy on the butter and salt. At this rate we are going to be eating a lot of it this year!


24 posted on 03/08/2008 10:16:49 AM PST by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: mortal19440
Brady is full speed ahead getting the homeless ready to get the voting percentages back over 100% again.

When the demonRATs in PA say that they are going all out, at 110%, they mean it.

25 posted on 03/08/2008 10:37:56 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: EagleUSA

WJC looks conservative compared to these two.


26 posted on 03/08/2008 10:39:54 AM PST by beckysueb (Pray for our troops , America, and President Bush)
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To: Tymesup

If only somebody would ask Hillary about Juanita. She keeps whining about being asked tough questions and first questions and wrong - what a wimp. Putin would have her in tears.


27 posted on 03/08/2008 10:44:49 AM PST by Dante3
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To: MNJohnnie
I wonder if this woman ever ask herself why she has a 50% negative rating.
28 posted on 03/08/2008 10:53:44 AM PST by kempo (H)
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To: kempo
Oh that because of the vast Right wing Conspiracy lead by Rush Limbaugh not because of her ignorant, corrupt, incompetence!
29 posted on 03/08/2008 10:57:30 AM PST by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: vietvet67
New Hillary game. Everytime she lies..... take a sip.

Nobody can drink that much, not even ole pickled Teddy K.

30 posted on 03/08/2008 11:02:33 AM PST by Surtur (Free Trade is NOT Fair Trade unless both economies are equivalent.)
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To: MNJohnnie; mylife; myprecious; Charles Martel
Communitarianism, as a group of related but distinct philosophies, began in the late 20th century, opposing individualism.
31 posted on 03/09/2008 12:09:37 AM PST by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: SuziQ; WKB; wardaddy; Downsouth55; Islander7; Michael Knight; ejonesie22; bkwells; DogwoodSouth; ...
"She learned WRONG about MS, as Evelyn Gandy proves. Makes you wonder what else Her Heinous has 'learned' that is wrong, doesn't it?"


That deserves a big ole Missippy bump!

32 posted on 03/09/2008 12:15:39 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: dixiechick2000; SuziQ; WKB; wardaddy; Downsouth55; Islander7; Michael Knight; ejonesie22; ...

Somebody needs to post this to some Hillary blog somewhere.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Gandy

I remember her well. She was every bit an old Mississippi “good ole boy” as any of the boys were.


33 posted on 03/09/2008 6:25:02 AM PDT by Yudan (Living comes much easier once we admit we're dying.)
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To: dixiechick2000; SuziQ; WKB; wardaddy; Downsouth55; Islander7; Michael Knight; ejonesie22; ...

I just realized how that may have sounded. It was a reference to her ability to work the political machine. Nothing more.


34 posted on 03/09/2008 6:30:31 AM PDT by Yudan (Living comes much easier once we admit we're dying.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Hilary wrong, never...

She is always correct in the minds of idiots, often known as democrats.


35 posted on 03/09/2008 12:22:16 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: MNJohnnie

What in the pluperfect heck is “communitarianism” supposed to mean?


36 posted on 03/09/2008 12:24:41 PM PDT by Judith Anne (I have no idea what to put here. Not a clue.)
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To: Judith Anne
What in the pluperfect heck is “communitarianism” supposed to mean?

Fascism with a smiley face stick

37 posted on 03/09/2008 2:06:47 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: Yudan

How interesting! I never knew that she was from my hometown! By the time I was aware of her, she was already in State office, and by the time she came back to practice law, I was married and moved away up north in NJ. Plus, she was a Democrat, and I’d registered to vote as a Republican. ;o)


38 posted on 03/09/2008 3:31:47 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: MNJohnnie
Fascism with a smiley face stick

*snort*

39 posted on 03/09/2008 3:32:30 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Yudan; dixiechick2000; WKB

wasn’t she an old maid....Gandy?

amazing how deep preconcieved notions by some non Southerners run

they look for “facts” to suit said notions

and this time, H screwed up....but after living across the river so long you’d think she would know better


40 posted on 03/09/2008 7:20:56 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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To: Yudan
“good ole boy”


No worries...I understood just exactly what you meant, and you were right.

41 posted on 03/09/2008 9:16:55 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: ejonesie22
"Hilary wrong, never..."


Yeah!

And, if you don't believe her, just ask her. ;o)

42 posted on 03/09/2008 9:17:55 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: wardaddy; Yudan; WKB

Yep...never married, and no children.
Her career was her life.

I saw Dave Owen, a radio talk show host in Meridian, on FNC today.
Bubba was in Meridian last night.
Dave said she’s in trouble in MS because of her remarks.
There are some who would have voted for her who aren’t now.
He said that she tried to backtrack, and spin those remarks.
It backfired on her, and they are madder than ever.
She would have done better to leave it alone.

BTW, my mother is voting for Hillary on Tuesday.
I bet she’ll feel dirty afterwards. ;o)


43 posted on 03/09/2008 9:22:39 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: dixiechick2000

with almost 40% black population and given the way blacks are breaking 85-97% for Malcolm O, it would be very difficult for Hillary to do much in our homestate except pick up some proportionals (if it’s proportional)

Given that usually 80-90% or so of whites vote for the GOP candidate, I would guess that whites can’t even be 30% of the Democrat Party electorate in the state.


44 posted on 03/10/2008 9:56:02 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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To: wardaddy

Ha!

I hadn’t seen this post before I answered you on another thread.

Dang...I’m good. ;o)


45 posted on 03/10/2008 1:57:22 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: myprecious
here is the borg queen herself
46 posted on 03/10/2008 2:04:47 PM PDT by DM1
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To: DM1; dixiechick2000

the TV borg lady was a handsome lady actually

she was the actress first in Ghost Story


47 posted on 03/10/2008 9:06:18 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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To: DM1
Oh my gosh. That is even more scary than I thought! What a great pic. They are probably not using that for the campaign, I bet.
48 posted on 03/11/2008 9:20:59 AM PDT by myprecious
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To: myprecious

its amazing what you can find on the internet
it is a great pic really brings out her true colors too ;)


49 posted on 03/11/2008 9:36:52 AM PDT by DM1
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To: wardaddy; DM1

Maybe so, wardaddy, but this pic creeps me out.
It’s also very flattering to the beast. ;o)


50 posted on 03/11/2008 7:12:38 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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