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Campaigning in Puerto Rico for His Wife, Bill Clinton Floods the Island With Promises
NotiUno.com (Spanish-language news brief) ^ | April 7, 2008

Posted on 04/07/2008 9:48:06 AM PDT by rrstar96

(English-language translation)

During his quest for island Democrats to "vote for Hillary Clinton", former President Bill Clinton mingled last night with residents of a public housing project, shared with businessmen in a Condado hotel, and raised funds for his wife's campaign.

Upon arriving by private jet to Luis Muñoz Marín Airport, Clinton visited Elizabeth Miller, the mother of a girl with cerebral palsy, at the Luis Llorens Torres housing project.

Shortly afterwards, some women practically threw themselves at the former President while en route to the project's Monserrate "Kike" Ríos basketball court.

At the court, Clinton took only 4 1/2 minutes to explain to some 500 residents why his wife should return to the White House, not as First Lady, but as President of the United States.

He was introduced by Puerto Rican Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, who asked attendees to be quiet so they could listen to their visitor, according published reports in the [Puerto Rican newspaper] El Nuevo Día.

Also present on the stand were Puerto Rico Democratic Party Chairman Roberto Prats, Senate President Kenneth McClintock, former Governor Carlos Romero Barceló, attorney José Alfredo Hernández Mayoral, Ricky Rosselló, and legislator Jorge Colberg.

Clinton made promises concerning health, job creation, and energy costs. "Hillary will provide everyone in Puerto Rico a health plan," said Clinton, who spoke in English and drew applause from the crowd. "And she will also eliminate caps on Medicaid funds," he added.

"But what's most important," he pointed out, "is that she has a plan to bring more jobs to Puerto Rico and give work to people here. She is going to create opportunities for the future."

According to Clinton, his wife will reduce energy costs to create jobs and savings. "Vote for Hillary for President and she will do that," he said.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclinton; democraticparty; hillaryclinton; puertorico

1 posted on 04/07/2008 9:48:07 AM PDT by rrstar96
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To: cll

ping


2 posted on 04/07/2008 9:48:46 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96

Yeah ! Pardons for all separatist terrorists !


3 posted on 04/07/2008 9:52:45 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: rrstar96

“According to Clinton, his wife will reduce energy costs to create jobs and savings.”

How?

Oh wait, silly me...this is the Clintons.


4 posted on 04/07/2008 9:53:31 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: rrstar96
Pureto Rico is like the Guliani firewall of Florida. The clinton’s hope she wins big there which allows her to capture the overall popular vote. Won't happen. But it'll fun to watch Bill promise more pardons for terrorists.
5 posted on 04/07/2008 9:54:39 AM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: kbennkc

a pollo in every pot!


6 posted on 04/07/2008 9:54:44 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: rrstar96

Hillary promises lower fuel costs and health care. XXX-42 promises his eternal love, a call the next day and that he isn’t contagious.


7 posted on 04/07/2008 9:59:58 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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To: rrstar96

Why didn’t Willie do any of this during his 8 years in office?


8 posted on 04/07/2008 10:07:13 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: Eurale

He had his hands full...


9 posted on 04/07/2008 10:14:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: rrstar96

Everywhere the big creep precedes Hillary, he poisons the water and she ends up losing.

I love it.


10 posted on 04/07/2008 10:14:45 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: rrstar96

Promise them anything...

to get the vote.


11 posted on 04/07/2008 10:14:47 AM PDT by upchuck (Who wins doesn't matter. They're all liberals. Spend your time and money to take back Congress.)
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To: rrstar96; AuH2ORepublican; livius; adorno; wtc911; Willie Green; CGVet58; Clemenza; Narcoleptic; ...
Puerto Rico Ping! Please Freepmail me if you want on or off the list.


12 posted on 04/07/2008 10:20:52 AM PDT by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: cll; All

BILL CLINTON ‘UNPLUGGED’ IN PUERTO RICO —

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ntmiZrxBSgI


13 posted on 04/07/2008 10:26:58 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (I was a flight attendant on the sniper-laden March 25, 1996 Hillary-Bosnia trip....)
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To: rrstar96

Hillary will carry PR with 70% of the vote.


14 posted on 04/07/2008 10:37:52 AM PDT by no dems (Barack Obama's Pastor is nuttier than a squirrel turd.)
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To: no dems

No she won’t. Obama is ‘closing in’ bigtime!


15 posted on 04/07/2008 10:40:24 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (I was a flight attendant on the sniper-laden March 25, 1996 Hillary-Bosnia trip....)
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

I think you nailed that one. Just as she relied on the Mexican vote in Texas.


16 posted on 04/07/2008 10:47:31 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: rrstar96

he wants back in his “playpen” on Pennsylvania Avenue so bad he can’t hardly stand it.


17 posted on 04/07/2008 11:13:00 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: cll
I remember back in 1980 when Ted Kennedy visited a housing project in Puerto Rico during his bid to win the Democratic presidential nomination against Jimmy Carter.

As with Clinton, what's with these rich white Democrats visiting caseríos in the island? They must feel like kings checking on the peasants.

18 posted on 04/07/2008 12:18:43 PM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: cubreporter
"....his 'playpen' on Pennsylvania Avenue..."

Also known to Bill as "The Playboy Mansion on the Beltway".

19 posted on 04/07/2008 12:22:10 PM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

That surprises me. There is a big “divide” between people of Hispanic cultures and American Blacks. Also, I don’t think anyone from the Obama camp has been to PR.

But, in this election cycle; who the heck knows.


20 posted on 04/07/2008 12:23:08 PM PDT by no dems (Barack Obama's Pastor is nuttier than a squirrel turd.)
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To: rrstar96

Same ole RAT formula. Promis ‘em anything to get their vote but give ‘em higher taxes and more laws and a whole lot less freedom.


21 posted on 04/07/2008 12:25:55 PM PDT by fella (Is he al-taquiya or is he murtadd? Only his iman knows for sure.)
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To: no dems

The Obama camp has a rep there already (since mid-March).... my family and my husband’s family live on the Island and they’ve been reporting that Obama’s campaign is picking up a lot of steam.... also, in PR there are a lot of Afro-Antillanos descendants (from Africa’s West Coast), so that’s a huge voting bloc for Barack.... my brother-in-law volunteers for a local politician’s campaign, and he says that Obama’s people in PR are better organized than Hillary’s.... Obama and Michelle are scheduled to travel to PR in early May....


22 posted on 04/07/2008 12:37:23 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (I was a flight attendant on the sniper-laden March 25, 1996 Hillary-Bosnia trip....)
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To: Dr. Ursus
"a pollo in every pot!"

With a little sofrito on the side for good measure!

23 posted on 04/07/2008 12:39:51 PM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

O.K....thanks for enlightening me.


24 posted on 04/07/2008 12:54:24 PM PDT by no dems (Barack Obama's Pastor is nuttier than a squirrel turd.)
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To: rrstar96

yes, he thinks it belongs to him just like his wifey thinks the presidency belongs to her and no one else. Let them take it elsewhere. They don’t deserve to be in such a historical and gracious home. They don’t know how to live in a manner suiting that historical and gracious hom.


25 posted on 04/07/2008 2:41:57 PM PDT by cubreporter
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