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Obama Picks Presidential Assassinís Lawyer as White House Counsel
ObamaHood.org ^ | 11/17/08 | Soft Tryranny

Posted on 11/17/2008 6:45:22 AM PST by SoftTyranny

POSTED BY ED MORRISSEY

Barack Obama has selected Gregory Craig as White House counsel, a move that will recall some controversial legal cases over the last few years. Craig has plenty of experience in politics as well as the courtroom, having served as Bill Clinton’s legal counsel during the impeachment hearings. Craig flipped from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama early in the primaries, and Obama has repaid his support — but Craig’s caseload will raise a few eyebrows:

Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton’s impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by President-elect Barack Obama, according to Democratic officials.

He defended Elian Gonzalez's Father, Clinton during the impeachment, John Hinckley Jr., Pedro Gonzalez Pinzon ( Panamanian legislator wanted for murdering an American soldier ), and Kofi Annan during the KOil-for-Food Scandal.

Read more at ObamaHood.org


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; bho2008; cabinet; cuba; gregbcraig; gregcraig; gregorybcraig; gregorycraig; iraq; iraqoilforfood; kofianan; obama; obamatransitionfile; oilforfood; transition

1 posted on 11/17/2008 6:45:23 AM PST by SoftTyranny
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To: SoftTyranny

Obammy is thinking ahead to when the Crats try to impeach him to save themselves from the irate public.


2 posted on 11/17/2008 6:47:03 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: SoftTyranny; Joe Brower
CUBANS IN FLORIDA ALERT!

Wasnt' Greg Craig the liar, er, lawyer, who worked hard to send Elian Gonzalez back to the loving arms of inFidel Castro?

Now he represents BHO. Nice.

3 posted on 11/17/2008 6:47:21 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoftTyranny

Craig is a perfect fit for the O team.

All traitors, miscreants, and trial lawyers line up for positions in his administration.

Guess those Cuban Americans who voted O are happy now.


4 posted on 11/17/2008 6:49:24 AM PST by Carley (Real Americans love Trigg's mom.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Did I read that Craig was also the attorney for Kofi Anan in the oil for food scandal?


5 posted on 11/17/2008 6:50:07 AM PST by Carley (Real Americans love Trigg's mom.)
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To: SoftTyranny

Hinckley is not an assassin, thank God. I realize he is an attempted assassin, but I think that is a distinction WITH a difference, I don’t know wy.


6 posted on 11/17/2008 6:50:28 AM PST by ichabod1 (You won't know obammunism is here until it puts a boot in your (fat) bottom.)
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To: SoftTyranny

Another white dude. What does The One have against black folks?


7 posted on 11/17/2008 6:52:17 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: numberonepal

heh this is the first president who can get away with an all white cabinet.


8 posted on 11/17/2008 6:54:03 AM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: SoftTyranny

More of the Same we can believe in...


9 posted on 11/17/2008 6:56:08 AM PST by WayneS (Cynic? I prefer "Realist")
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To: numberonepal
Another white dude. What does The One have against black folks?

After he picks Louis Farrakhan as Attorney General, Jesse Jackson as FBI Director, and Colon Powell as CIA Director, I'm sure you'll change your tune...

10 posted on 11/17/2008 6:59:46 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: SoftTyranny

Shouldn’t that be LARRY CRAIG?.....................


11 posted on 11/17/2008 7:04:01 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: SoftTyranny
... having served as Bill Clinton’s legal counsel during the impeachment hearings.

Nothing quite like "change we can believe in" huh?

12 posted on 11/17/2008 7:13:23 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom, but Babbling is ever a Mark of Folly. - B. Franklin)
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To: SoftTyranny
Craig has plenty of experience in politics as well as the courtroom, having served as Bill Clinton’s legal counsel during the impeachment hearings.Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton’s impeachment defense,He defended Elian Gonzalez's Father, Clinton during the impeachment,

For a writer to say something twice is poor form, to say it three times is just plain bad writing.

13 posted on 11/17/2008 7:19:24 AM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: SoftTyranny
[Link doesn't work.]

Anywho, O'Bammy prolly picked this guy because Stalin's lawyer is dead, Castro's only speaks Spanish and Ramsey Clark is busy.

14 posted on 11/17/2008 7:36:26 AM PST by Condor51 (Obama believes in Karl Marx. I believe in Sun Tzu.)
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To: SoftTyranny

a.) Link doesn’t work, ‘obamahood.org’ appears to be down for the count.

b.) What ‘assassin’ did this Clinton mouthpiece represent anyway?


15 posted on 11/17/2008 7:44:07 AM PST by mkjessup (Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is RIGHT. McCain screwed us all. Welcome Comrade 0bama.)
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To: Dixie Yooper

The only one remotely possible is Powell, but I’ve heard he wants Powell for Education. (I know that’s weird, but that’s what I heard).


16 posted on 11/17/2008 9:53:02 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: mkjessup
"b.) What ‘assassin’ did this Clinton mouthpiece represent anyway?"

John Hinkley Jr.

17 posted on 11/17/2008 12:31:33 PM PST by Mila
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To: Mila

“Assassin” was above his pay grade.

Johnny was only an ‘attempted’ assassin.


18 posted on 11/17/2008 12:50:23 PM PST by mkjessup (Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is RIGHT. McCain screwed us all. Welcome Comrade 0bama.)
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To: SoftTyranny

A blast from the past! I remember this guy being made fun of for his stupid name.


19 posted on 11/18/2008 12:31:36 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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