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GERE TAKES ON BILL (Richard Gere says Bush has done more for Aids than Clinton!)
NY Daily News ^ | 2/5/03

Posted on 02/05/2003 6:34:19 AM PST by areafiftyone

Gere takes on Bill

Richard Gere stunned fellow liberals Monday by suggesting that President Bush is doing a better job of fighting AIDS than President Bill Clinton did.

Introduced by Sharon Stone at a fund-raiser at Cipriani 42nd Street for the American Foundation for AIDS Research, the "Chicago" star hailed Bush for his State of the Union proposal to contribute $15 billion toward the AIDS battle in Africa and the Caribbean. Gere then addressed the track record of Bush's predecessor in the White House.

"I'm sorry, Sen. [Hillary] Clinton, but your husband did nothing about AIDS for eight years," Gere said.

By that point, Sen. Clinton, who joined Mayor Bloomberg and honorees Anna Wintour and Lorne Michaels at the event, had left the restaurant. But a spokeswoman for the senator said yesterday that Gere's claim was "simply not true. The Clinton administration increased funding for AIDS research, prevention and treatment by over 400% and tripled funding for international AIDS programs."

Meanwhile, veteran Clinton-basher Christopher Hitchens is suggesting that the former President was a CIA informant at Oxford University, where the two were students in the late 1960s.

"I think he was a double," the author of "No One Left to Lie To" claims in the latest issue of the conservative quarterly Doublethink. "Somebody was giving information to [the CIA] about the antiwar draft resisters, and I think it was probably him."

Clinton's spokesman Jim Kennedy declined to comment on Hitchens' spy story.


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1 posted on 02/05/2003 6:34:20 AM PST by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone
Strange days indeed.
2 posted on 02/05/2003 6:36:36 AM PST by Kip Lange (The Khaki Pants of Freedom)
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To: areafiftyone
Not a ringing endorsement for conservatism but anything to bash Clinton is appreciated.
3 posted on 02/05/2003 6:36:40 AM PST by Stew Padasso
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To: Stew Padasso
Hey it goes to prove that the liberal so-called "I feel your pain" ex-BlowJob in Chief is finally getting his comeuppance! Pardon my French!
4 posted on 02/05/2003 6:38:59 AM PST by areafiftyone (The U.N. is now officially irrelevant! The building is for Sale!!!)
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To: Stew Padasso; MotleyGirl70; Overtaxed; Cagey; xsmommy; dubyaismypresident
"I'm sorry, Sen. [Hillary] Clinton, but your husband did nothing about AIDS for eight years," Gere said.

Shocking news from the Axis of Gerbils™!!

5 posted on 02/05/2003 6:40:03 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Kip Lange
I know - first the Washington Post and now Richard Gere - Did I really wake up this morning or am I still in bed?
6 posted on 02/05/2003 6:40:39 AM PST by areafiftyone (The U.N. is now officially irrelevant! The building is for Sale!!!)
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To: areafiftyone
Holy LW Bat-erang Batman!
7 posted on 02/05/2003 6:40:51 AM PST by finnman69
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To: areafiftyone
I just looked out my Window, and saw it was raining Frogs....
8 posted on 02/05/2003 6:42:01 AM PST by hobbes1
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To: areafiftyone
Meanwhile, veteran Clinton-basher Christopher Hitchens is suggesting that the former President was a CIA informant at Oxford University, where the two were students in the late 1960s

Hey Chris, I generally like your reporting, but...imagining Beelzebubba a CIA informant is like imagining Der Fueher as a member of B'nai B'rith. Beelzebubba was more likely an informant for KGB or GDR!

9 posted on 02/05/2003 6:42:07 AM PST by meandog
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To: areafiftyone
#6....probably an alternate universe...:)
10 posted on 02/05/2003 6:43:06 AM PST by Guenevere (...Lord of the Rings trilogy)
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To: meandog
LOL - I kinda find that hard to believe too. It makes for intersting reading though!
11 posted on 02/05/2003 6:43:11 AM PST by areafiftyone (The U.N. is now officially irrelevant! The building is for Sale!!!)
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To: areafiftyone
"I think he was a double,"

Is "double" a synonym for "counterspy"?

I'd hate to think there's yet another Clinton out there.

12 posted on 02/05/2003 6:43:13 AM PST by syriacus (Those who attempt to cool the earth would bring freezing death to the poor and homeless)
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To: Constitution Day
Axis of Gerbils™!!

LOL!!!

13 posted on 02/05/2003 6:43:41 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: areafiftyone
I believe Gere is basically left-wing, but not in a rabid partisan sort of way. He is way into the Tibet/Buddah thing and I have always felt that his public statements on world events (while "out there") were spoken from the heart and his true convictions. Just my two cents.
14 posted on 02/05/2003 6:44:04 AM PST by FeliciaCat
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To: Guenevere
HEY - That's it!! I'm in the TWILIGHT ZONE!!!
15 posted on 02/05/2003 6:44:13 AM PST by areafiftyone (The U.N. is now officially irrelevant! The building is for Sale!!!)
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To: areafiftyone
Hey! Clinton's done a lot for AIDS. He's done an stupendous job of promoting sexual promiscuity.
16 posted on 02/05/2003 6:44:24 AM PST by tractorman
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To: Kip Lange
Mayonaise Buddhist barbs Bill's hillhole as stuttering Stone shudders shamelessly.
17 posted on 02/05/2003 6:44:36 AM PST by battlegearboat ( Far Out!)
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To: areafiftyone

18 posted on 02/05/2003 6:45:07 AM PST by eastsider
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To: areafiftyone
but your husband did nothing about AIDS for eight years

Alas he did alot of that but as Ross Perot said "Along comes the luckiest man in the world" referring to inheriting a good economy.

But MUCH MORE IMPORTANTLY let's not forget he did nothing about Iraq for 8 years either. I recently read the official motto of the Clinton state department re: Iraq was "Don't give us sweatly palms" meaning don't give us anything that might cause a crisis.

19 posted on 02/05/2003 6:46:24 AM PST by riri
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To: areafiftyone
As a Christian all I can think is that Bush's forthright stance on issues, and his clear dependence on God, is making arguments that many Liberals can no longer deny.

As a previous poster said, Strange Days Indeed.

20 posted on 02/05/2003 6:46:34 AM PST by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: battlegearboat
Now that should be a NY Post headline!
21 posted on 02/05/2003 6:46:42 AM PST by finnman69
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To: areafiftyone
#15..don't worry, you're not alone....:))
22 posted on 02/05/2003 6:48:18 AM PST by Guenevere (...Lord of the Rings trilogy)
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To: areafiftyone
Richard Gere is one of the very few Hollywood liberals (come to think of it, the ONLY Hollywood liberal) I have any respect for. Criticizing Red China over Tibet shows some gumption on his part, that which is sorely lacking amongst the usual Leftist elite hypocrites...
23 posted on 02/05/2003 6:48:27 AM PST by chilepepper
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To: battlegearboat
Outstanding!
24 posted on 02/05/2003 6:49:16 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: meandog
Hey Chris, I generally like your reporting, but...imagining Beelzebubba a CIA informant is like imagining Der Fueher as a member of B'nai B'rith. Beelzebubba was more likely an informant for KGB or GDR!

Don't get confused with idealism here, it just depended on who paid the most.

25 posted on 02/05/2003 6:49:18 AM PST by Wil H
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To: Bluntpoint; Constitution Day
Shocking news from the Axis of Gerbils™!!
26 posted on 02/05/2003 6:50:00 AM PST by Vigilantcitizen
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To: areafiftyone
There's something a little different about Gere when it comes to some of these political positions. I saw an interview with him back when Clinton was visiting China in the late 1990s, and he seemed surprisingly well-informed and very reasonable about his expectations for improvements in China's human rights record.
27 posted on 02/05/2003 6:50:16 AM PST by Alberta's Child
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To: Constitution Day
I was on a website for an upcoming superhero computer game called City of Heroes, and there was a thread called 'Superhero movies you would like to see'. Someone posted that they thought that Richard Gere would make a good Dr. Strange (Marvel Comic's Sorcerer Supreme), and someone responded with: 'Hey Spider-Man! Watch me make this gerbil disappear!!!'. I just laughed my butt off, then the mods pulled it...JFK
28 posted on 02/05/2003 6:50:25 AM PST by BADROTOFINGER
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To: areafiftyone
I am wondering if the tide is beginning to turn on Bubba. Are the lefties beginning to see him as a drag on the party? I saw an article in which someone in the DNC claimed to have told Hillary to divorce Bubba. It is clear that his endorsement means nothing. More criticism is being voiced as to his post-Presidential attacks on the current president. I would love to see these people turn on him.
29 posted on 02/05/2003 6:50:34 AM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: chilepepper
Oops -- you beat me to it! See #27.
30 posted on 02/05/2003 6:51:04 AM PST by Alberta's Child
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To: FeliciaCat
Any guy that can stand on a podium directly after 09/11 and damn the US for it's plans to rectify the situation, is so far out there they don't have a zip-code for his location. In fact, they don't have a quadrant name for that sector of the universe. This man gets booed by the left he's so friggin far out there, and I'm not talking about when he expresses what seem to be conservative views. Gere is brain damaged. Think with the big head...
31 posted on 02/05/2003 6:51:27 AM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: Alberta's Child
If he only knew when to shut up. I swear, he may be a nice guy, but he wears out his welcome with his blathering.
32 posted on 02/05/2003 6:51:49 AM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: chilepepper
"I'm sorry, Sen. [Hillary] Clinton, but your husband did nothing about AIDS for eight years," He almost had it right; the correct statement would've been:
"I'm sorry, Sen. [Hillary] Clinton, but your husband did nothing for eight years,"
Still, we'll give him partial credit as a liberal finally emraces the truth.
33 posted on 02/05/2003 6:51:57 AM PST by God luvs America
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To: areafiftyone
Well, now we know who Sharon Stone WON'T be starring in a movie with.
34 posted on 02/05/2003 6:52:36 AM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: chilepepper
"Richard Gere is one of the very few Hollywood liberals (come to think of it, the ONLY Hollywood liberal) I have any respect for. Criticizing Red China over Tibet shows some gumption on his part, that which is sorely lacking amongst the usual Leftist elite hypocrites..."

yep.


35 posted on 02/05/2003 6:52:48 AM PST by FeliciaCat
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To: areafiftyone
Meanwhile, veteran Clinton-basher Christopher Hitchens is suggesting that the former President was a CIA informant at Oxford University, where the two were students in the late 1960s.

"I think he was a double," the author of "No One Left to Lie To" claims in the latest issue of the conservative quarterly Doublethink. "Somebody was giving information to [the CIA] about the antiwar draft resisters, and I think it was probably him."

PING!!!!! ROFL!!!!!

36 posted on 02/05/2003 6:52:52 AM PST by lawgirl
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To: eastsider

No kidding - strange days indeed!

37 posted on 02/05/2003 6:54:17 AM PST by Puddleglum
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To: Paul Atreides
I saw an article in which someone in the DNC claimed to have told Hillary to divorce Bubba.

A major Democratic supporter in New York once told me the opposite. The Democratic Party had to keep her from dumping Bill back in the late 1990s -- in exchange for "standing by her man" she demanded an uncontested spot on the Democratic ticker for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

And get this -- after they did extensive polling throughout the country, they determined that New York was the only state she could possibly win.

38 posted on 02/05/2003 6:54:22 AM PST by Alberta's Child
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To: areafiftyone
Expertise on STDs

No way Dubya knows more than Bubba.

39 posted on 02/05/2003 6:55:03 AM PST by putupon (The Democratic Party and Clinton's sold our missiles to Communist China)
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To: hobbes1
and saw it was raining Frogs....

Wise Up...

:)

40 posted on 02/05/2003 6:55:35 AM PST by danneskjold
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To: hobbes1


41 posted on 02/05/2003 6:55:44 AM PST by LayoutGuru2
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To: DoughtyOne
I am not endorsing his views, and yes I watched his speech after 9/11 at the benefit. He was boo'd because he was silly enough to voice his personal views at an event where everyone there was still very raw and rightfully so. I still dont think he is in the same league as Streisand/Baldwin/Sarandan. And I am THINKING with my big head thank you very much.
42 posted on 02/05/2003 6:56:17 AM PST by FeliciaCat
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To: Puddleglum
PS - I think even some liberals are tired of being subjected to the Clinton bullying and intimidation. Tickling at the back of their memories is some idea of free speech they still love, I think...
43 posted on 02/05/2003 6:56:52 AM PST by Puddleglum
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To: areafiftyone
HEY - That's it!! I'm in the TWILIGHT ZONE!!!

After seeing this plus the reading the Washington comPOST embrace Bush's policy on Iraq ..... maybe we both are.

44 posted on 02/05/2003 6:57:34 AM PST by Centurion2000 (The question is not whether you're paranoid, but whether you're paranoid enough.)
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To: meandog
It [Clinton and the CIA at Oxford] was covered rather convincingly in Roger Morris's Partners in Power. Rather makes sense that CIA knew which Southern governor to turn to when they were interested in finding a state with a secluded air strip to fly guns out of, no?
45 posted on 02/05/2003 6:58:36 AM PST by JohnGalt
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To: areafiftyone
Yep, hell must be getting pretty chilly...

The Washington Post endorses the Bush Doctrine...

Gere favors Dubya over Clinton...

And the Lions hire a great coach.

Yep, hell must be around 32 degrees right now.

46 posted on 02/05/2003 6:58:50 AM PST by rintense (Go Get 'Em Dubya!)
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To: Paul Atreides
Most of Hollywierd won't turn on Clinton that quickly. Hollywierd will endorse their Democratic Candidate in 2004 - you can be sure of that! It won't be Lieberman because he flipflopped on them. It will be Kerry or Dean. Don't forget Bubba and the Hildebeast will be at the Democratic convention in Boston with the Hollywierd crowd in tow licking their boots! Hollyweird is too much in love with the Clintons.
47 posted on 02/05/2003 6:59:04 AM PST by areafiftyone (The U.N. is now officially irrelevant! The building is for Sale!!!)
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To: danneskjold
Lighten up Pharaoh
48 posted on 02/05/2003 6:59:52 AM PST by hobbes1
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To: Centurion2000
Hopefully Powell's presentation to the U.N. will make it complete! I am gloating a little too much today - I gotta stop - but I don't want to - Heh Heh!!
49 posted on 02/05/2003 7:01:11 AM PST by areafiftyone (The U.N. is now officially irrelevant! The building is for Sale!!!)
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To: JohnGalt
Ambrose Evans Pritchard 3/1996 on Morris allegation:

http://www.assumption.edu/WebVax/ETnew/wclin09Jun96.html
50 posted on 02/05/2003 7:01:56 AM PST by JohnGalt
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