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Hot -Tempered Clark in Conference Tantrum Meltdown
CNSNews.com ^ | 9/25/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 09/25/2003 3:42:02 PM PDT by kattracks

Presidential front-runner Gen. Wesley Clark blew a gasket while attending a conference in California several years ago, throwing a temper tantrum so ugly that it "had to be seen to be believed," according to one eyewitness.

The account of Clark's meltdown comes from WABC Radio's Monica Crowley, who attended the event and personally witnessed the future presidential candidate in full hissy-fit mode.

"At the end of the conference, everybody was sort of leaving the hotel and checking out at the same time," Crowley told her audience Wednesday night.

"Clark proceeded to throw a fit that had to be seen to be believed - something about how his luggage was being handled," she explained.

Crowley said Clark was so "abusive, condescending and mean" to the hotel staff that the conference organizer later felt compelled to apologize on his behalf.

The WABC host allowed that while Clark could have been "having a bad day," there "seems to be a pattern of behavior here that raises questions about his temperament and ability to be a civilian commander in chief."

In a report that surfaced yesterday, Clark's former boss, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Hugh Shelton, said Clark had to be relieved of duty as Supreme Allied commander of NATO over "character and integrity issues." Shelton announced that Clark wouldn't get his vote for president.

Another hair-raising anecdote comes from British Lt. Gen. Michael Jackson, who said that Clark ordered him to attack Russian forces that had unexpectedly occupied the Pristina airport during the Kosovo conflict.

Jackson refused, telling the future presidential front-runner, "I'm not going to start the third world war for you."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clark; wesclark; wesleyclark

1 posted on 09/25/2003 3:42:02 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Clark was so "abusive, condescending and mean"
Yup, sounds like a liberal.
2 posted on 09/25/2003 3:45:00 PM PDT by Peace will be here soon
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To: kattracks
This piece of s**t must be kept out of the White House at all costs.

3 posted on 09/25/2003 3:46:02 PM PDT by Sparta ("General" Wesley Strangelove "Let me start World War III, vote for me as president.")
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To: kattracks
Crowley said Clark was so "abusive, condescending and mean" to the hotel staff that the conference organizer later felt compelled to apologize on his behalf.


4 posted on 09/25/2003 3:47:26 PM PDT by lonevoice
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To: kattracks
This will be fun to watch, if he wins the dem nomination. I still think Dean's going to get it though.
5 posted on 09/25/2003 3:47:33 PM PDT by Brett66
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To: Peace will be here soon
It also sounds like a Clinton.
6 posted on 09/25/2003 3:48:07 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Bringing you quality, non-unnecessarily-excerpted threads since 2002)
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To: kattracks
Waco Weasely sounds more and more like Jack D. Ripper.
7 posted on 09/25/2003 3:48:52 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: Paul Atreides
Aw, you beat me.
8 posted on 09/25/2003 3:51:08 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: kattracks
General Clark, you ain't no Eisenhower...


9 posted on 09/25/2003 3:51:25 PM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: Sparta
This piece of s**t must be kept out of the White House at all costs.

Don't worry. He's a prima donna with a pretty face. He'll flame out before November.

10 posted on 09/25/2003 3:53:58 PM PDT by wizardoz
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To: aristeides
Fortunately, Mandrake didn't push the button.
11 posted on 09/25/2003 3:54:19 PM PDT by My2Cents (Well...there you go again.)
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To: kattracks
Abusive to hotel staff. Sounds like full Clinton mode.
12 posted on 09/25/2003 3:55:26 PM PDT by js1138
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To: COBOL2Java
Quite interesting - if one looked at is credentials and experience alone he would look quite reasonable. Unfortunately, he sounds more sociopathic than Bill Clinton!
13 posted on 09/25/2003 3:57:59 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: aristeides

Don't drop that bag, you idiot! My precious bodily fluids are in there!

14 posted on 09/25/2003 3:58:08 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Sue Fresno!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
ROFL!!!! Good catch.
15 posted on 09/25/2003 3:58:54 PM PDT by My2Cents (Well...there you go again.)
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To: kattracks
My nomination for Understatement of The Year -

>>>>there "seems to be a pattern of behavior here that raises questions about his temperament and ability to be a civilian commander in chief."
16 posted on 09/25/2003 3:59:11 PM PDT by .cnI redruM (Success will not come to you. You go to success.)
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To: kattracks
I have to believe that Clark is bought and paid for. The Clintons must have FBI files on him or something. I cannot understand how a career military man can even rub shoulders with the ex-president-rapist.
18 posted on 09/25/2003 4:08:31 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The establishment media is swirling around the toilet bowl.)
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To: kattracks
But wait, Billy Jeff said he was the fastest rising star of the Party....he can't be wrong
19 posted on 09/25/2003 4:10:05 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Hot -Tempered Clark in Conference Tantrum Meltdown
20 posted on 09/25/2003 4:11:53 PM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: kattracks
In strict compliance with FR's rules and regulations, which state that whenever a conservative major news babe is mentioned, a picture shall be posted, I give you Monica Crowley:


21 posted on 09/25/2003 4:12:24 PM PDT by tictoc
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To: COBOL2Java
General Clark, you ain't no Eisenhower...

I've been saying that for days :-)

22 posted on 09/25/2003 4:14:03 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Wesley Clark is to Eisenhower, what a Yugo is to a Ferrari)
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To: tictoc
In strict compliance with FR's rules and regulations, which state that whenever a conservative major news babe is mentioned, a picture shall be posted, I give you Monica Crowley:

Thanks.

23 posted on 09/25/2003 4:14:47 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Wesley Clark is to Eisenhower, what a Yugo is to a Ferrari)
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To: tictoc
Yowwzuh, yowwzuh, yowwzuh! To steal a line: "If she were a constellation, she'd be a Babia Majora."
24 posted on 09/25/2003 4:16:14 PM PDT by quark
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To: kattracks
Classless people envy those above them and spit on those below them.

25 posted on 09/25/2003 4:18:30 PM PDT by Agnes Heep
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To: kattracks
This should earn him an endorsement from "Patches" Kennedy (D-RI).
26 posted on 09/25/2003 4:18:47 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: kattracks
Add this to the video Drudge reported on Hannity this afternoon of Fireclarker praising Rumsfeld, Condi, et al in May 2001 in front of a bunch of Republicans, and extolling President Reagan, and I'd say the man will implode even faster than Saddam left Baghdad!
27 posted on 09/25/2003 4:20:02 PM PDT by mombonn (ˇViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: VRW Conspirator
Waco.
28 posted on 09/25/2003 4:20:53 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: kattracks
Shoot, I at first thought he did
this today, maybe at a media event
(conference?) after the debate.

How cool would that be?
29 posted on 09/25/2003 4:27:34 PM PDT by txrangerette
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To: kattracks
The WABC host allowed that while Clark could have been "having a bad day," there "seems to be a pattern of behavior here that raises questions about his temperament and ability to be a civilian commander in chief."

The Perfumed Prince has a hissy-fit

30 posted on 09/25/2003 4:28:49 PM PDT by henbane
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To: kattracks
...Clark could have been "having a bad day,"

He's had more than a few of those lately, right?

31 posted on 09/25/2003 4:37:11 PM PDT by FreePaul
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To: dighton
I hope he cleared it with Mary first.
32 posted on 09/25/2003 4:40:32 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (My ancestors killed Abraham Lincoln. It haunts me still. Do you know where I can get a bucket of chi)
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To: VRW Conspirator
"I have to believe that Clark is bought and paid for."

With Soros $$$$$$$$!
33 posted on 09/25/2003 5:44:49 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: henbane
Whew!

I can almost smell the perfume!
34 posted on 09/25/2003 5:50:51 PM PDT by Republic If You Can Keep It
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To: kattracks
This explains why that fatass Michael Moore loves this guy so much. They're cut from the same dishrag.
35 posted on 09/25/2003 5:52:44 PM PDT by Benrand
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To: kattracks
A temper eh .... Reminds me of the tape of Clinton cussing out Jesse Jackson on braodcast video without realizing it.

Of Course 60 minutes would never show it.
36 posted on 09/25/2003 6:46:25 PM PDT by WOSG (DONT PUT CALI ON CRUZ CONTROL)
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To: aristeides
Waco.

There's a lot wrong with Clark & part of that is his temperament as described above.

However, Clark didn't have anything significant to do with Waco. He was the 1st Cavalry Division commander at Fort Hood during the Branch Davidian stand-off at Waco and his assistant commander--then Brigadier General Pete Schoomaker (the newly anointed Army Chief of Staff) was tasked by the Army to provide some advice to DOJ on their Waco plan. The reason Schoomaker was tapped was because of his previous assignment as the Delta Force commander--it had nothing to do with Clark.

37 posted on 09/25/2003 6:55:28 PM PDT by mark502inf
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To: kattracks
If you ever get a chance to hang out quiet like watching the hotel front desk you will usually note that 1 in 10 or 20 or so of interchanges is going to involve some strained emotions -- upset or anger. I wouldn't read much into this, because it's simply not uncommon to find folks getting upset in the often rush-rush environemnt of leaving a hotel.
38 posted on 09/25/2003 7:01:42 PM PDT by bvw
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To: kattracks
Crowley said Clark was so "abusive, condescending and mean" to the hotel staff that the conference organizer later felt compelled to apologize on his behalf.

The hotel staff in question must have been adults; if they'd been kids, nine times out of ten, Clark would have just killed them.

Shari Doyle before being rescued from abuse by the Clinton, Reno, Clark team:

Shari Doyle after being rescued from abuse by the Clinton, Reno, Clark team:

Kathrine Andrade before being rescued from abuse by the Clinton, Reno, Clark team:

Kathrine Andrade after being rescued from abuse by the Clinton, Reno, Clark team:

The photos from Yugoslavia aren't any better...

39 posted on 09/25/2003 7:09:16 PM PDT by judywillow (the supposed Kr)
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To: mark502inf
Clark authorized the military equipment...to assist the killing teams.
41 posted on 09/25/2003 7:16:48 PM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: The Duke
Hmmmm? Just the kind Hillary likes!

Seems like she doesn't feel important unless she has some guy's messes to clean up.
42 posted on 09/25/2003 7:19:55 PM PDT by CyberAnt (America - The Greatest Nation on the Face of the Earth)
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To: Wolverine
Clark authorized the military equipment...to assist the killing teams.

A division commander, which Clark was at that time, cannot do that on his own. First, the DOG or whoever must make the request. Then there is a Congressionally mandated procedure for providing military equipment to civil law enforcement that requires high level Army involvement. If approved, the closest Army installation with the requested equipment is tasked to provide it. In the Waco case, it was Fort Hood, TX. The III Corps commanded by LTG Funk would then have designated either the 1st Cav commanded by MG Clark or the 2d Armor commanded by MG Bates (I think--the names are starting to run together on me!) to provide the Bradleys & Combat Engineer Vehicles that were used at Waco--no crews, BTW--equipment only.

In any event, even though Clark has many faults, Waco was not one of them.

43 posted on 09/25/2003 8:17:23 PM PDT by mark502inf
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To: mark502inf
whoops, not DOG (freudian, perhaps?), but DOJ meaning Dept of Justice.
44 posted on 09/25/2003 8:18:51 PM PDT by mark502inf
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To: kattracks
That settles it. I'm voting for Clark so his finger will be near the nuclear button when he goes nuclear.
45 posted on 09/26/2003 4:04:42 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (A Stitch In Time Won't Save You A Dime But At Least It Makes This Dopey Saying Rhyme.)
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To: tictoc
Wow! Thanx for posting that pic. When I first saw the name of the reporter I was envisioning Candy Crowley.
46 posted on 09/26/2003 4:06:18 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (A Stitch In Time Won't Save You A Dime But At Least It Makes This Dopey Saying Rhyme.)
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To: kattracks
Doesn't Dean have this problem?

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47 posted on 09/26/2003 4:14:17 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000 (The Patriot Paradox: All Your Interviews Belong to Us)
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