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Nothing phony about response to Hillary at fete
The Boston Herald ^ | 10/23/01 | Margery Eagan

Posted on 10/23/2001 3:19:34 AM PDT by Gothmog

For a month now we've refrained from taking childish, if not infantile, if not downright cheap and totally unfair shots at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton - self-proclaimed virtuecrat and humanitarian, most meritorious of the meritocracy, smartest of the smart set, chief priestess of right-thinking, diversity-university, holier-than-thou know-it-alls who surely know that it takes a village and if you don't know it too you are, simply, a knuckle-dragging member of the vast right-wing conspiracy of dunces.

We've refrained, as I said. But we can keep silent no more.

Saturday night, Madison Square Garden. The Heroes of New York spot the ubiquitous pantsuit. They recoil. Like spontaneous generation, like The Wave rolling through Fenway, the boos come to life and crescendo to full throttle, all but drowning her out. ``Thank you. Thank you for being here tonight,'' says Hillary, onstage at ``The Concert for New York.'' Eight words into her greeting, she's shouting to be heard. ``Thank you for supporting New York.'' She's practically bellowing.

``Get off the stage!'' jeers a cop a few feet away.

``Thank you for your generosity.'' She's screeching.

``We don't want you here!!!'' the cop screeches back.

``On behalf of all the people who are going to need help for a very long time . . .''

And the ``anti-Clinton slurs spread and intensif(y) throughout the Garden, with many standing near the stage lobbing profanities.'' We're quoting The Drudge Report here, pardon me. But these are desperate times.

``Please join me in welcoming . . .'' And Hillary goes on bellowing but smiles as if nothing's wrong, as if she were not being pummeled by the very people we and she have canonized since Sept. 11 - New York City police and firefighters and survivors of the World Trade Center tragedy - as if she were not utterly humiliated and ready to pulverize whoever got her into this nightmare. Oh my, my, my. What a deeply satisfying moment it was.

``It's visceral for me,'' an equally thrilled fellow Hillary-hater Kevin Barry said yesterday. ``Who's she to get up on the stage?'' Who, indeed?

And who better to tell her than The Heroes, the real, regular people who apparently can't stomach her fawning phoniness anymore.

Yet according to Drudge again (sorry), a Hillary confidante labeled these same heroes as ``cops and firemen who listen to right-wing talk radio. They still think she killed Vince Foster!''

In other words, heroes when it suits her; knuckle-dragging vast right-wing conspirators when it doesn't.

In case you missed the others, this is the third post-9/11 faux pas for the first feminist who would, heaven help us, be our first female president.

Last week, a black van carrying Hillary and driven by a Secret Service agent blasted through security at a Westchester County airport, injuring a policeman who tried to stop it. First he shouted at them to stop. Then he banged on the van. ``I didn't know if we had a terrorist,'' said vigilant officer Ernest Dymond, who was briefly hospitalized. ``Once I found out who he was, I was even more agitated that he, of all people, should have known.''

Hillary was on her way to a private airplane at the time.

Then there was her petulant performance during President Bush's speech to Congress a month ago. He's talking courage, endurance, patience, love. She's grimacing, rolling her eyes, chatting away, clapping stingily, as if it hurt.

He's reassuring a shattered nation. ``The state of the union is strong.'' She looks, this newspaper said, like she's ``sucking on a lemon.''

Of course, we could cut Hillary some slack here. We could point out, for example, that many of the Heroes of New York overimbibed Saturday. We could. But we won't.

For if there's one bright side to our current horror, it's that we're drawn to what's better among us, what's higher, grander, truer and soul-enlarging - not what's prunish, greedy, grasping, cold-blooded, calculated and completely full of it. Like her.


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Sorry for the overkill on this, but this is the best article I have seen on it so far.
1 posted on 10/23/2001 3:19:34 AM PDT by Gothmog
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To: Gothmog
No appology necessary! Great article!
2 posted on 10/23/2001 3:26:52 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Gothmog
Don't worry about the overkill.

Of course, we could cut Hillary some slack here... We could. But we won't.

3 posted on 10/23/2001 3:27:28 AM PDT by Dan De Quille
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To: Gothmog
WOWSER!....What a way to start the day :))))))
Is this for real......maybe I'm not awake yet!!)
4 posted on 10/23/2001 3:27:51 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Gothmog
I thought they took it easy on her.Johnny- come -Latelys,hiding until they feel the "polls" are with them,no backbone at all,dissing Drudge and qouting his site at the same time.
5 posted on 10/23/2001 3:28:54 AM PDT by mdittmar
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To: Gothmog
I agree. This article does stand out.
6 posted on 10/23/2001 3:28:55 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Gothmog
Good writing.
7 posted on 10/23/2001 3:31:50 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Gothmog
Ms. Eagan needn't apologize for quoting Matt Drudge, for FAR more people read Matt's Web pages every day than read The Boston Herald.

That tackiness aside, good article. It isn't that folks suddenly decided to "stop liking Hillary". Far from it. It's just that, now, folks feel much freer to express their disdain for the wench................almost as if, even in the recent past, they expected retribution for doing so.

8 posted on 10/23/2001 3:32:15 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Gothmog
Love it! I particularly liked the adjective "prunish." It's one that was lacking from my lexicon of words used to describe Hillary the Horrible, and it's a great addition.
9 posted on 10/23/2001 3:32:48 AM PDT by livius
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To: leadpenny
The Boston Herald is one of the few qualities about Massachusettes.
10 posted on 10/23/2001 3:35:27 AM PDT by connectthedots
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To: Molly Pitcher; kayak; Dog; OneidaM; Species8472; dittomom; Miss Marple...
Y'alls have got to read this one!!!!
11 posted on 10/23/2001 3:35:33 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Gothmog
This is a good article Thanks for the post.
12 posted on 10/23/2001 3:36:38 AM PDT by kassie
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To: Gothmog
The Heroes of New York spot the ubiquitous pantsuit.

"The Ubiquitous Pantsuit!" LMAO--I love it. Smiling ear to ear here. Thanks for posting.

13 posted on 10/23/2001 3:40:46 AM PDT by Dixie Mom
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To: Guenevere
my eyes are bugging out and my mouth is agape at this! i was wondering if it is for real?
14 posted on 10/23/2001 3:40:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Gothmog; dighton
For if there's one bright side to our current horror, it's that we're drawn to what's better among us, what's higher, grander, truer and soul-enlarging - not what's prunish, greedy, grasping, cold-blooded, calculated and completely full of it. Like her.


15 posted on 10/23/2001 3:50:03 AM PDT by Orual
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To: Dixie Mom
Should "PIUP" now replace "PIAP"?
16 posted on 10/23/2001 3:50:47 AM PDT by rmgatto
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To: Gothmog
FYI- ( & I haven't been able to see it yet-"Server Overload!")--

-video/hillaryboo--

17 posted on 10/23/2001 3:50:57 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: Gothmog
If anyone would like to let Margery Eagan and the Boston Herald know what you think of this column CLICK THE LINK AT THE END OF THE COLUMN HERE
18 posted on 10/23/2001 3:57:57 AM PDT by Orual
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To: Gothmog
Ubiquitous Bump
19 posted on 10/23/2001 4:00:31 AM PDT by Centaur
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The NYC GOP should buy this article, mass print it - and junk mail the whole of NYC.

....and if Hillary's campaign to be on every TV screen keeps stuffing up Moscow will replace her handlers. (Maybe it will take a village).

20 posted on 10/23/2001 4:02:48 AM PDT by rocknotsand
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To: Gothmog
I'm surprised this was covered like this anywhere. Either Ms. Either Ms. Eagen gets a promotion, or gets fired today. Let's find a way to thank her, and let her bosses know. Go the bottom of the article and thank her. This article will have many legs today.
21 posted on 10/23/2001 4:03:21 AM PDT by gohabsgo
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To: Gothmog
Someone should cut Hillary some calories while their at it.

BTW....I'm sure some had over embibed after weeks of pulling body parts of their brother firemen from the rubble.

Even while they were there celebrating, some fire crews were on the pile, digging away.

22 posted on 10/23/2001 4:03:22 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Gothmog
Makes me wonder how long it will take before the major TV media finally acknowledge that she got booed...severely.
As I remember, the major TV media had to be pulled, dragging and screaming, into the various Clintonian frays of the 1990's. Only when forced to by those sub-medias such as the National Inquirer, which produced more "breaking news" about the Clinton scandals, did the major TV media succumb to reporting anything negative regarding the Clinton regime.
23 posted on 10/23/2001 4:05:04 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Orual
Will click-but must add

``Please join me in welcoming . . .'' And Hillary goes on bellowing but smiles as if nothing's wrong, as if she were not being pummeled by the very people we and she have canonized since Sept. 11 .

"And heros when she needs them and suddenly they're not"

24 posted on 10/23/2001 4:07:29 AM PDT by prognostigaator
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To: Gothmog
I think I burned my eyes! This article is SCALDING!! Reflects my sentiments to a "T".
25 posted on 10/23/2001 4:13:21 AM PDT by moodymare
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To: Gothmog
A thousand "bravo"s.
26 posted on 10/23/2001 4:15:16 AM PDT by Skooz
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To: rmgatto
Should "PIUP" now replace "PIAP"?

You made the motion, and I second it! Absolutely. :)

27 posted on 10/23/2001 4:23:07 AM PDT by Dixie Mom
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To: Gothmog
Does this mean she'll sit down and shut up for her remaining 5 years in the Senate?

No matter. Let's make sure we send her plenty of good Republican company in 2002!

28 posted on 10/23/2001 4:25:33 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Gothmog; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Tonkin, enjoy this post, I certainly did!

Kudos to Gothmog for finding this article!!

29 posted on 10/23/2001 4:26:15 AM PDT by nicotinefiend
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To: Gothmog
I don't often read every word of every post before dopping down to the comment section. This one I read word for luscious word.
30 posted on 10/23/2001 4:30:45 AM PDT by gogov
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To: Gothmog
THE CULPABILITY OF BILL CLINTON

Updated with a LOT more stuff!

31 posted on 10/23/2001 4:42:08 AM PDT by Shenandoah
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To: xsmommy
my eyes are bugging out and my mouth is agape at this! i was wondering if it is for real?

It would be great if we learned teachers were using this in classrooms as a wonderful example of logical, descriptive, and memorable writing.

I'd like to take this opportunity to say:

Enjoy your Boos-Cruise, Hillary

32 posted on 10/23/2001 4:43:04 AM PDT by syriacus
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To: Gothmog
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33 posted on 10/23/2001 4:43:10 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Gothmog
Kudos to Margery!!! But she'd better watch her back -- the big dukes at The Busted Herald won't forget this.
34 posted on 10/23/2001 4:47:05 AM PDT by Ed_in_NJ
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To: Gothmog
Sorry for the overkill on this, but this is the best article I have seen on it so far.

Definitely not overkill, Gothmog. I needed it. LOL!

35 posted on 10/23/2001 4:48:54 AM PDT by newslady
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To: Gothmog
In case you missed the others, this is the third post-9/11 faux pas for the first feminist who would, heaven help us, be our first female president.

Actually the FOURTH post-9/11 faux paus. Hillary was also seen laughing in the middle of a WTC memorial service.

36 posted on 10/23/2001 4:49:43 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Gothmog
>>>In other words, [the firemen/police are] heroes when it suits her; knuckle-dragging vast right-wing conspirators when it doesn't.

EXACTLY !!!!

37 posted on 10/23/2001 4:49:46 AM PDT by The Raven
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To: Dan De Quille
Don't worry about the overkill.

You cannot overkill the "undead".

Hillery!,the politician who would not die!

Coming to a legislature near you,again,and again,and again.

38 posted on 10/23/2001 4:51:07 AM PDT by tet68
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To: JohnHuang2
This column is soooooooooo good....like a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts you don't have to share.....like, the birthday present you save to open last.

If I knew how to "ping" people, I surely would. I mean, everyone should have the pleasure of reading this one.

39 posted on 10/23/2001 4:52:12 AM PDT by YaYa123
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To: Gothmog; Angelique; Exit148; jellybean; firebrand; piasa; Howie; San Jacinto; christie; stanz...
Sometimes it just happens, when the wind is just so sweet, the coffee is at it's peak, and comeuppance is deal in fair measure....sigh!!
Oh what a beautiful Morning, oh what a beautiful day, I've got I've got a lov-er-ly feeling,...everythings going our wayyyyyyyyyyyyy........:O)
40 posted on 10/23/2001 4:53:59 AM PDT by carlo3b
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To: Gothmog
bump for a good morning coffee read
41 posted on 10/23/2001 4:55:58 AM PDT by Blueflag
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To: Gothmog
Great article! I like how Eagan points out the immediate effort to dismiss the reaction of the NYC heroes as the knee-jerk reaction of Neanderthals to the "enlightenment" (God help us) that Hitlery offers. Spin control was in effect before she finished speaking, I'm sure.
42 posted on 10/23/2001 4:56:32 AM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: Gothmog
The Globe has just made my day! New Yorks finest should all be made honorary Freepers. Think of it this way, That was the best Freepin'Yet of Hildabeast!
44 posted on 10/23/2001 4:58:11 AM PDT by 41Thunder
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To: Gothmog
``Get off the stage!'' jeers a cop a few feet away.

ROFLMAO!!!

But then, it's not really funny. How sad. For everyone. How sad that as a nation, we allowed the malignancy to linger for eight years, spreading its poison through the body politic.

45 posted on 10/23/2001 4:59:40 AM PDT by ppaul
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To: b4its2late; Dutchy; n.y.muggs; lysander13135; Dog; StarFan; All-American Medic; firebrand...
Tee hee hee hee hee
46 posted on 10/23/2001 5:01:22 AM PDT by Neets
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To: carlo3b
The author of this brilliantly well written article needs to know. Click on the link at top of this thread to the Boston Herald to tell her so
47 posted on 10/23/2001 5:02:26 AM PDT by Minn54
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To: sheltonmac; sola gracia
BWAHAHAHA!
49 posted on 10/23/2001 5:03:32 AM PDT by Dawntreader
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To: DJ88; Cammysmom
Hey, guys!!! You gotta read this one!! Great post!
50 posted on 10/23/2001 5:06:06 AM PDT by kachina
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