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HELEN THOMAS SYNDROME
1.2.02 | Mia T

Posted on 01/02/2002 8:21:25 AM PST by Mia T

 

Post 9/11, a scatological response to the clintons is reflexive and virtually universal.
 

Post 9/11, even the most hopelessly ignorant and partisan, (with the inexplicable exception of Helen Thomas), are able to comprehend their collective posterior's precarious position; and they are able to connect the dots rather easily from it to clinton hyper-narcissism, ineptitude and depravity.

Mia T, Will Riefenstahl-esque "editing to perfection" resurrect the clintons?

 
A (sporadically-Camp-David)
clinton Thanksgiving --1996

Turkey Prez a D.C. Gofer?
(Have you connected the dots yet, Helen?)

Clinton reviewing inaugural plans

by Helen Thomas, 29-NOV-1996 14:29

The president, still suffering from a raspy voice, and ordered by his doctor to rest his vocal chords, carried a briefcase as he strolled to the waiting helicopter to return to Camp David. He wore a leather jacket and was followed by an aide carrying a huge box of inaugural papers.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- President Clinton briefly interrupted his Thanksgiving holiday weekend at Camp David Friday with a quick trip to the White House to gather data he wants to study in planning his second inauguration and then returned to the mountaintop retreat.

The president returned to the Executive Mansion with his wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea, 16. Along with him was Hollywood producer Harry Thomasson, who with his wife Linda Bloodworth Thomasson, a prominent sitcom writer, spent Thanksgiving Day with the Clinton clan at the mountaintop retreat.

Clinton conferred with Thomasson in the Oval Office on his return and discussed preliminary plans for the inaugural on Jan. 20, including choosing a poem he will have read at his second swearing in as president.

The Thomassons played a prominent role in writing the script for his first inauguration in 1993.

The president, still suffering from a raspy voice, and ordered by his doctor to rest his vocal chords, carried a briefcase as he strolled to the waiting helicopter to return to Camp David. He wore a leather jacket and was followed by an aide carrying a huge box of inaugural papers.

But before plunging into further study, Clinton arranged to take time out to play golf with Hillary's brothers at a course near Camp David.

The first lady and Chelsea did not return to the presidential hideaway with him. Mrs. Clinton had the Christmas decoration of the White House to supervise as it got underway Friday and Chelsea had to attend a rehearsal for her performance in the Washington Ballet's annual Christmas performance of "The Nutcracker Suite."

In addition, an aide said Mrs. Clinton had to prepare for her trip to Bolivia Monday afternoon where she will attend the annual meeting of the first ladies of the Americas. Before she departs, she will host a press preview of the White House Christmas decorations.

The president arranged to deliver his weekly Saturday radio address from Camp David. White House press secretary Mike McCurry said the subject would be: "Thanksgiving."

Clinton plans to return to the White House on Sunday, and will face a busy week ahead as he makes important decisions on the make up of his next national security team.

Clinton took a binder of recommendations with him to Camp David on possible Cabinet appointments prepared by his transition team. Most of the interest centered on who he would pick to succeed Secretary of State Warren Christopher who is leaving the Cabinet.

The president wants to have his chief diplomatic and military advisers on deck before Christmas, and the entire new Cabinet selected by Inauguration Day.

On the social side, next week the President and Mrs. Clinton will begin a series of nightly Christmas parties leading up to the holiday. The Clintons, in keeping with tradition, will spend Christmas in the White House.

15. Mr. Grafeld told me, referring to Judicial Watch's allegations that Commerce Department trade mission seats were sold in exchange for campaign contributions, that "(Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel) Klayman is right on target" but that he believes that the trade mission issues were "only the tip of the iceberg -- that the really big money went towards Presidential access." Mr. Grafeld indicated to me that he believes that Ms. Moss was asking for political contributions in exchange for seats on Commerce Department trade missions, likely at the direction of Hillary Rodham Clinton, but that documents showing this illegal activity had "left the building." In fact, there were effectively no security procedures at the Commerce Department to ensure that sensitive and secret documents and/or any documents which might evidence criminal activity stayed in the building. The purported letters referenced by Mr. Grafeld and Nolanda Hill could easily have "left the building" absent sufficient procedures to secure them.

---from DECLARATION OF SONYA STEWART

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- President Clinton [upon the discovery of the body of Barbara Wise in the Commerce Department offices] briefly interrupted his Thanksgiving holiday weekend at Camp David Friday with a quick trip to the White House to gather data...and then returned to the mountaintop retreat...

The president, still suffering from a raspy voice, and ordered by his doctor to rest his vocal chords, carried a briefcase as he strolled to the waiting helicopter to return to Camp David. He wore a leather jacket and was followed by an aide carrying a huge box ...

Clinton reviewing inaugural plans, Helen Thomas, 29-NOV-1996

Missy Kelly's Analysis of Mysterious Commerce Death

Whitewater Bulletin Board on the Prodigy Network
1997
Missy Kelly
Missy Kelly is a regular poster to the Whitewater Bulletin Board on the Prodigy Network. She is not a "professional" reporter but her work often surpasses that of so-called professionals who are content to rewrite wire stories and take the party line from the beltway elite.
 

For some background to this analysis, here is the original AP wire story concerning the mysterious death of a Commerce Department worker that occured over Thanksgiving weekend.

Police Investigating Death at Commerce Department

November 29, 1996 9.58 am EST (1458 GMT)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police were investigating the death of a woman whose body was found today in an office at the Commerce Department.

Anne Luzzatto, press secretary for Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor, said the woman's body was found this morning by a Commerce Department employee, who notified security personnel in the building. "It is my understanding that someone found the body in an office on the fourth floor,'' Luzzatto said.

She said that District of Columbia police were conducting an investigation but that she had no details on a cause of death. The woman's name was being withheld pending notification of relatives.

1996 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
FOX News Network 1996. All rights reserved.


Beginning of Missy Kelly's Analysis


On Friday morning at 7:45 AM, Clinton suddenly, and unexpectedly, returns to WH from Camp David that same AM, and yet is back on links at Camp David by afternoon.

Compare this UPI story to the report on the AP that follows:

Clinton reviewing inaugural plans

by Helen Thomas

29-NOV-1996 14:29

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- President Clinton briefly interrupted his Thanksgiving holiday weekend at Camp David Friday with a quick trip to the White House to gather data he wants to study in planning his second inauguration and then returned to the mountaintop retreat.

The president returned to the Executive Mansion with his wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea, 16. Along with him was Hollywood producer Harry Thomasson, who with his wife Linda Bloodworth Thomasson, a prominent sitcom writer, spent Thanksgiving Day with the Clinton clan at the mountaintop retreat.

Clinton conferred with Thomasson in the Oval Office on his return and discussed preliminary plans for the inaugural on Jan. 20, including choosing a poem he will have read at his second swearing in as president.

The Thomassons played a prominent role in writing the script for his first inauguration in 1993.

The president, still suffering from a raspy voice, and ordered by his doctor to rest his vocal chords, carried a briefcase as he strolled to the waiting helicopter to return to Camp David. He wore a leather jacket and was followed by an aide carrying a huge box of inaugural papers.

But before plunging into further study, Clinton arranged to take time out to play golf with Hillary's brothers at a course near Camp David.

The first lady and Chelsea did not return to the presidential hideaway with him. Mrs. Clinton had the Christmas decoration of the White House to supervise as it got underway Friday and Chelsea had to attend a rehearsal for her performance in the Washington Ballet's annual Christmas performance of "The Nutcracker Suite."

In addition, an aide said Mrs. Clinton had to prepare for her trip to Bolivia Monday afternoon where she will attend the annual meeting of the first ladies of the Americas. Before she departs, she will host a press preview of the White House Christmas decorations.

The president arranged to deliver his weekly Saturday radio address from Camp David. White House press secretary Mike McCurry said the subject would be: "Thanksgiving."

Clinton plans to return to the White House on Sunday, and will face a busy week ahead as he makes important decisions on the make up of his next national security team.

Clinton took a binder of recommendations with him to Camp David on possible Cabinet appointments prepared by his transition team. Most of the interest centered on who he would pick to succeed Secretary of State Warren Christopher who is leaving the Cabinet.

The president wants to have his chief diplomatic and military advisers on deck before Christmas, and the entire new Cabinet selected by Inauguration Day.

On the social side, next week the President and Mrs. Clinton will begin a series of nightly Christmas parties leading up to the holiday. The Clintons, in keeping with tradition, will spend Christmas in the White House.

END OF UPI REPORT


Clinton Enjoys A Round Of Golf

5:36 PM (ET) 11/29

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Scaring a pondful of ducks, President Clinton enjoyed an afternoon of golf with family members on Friday after returning briefly to the White House to work on the program of his second inaugural.

Midway through 18 holes, the president splashed two balls into a small lake between the green and the rough, scattering a flotilla ducks.

The ducks settled down and so did the president. After one more errant shot, he landed his ball on the green, drawing applause from club house onlookers at the Black Rock Golf Club.

The president, just returned from a trip to Asia that included a state visit to Australia, wore an Australian-style "Crocodile Dundee" hat, charcoal gray pants and a blue sweatshirt.

It was an all-in-the-family affair. The president's partners included his stepfather, Dick Kelley; his brother, Roger Clinton; and his two brothers-in-law, Hugh and Tony Rodham.

The president drove his own golf cart.

On Friday morning, Clinton unexpectedly left Camp David in the Catoctin Mountains of western Maryland, where he and his extended family had enjoyed Thanksgiving, to return to the White House.

One purpose for the helicopter ride: The president wanted to give first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea, a ride to town to attend a ballet event.

But White House press secretary Mike McCurry said the president also spent time in the Oval Office with television producer Harry Thomason discussing the themes and program of his second inaugural.

"The inaugural committee wants to send the program to the printers as early as possible next week," McCurry said.

Clinton also picked up some volumes of poetry not available to him at Camp David, McCurry said, adding that the president wants to review them before announcing the name of the poet expected to be included in the Jan. 20 ceremony at the Capitol.

When Clinton was inaugurated four years ago, poet Maya Angelou read from her work.


END OF AP REPORT


Missy's Analysis of Situation

Death at Commerce

The partially nude body of Barbara Alice Wise, 48, was found at 7:45 AM in her LOCKED fourth floor office at the Commerce Department, Friday morning, Nov. 29, 1996.

Ms. Wise worked in Commerce's INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION, known as ITA.

The DOA showed up in the same department that Huang and Yee were both associated with when they worked at Commerce. Interesting.

What's almost as interesting is the fact that this Death at Commerce has NOT been widely reported. I have waited for nearly a week now, but nada, nothing, zilch, zip.

So...Maybe they didn't catch it?

Lets look at this story as it played out in the press. The stories, in their full glory are attached:

9:58 AM Friday The story breaks: A dead body, female, is found on the fourth floor of Commerce, by a colleague. Colleague, un-named. The District of Columbia Police are conducting the investigation. No name [pending notification of relatives], no details.

12:01 Friday Reuters: Body found in deceased's office, where the International Trade Administration has offices. Cause of death not yet determined. Police say the city's medical examiner would perform an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of her death. Case being investigated by Homicide branch.

Woman last seen alive Wednesday at 4 PM. Commerce building was closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving.

1:23 PM Friday AP reports the body was found at 7:45 AM that morning. The woman, still unidentified, had worked for Commerce for 14 years, in the department's International Trade Administration.

"She specialized in trade development, working in the unit that provided analysis of various industries." No details on the cause of death. "Police also would immediately release few details."

1:39 PM Friday AP reports President Clinton flew to the White House today, from Camp David where he'd spent Thanksgiving. Clinton had already returned [by 1:39 PM] to western Maryland for a round of golf. He spent less than two hours at WH, one them with Harry Thomasson.

Why the unexpected, unscheduled, sudden trip to the White House? Why the meeting with Thomasson...and the rush to meet with him?

[Clinton] spent an hour in the Oval Office with television producer Harry Thomasson discussing the themes and program of his second inaugural, said White House press secretary Mike McCurry.

"The inaugural committee wants to send the program to the printers as early as possible next week," McCurry said.

Clinton also picked up some volumes of poetry not available to him at Camp David, McCurry said, adding that the president wants to review them before announcing the name of the poet expected to be included in the Jan. 20 ceremony at the Capitol.

McCurry said the president also wanted to give first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea, a ride to town to attend a ballet event.

Completing his less than two-hour stop, Clinton returned to Camp David, also by helicopter.

He was to play golf at a course near Hagerstown, Md., with his stepfather, Dick Kelley, and his wife's two brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham.

This story...from AP and the WH...infers that Bill came to the WH to meet with Thomasson to finalize some inauguration plans that needed to get to the "printers". We all know that the small fry GO TO THE PRESIDENT, not the other way around. Thomasson would have flown to the prez. Further, the PRESIDENT doesn't run back to the White House to pick up "poetry books". He SENDS people back to pick up poetry books. And we all know what a devoted husband and father Bill is ... wasn't it sweet of him to give Chelsea and Hillary a "lift back to town"? Must have been an early "ballet event"...

Notice the time that BC arrived is not stated, but we do know he was gone by the time this story was reported: 1:39 PM. He was there for 2 hours. That means he was in DC no later than 11:30 AM, possibly earlier.

2:29 PM Friday UPI Report Just in case you didn't buy the above excuses for Bill's sudden appearance at the White House, how about these from UPI excerpts:

1] a quick trip to the White House to gather data he wants to study in planning his second inauguration

2] Mrs. Clinton had the Christmas decoration of the White House to supervise as it got underway Friday and Chelsea had to attend a rehearsal for her performance in the Washington Ballet's annual Christmas performance of "The Nutcracker Suite."

3] In addition, an aide said Mrs. Clinton had to prepare for her trip to Bolivia Monday afternoon where she will attend the annual meeting of the first ladies of the Americas. Before she departs, she will host a press preview of the White House Christmas decorations.

Now the DISINFORMATION/SPIN is starting to become very clear. Not only the lame excuses as to Clinton's sudden quick trip to the White House, but regarding Clinton's visit with Thomasson.

Quickly let me chat about Hillary coming back to oversee the decorating. Gary Aldrich wrote about the 1994 White House Christmas decorating, in his book "Unlimited Access", p. 103. He said he was "surprised" to hear that the First Family was at the White House when the decorating was going on. "They had not gone to Camp David, as was tradition - that way, the decorating could go on undisturbed and they could be surprised when they returned for the great unveiling." Hillary has never taken an interest in decorating the White House before. Did she really take an interest this year? Did Aldrich "make her do it"?

But more importantly, contrary to the AP article above, which inferred that Bill came to the WH to MEET with Thomasson, it turns out Thomasson and Clinton had been together for days:

The president returned to the Executive Mansion with his wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea, 16. Along with him was Hollywood producer Harry Thomasson, who with his wife Linda Bloodworth Thomasson, a prominent sitcom writer, spent Thanksgiving Day with the Clinton clan at the mountaintop retreat.

Clinton conferred with Thomasson in the Oval Office on his return and discussed preliminary plans for the inaugural on Jan. 20, including choosing a poem he will have read at his second swearing in as president.

[end of excerpt]

Thomasson and Bill Did NOT HAVE to meet at the White House. They were together all along. They could have had their meeting at Camp David. If they needed info, they'd have sent a lackey. Clearly, this "meeting" was an EXCUSE for the sudden return to DC. Clearly, the real reason for Clinton's sudden trip to the White House was NOT BEING TOLD.

And there is more weirdness:

"The president... carried a briefcase as he strolled to the waiting helicopter to return to Camp David. He wore a leather jacket and was followed by an aide carrying a huge box of inaugural papers."

Okay. Put on your thinking cap. When have you EVER seen ANY President CARRYING ANYTHING as the get into or out of the Presidential helicopter...? Seriously...WHEN HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A PRESIDENT CARRYING ANYTHING? [I believe it is against security rules for the president to be encumbered in such a fashion. That's why others carry everything.]

5:21 PM Friday [AP]
This is critical!
The AP STILL says: "The name of the 48-year-old woman was being withheld pending notification of relatives."

In itself, this means nothing.

But then you have THIS BOMBSHELL:

"District of Columbia police spokesman J C Stamps said that an autopsy was being performed."

The DOA's relatives have NOT been informed YET the body is already on the table being autopsied.

Not only did the autopsy start BEFORE the relatives had been informed of the DOA's death, but the autopsy started less 10 HOURS after the body was found.

The last time I saw an autopsy done so quickly was in the death of Vincent Foster...and it took tremendous pressure EXERTED BY THE WHITE HOUSE. I have read hundreds of pages of testimony regarding the influence of the White House on getting Foster's autopsy bumped to TOP PRIORITY. I submit to you that only White House pressure could account for the fact that this DOA was autopsied even before her name was publicly released.

Just think common sense. There are a lot of DOA's in Washington DC. There is ALWAYS a back log of bodies to be autopsied. NO DOA gets autopsied in less than 10 hours unless someone decides to bump THIS DOA to the top of the list. WHO? WHY? Were the officers of the crime scene present at the autopsy, per standard procedure? Was the autopsy in progress when whoever attended got there? Was there anyone from the DC Police even present at the autopsy? Who performed the autopsy?

Continuing from the AP story:

District of Columbia police spokesman J C Stamps...did not rule out foul play.

"We are looking into all possibilities," he said.

A local television station, WRC, quoted unidentified police sources as saying that the office where the body was found was locked and the body was partially nude.

Whoa. A dead body, found partially nude, in a locked office, in the same Commerce Department where Yee and Huang once worked, where documents are being requested and subpoenaed left and right, is being autopsied less than 10 hours after it is found, and before the relatives have been notified.

This is getting VERY interesting. Or is it?

5:36 PM Friday
Apparently it's of no interest at all. To Bill Clinton at least.

Now, another excerpt from AP:

Scaring a pondful of ducks, President Clinton enjoyed an afternoon of golf with family members on Friday after returning briefly to the White House to work on the program of his second inaugural.

But Bill was WITH Harry Thomasson at Camp David... they did NOT have to return to the White House to "work on the program of his second inaugural". Horsepuckey.

This story cracks me up...done for no other reason than to publicly show how relaxed and unconcerned the President was that afternoon...even though a dead body had showed up just hours before in a locked room at Commerce's ITA, the same department that Huang and Yee worked in.

Again, from AP:

Midway through 18 holes, the president splashed two balls into a small lake between the green and the rough, scattering a flotilla ducks.

The ducks settled down and so did the president. After one more errant shot, he landed his ball on the green, drawing applause from club house onlookers at the Black Rock Golf Club.

The president... wore an Australian-style "Crocodile Dundee" hat, charcoal gray pants and a blue sweatshirt.

It was an all-in-the-family affair. The president's partners included his stepfather, Dick Kelley; his brother, Roger Clinton; and his two brothers-in-law, Hugh and Tony Rodham.

The president drove his own golf cart.

Just a beautiful picture, isn't it? The close knit- family, golfing, laughing; relaxed, the ducks on wing... So serene.

Except for that 800 lb. gorilla, aka, the DOA, back at Huang's Department at Commerce.

This story has absolutely no value. Why was it written? Why was it posted to the wire service? This is news?

I submit to you it was written to record that Clinton showed no signs of stress about that 800 lb. gorilla. The rest is just re-hash of what was put out hours before.

This story was COVER.

1:30 AM Saturday Morning
Nearly six hours has elapsed since AP's last story on the DOA.

In the wee hours of the morning AP announces the name of the Commerce DOA, one Barbara Alice Wise, 48, of Gambrills, Md.

It is also noted that "the unit where she worked provided analysis for various industries designed to boost export sales."

Again, from AP:

Sgt. Michael Farish, a homicide investigator with District of Columbia police, said officers have found no signs of foul play and believe that she died of natural causes. But the case continued to be investigated as a homicide, he said.

A preliminary autopsy was unable to determine the cause of death Friday.

The Police say "no signs of foul play", yet she was found partially naked, in a locked office. And the police say she died of "natural causes" even though the autopsy was UNABLE to determine the cause of death.

Humm. Interesting. What natural causes would that be, that an autopsy can't determine?

No, they tell us: the autopsy didn't determine why she died, partially naked, in a locked room. But it was of natural causes, and there were "no signs of foul play." And it would continue to be investigated as a homicide.

Interesting.

My, What's going to happen next?

NOTHING, because THAT WAS THE LAST STORY ON THE DOA AT COMMERCE. [The same story appeared on Prodigy's AP Online with a later timestamp]

To my knowledge, NO NEWS SERVICE HAS DONE A SINGLE STORY ON THIS DEATH SINCE.

In less than 24 hours, this stunning discovery at Commerce, in John Huang's former department is no longer news. This story is DOA.

Comments:

Once they got it on the wires that the body had been autopsied, and it was of natural causes, even with an indeterminate autopsy, well...that's the end of that.

The press says: "Let's talk about Hillary's Press tour of the WH "Nutcracker" decorating theme...."

Why, there weren't even any follow-up stories on Hillary's trip to Bolivia, alluded to in the UPI report at 14:29 hours on Friday.

I would think the First Lady's trip to Bolivia for unknown reasons would be more newsworthy than what Bill wore when he played golf, and that he drove his own damn golf cart. Wouldn't you?

It would appear, at the very least, Ms. Wise worked under Mr. Huang, where he served as the Ass't Deputy Secretary in that section. What was Alice Wise's position under John Huang? How much did they interface in their work? Same questions regarding Ms Yee and Ms. Wise.

Did Wise focus on Asian or European affairs? What did Ms. Wise know? Did she travel on any Commerce trade trips? Did she attend the Nov. 1994 junket to Jakarta? Did Ms. Wise ever interface with Lippo/Riady or their business interests while working at Commerce?

Did Ms. Wise ever receive a subpoena for testimony on information she may have regarding Ron Brown? From either Ron Brown's now-defunct IC, the Justice Dept. who took over the Brown investigation after Brown's death, or Starr? Or any congressional committee? Or Judicial Watch?

What are the answers to the who/what/where/why of Ms. Wise? And why is NO ONE ASKING?

WHY IS THE MEDIA SILENT ABOUT THIS WOMAN'S DEATH?

It also appears quite clear to me that the REAL reason for Bill's sudden and unscheduled visit to the White House is not being shared. Spin, spin, disinformation. Obviously NOT for the reasons the White House put out. National Business that suddenly needed attending to? Then the rest of his staff would have been there.

Were they at the White House to "deal with" the dead body that just showed up at Commerce? If NOT, then why DID Bill Clinton REALLY make this unscheduled urgent trip to the White House...and bring Thomasson along? If Clinton needed a "meeting" as an excuse, you would think he'd pick a better cover than Thomasson whose mere name raises eyebrows...Better that Clinton meet with Mother Theresa. Was Thomasson just "handy" to use as an excuse? But Thomasson was WITH Bill Clinton at Camp David. There was no need to fly to the White House for the meeting.

BUT for the fact that at 7:45 AM that very morning a dead body showed up in the very Commerce Department section, ITA, where Huang and Yee worked when they served there, there is no legitimate reason why Bill suddenly flew into DC on Friday morning.

If the DOA at Commerce was the real reason, and her death relates to the Lippo Affair, consider this:

Most of Bill's contacts and conduits to the Riady's have been exposed. Is Thomasson NOW ACTING as the conduit for information flow between the Riady's and the White House? Did Bill go to the White House to deal with events, and to "gather data" that relates to Lippo/Riady/Huang, and this woman's death? Were these documents what Bill was personally carrying to the helicopter? Are these documents what in the box of "papers" the aide was carrying? Were they removing incriminating documents to Camp David to make them inaccessible to any WH subpoena? If I were issuing a subpoena at this point, I'd surely include any papers at Camp David. You think this is far fetched? Remember that not too long ago, Clinton's COUNSEL, Jack Quinn tried this same ruse to circumvent a WH subpoena by sending the subpoenaed documents TO THE FBI, so Quinn could say, "there are no such documents IN the White House." This is NOT far-fetched with this Clinton White House.

Regarding the query: IS Thomasson now acting as a conduit between the Riady's and the Clintons? I don't know if I sent you this or not, but I have been wondering about Thomasson's company in the Travelgate affair TRM. We know that Huang and Thomasson spoke often on the phone...but we don't know what they talked about. The only role we know for Thomasson is Travelgate, so it naturally brings up the next question: Were Thomasson and Huang talking about Travelgate? If so, what does Huang have to do with it? Well, what if TRM doesn't stand for T=Thomasson, R=Richland M=Martens.

What if the R in TRM really stands for RIADY? Do we know for certain that this Richland dude was THE "R"? Do we know for certain he used his own money? Further, notice this:

From the Arkansas Democrat Gazette [date uncertain, but posted on BB 11/27/96] "Clinton's election focused world's eye on Indonesia deals" by ANDREA HARTER:

[Mark] Grobmyer has said he does not represent himself to the Indonesians as having special access to the White House, but he did gain a rare audience with Suharto in 1993, Arkansas Industrial Development Commission records show. An April 23, 1993, memo written by Harrington to Tucker says, "Grobmyer recently visited Indonesia by invitation of Mr. Mochtar Riady. ... While there, he met with President Suharto." The memo says that a visit to Arkansas by Jakarta's governor was "to reciprocate Mark's visit."

Grobmyer said Monday that his visit with Suharto had no connection to state officials or to Clinton. "I was on the international committee for Little Rock with the (Little Rock) Chamber of Commerce, and there was some talk of a commuter airline facility out at the airport. I thought they would be interested in knowing about it. But I never represented the president."

Many fascinating things about this statement! First of all: Why would Riady and Suharto be interested in a "commuter airline facility" out at the airport? They'd be interested if they had a stake in a related business...perhaps TRM? Perhaps even World Wide Travel?

Secondly, if I am not mistaken, Judge David Hale was a BIG dog in the Chamber of Commerce in Little Rock. If I am not mistaken he even held a NATIONAL post in the parent organization. This meeting with Grobmyer and Riady and Suharto took place in April 1993...before Hale's troubles became known. Why doesn't someone ASK David Hale what HE KNOWS about the Lippo connections to ArkAsia?

I have never believed all the reasons thrown out as to the "why" of Travelgate. Why would the WH/Clinton's expose themselves so recklessly, and urgently to get TRM into the Travel office? The urgency is what doesn't fit. And I never bought that it was the money Thomasson could make if he had the office. Thomasson already has money, and how much would one make arranging press trips?

But what if Travelgate is in reality "Lippogate", only in disguise. What if the Riady's and Lippo play a role in TRM, World Wide Travel? Ah, then the possible reasons for the WH actions make a little more sense. It even makes on reconsider the statement that Foster died over Travelgate.

I have tremendous RESPECT for the disinformation that comes out of this White House. They are BRILLIANT. Yet, on this Friday morning, they really blew it big-time. I would suggest to you that they were SO PANICKED that they COULDN'T THINK STRAIGHT. Hence, their terrible job of creating "cover stories" for the urgent, and unexpected stopover at the White House.


End of Investigative Report by Missy Kelly

HILLARY CLINTON'S
BOOOOOS
hear them here!
(click the band-aid box)

Why is hillary clinton the most reviled woman in American history?

Wanna start a list?

Hillary jeered by NYC heroes

Crime/Corruption
Source: Drudge Report
Published: SUN OCT 21, 2001 Author: MATT DRUDGE
Posted on 10/21/01 7:43 PM Pacific by Liz

Senator Hillary Clinton's inner circle is furious at MIRAMAX king Harvey Weinstein after the former first lady suffered through a public relations nightmare during Saturday's AMERICA: A TRIBUTE TO HEROES concert in New York City.

Hillary Clinton was jeered and booed by thousands gathered at Madison Square Garden as she took to the stage -- unannounced -- to introduce a movie clip. VH1 cameras captured firemen and police heroes wildly booing Clinton, who attempted to raise her voice above the shouting crowd.

"Get off the stage! We don't want you here!" yelled one New York City police officer just feet from the senator. Anti-Clinton slurs spread and intensified throughout the Garden, with many standing near the stage lobbing profanities.

Event-planner and close Clinton friend Harvey Weinstein was visibly shaken as he heard the crowd erupt with boos and jeers, according to an eyewitness. The junior senator from New York ending up giving the shortest presentation of the evening, clocking in at under 20 seconds.

"How could we not know this would be the wrong forum for Hillary?!" shouted one confidante. "These are cops and firemen who listen to right-wing talkradio. They still think she killed Vince Foster, for Christ sake!"

Other New York politicians received warmer welcomes during the 5-hour concert which featured Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Elton John and others.

Former President Bill Clinton, who took the stage minutes after his wife, worked over scattered boos with talk of the rescuers' heroism. Following the Clintons, James Taylor soothed the heroes with an acoustic FIRE AND RAIN.

The concert raised millions of dollars for September 11 relief efforts.

http://www.drudgereport.com for updates (c)DRUDGE REPORT 2001
Not for reproduction without permission of the author

YOO-HOO!
HILLARY BOOOOOS AREN'T NEW


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As always, great work Mia.
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Excellent Post!!There are too many unanswered questions that relate to Vince Foster,Ron Brown,John Huang,not to mention this mysterious death of the woman at Commerce who worked under Mr.Huang!If I remember correctly,Mr. Huang got nothing more than a"hand-slap"for his role in the illegal fund-raising deal and now it seems patently obvious that these charges against him were pursued largely to divert attention from what was(and is)far more serious,the sale of seats on Trade Missions for Big Bucks!!It would seem that this poor woman"KNEW TOO MUCH"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 posted on 01/02/2002 8:54:46 AM PST by bandleader
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To: Mia T
Mia, FR would not be the same without your work.

Don't ever stop.

4 posted on 01/02/2002 9:02:55 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: Gail Wynand; looscannon; Lonesome in Massachussets; river rat; Freedom'sWorthIt; IVote2; Slyfox...
Q ERTY6 REALITY CHECK ping!

If the impeached ex-president's own claim is true, that he understood fully the capability and inclination of bin Laden to carry off a 9/11, then by passing up Sudan's offer, including one as late as last year, to hand over the terrorist and data on his network, reveals both the depth and danger of clinton dysfunction and the utter malfeasance of the Senate and the fourth estate.

"WHAT HARM CAN HE DO?"

 
Most interesting about the impeached ex-president's revisionist schemes is his calculation that incompetency is a preferable legacy to idiocy or a sui generis narcissistic sedition.
 

The Placebo President (aided and abetted by the media myrmidons of the left) strikes again

more...

11-30-01

New York Times Chairman/Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. admits to Brian Lamb:
  • "Times dropped ball during Holocaust by failing to connect the dots"
  • Times was able to endorse clinton by separating clinton's "policies" from "the man" [i.e., by failing to connect the dots!]
 

 

by Mia T, November 30, 2001

Malpractice and/or malfeasance by "compartmentalization" redux...

It appears that The New York Times doesn't learn from its mistakes. Will it take The Times another 50 years to understand/admit that by having endorsed for reelection a "documentably dysfunctional" president with "delusions" -- its own words -- it must bear sizeable blame for the 9-11 horror and its aftermath ?

(Note, by the way, the irony of Sulzberger's carefully worded rationalization of the clinton endorsements, pointing to clinton "policies," not achievements, (perhaps understanding, at last, that clinton "achievements" -- when legal -- were more illusory than real--perhaps understanding, at last, that The Times' Faustian bargain was not such a good deal after all).).

If we assume that the clintons were the proximate cause of 9-11 --- a proposition not difficult to demonstrate --- it then follows that The New York Times must bear sizeable blame for the 9-11 horror and its aftermath.

The New York Times clinton Endorsements: Then and Now

by Mia T, October 22, 2000

The New York Times' endorsement today of hillary rodham clinton is nothing more or less than a reprise of its shameless endorsement of her husband four years ago. Like the 4-year-old disgrace, this endorsement reveals more about The Times than it does about the candidate.

The Times' endorsements of the clintons are not merely intellectually dishonest--they are laughably, shamelessly so. An obscene disregard for the truth, a blithe jettisoning of logic, a haughty contempt for the electorate, a reckless neglect of Constitution and country, they are willful fourth-estate malfeasance.

Inadvertently, ineptly, ironically, these endorsements become the metaphor for the corrupt, duplicitious, dangerous subjects they attempt to ennoble. The New York Times must bear sizeable blame for the national aberration that is clintonism and for all the devastation that has flowed and will continue to flow therefrom.

I have included both endorsements below. One has only to re-read the 1996 apologia today, in 2000, after eight long years of clinton depravity and destruction, to confirm how spurious its arguments were, how ludicrously revisionist its premises were, how wrong its conclusions were, how damaging its deceits were.

The Lieberman Paradigm

I have dubbed the Times' convoluted, corrupt, pernicious reasoning, (unfortunately now an all-too-familiar Democratic scheme), "The Lieberman Paradigm," in honor of the Connecticut senator and his sharply bifurcated, logically absurd, unrepentantly Faustian, post-Monica ménage-à-troika transaction shamelessly consummated on the floor of the Senate that swapped his soul for clinton's a$$.

Reduced to its essence, the argument is this:
clinton is an unfit president;
therefore, clinton must remain president.

(You will recall that Lieberman's argument that sorry day was rightly headed toward clinton's certain ouster when it suddenly made a swift, hairpin 180, as if clinton hacks took over the wheel. . .)

Nomenclature notwithstanding, (nomenklatura, too), it was not the Lieberman speech but rather the 1996 Times endorsement that institutionalized this Orwellian, left-wing ploy to protect and extend a thoroughly corrupt and repugnant--and as is increasingly obvious-- dangerous -- Democratic regime.

"A Tiger Doesn't Change its Spots"

Reprising its 1996 model, The Times cures this clinton's ineptitude and failure with a delusional revisionism and cures her corruption and dysfunction with a character lobe brain transplant.

But revisionism and brain surgery didn't work in 1996, and revisionism and brain surgery won't work today.

 

...prior attempts at presidential brain surgery

have proven less than brilliant.
You will recall that, as recently as 1996,
The New York Times insisted that
Bill Clinton undergo the surgical procedure;
its endorsement of Clinton was predicated
on Clinton undergoing a partial brain transplant:
specifically of the Character Lobe.
 
Clinton assured us immediately (if tacitly)
that this would be done post haste (or was it post chaste?),
that whatever crimes he never did, he would never do again.
 
If brain surgery was ever performed on Clinton,
it has produced no discernible improvement.
 
 
Perhaps our approach to the problem
of deficient presidential brains
is itself wrong-headed;
that the problem is really
a problem of deficient electorate brains.
 
Voters would be wise to heed
the old roadside ad:
 
Don't lose Your head
To gain a minute
You need your head
Your brains are in it.
--Mia T, Pushme-Pullyou
 

October 22, 2000
The New York Times
 

Hillary Clinton for the Senate

 

When Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in their state 16 months ago, New Yorkers deserved to be deeply skeptical. She had not lived, worked or voted in New York State. She had never been elected to any public office, yet she radiated an aura of ambition and entitlement that suggested she viewed a run for the United States Senate as a kind of celebrity stroll. She seemed more at home at East Side soirÈes and within the first lady's question-free cocoon than in unscripted conversations with voters or the political press. She encountered civic doubt and open hostility from predictable sources, as well as a surprising resistance from feminists offended by her passive response to the marital humiliations inflicted by her husband.

But in the intervening months, Mrs. Clinton has shown herself to be an intelligent and dignified candidate who has acquired a surprising depth of knowledge about the social-services needs of New York City and the economic pain of the upstate region. Her political growth has been aided by her combat with two worthy Republican opponents, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and his successor as the G.O.P. candidate, Representative Rick Lazio. With full respect for their abilities, we endorse Mrs. Clinton as the one candidate who will best fill the vast gap that will be left in the Senate and within the Democratic Party by the retirement of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

As a neophyte, Mrs. Clinton began her campaign with a number of clumsy statements about sports teams and girlhood vacation visits to the state and with a much-ridiculed listening tour among handpicked audiences. But as her confidence mounted, she outdid her opponents in visiting the state's 62 counties. Through the collection of firsthand stories, she learned about economic deprivation, energy costs, taxes, health crises and troubled schools. She came out of those grueling months knowing more about the state than most candidates who qualify by birth as what Mr. Lazio calls "real New Yorkers."

Handshaking her way through town squares and state fairs, she also shed her earlier political shell as a cosseted, sloganeering ideologue. The first lady from Arkansas evolved into an Empire State candidate whose grasp of local issues complements a deep, if untested, understanding of national and international matters from her days in the White House. She also communicates an unfeigned empathy for the struggles of poor families, schoolchildren and professionals in the health care, education and social-service fields.

The hesitancy among some voters, however, has been understandable, and we share some of those concerns. Her health care task force failed to deliver the promised reform. The investigative literature of Whitewater and related scandals is replete with evidence that Mrs. Clinton has a lamentable tendency to treat political opponents as enemies. She has clearly been less than truthful in her comments to investigators and too eager to follow President Clinton's method of peddling access for campaign donations. Her fondness for stonewalling in response to legitimate questions about financial or legislative matters contributed to the bad ethical reputation of the Clinton administration. If she should choose to carry these patterns and tendencies into the Senate, her career there could be as bumpy and frustrating -- and ultimately, as investigated -- as her White House years.

We believe, however, that Mrs. Clinton is capable of growing beyond the ethical legacies of her Arkansas and White House years. She has shown a desire to carve out a political identity and create a legislative legacy separate from her husband's. Certainly, no one can doubt that she combines his policy commitments with a far greater level of self- control and a steadier work ethic.

In a move that should serve as an example to other campaigns around the country, Mrs. Clinton bucked the advice of old-line Democrats and agreed to a ban on soft money for this campaign. It was a bold and important step since the ban hurt her own campaign more than that of Mr. Lazio. Although she has come late to the cause of campaign reform, we believe that she would be a firm vote in support of the McCain-Feingold soft-money ban and that she would work tirelessly toward the long-term goal of full public financing of election campaigns.

Although we are endorsing Mrs. Clinton, we want to commend Mr. Lazio for his effort. He has refused to complain about getting a late start. Despite his moments of macho exuberance and his excessive persistence in trying to exploit the carpetbagger issue, he has so far resisted making this a low-road campaign. He has described himself as a Republican moderate who would fight to increase the power of his party's small, but important, centrist bloc in the Senate. On housing, banking laws and the environment, he has taken positions far friendlier to working people and the Northeastern region than those espoused by his party's Senate majority leader, Trent Lott.

Even so, most Republican members of the Senate will be pulled to the right and pressed to support programs that are generally tailored to the needs of the South and West, rather than to those of Northeastern urban areas. Mr. Lazio argues that if the G.O.P. holds control of the Senate in the Nov. 7 election, it would serve the state to have him in the majority caucus. We understand the logic of that position and might find it persuasive in some races. But we have concluded that Mrs. Clinton is an unusually promising talent and it would be better for New York to fight for its causes with two powerful, progressive voices: hers and that of the state's senior Democrat, Senator Charles Schumer.

On foreign policy, Mr. Lazio and Mrs. Clinton have presented themselves as firm friends of Israel, and in our view, Mr. Lazio has not enhanced his foreign-policy credentials by trying to take advantage of Mrs. Clinton's comments on Palestinian statehood and the awkwardness of her encounter with Suha Arafat. Mrs. Clinton has, in fact, acquired a useful education in international affairs through her travels and activities as first lady. The speech that she made to the Council on Foreign Relations last week set forth a broader, more sophisticated vision of America's place in the world than anything Mr. Lazio has offered so far. He has simply stated misgivings about the Clinton administration's record of foreign engagements, while Mrs. Clinton has sketched a program that looks at environmental, health and human rights issues, as well as security concerns.

Contemplating Mrs. Clinton's campaign convinces us that she fits into two important New York traditions. Like Robert F. Kennedy, she taps into the state's ability to embrace new residents and fresh ideas. She is also capable of following the pattern, established by the likes of Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Moynihan and Jacob Javits, that finds New York senators playing a role on the national and world stages even as they defend local interests.

The building of such potent Senate careers requires a grasp of foreign and domestic policy, coupled with negotiating ability and, usually, a burning commitment to one's home state and to a few key concerns. We think Mrs. Clinton better represents the full package of skills than does Mr. Lazio. Her economic plan for upstate offers hope for an area that has not reaped its share of today's financial harvest. Her understanding of how to balance energy issues with crucial environmental protection seems sharper. Mrs. Clinton can guard against Supreme Court nominees who would compromise the constitutional right to abortion, while Mr. Lazio would be hobbled by party ideology and discipline.

Finally, on the key issues of health care and education, Mrs. Clinton has the knowledge and the instincts to make a lasting impact on the Senate, on national policy and on the everyday lives of New Yorkers. We are placing our bet on her to rise above the mistakes and difficulties of her first eight years in Washington and to establish herself on Capitol Hill as a major voice for enlightened social policy and vibrant internationalism.

October 27, 1996, Sunday Editorial Desk
The New York Times
 
Bill Clinton for President
 
 
Today we endorse the re-election of President Bill Clinton. Readers of this
page will know that we share many of the public's concerns about Mr. Clinton's
resoluteness and sensitivity to ethical standards in government. But our
endorsement is delivered in the unequivocal confidence that he is the best
candidate in the field and in the belief that because he has grown in the job
he can build on the successes of his first term while correcting its defects.
Toward that end, our endorsement comes with a set of recommendations for how
Mr. Clinton can, before Election Day, address voters' concerns about his
personality and character.
 
First, however, we want to outline the case for Mr. Clinton's re-election
based on policy, performance and growth in office. Our view of Mr. Clinton
mirrors that of millions of swing voters who are choosing him over Bob Dole and
Ross Perot. He is clearly the candidate of hope and progress in this race. No
one can doubt his commitment to using government to spur the economy, protect
the environment, defend the cities, promote racial justice and combine
compassion with fiscal prudence.
 
 
The choice of Mr. Clinton is easier because of Mr. Dole's halting campaign.
Neither his 15 percent tax cut nor his wild charge that newspapers have pulled
their punches on Whitewater stands the test of logic or represents Mr. Dole at
his best. He is a good man whose service on behalf of the nation, in the Army
and the Senate, will be well remembered. Indeed, many voters are dismayed that
Mr. Dole has strayed from his moderate record and look to Mr. Clinton as a
protection from Republican excess.
 
 
A Revived Party and Presidency
 
But a vote for Mr. Clinton is more than a defensive measure. He is clearly
the most skilled navigator of today's contrary political seas. Even his most
notable defeat, on health care, arose from his correct judgment that Americans
want universal, affordable coverage. Mr. Clinton understands that the
electorate makes contradictory demands. Voters are sullen and suspicious about
government, yet anxious that it serve them. Americans have grown conservative,
yet they want their interests and values protected. Mr. Clinton's Presidency
has tacked this way and that, in part because it had to. He always calculates
how far he can go and at what cost. We have disagreed with some of his
calculations, but over the past two years he has not only revived his
Presidency, he has also refashioned the Democratic Party's approach to
government.
 
Some argue wrongly that Mr. Clinton has had no sense of direction. In several
areas, though, he has picked his destinations and risked his political
interests to get there. The pattern of the last two years provides a template
for success in a second term.
 
The Economy
 
The campaign has produced no more fallacious statement than Mr. Dole's
assertion that the nation has the worst economy in 100 years. The real
situation is that Mr. Clinton's drive toward a balanced budget has helped keep
interest rates low and promote an economic expansion now in its fifth year.
Mr. Clinton stood up to the spendthrifts in his own party at the start of his
term. He curbed the Federal deficits that had piled up over years of
Republican Presidents proclaiming devotion to fiscal conservatism. Yet he
wisely opposed a balanced-budget amendment that would tie a President's hands
in a military or fiscal emergency.
 
Mr. Clinton raised taxes primarily on those most able to pay while pushing
through one of the most important initiatives of his Presidency, the
earned-income tax credit, which channeled billions of dollars into the poorest
segment of the work force and lifted more than three million people out of
poverty.
 
International Trade
 
Today both parties are driven by differences over trade, which accounts for a
third of the economy.
The temptation to demagogue about job flight is ever present. Yet Mr. Clinton
has performed with a tough sense of purpose, helping to educate the public that
foreign competition cannot be wished away.
Although accused of unwillingness to take on his own party's interest groups,
Mr. Clinton bucked the Democratic leadership to secure the free-trade
agreement with Canada and Mexico. He then went on to support the global trade
agreement that created the World Trade Organization. At the same time, he has
been more aggressive in pressing Japan and China to open their markets.
 
Foreign Policy
 
In 1993, Mr. Clinton lacked experience in foreign affairs, and he stumbled
early by confusing consultation with leadership when it came to Bosnia. Now he
is regarded internationally as a leader with a sophisticated grasp of a
superpower's obligation to help the world manage its conflicts and economic
contests.
 
The hallmark of this new sophistication is Mr. Clinton's timing of those
moments when American prestige and resources can be decisive. His decision to
throw political and financial support behind the election of President Boris
Yeltsin in Russia, then mired at below 10 percent in the polls, was a
successful, high-risk intervention.
 
In applying American prestige to the Middle East process of reconciliation,
Mr. Clinton was building on a bipartisan tradition. But without his intense
efforts, the process would have foundered. In Bosnia, Mr. Clinton ignored
persistent bad advice about how to use force, invented a peace process from the
most unpromising situation and finally stabilized a war that posed a security
threat to Europe and endangered NATO.
 
Health Care
 
 
In the field of health care, the Clinton Administration failed through a toxic
combination of hubris and secrecy. But Mr. Clinton was headed in the right
direction. Americans need and want a health care system that covers everyone
and keeps costs down through competition. If Mr. Clinton is elected, the
journey toward this valuable goal will continue. If Mr. Dole is elected, that
journey will end, and the assault on Medicaid and Medicare will continue.
Instead of quality care for all, the country will move toward making Medicare a
second-class program for the elderly poor and toward a health-insurance system
favoring the affluent and the healthy.
 
Political Values
 
The last few years have seen an ugliness of tone in American politics toward
the poor, minorities and immigrants. Mr. Clinton has been the most important
voice for conciliation, but even he has bowed to expediency. We opposed his
signing of the welfare bill, but he has promised to ease its unfair attacks on
the poor and legal immigrants. His lack of backbone on this issue was at least
balanced by a courageous stand in favor of affirmative action.
 
In sharp contrast to the two previous Administrations, Mr. Clinton has used
common sense on guns.
By supporting local police, he erased the Republicans' unearned copyright on
the crime issue. He has defended choice on abortion, and his re-election will
help produce a Supreme Court that protects this and other freedoms.
 
Another value asserted by Mr. Clinton is reverence for the earth. Electing
the Democratic ticket will return to office Vice President Al Gore, the most
knowledgeable and consistent defender of the environment in Washington. He
converted Mr. Clinton from a relaxed to a muscular guardian of clean air and
water. In a second term, they can generate a new wave of sensible
environmental laws.
 
Ethics
 
Obviously, we could not ask our readers to vote for Mr. Clinton without
addressing his most significant leadership problem. Many Americans do not
trust him or believe him to be a person of character. We do not dodge that
issue, nor should Mr. Clinton. Indeed, he must view it as a prime opportunity
of his second term. A fraction of the electorate, of course, will never
forgive his reputation for philandering. But he can reclaim the trust of the
great majority by demonstrating a zeal for financial integrity and for
protecting the machinery of justice from politics. Toward that end, we urge
Mr. Clinton to close the campaign with a series of dramatic gestures.
 
First, he should accept the Republican dare and pledge not to pardon anyone
convicted in prosecutions arising from Whitewater, the White House travel
office firings, the mishandling of F.B.I. files, or the raising of funds for
the 1996 campaign. He should promise that he, the First Lady and every member
of the executive branch will cooperate with all investigations, whether they
are from the Justice Department, special prosecutors or Congressional
committees.
 
Next, Mr. Clinton should deal with his party's Indonesian fund-raising scandal
by acknowledging that both parties' financial practices are wrong even if not
illegal. He can then credibly pledge to recapture one of the main themes of
his 1992 campaign. We saluted then and we still believe in the stirring call
in his inaugural address ''to reform our politics so that power and privilege
no longer shout down the voice of the people.''
 
The Democratic Congressional leadership talked him into shelving campaign
finance legislation because their members wanted to keep lapping up
contributions from political-action committees.
Now is the moment for Mr. Clinton to renew his promise by sponsoring campaign
laws that end foreign donations and ''soft money'' dodges and that give all
credible candidates a level playing field when it comes to mail and
advertising.
 
Such dramatic pledges would do more than defuse the criticisms of Mr. Perot
and Mr. Dole in the closing days of this election. They would also enlist
public opinion on Mr. Clinton's side as a protection against Republican
excesses in the Congressional investigations that are coming whether Mr.
Clinton opts for openness or sticks to the hunker-down strategy that has done
his Administration such damage.
 
More important, Mr. Clinton would be demonstrating that he regards winning on
Nov. 5 as a necessary prelude to the important work that lies ahead. Mr.
Clinton's original vision of a country where no one waits for health care,
social justice and economic opportunity to trickle down is still valid. His
education in the leadership burden that rests on the world's strongest nation
and its President has proceeded more rapidly and successfully than anyone could
have dared hope. The Presidency he once dreamed is still within his reach if
he brings the requisite integrity to the next four years. By adding self
discipline to vision, he can build on the achievements he has already made and
make a fair bid to leave Washington in 2001 as one of the notable Presidents of
the 20th century.
 

12-22-00

The Times Reaps What It Sowed

 
December 22, 2000
The New York Times
 

Mrs. Clinton's Book Deal

 

Mrs. Clinton's Book Deal

We are sorry to see Hillary Rodham Clinton start her Senate career by selling a memoir of her years as first lady to Simon & Schuster for a near- record advance of about $8 million. The deal may conceivably conform to the lax Senate rules on book sales, though even that is uncertain. But it would unquestionably violate the tougher, and better, House rules, and it is an affront to common sense. No lawmaker should accept a large, unearned sum from a publisher whose parent company, Viacom, is vitally interested in government policy on issues likely to come before Congress ó for example, copyright or broadcasting legislation.

Mrs. Clinton's staggering advance falls just below the $8.5 million received by Pope John Paul II in 1994. We wish as a matter of judgment that she had not sought an advance but had voluntarily limited her payments to royalties on actual book sales, as the House now requires of its members. That way there would be no worry that she had been given special treatment in an effort to curry political favor.

The Senate will judge Mrs. Clinton's deal in the context of outmoded rules that, regrettably, still permit members to accept advance payments for their books provided they fall within "usual and customary" industry patterns. Mrs. Clinton held an open auction for her book, so the $8 million advance emerged from a process that presumably represented the industry's consensus about what the book would be worth. But Mrs. Clinton has a duty to reveal the entire contents of her contract so that the public and members of the Senate Ethics Committee can judge for themselves whether its terms fulfill her pledge to comply with existing Senate rules, inadequate though they are.

As it is, Mrs. Clinton will enter the Senate as a business associate of a major company that has dealings before many regulatory agencies and interests in Congress. It would have been far better if she had avoided this entanglement. As she above all others should know, not every deal that is legally permissible is smart for a politician who wants and needs to inspire public trust.

Only a few years ago Newt Gingrich, at that time the House speaker, accepted an ethically dubious $4.5 million book deal with a publishing house owned by Rupert Murdoch, an aggressively political publisher seeking help with his problems with federal regulators. This was the issue that ultimately forced Mr. Gingrich to abandon his advance, and led the House to ban all advance payments for members' books.

That is the right approach, and it would be nice if Republican critics of Mrs. Clinton's deal now devoted real energy to persuading the Senate to adopt the House rules for the future. Both bodies need maximum protection against entangling alliances between lawmakers and government favor- seekers now that nearly all major publishing houses are owned by large corporations with a lot of business before Congress.

02-18-01

bill clinton lies in Times Op-Ed Pardongate apologia

Times allows clinton to replace lies in later edition
with deceptive statement that seems to mean the
same thing

The Times Reaps What It Sows

The Late Edition of the Sunday New York Times contains the following
text of Clinton's reason number (7) for the Marc Rich pardon:
 
"(7) the case for the pardons was reviewed and advocated not only by my
former White House counsel Jack Quinn but also by three distinguished
Republican attorneys: Leonard Garment, a former Nixon White House
official; William Bradford Reynolds, a former high-ranking official in
the Reagan Justice Department; and Lewis Libby, now Vice President
Cheney's chief of staff; ..."
 
However, the reason (7) contained in the Sunday Times Early Edition,
which went on sale Saturday night in New York, said:
 
"(7) The applications were reviewed and advocated not only by my former
White House counsel Jack Quinn, but also by three distinguished
Republican attorneys: Leonard Garment, a former Nixon White House
official, William Bradford Reynolds, a former high-ranking official in
the Reagan Justice Department; and Lewis Libby, now Vice President
Cheney's chief of staff; ..."
 
The op ed Clinton statement in the Early Edition was objected to by,
among others, the Bush White House. However, instead of withdrawing the
false statement, the New York Times clearly allowed Bill Clinton to
replace it with a highly deceptive statement that seems to mean the same
thing. (Before I noticed the text alteration, I had read only the Late
Edition and I thought Clinton was simply saying the three Republicans
had supported the pardon. I did not realize that it all depends on what
the meaning of "for" is, as in the phrase "the case for the pardons was
reviewed and advocated....
 
Rumors about Bill Clinton's diminished clout may be greatly
exaggerated. After all, once Clinton was caught, Clinton was able to
force the New York Times, in its later editions, to replace his own lie
not with the truth but with a classically balanced Clinton statement: it
seems to mean something false, but it can later be spun as having a
hidden meaning that falls just short of outright falsehood. IMHO, the
Clinton mob remains in perfect health.".....

Alex Mulkern

"There's a rumor going around Washington that Osama bin Laden has written a letter to Clinton, asking for a pardon. I guess he doesn't know that Clinton isn't president anymore."

--Bob Dole to Jay Leno


5 posted on 01/02/2002 9:03:05 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
Great 1 Mia! BUMPUS!
6 posted on 01/02/2002 9:11:54 AM PST by Registered
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To: Mia T
I'll link to this, Mia T... thanks!
7 posted on 01/02/2002 9:18:27 AM PST by backhoe
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correction: remove "by"

If the impeached ex-president's own claim is true, that he understood fully the capability and inclination of bin Laden to carry off a 9/11, then by passing up Sudan's offer, including one as late as last year, to hand over the terrorist and data on his network, reveals both the depth and danger of clinton dysfunction and the utter malfeasance of the Senate and the fourth estate.

"WHAT HARM CAN HE DO?"

 
Most interesting about the impeached ex-president's revisionist schemes is his calculation that incompetency is a preferable legacy to idiocy or a sui generis narcissistic sedition.
 

The Placebo President (aided and abetted by the media myrmidons of the left) strikes again

more...


8 posted on 01/02/2002 9:33:08 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
Brava! Another great one!
9 posted on 01/02/2002 9:38:35 AM PST by aculeus
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To: Mia T
HELEN THOMAS SYNDROME

What are the symptoms? Being a sea monster?

10 posted on 01/02/2002 9:39:55 AM PST by Petronski
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To: Mia T
F---ing unbelievable.
11 posted on 01/02/2002 9:39:55 AM PST by Magician
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To: Mia T
Good job, Mia as always. Don't forget. We were attacked by the same terrorist while Clinton was still on office. The first WTC bombing. He did nothing!
12 posted on 01/02/2002 9:47:08 AM PST by Teacup
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To: Mia T
Wonderful post, Mia T, thanks.
13 posted on 01/02/2002 9:48:01 AM PST by SurferDoc
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To: Mia T
Excellent New Year's commencement post. Leni Riefenstahl lacked judgment, at least, but unmistakably had talent in her chosen profession(s). The clintons are without useful aptitude and rely less on talented apologists than upon an irrelevant media whose issues are defined by the likes of Helen Thomas and Larry King and whose message is, in turn, delivered to a largely ignorant and increasingly non english speaking populace. The events of Sept. 11, however, are so profound that they resonate on their own with the vast majority of decent people and it will, hopefully, be a hard climb for the Clintons and their stooges to rehabilitate the Clinton 'legacy'.
14 posted on 01/02/2002 9:48:14 AM PST by Gail Wynand
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To: Mia T
bump
15 posted on 01/02/2002 10:38:17 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Mia T
Happy 2002..........perhaps some day the whole truth will be revealed about these evil people. In the meantime, we must hope that they are somewhat constrained in the damage they can do to our beloved country.
16 posted on 01/02/2002 10:58:29 AM PST by OldFriend
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To: Mia T
Now that people watch press briefings more, staying tuned more to war/political news, the inane questions Helen asks Ari Fleisher should serve further to discredit her as well as to point out her mindless biases, highlighted by his cogent yet genteel answers.
17 posted on 01/02/2002 2:59:28 PM PST by boltfromblue
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To: Mia T
Now that people watch press briefings more, staying tuned more to war/political news, the inane questions Helen asks Ari Fleisher should serve further to discredit her as well as to point out her mindless biases, highlighted by his cogent yet genteel answers.
18 posted on 01/02/2002 3:00:10 PM PST by boltfromblue
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To: Mia T
bump
19 posted on 01/02/2002 9:21:46 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Mia T
Wild, Mia, just WILD!!!
20 posted on 01/03/2002 3:48:27 AM PST by Yehuda
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To: Petronski
HELEN THOMAS SYNDROME

What are the symptoms? Being a sea monster?

10 posted on 1/2/02 10:39 AM Pacific by Petronski

 

The complex of symptoms associated with the syndrome, which is also known as 'habituated doyenne-iosis,' include the following:

  • delusions of importance
  • tunnel vision -field of vision is so severely constricted that evidence of Pulitzer-quality stories are invariably missed...evidence like:
    • an absurd reason ("to get a book of poetry") for a Thanksgiving trip from Camp David to DC and back by a corrupt president under subpoena
    • a dead body: a Ron-Brown-posthumous, Ron-Brown-related, Thanksgiving-Day corpse in the Commerce offices
    • the deposition of Sonya Stewart, which tells us that "the trade mission issues were "only the tip of the iceberg -- that the really big money went towards Presidential access." Mr. Grafeld indicated to me that he believes that Ms. Moss was asking for political contributions in exchange for seats on Commerce Department trade missions, likely at the direction of Hillary Rodham Clinton, but that documents showing this illegal activity had "left the building."
    • "a hugh box" hauled back to Camp David by said corrupt president under subpoena.
    • the Gestalt--the synthesis of the evidence -- the absurd presidential Thanksgiving Camp David-DC-Camp David trip, the Ron-Brown-posthumous, Ron-Brown-related, Thanksgiving-Day corpse, the Sonya Stewart deposition informing us that evidence of illegal Commerce activity had "left the building," and "a hugh box" hauled back to Camp David by said corrupt president under subpoena.
  • left-lateral curvature of the spine -combines synergistically with tunnel vision and delusional tendencies to result in a grotesque, dysfunctional reverence for the cowardly, inept, narcissistic, seditious, rapist-pig proximate cause of 9/11.

 


21 posted on 01/03/2002 5:23:22 AM PST by Mia T
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