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HILLARY IS FLAG BURNED (red state bid fails---American Legion torched measure)
NY POST ^ | 12/19/05 | IAN BISHOP Post Correspondent

Posted on 12/19/2005 4:13:11 AM PST by Liz

The Republican sponsor of a flag-burning bill for which co-sponsor Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has come under attack from fellow Democrats said she called him asking to sign on to the measure.

Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) told The Post he had never worked closely with Clinton before she got in touch with him out of the blue with an offer to co-sponsor his new legislation making it illegal to desecrate Old Glory.

The former first lady's support of the flag-burning ban — first revealed by The Post and viewed by experts as Clinton's attempt to woo red-state heartland voters for her potential 2008 White House bid — has blown up in her face.

Conservatives and liberals alike have shot apart the anti-flag-trashing bill, accusing Clinton of mounting a purely political end-run around the Constitution.

From the right, the American Legion torched the measure as "a long road to a dead-end" because it lacks any constitutional teeth.

But more important for Clinton has been the onslaught from the left — the core she needs for any hopes of a White House win.

The New York Times editorial page shredded her for pandering to the right, as did the Buffalo News, Winston-Salem Journal and St. Petersburg Times.

Even liberal comedian-talk show host Bill Maher took Clinton to task, blasting her as "an opportunist who doesn't really believe what she's saying."

The outcry has propelled Bennett — who voted to impeach Hill's hubby, Bill Clinton, in 1999 — into the unlikely position of Clinton defender.

"I don't think she's pandering," said Bennett. "I've discussed it with her. I think she is quite sincere."

But to add political insult to injury, Bennett predicted their push to ban flag-burning is headed for the trash can.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 12/19/2005 4:13:12 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
"I don't think she's pandering," said Bennett. "I've discussed it with her. I think she is quite sincere."


Sen. Bob Bennett's Mom doesn't let him play with sharp objects, does she?





2 posted on 12/19/2005 4:20:18 AM PST by G.Mason (Others have died for my freedom; now this is my mark ... Marine Corporal Jeffrey Starr, KIA 04-30-05)
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To: Liz
So much for the Smartest Woman in America.

Run, Hillie, run!

3 posted on 12/19/2005 4:23:41 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Liz
Bill could have gotten away with this, Hillary just looks like a complete ass trying too.

Hillary short of becoming a Republican, and not a Rino, you haven't got a snowball's chance in hell!

4 posted on 12/19/2005 4:29:23 AM PST by sirchtruth (Words Mean Things...)
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To: Liz

"Even liberal comedian-talk show host Bill Maher took Clinton to task, blasting her as "an opportunist who doesn't really believe what she's saying."

ie.,

Ouch, when one lowly infamous opportunist like Maher (sexist pig) rips another, it's the kiss of death.
Of course any kiss from Maher is wrought with rot.
And why bile Bill Maher is referred as a comedian is odd since he never says anything funny.

Now I'm off to write a large donation check to Focus on The Family. A wonderful organization gifted with *wisdom* for the centuries instead of daily rating sound bites used by the biased liberal media to promote anti-Christianity and anti-Family vitriol. Focus on The Famly is wisdom, something whacky liberals are incapable of wrapping their collective thin skinned minds around.


5 posted on 12/19/2005 4:31:10 AM PST by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: Liz
Santa Claus knows who's nasty and nice Nice: The Bush Family, The Cheney Family, Focus on The Family ... Nasty: Hillary, Bill Maher, anti-Family
6 posted on 12/19/2005 4:39:21 AM PST by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: Liz

I see there has been a run of 10 foot poles in Congress lately.


7 posted on 12/19/2005 4:39:35 AM PST by xp38
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To: SunnySide

Are there any people left who listen to Bill Maher?


8 posted on 12/19/2005 4:40:12 AM PST by moog
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To: moog

who ?


9 posted on 12/19/2005 4:41:17 AM PST by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: G.Mason

Heheh.....nice zinger.


10 posted on 12/19/2005 4:45:47 AM PST by Liz (You may not be interested in politics; doesn't mean politics isn't interested in you. Pericles)
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To: Liz

Bennet's a pretty sharp guy..ya think he set her up..knowing what would happen?


11 posted on 12/19/2005 4:49:08 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Liz
I think that Hitlery is an excellent 'CON' artist. She has learned the game well or maybe she is the one that taught Billie Boy how to play the game.
12 posted on 12/19/2005 4:49:36 AM PST by Dustbunny (Christ is the reason for the season)
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To: sirchtruth
Bill could have gotten away with this, Hillary just looks like a complete ass trying too.

As I was telling my carpenter over the weekend, "There ain't enough Spackle in the World to hide that crack." The MSM can try all they want, but they're just putting lipstick on a pig. Hillary! will never be able to get away with one percent of what Bubba skated with on a daily basis. She just does not have the warmth and the charm.

A lot of idiots out there wanted Bill to get away with stuff because he was the lovable rogue. But nobody finds Hillary! lovable (least of all, Bill). In fact, with all the talk of domestic spying and wiretaps, I think that people are starting to see just how much power the President has, and Hillary! is beginning to scare them.

13 posted on 12/19/2005 4:55:56 AM PST by gridlock (eliminate perverse incentives)
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To: Liz

Hillary came to Bennett wanting to sign onto the Bill.

In Hilarys case my advice to Bennett is " Beware of Geeks bearing gifts"


14 posted on 12/19/2005 5:02:52 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: mewzilla
Run, Hillie, run!

Reminds me of a joke I heard the other day:

Bumper stickers that read, "Run, Hillary, Run", are on sale.

Democrats put them in on the back bumper of their cars.

Most everyone else puts them on their front bumpers.

(Hopefully Hillary will triangulate herself into a such a political joke that she won't have a prayer of winning the Demwit nomination)

15 posted on 12/19/2005 5:04:38 AM PST by right wing (I BELIEVE CONGRESSMAN WELDON!)
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To: Liz
This is a pattern and practice of the criminal clinton.

Out of the blue she contacts a member of the Senate and offers to co-sponsor a republican bill.

16 posted on 12/19/2005 5:05:23 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: SunnySide

good:)


17 posted on 12/19/2005 5:10:44 AM PST by moog
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To: SunnySide

"Ouch, when one lowly infamous opportunist like Maher (sexist pig) rips another, it's the kiss of death"

Now, if we can just get Algore on a podium with her offering his endorsement.....


18 posted on 12/19/2005 5:22:40 AM PST by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: Liz

Can you say: Totally Transparent?


19 posted on 12/19/2005 5:27:23 AM PST by wolfcreek
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To: Liz

20 posted on 12/19/2005 6:01:10 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Liz; Mia T

Ping


21 posted on 12/19/2005 6:08:14 AM PST by Darnright (Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.)
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To: Liz
"Clinton's attempt to woo red-state heartland voters for her potential 2008 White House bid"

Next up: Posing with a shotgun, followed by a faux-folksy "Can I get me a huntin' license?" They're so predictable.

22 posted on 12/19/2005 6:08:40 AM PST by mbennett203 ("Bulrog, a tough brute ninja who has dedicated his life to eradicating the world from hippies.")
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To: mbennett203
Looks like Hillary's gonna be mighty busy with her Extreme Makeover. The question is ---in light of the resounding 2004 Values Voters Victories---how "conservative" will Hillary get?

After she opens a charge at Wal-Mart, enrolls in divinity school, and gets a lifetime membership in the John Birch Society, she'll need to get a shopper's card at Sam's Club, and schedule daily morning prayer services in her Senate office.

And just to make sure she covers all bases, Bill will take an anti-adultery pledge in the vestibule of the National Cathedral, when Hillary takes her minister's vows.

Oh, and after rifle-range practice, Hillary will campaign for 2008 wearing
the official DNC apron, and give Easy-Bake oven cookie demonstrations

23 posted on 12/19/2005 7:13:29 AM PST by Liz (You may not be interested in politics; doesn't mean politics isn't interested in you. Pericles)
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To: Dustbunny
...maybe she is the one that taught Billie Boy how to play the game.

Nah, Billie Boy is the natural CON artist. He lies when the truth would serve him better, but the sheeple (and women particularly) suck it up.

24 posted on 12/19/2005 8:43:25 AM PST by penowa
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To: Dustbunny
I think that Hitlery is an excellent 'CON' artist. She has learned the game well or maybe she is the one that taught Billie Boy how to play the game.

Hill may have been calling the shots for Bill, but it takes a huckster like Bill to sell it. Hill can't sell it.

25 posted on 12/19/2005 9:11:27 AM PST by TX Bluebonnet
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To: TX Bluebonnet

I'm against this amendment, by the way. I might one day feel compelled to burn the flag. When the flag no longer stands for freedom, I think its a legitimate protest.


26 posted on 12/19/2005 9:14:20 AM PST by TX Bluebonnet
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To: Liz

Bennett is a jackass if he believes the beast. The beast thunks everyone from a Red State has three teeth and listens to willie nelson music. Both are suspect.


27 posted on 12/19/2005 2:05:17 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (We will never murtha to the terrorists. Bring home the troops means bring home the war.)
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To: jmaroneps37

by the way ,the entire clinton for president is an END RUN

AROUND THE CONSTITUTION as bill would a third term in the

white house (two for the price of one and all that)


28 posted on 12/19/2005 2:15:20 PM PST by sportscaster (WHO VOTED AGAINST THIS?)
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To: sportscaster

BINGO!!!!! THANK GOD!! AT LAST, someone on FR that agrees with me! I've been saying that for MONTHS, and everyone just pooh-poohed me. And THAT'S why everyone should be very afraid. Don't kid yourself for one instant-there are a TON of people who can't stand her-but ADORE him (mainly women, as has been stated). And they'll pull the lever for her in a heartbeat, with a 'wink-wink' attitude("Well, you know who'll REALLY be running things"), feeling they'll be getting the Slick One back. This was their game plan all along-Why do you think they've stayed married, since they don't even live together any more-a fact the MSM will NEVER bring up.


29 posted on 12/20/2005 1:04:11 AM PST by The Foolkiller ( We're only trying to help people make right decisions-with the full force of government, of course.)
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To: jmaroneps37
Oddly, the burning flag was my inspiration for this logo, which was created prior to clinton's burning-flag-wrapping....




COPYRIGHT MIA T 2005


30 posted on 12/20/2005 9:20:46 AM PST by Mia T
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