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Hillary Clinton 'boasted' about First Lady role
London Telegraph ^ | 19/03/2008 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 03/19/2008 2:33:24 PM PDT by Aristotelian

Hillary Clinton’s boasts that she gained major foreign policy experience as First Lady have been undermined after 11,046 pages of her White House schedules provided scant evidence to back up her claims.

Mrs Clinton signs autographs in Belfast, 1998 The documents were made public by the US national archives after pressure from her rival Barack Obama and freedom-of-information groups.

But many details were redacted at the request of lawyers acting for former president Bill Clinton, citing privacy and national security concerns.

Mrs Clinton’s staff insisted that the schedules illustrated her “extensive and exhaustive work” while arguing that they “of course cannot reflect all of Senator Clinton’s activities as First Lady”.

But details of her visits to Northern Ireland indicate that she went little beyond the traditional role of a president’s wife attending social events, meeting women’s groups and greeting children.

Despite Mrs Clinton’s claim last week that she was “instrumental” in bringing peace to Northern Ireland, the schedules do not record her attending a single policy meeting in the province.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; emptypantsuit; hillary

1 posted on 03/19/2008 2:33:25 PM PDT by Aristotelian
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To: Aristotelian
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

Margaret Thatcher

2 posted on 03/19/2008 2:34:37 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Aristotelian

Why isn’t Laura running too?


3 posted on 03/19/2008 2:36:04 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: mewzilla

Works for “intelligent” too.


4 posted on 03/19/2008 2:36:04 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Are you sick of hearing at-the-end-of-the-day?)
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To: Aristotelian

President Bush is the final authority for determining what is a “national security concern”. The Clintons should not be allow to hide behind these execuses for not releasing ALL of her “escapades”.


5 posted on 03/19/2008 2:36:53 PM PDT by LetsRok
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To: Aristotelian
But many details were redacted at the request of lawyers acting for former president Bill Clinton, citing privacy and national security concerns.
6 posted on 03/19/2008 2:37:01 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Which puts me in mind of another quote...

It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

Mark Twain

7 posted on 03/19/2008 2:37:46 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: TexasCajun

It’s a modified limited hangout. How Nixonian of them...


8 posted on 03/19/2008 2:38:47 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Aristotelian

Hillary’s reasoning makes Monica Lewinsky more qualified.......she knew more secrets than the Hildebeast !


9 posted on 03/19/2008 2:38:52 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Too funny.

Despite Mrs Clinton’s claim last week that she was “instrumental” in bringing peace to Northern Ireland, the schedules do not record her attending a single policy meeting in the province.

10 posted on 03/19/2008 2:41:08 PM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: TexasCajun

Did Hitler redact Rommel’s book on tank warefare during WW2 because of “national security concerns”? No. What happened during the eight years of the Clinton orgy has no bearing on what is happening today. It is all ancient history. Release the records!!!


11 posted on 03/19/2008 2:41:59 PM PDT by LetsRok
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To: mewzilla

Great quote from a great lady.


12 posted on 03/19/2008 2:42:26 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: LetsRok

Rommel never wrote a book on tank warfare, that was Heinz Guderian (Panzer Leader) Rommel wrote Infantry Attacks and was working on Tank Attacks when he died. The book exists only as notes and manuscript.

P.S. The scene in the movie Patton has a Rommel “Tank Attacks” book, no doubt the source of much confusion. By the way, Rommel was a great commander, sorta crappy author.


13 posted on 03/19/2008 2:58:45 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? ((Ok, Im the official Pit Bull Defender/If you can't stand behind our troops, stand in front of them.)
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To: Aristotelian

Just sad how she thinks she’s solved all the world’s ills.


14 posted on 03/19/2008 2:59:06 PM PDT by Chili Girl
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To: Aristotelian
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LOOK... it's TouristSenator!!!
It shows up in more places than TouristGuy,
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(Please spread me around like the parasite that i am...)
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15 posted on 03/19/2008 3:25:06 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Aristotelian

Hillary did not have a security clearance. She could not have sat in on any important security briefings or decisions.



16 posted on 03/19/2008 3:43:46 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: lonevoice

Apparently Hillary hit too many Irish bars on her tour of Ireland/Northern Ireland. That is why she makes the claims she does about playing an “instrumental” role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland.

The only thing she was playing was the fool, and that will prove to be “instrumental” in her defeat in November.

Keep lying Hillary, my garden needs more manure.


17 posted on 03/19/2008 3:49:26 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: mewzilla

The magnificent Lady Thatcher is one of my heroes and that quote would make a great tag line.


18 posted on 03/19/2008 4:04:58 PM PDT by mcshot (Missing my cavernous grade school desk which protected from nuclear blasts.)
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To: mcshot

19 posted on 03/19/2008 4:06:31 PM PDT by Aristotelian ("I have a million ideas. The country can't afford them all." Hillary Clinton)
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To: Aristotelian

Yep, she likes to watch..


20 posted on 03/19/2008 6:05:20 PM PDT by aeonspromise
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