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Susan McDougal says she no longer feels bitter
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (excerpt) ^ | May 11, 2008 | Pryor Jordan

Posted on 05/11/2008 4:40:45 PM PDT by HAL9000

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The bitterness Susan McDougal held toward special counsel Kenneth Starr, who headed the Whitewater real estate investigation, has been replaced with g ratitude, she said Friday at the Women’s Action for New Directions Mother’s Day luncheon.

“The judge looked over at the independent counsel’s table and thanked them for their prayers, as if God had something to do with our convictions,” McDougal said about the trial that ended in her conviction.

McDougal was convicted in 1996 of four counts of felony fraud and conspiracy relating to illegal loans obtained through the Small Business Administration.

In September 1996, U. S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright sent McDougal to jail on civil contempt of court charges after she refused to answer questions before a Whitewater grand jury.

She remained jailed for contempt until March 1998 and then served three months of her two-year sentence on the felony convictions. Upon her June 1998 release, she was charged with criminal contempt of court and obstruction of justice, but her 1999 trial ended with a hung jury on the contempt charge and an acquittal on the obstruction charge.

She was pardoned by President Clinton in 2001.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clinton; hotpants; mcdougal; oic; pardonsforsale; starr; susanmcdougal; whitewater

1 posted on 05/11/2008 4:40:46 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Susan and Hillary are YESTERDAY’s NEWS!


2 posted on 05/11/2008 4:43:15 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: HAL9000

She has “Grown”! LOL.


3 posted on 05/11/2008 4:46:09 PM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: HAL9000
Photo - Susan McDougal today.
4 posted on 05/11/2008 4:50:15 PM PDT by HAL9000 ("No one made you run for president, girl."- Bill Clinton)
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To: HAL9000

What a freakin’ mess all that stuff was back in the ‘90s. It just went on and on, one disgusting and sordid event after another. Why anybody would want more of it with Hillary in charge is beyond me. Fortunately it looks like she won’t get the chance, at least not in 2008.


5 posted on 05/11/2008 4:52:00 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: HAL9000

I could see her cast as one of the mean ones in those female prison movies.

Not that I’ve ever watched one of those or anything.


6 posted on 05/11/2008 4:52:42 PM PDT by bluefish (Hey! Where did this come from?)
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To: HAL9000

How Susan McDougal is best remembered:

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7 posted on 05/11/2008 4:52:54 PM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: HAL9000

You just know Bill Tapped that, Ewewwwwwww


8 posted on 05/11/2008 4:57:40 PM PDT by cmsgop (I can't believe my wife downloaded "Philadelphia Freedom"on my iPod........)
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To: HAL9000

Bitter? I never knew she clinged to her religion and guns like me.


9 posted on 05/11/2008 4:58:52 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: HAL9000

Guilty on all charges, real or imagined.


10 posted on 05/11/2008 5:08:12 PM PDT by Nachoman (My guns and my ammo, they comfort me.)
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To: HAL9000

I don’t know that I feel bitter about her. I think disgusted is closer to it.


11 posted on 05/11/2008 5:08:26 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Ann Archy
She's turned into a plump American middle class woman.

I still would like to know why she chose to stay in prison.

12 posted on 05/11/2008 5:11:29 PM PDT by stravinskyrules (Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don't like, it's always by Villa-Lobos?)
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To: cmsgop

It’s not just speculation. Yes, he did.


13 posted on 05/11/2008 5:12:06 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: cmsgop

“Shine the light, wontcha Shine the liiiiggghhhttt....”


14 posted on 05/11/2008 5:12:29 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: HAL9000

"I'll do ANYTHING for Bill! He's SO HOT!"

15 posted on 05/11/2008 5:14:49 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: HAL9000

Why would Susan feel bitter?
Her old man is out of the picture.
She’s free.
And Bill and Hill’s check cleared the Swiss bank.


16 posted on 05/11/2008 5:17:14 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: HAL9000

Let me see if I remember this right:

Susan went to jail because she refused to testify. Claimed the Ken Starr wanted her to lie so she shut up and went to jail. She rationalized “Ken Starr wanted her to lie” by using the following logic (sic).....If I tell the truth Clinton is toast, I don’t want that to happen, so Ken Starr is making me lie.

Is my memory correct? If so how in the world did the press let he get away with that? (I know the answer)


17 posted on 05/11/2008 5:19:33 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: stravinskyrules

“I still would like to know why she chose to stay in prison.”

Maybe it was the food.


18 posted on 05/11/2008 5:26:12 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: HAL9000

You shouldn’t, Susan. It’s your own damn fault.


19 posted on 05/11/2008 5:31:14 PM PDT by RichInOC (Stupidity is its own punishment...as much as the stupid attempt to evade it.)
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To: HAL9000

Yeah, getting over a dead* husband works for all of us.

/sarcasm

*And by “dead,” I mean “killed.”


20 posted on 05/11/2008 5:32:54 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Can you count, suckas? I say the future is ours . . . if you can count.)
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To: HAL9000
Suasn McDougal, the white collar, elite member of the No-Snitch movement. Soon to go on all the talk shows where the hosts will exclaim what a great gal she is.

Enabler to the criminals-in-chief.

21 posted on 05/11/2008 5:33:47 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: HAL9000


Does Jenny Craig have gift memberships?
22 posted on 05/11/2008 5:37:48 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Average White Conservative)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Apparently they served a lot of fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy in prison.


23 posted on 05/11/2008 5:57:15 PM PDT by Obadiah (I dream of the day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned!)
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To: stravinskyrules
I still would like to know why she chose to stay in prison.

Let's start with "full pardon"... and "book deal"... and she didn't meet an early demise... How many other Clinton cronies can claim those three things?

24 posted on 05/11/2008 5:58:06 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: HAL9000

Surrrrrre... If I were Kenneth, I still wouldn’t turn my back on her.


25 posted on 05/11/2008 6:04:25 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: stravinskyrules

“I still would like to know why she chose to stay in prison.”

Maybe she wanted to live a long life.


26 posted on 05/11/2008 6:04:46 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Karl Marx supported free trade. Does that make him a free market conservative?)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
Let's start with "full pardon"... and "book deal"... and she didn't meet an early demise... How many other Clinton cronies can claim those three things?

yup....Fiend(s) of Bubba (FOB).....his dear (dead) pals (frm. bagmen), Vince Foster and Ron Brown et al, have no comment.

27 posted on 05/11/2008 6:16:35 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid,doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you..our hopes were dashed by CINOs :)
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To: HAL9000
Here's a really good NR article posted on BNET on the subject.
28 posted on 05/11/2008 6:48:45 PM PDT by xJones
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To: reagan_fanatic

It’s incredible that Hollywood is supposedly making a movie about her - starring Charlize Theron, who looks nothing like her. But with Hillary losing her nomination, perhaps this movie will never get made.


29 posted on 05/11/2008 7:30:12 PM PDT by HAL9000 ("No one made you run for president, girl."- Bill Clinton)
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To: HAL9000

No longer bitter, but still clinging to her gun?


30 posted on 05/11/2008 7:33:49 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: HAL9000

Glad she doesn’t because I suspect a few million people are still bitter (about her promoting a criminar operation at the highest levels of the country).


31 posted on 05/11/2008 7:38:02 PM PDT by rod1 (u)
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To: stravinskyrules
I still would like to know why she chose to stay in prison.

Let's see; Susan sticks to omerta, and is pardoned by Bill. Her husband brags about how his testimony will put Bill right in there in the cell with him...

...and dies in the hole, under suspicious circumstances before he can testify.

Wise woman. Corrupt, but wise.

32 posted on 05/11/2008 7:41:33 PM PDT by InMemoriam (This year, your prayers will do more good than your vote.)
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To: HAL9000

33 posted on 05/11/2008 7:57:28 PM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: TommyDale
Whiskey tango =
34 posted on 05/11/2008 8:55:13 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Trajan88
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is up with this Whiskey Tango?

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35 posted on 05/12/2008 5:24:47 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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