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It's the money, stupid (hillary!'s Campaign Cash))
Washington Times ^ | 8/12/02

Posted on 08/11/2002 11:21:40 PM PDT by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:56:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Sen. Hillary Clinton has said she intends to keep the $27,000 in political donations she has received from indicted ImClone head Sam Waksal. Good for her.

Most other weak-sister politicians out of an over-developed sense of shame hurry to return political contributions once they find out that the donors have contributed dollars stolen from widows, orphans, former employees and shareholders. Not Hillary. She understands, as lesser politicians don't, that the first principle of politics is to never give up a dollar once it is in your hand. Indeed, her husband's 1992 presidential campaign theme "It's the economy, stupid" was only a sanitized version of the ancient Clinton family motto "It's the money, stupid." Cattle-future profits, charitable tax deductions for the family's used underwear, income from renting out the Lincoln Bedroom and cash from China or Indonesia are all fungible with honest dollars honestly earned. Why can't other politicians live in the real world and get that simple political truth through their Neanderthal skulls? In the Clinton Family Anthology of Quotes, Woody Allen's immortal line holds pride of place "Take the money and run." And win.


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1 posted on 08/11/2002 11:21:40 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
If it wasn't for illegal money they'd have no money at all. Unfortunately there's plenty to be had. The Clintons are the masters of raking it in.
2 posted on 08/12/2002 12:23:20 AM PDT by Oreo Kookey
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To: Oreo Kookey
Hey hill, you or bill kill anyone lately? How long has it been then?
3 posted on 08/12/2002 1:24:43 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: kattracks
BTTT
4 posted on 08/12/2002 9:23:20 AM PDT by PogySailor
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To: kattracks

5 posted on 08/12/2002 9:07:19 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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