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  • Hillary Clinton distances herself from adviser who branded Lord David Trimble a 'crankpot'

    03/27/2008 8:00:15 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies · 385+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/28/2008 | Toby Harnden
    Hillary Clinton's campaign has disowned a senior adviser who branded Lord Trimble, former Northern Ireland First Minister, a sexist "crankpot" whose views were suspect because he was a Protestant. "It is not the campaign's policy to attack leaders from other countries," said Howard Wolfson, Mrs Clinton's communications director. Jamie Rubin, a former assistant secretary of state in Bill Clinton's administration, lashed out at Lord Trimble, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998, for having said that Mrs Clinton was a "wee bit silly" for exaggerating her role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland. Mr Rubin said in an interview...