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  • 3 TOP SPITZER AIDS TO BE QUESTIONED BY DA (time to probe Spitzer's cheesy election tactics)

    11/19/2007 6:05:41 AM PST · by Liz · 11 replies · 31+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 12, 2007 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    --SNIP--Peter Pope, Spitzer's policy director, will be questioned about the role he played along with Spitzer Counsel and the governor's first deputy secretary, in a statement signed by Spitzer aide Darren Dopp July 22......The Commission on Public Integrity determined Dopp's testimony appeared to contradict his sworn statement. (Dopp is under investigation for possible perjury.)
  • FLIP-FLOPPER HILL TAKES HEAT FROM 'ALIEN'ATED LEFT (unsinkable Hill looking like the Titanic)

    11/16/2007 7:34:38 AM PST · by Liz · 29 replies · 29+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 16, 2007 | KENNETH LOVETT in Albany and FRANKIE EDOZIEN in NY
    Sen. Clinton came under fire from immigration supporters for her licensing flip-flop. Clinton stunned advocates by announcing she would not support licensing after indicating she favored the move.........hours after Gov Spitzer withdrew his plan, with a Rasmussen Reports poll showing 77% of Americans opposed licensing illegals....

    11/15/2007 4:54:30 AM PST · by Liz · 24 replies · 33+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 15, 2007 | EDITORIAL
    Just hours after withdrawing his spectacularly unpopular proposal to license illegals, Spitzer reversed course on his plan to require more online retailers to collect sales taxes - slated to hit shoppers just in time for Christmas. Spitzer's U-turn followed a new poll showing that 70% of New Yorkers oppose licensing illegals. The plan had also sunk his approval ratings to new lows.
  • HILL'S 'STAND?' WELL, TODAY IS THURSDAY.....(strongest waffler in the pack)

    11/15/2007 4:38:21 AM PST · by Liz · 15 replies · 27+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 15, 2007 | KENNETH LOVETT in Albany and GEOFF EARLE in D.C. with Carl Campanile
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who aides recently said supported Gov. Spitzer's controversial plan to grant driver's licenses to illegal aliens, yesterday hit reverse and for the first time came out forcefully against the idea. Clinton's about-face came hours after a besieged Spitzer withdrew his proposal because of massive opposition and just a day before today's latest Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas. Clinton has taken heat from her Democratic and Republican rivals after fumbling over the issue during the last debate on Oct. 30.
  • SPITZ IN FREE FALL; RECORD PLUNGE IN POLL (Hillary dons wet suit)

    11/14/2007 5:01:39 AM PST · by Liz · 49 replies · 106+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 14, 2007 | FREDRIC U. DICKER, State Editor
    Gov. Spitzer's sky-high popularity has fallen faster and further than that of any governor in modern state history due to his licensing illegals plan and the ongoing Dirty Tricks Scandal.... The Siena College Research Institute survey - conducted before Spitzer said he's scrapping the plan - found New Yorkers, by an overwhelming 64 to 33% disapprove of the job he's doing......and by 70-25%, voters said they were against Spitzer's licensing illegals. "Spitzer's standing with voters has fallen faster and further than any politician in recent NY history," said a Siena spokesman.
  • ELIOT IN FREE FALL (equal opportunity campaign killer--loco license plot flops)

    11/14/2007 3:21:15 AM PST · by Liz · 33 replies · 102+ views
    NY POST ^ | Nov 14, 2007 | EDITORIAL
    Gov. Spitzer's spectacular political crash-and-burn, reflected in a stunning Siena College poll, seems to have had an immediate effect: The governor will deep-six his ludicrous driver's-licenses-for-illegal-aliens proposal..........Elected a year ago with 69% of the vote (widest victory margin in state history), Spitzer can now claim support from just 25% of voters. Almost twice that, 49%, say they'd back "someone else," were the next gubernatorial election held today.

    11/10/2007 7:02:01 AM PST · by Liz · 84 replies · 536+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 10, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondent
    DES MOINES.....a Grinnell College student, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, said a Clinton aide told her to ask Hillary a scripted question about global warming at a bio-diesel plant event.... "They were canned," according to The Scarlet & Black student newspaper. Before the event, Clinton's staff member got Gallo-Chasanoff to ask the after Clinton's speech. "One of the senior staffers told me what [to ask]," she said. When Gallo-Chasanoff asked about global-warming, Clinton replied that young people often ask her that question.
  • N.H. GOES COLD ON CLINTON (Hill's All-Girl Team knees Bill over "swiftboat" talk)

    11/08/2007 6:56:56 AM PST · by Liz · 39 replies · 36+ views
    NY POST ^ | Nov 8, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE Post Correspondent
    --SNIP--Bill Clinton, speaking in Chicago yesterday, shifted his comments to warn about "swift boat" attacks from Republicans - rather than from fellow Democrats - after getting slammed by Obama and Sen. Chris Dodd for "over the top" criticism of his wife's rivals. "I thought it made all the Democrats vulnerable to a 'swift boat' kind of ad in the general election," the ex-president told reporters after a rally.
  • HILLARY'S LICENSE TO LOSE? (licensing: the date-rape drug in Dims hip pocket)

    11/08/2007 6:15:33 AM PST · by Liz · 20 replies · 145+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 8, 2007 | EDITORIAL
    How happy is Clinton that Gov. Spitzer stirred up his licenses- for-illegals firestorm? Not very, we'd guess. She's been talking from both sides of her mouth on the issue since last week's debate - and her dissembling appears to be costing her. A Rasmussen poll showed that Clinton's support in NH (site of the debate) has dropped sharply........A recent Washington Times national poll showed 77% of Americans believe illegal aliens shouldn't be licensed.
  • HILL'S PATHETIC HOPE: TO BE VICTIM-IN-CHIEF (piling-on the gender card's a crock)

    11/08/2007 5:58:08 AM PST · by Liz · 53 replies · 109+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 7, 2007 | VOX POPULI
    **** If Clinton can't stand the heat, she should get back into the kitchen NAMES REDACTED East Meadow **** The "deer in the headlights" look during the last debate belies the carefully crafted and rehearsed image of a strong feminist woman. North Bergen, N.J. **** We saw eight years of this when her husband was president, do we really want to see it again? Hazlet, N.J. **** If Clinton does well in a debate, she's victorious and presidential. If she does poorly, she's a victim. That's the kind of leadership America needs. Syracuse **** Who is advising her, Joe Torre?...
  • N.H. GOES COLD ON CLINTON (primary states icing Hillary)

    11/08/2007 5:47:43 AM PST · by Liz · 49 replies · 32+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 8, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE Post Correspondent
    Clinton's once-commanding lead in New Hampshire has been slashed - a sign that the licensing controversy may have bled into the critical first-primary state..... .Clinton leads Obama by only 10 percentage points - 34-24 - in the latest Rasmussen Reports poll.... A month ago, Clinton lead by 23-points in the same survey........a new survey in Iowa shows Clinton's lead dipping to just 3 points. She leads Obama, 28-25%.....
  • LICENSE BILL MAY SIDESWIPE HILL (forces Hill to vote on licensing)

    11/08/2007 5:37:19 AM PST · by Liz · 33 replies · 62+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 8, 2007 | KENNETH LOVETT in Albany, GEOFF EARLE in D.C. With Carl Campanile, New York
    Rep. Peter King on his legislation to bar states from granting driver's licenses to illegal aliens. 'This is one time when good government and good politics come together.“ Rep. King will introduce a bill to block New York and other states from licensing illegal immigrants. The ranking GOP member of the House Homeland Security Committee, expects to introduce legislation next week with Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas).....King said he decided on the legislation after hearing Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff say that although he opposes licensing illegals, there is nothing the federal government can do to stop a state from...
  • SHE'S IN FREEFALL Hillary's post-debate numbers dive

    11/07/2007 4:53:52 AM PST · by Liz · 165 replies · 427+ views
    Nov 7, 2006 | THIS JUST IN
    Tuesday's TV news bites report Hillary's post-debate approval rating sink to an astounding 52% to 43% (Marist Poll). CNN reported Monday afternoon a sharp 11-point drop in Clinton's lead over her nearest rival, Barack Obama. Clinton went against the wishes of enormous grassroots opposition when she flubbed her debate answer to a nitwit plan by Gov Spitzer to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens. The next day Hillary sought to "clarify" her position by inexplicably endorsing the sure-fail Spitzer licensng plan. Hillary's suck-up to voting blocs habit is of longstanding----her hyphenate pandering goes back a long way. She's hooked on...
  • BUTT OUT, BUBBA!--HILL & BARACK GIVE HIM A 'SWIFT' KICK (Flubba and Bubba on the ropes)

    11/07/2007 3:59:20 AM PST · by Liz · 92 replies · 127+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 7, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondent
    Bill Clinton found himself in an unusual and uncomfortable position - drawing intense fire from Democratic presidential candidates and a brushback from his wife's own campaign. Barack Obama and Chris Dodd took rare shots at the former president for claiming critics of Hillary's stance on giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants were unfairly trying to "swift boat" her. It's the first time any Democratic candidates have attacked Bill Clinton......he is enormously popular among party members
  • Clinton Defends Wife on Licenses (Hillary swiftboated on a sea of taco sauce)

    11/06/2007 6:31:00 AM PST · by Liz · 69 replies · 35+ views ^ | Tuesday, November 6, 2007 | RYAN NAKASHIMA
    Former President Clinton on Monday compared Republican criticism of his wife's position on driver's license for illegal immigrants to the ads that helped sink John Kerry's White House hopes in 2004. "I had the feeling that at the end of that last debate we were about to get into cutesy land again," Clinton told some 3,000 members of the American Postal Worker's Union at a convention. At the end of a televised Democratic presidential debate last week, Hillary Rodham Clinton hedged on whether she supported a plan by her home state governor, New York's Eliot Spitzer, to issue licenses to...
  • GOV LICENSE PLAN COULD HURT DEMS AT POLLS (75% in Dem strongholds oppose licensing)

    11/06/2007 4:41:40 AM PST · by Liz · 27 replies · 50+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 6, 2007 | DAVID SEIFMAN City Hall Bureau Chief
    In what would normally be a very dull election day, observers are closely watching whether Republicans gain an edge in races where Gov. Spitzer's plan for licensing illegal aliens has become a major issue. "The Spitzer thing doesn't help anyone in a close race," declared veteran political consultant Joe Mercurio.
  • ELIOT PUTS DYING GOP IN DRIVER'S SEAT (somber Dims say licensing damaged HRC's 2008 bid)

    11/06/2007 4:34:21 AM PST · by Liz · 18 replies · 33+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | November 5, 2007 | Inside Albany By Frederic Dicker
    Somber Democrats are privately conceding Gov. Spitzer's controversial plan to license illegals has done the impossible--reviving NY's long-moribund Republican Party. "He's the best thing for Republicans since Mario Cuomo," influential Democrats angrily told The Post. Democratic candidates told the governor's political advisers to keep him far away from their campaigns. Republican leaders have begun joking that Spitzer should be named their party's "honorary strategic advisor" .........Democrats and Republicans agree Spitzer's licensing plan has: * Seriously damaged Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, as shown in last week's Democratic presidential debate. * Helped guarantee blowout GOP wins in hotly fought contests upsatate....
  • HER DELICATE CONDITION; CLINTON NEEDS TO MAN UP IN DEBATES (slippery Hillary her own worst enemy)

    11/04/2007 6:10:54 AM PST · by Liz · 79 replies · 57+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 4, 2007 | KATHLEEN PARKER
    ....the spin coming out of Clinton's campaign is men were ganging up on Hillary. Sorry, but when girls insist on playing hardball with the boys, they don't get to cry foul - or change the game to dodge ball - when they get bruised.....The NY Times reported Clinton's campaign tried to create sympathy for Hillary as they did when Lazio confronted her during the 2000 Senate race. A Clinton adviser told the Washington Post, "Ultimately, it was six guys against her, and she came off as one strong woman." --SNIP-- Hillary can handle the men just fine. What's giving her...
  • Obama to Clinton: Cut the Victim Act (rips Hillary for "don't-pick-on-me" ploy)

    11/03/2007 7:24:02 AM PDT · by Liz · 85 replies · 108+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 3, 2007 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Barack Obama laced into Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday, accusing her of playing a victim of sexism. "I hope that Sen. Clinton wants to be treated like everybody else, and I think that that's why she's running for president," Obama said on NBC's "Today" show. He added that Clinton was using a "don't pick on me" strategy that doesn't mesh with the image of strength she's tried to project.
  • HILL ON A HOT SEAT; A FEW TOUGH QUESTIONS (she's swilling purple kool-aid with her cooked goose)

    11/03/2007 6:02:34 AM PDT · by Liz · 38 replies · 144+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 3, 2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    Finally, Hillary Clinton is getting some moderately tough questions. People are finally noticing that in answering questions, she follows the advice of Yogi Berra: "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." At Tuesday's Democratic debate, when asked whether she supports Spitzer's plan to license illegals.....Clinton's response can be summarized as: Yes, no, maybe, sorta, kinda. Before the press corps relapses into its coma and Clinton's competitors go back to hiding from her shadow, let's see if she can answer a few more questions:
  • SLOWING DOWN DEMS: HILL WON'T CHOOSE LANE (Flop-a-Long Hillary's pandering bites back)

    11/02/2007 3:27:38 AM PDT · by Liz · 26 replies · 26+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 2, 2007 | VOX POPULI
    *** Clinton knows there is no way to police the voting fraud certain to occur. Why not give keys to cockpit doors and directions to every skyscraper in the country while they are at it? NAMES REDACTED East Williston **** ........ the fact they are illegally here.... seems to mean nothing to pandering candidates and NY's governor. Miller Place **** Her answer to Tim Russert...... "Everybody plays gotcha," reminds me of her slickster husband's reply at impeachment proceedings. Great Neck **** The only person who has no opinion is one of the most opinionated candidates ever to hit the political...
  • License To Waffle? (Clinton's hyphenate pandering stalls campaign)

    11/01/2007 8:33:00 AM PDT · by Liz · 27 replies · 18+ views
    NY POST ^ | Novmber 1, 2007 | EDITORIAL
    Oh, what a dilemma for Sen. Clinton. On the one hand are polls showing that even a majority of local Democrats - not to mention an overwhelming 72% of all New Yorkers - are dead-set against Gov. Spitzer's plan to hand out driver's licenses to illegal aliens. On the other hand are all those Democratic special-interest groups she needs to court - the hard left, immigration activists, Hispanics - who think illegals are entitled to regular licenses, with no restrictions whatsoever.
  • LEFT LANE TO AN '08 DISASTER (Hillary's illegals licensing crackup)

    11/01/2007 8:26:14 AM PDT · by Liz · 66 replies · 61+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 1, 2007 | Charles Hurt, DC Bureau Chief
    A haunting problem for Clinton....illegal-immigrant coddling plans such as Gov. Spitzer's - no matter how they're dressed up in the guise of enhancing security - enrage a huge majority of Americans, especially widely-courted independent voters.........a Republican strategist chortled. "This is an 80-20 issue for us and they're walking right into it." That would be "80-20," as in 80% of Americans oppose it, 20% support it......rare gems in politics. "The vast majority of Americans are against this - especially among likely voters. She's clearly out of touch," said GOP pollster John McLaughlin, who has surveyed extensively on the issue.
  • FOES COULDN'T KO HER - SO SHE SOCKED HERSELF (gutless Hill's evasiveness stinks of Bill)

    10/31/2007 4:10:21 AM PDT · by Liz · 92 replies · 99+ views
    NY POST ^ | October 31, 2007 | CHARLES HURT D.C., NY Post Bureau Chief
    .........the most damage (in the debate) was inflicted by Clinton on herself. She tied herself up in knots - in a way her opponents couldn't - with her non-answer about giving driver's license to illegal aliens. She must be the only New Yorker without an opinion on the plan (other than her colleague, Sen. Chuck Schumer). Her evasiveness on the most talked-about issue in the state reminded everyone of the worst of husband Bill and what could be in store if another Clinton makes it to the White House.

    10/29/2007 5:42:20 AM PDT · by Liz · 49 replies · 49+ views
    Immigration advocates were feeling betrayed by Gov. Spitzer......he backed off his plan to provide driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. They gathered outside his East Side office and vilified him for a 3-tier system that would leave illegals at the bottom of three options.....Spitzer announced the entire program was being delayed indefinitely - perhaps for as long as a year..............
  • GOV NEEDS YEAR TO FIX ID WRECK (Spitzer labels illegals "Third World dummies")

    10/28/2007 5:48:24 AM PDT · by Liz · 54 replies · 111+ views
    NY POST ^ | October 28, 2007 | By KENNETH LOVETT in Albany and GEOFF EARLE in Washington
    Gov. Spitzer announced an indefinite delay in his heavily criticized plan to grant driver's licenses to illegals in order to develop a 3-tiered licensing system that the federal government accepts. Spitzer said the wait will bring New Yorkers "the most secure licensing system in the nation" - although Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff still strongly opposes giving ID to illegal aliens. "...I do not think it's a good idea to give undocumented workers licenses or ID of any kind," said Chertoff, who appeared with Spitzer at the Washington news conference.
  • ELEX BIGS FEAR FRAUD IN GOV LICENSE PLAN (Spitzer rigging election system)

    10/22/2007 3:17:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 27 replies · 173+ views
    NY POST ^ | October 22, 2007 | KENNETH LOVETT, Post Correspondent
    State election officials are worried that Gov. Spitzer's plan to allow illegal aliens to obtain driver's licenses will make it difficult for them to catch people voting illegally........local boards of election determine who is eligible to vote; it is rare that election officials check into legal status, particularly if with identifying information on voter-registration form like a driver's license or the last four digits of a Social Security number......In order to register, a person must sign an affidavit stating that they are an American citizen.
  • SPITZER STEERING US TOWARD A CRASH: DEMS (illegals licensing portends Democrat election disasters)

    10/22/2007 3:00:45 AM PDT · by Liz · 63 replies · 93+ views
    NY POST ^ | October 22, 2007 | FREDRIC U. DICKER, State Editor
    Democrats fear Gov. Spitzer's controversial plan to grant driver's licenses to illegal aliens has endangered Democrat candidates across the state - even the presidential prospects of Hillary Clinton........ and is producing "a mass exodus" away from Democrat candidates that may lead to unexpected losses in November's local elections.
  • Spitzer removes "temporary visitor" stamp from driver's licenses of non-citizens (vote suckup)

    10/15/2007 9:54:11 AM PDT · by Liz · 41 replies · 135+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | October 15, 2007 | Tom Precious - the Buffalo News, Albany Bureau
    Quiet policy twist criticized on security grounds Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, noncitizens who legally obtained New York State driver’s licenses have been given licenses stamped “temporary visitor” along with the date their visa expired. No longer. The Spitzer administration three weeks ago quietly eliminated the state policy that required the special identification stamp on the driver’s licenses for noncitizens who are legally, though temporarily, residing in the United States. The policy change also eliminated the accompanying expiration date that was intended to show when the person’s legal right to be in the United States ended —...
  • (NY Governor) Spitzer: I don't need the legislature

    06/27/2007 10:36:30 AM PDT · by jmyrlefuller · 30 replies · 881+ views
    Newsday ^ | June 26, 2007 | James T. Madore
    Frustrated by a legislative session that left many key issues hanging, Gov. Eliot Spitzer said Tuesday that he could govern without lawmakers. Downplaying the importance of passing laws, the freshman governor said he favored regulatory changes and executive orders to run the state -- neither of which require prior approval by the legislature. The Democratic governor repeated his criticism of a decision by the Senate's Republican majority to go home June 21, the official end of the six-month session, though many bills remain to be considered.