Hillary Clinton and John Edwards Try To Out Bush Each Other

The latest Hillary Clinton story bouncing around the internet this weekend is the planted question story. At a Newton, Iowa, town hall meeting last week the Clinton campaign was caught trying to plant a question. Another report claims this is at least the second time her campaign has been caught doing this. Clinton claims she knew nothing about this saying, “It was news to me, and neither I nor my campaign approve of that, and it will certainly not be tolerated.” It didn’t take long for John Edwards to jump on this one. Edwards said Clinton was acting just like George W. Bush. “My response is that’s what George Bush does. George Bush goes to events that are staged, where people are screened, where they are only allowed to ask questions if the questions are favorable to George Bush. And set up in his favor,” Edwards said. “That’s not the way democracy works in Iowa. And that is not the way it works in New Hampshire. I mean if you actually want to be president of the United States you go out, you face people, which I’ve done in every one of the 99 counties in Iowa and answered their questions that are asked. And that’s the way it is supposed to work in the caucus process and I think this is the kind of thing George Bush himself has done.” The Clinton camp has been trying to get over this story, but can’t seem to shake it. The Clinton camp did take time to respond to Edwards though. “Attacking other Democrats is what George Bush does and I think Iowans and the people of Iowa and New Hampshire are going to have to decide whether John Edwards’ total abandonment of positive campaigning is the way they want to see things run in their state,” according to a Clinton spokesperson. “What George Bush does is attack the Democrats and divide the country, and John Edwards’s campaign is resembling that more and more every day.” The spokesperson went on to say, “Hillary Clinton has taken hundreds of questions from reporters and Iowans during the course of this campaign . . . a lot of tough questions. . . . I think people know that Hillary knows how to take tough questions.” This story shouldn’t hurt Clinton as much as detractors are hoping. It is not an uncommon practice, but the spin from this story could sting Clinton a bit. It will help reinforce her negatives and make her campaign look manipulative to try to maintain her lead in the polls. These tactics did seem to work for Bush though, he won twice. Plant, divide and conquer.
Alan Cosgrove

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2 Responses to Hillary Clinton and John Edwards Try To Out Bush Each Other

  1. Hillary supporters: listen folks, please don’t get discouraged. PLEASE. She is getting attacked from all sides because people deep down know she is our only hope for America and they’re trying to ruin it for everybody. Hillary is the ONLY candidate with these 4 attributes: honor, patriotism, loyalty, and kindness. I got $35 in the bank that says no other candidate has those attributes.

  2. Lawrence George says:

    It is truly amazing that some people believe Hillary Clinton has honor when during the Clinton Presidency these things happened (as a coverup):
    1- James McDougal – Clinton’s convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.
    2 -Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
    3- Vince Foster – Former White House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.
    4- Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later, the air Traffic controller committed suicide.
    5- C. Victor Raiser II- Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
    6-Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock, September 1992. Described by Clinton as a “Dear friend and trusted advisor”.
    7-Ed Willey – Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
    8-Jerry Parks -Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock. Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died, the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
    9-James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas.
    10-James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.
    11-Kathy Ferguson- Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
    12-Bill Shelton РArkansas State Trooper and fianc̩e of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancee.
    13-Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
    14 -Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mena Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
    15- Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
    16-Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.
    17- Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.
    18- Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.
    19-Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington, Virginia apartment balcony August15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.
    20-Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996; Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.
    21-Charles Meissner -Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
    22- Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton’s advisory council personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother.
    23-Barry Seal -Drug running pilot out of Mena Arkansas, death was no accident.
    24-Johnny Lawhorn Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.
    25-Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.
    26-Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.
    27-Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.

    28-Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.
    29-Keith McMaskle – Died stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988
    30-Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
    31-Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
    32-James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to “natural causes”.
    33-Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.
    34-Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

    35 -Major William S. Barkley Jr.
    36-Captain Scott J . Reynolds
    37-Sgt. Brian Hanley
    38-Sgt. Tim Sabel
    39-Major General William Robertson
    40-Col. William Densberger
    41-Col. Robert Kelly
    42-Spec. Gary Rhodes
    43-Steve Willis
    44-Robert Williams
    45-Conway LeBleu
    46-Todd McKeehan

    Quite an impressive list! Pass this on. Let the public become aware of what happens to friends of the Clinton’s!

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