Sunday, December 02, 2007

CBS Face the Nation: Hillary’s panicked and it ain’t pretty.

CBS “Face the Nation” featured long time Clinton button man Howard Wolfson and Obama Political Director David Axelrod this morning.

Wolfson was nearing Ken Starr form in the character and quantity of disingenuous and distracting attacks. Wolfson launched an attack about Obama’s health care plan and Axelrod was ready with the original article that showed Wolfson taking the quote out of context. Wolfson looked like Ruttenberg or Patterson after about sixty seconds in the ring with Brenda Jo.

Wolfson then incredibly shifted to a discussion of campaign ethics. In and of itself, any time the Clintons go negative on some one else’s campaign ethics, it is a sign of weakness because ethics and candor are hardly viewed as Evita’s strengths. The attack was over some minor violation of the convoluted federal campaign finance laws arising from legitimate party building activities and donations that an Obama PAC made to state and local parties earlier this year. Remember, this ethical critique was argued on behalf of the woman who actually, as in physically, received boxes of cash from a foreign government whose interests are adverse to those of the United States-in the White House. Wolfson righteously demanded that Barack close the PAC. Another backfire, Axelrod said the PAC in question has apparently exhausted its budget and is already closed.

It doesn’t look like the old deception and distortion, by which the Clintons deflected attention from the extensive criminal and grossly unethical conduct in which they were themselves engaged in Whitewater, Chinagate, Monica, and all those pardons for cash, might not work on Obama and his team. Axelrod remained calm and simply crushed Wolfson. The icy disengaged snarl on Hillary’s face when she thought she was off camera last night at the B & B forum looked beatific compared to Wolfson’s demeanor this morning.

But even the werewolves in Van Helsing could be slain and Axelrod brought his silver bullets for the showdown at dawn with Wolfson.


ghost of gerald ford said...

Hillary learned her smear and deflect while sitting on the knee of her hard core GOP father. I would'nt be surprised if Hillary hires KKkarl Rove as she has about as much ethics as any other GOP candidate which is little to none.

Descartes said...

Jerry had much better self esteem in life.

spree said...

LOL....Well said.

Anonymous said...

Huckabee is taking off the gloves. Just got called with an automated push poll from his supporters.

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

Suspect the main reason Democrats and NEA types control the largest school boards is in such areas parents with means flee to private education or home schooling.

With no stake in the public schools by default control goes to NEA apparachiks and head-in-the-clouds educational theorists.

Raised my 3 younger children in Berkeley, CA where the public schools are dismal indeed. Berkeley high school dropped tracking which meant all students get dumbed down classes. Spent a small fortune sending them to private schools whose quality was about the same as the public schools I attended in New York when we were governed by grownups who placed quality education over political correctness.

I find it quite disturbing none of the GOP candidates but me really cares about genuine educational reform. In a Klein administration circumcism will be order of the day for the Department of "Education".

A key factor in judiciary appointments is selecting nominees who believe quality education trumps political correctness.

Anonymous said...

Quit sugar coating it, Klein, everything that is wrong with every school system in America is the fault of "dumbing down". And we "dumb down" every thing for who? What group is it that is responsible for the "dumbing down" of America? Come on, Klein, have the guts, at long last have the guts to say it!











And what is his name-o?

RF said...

Isn't that nice? I'm so happy someone has finally diagnosed the problem with our schools.

Sporer, conservatives like 6:49 must make you proud.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on, RF. You know for a fact the guy has a point. Get out from behind those rose colored glasses for Christ's sake and look around you. Damn.

this is the camelot to which Hillary wishes us to return. dividing, name calling, screaming said...

"Well, now the fun part starts," Clinton said. "We're into the last month, and we're going to start drawing a contrast, because I want every Iowan to have accurate information when they make their decisions."

Within hours of Clinton's news conference, Obama issued a statement saying: "This presidential campaign isn't about attacking people for fun. It's about solving people's problems, like ending this war and creating a universal healthcare system."

hrc invented campaign violations, they embody lack of character. yes, character is the difference said...

"You can't get a straight answer [from Obama] on healthcare," she said. "Someone who runs on ethics and not taking money from certain people is found out to have at least skirted, if not violated, the FEC rules and used lobbyist and PAC money to do so."

She added that the difference between them was one of character.

"It's beginning to look a lot like that," she said.

Anonymous said...

You can't get a straight answer from Clinton on Illegal Immigration, who her favorite ball team is, what is in her "secret" papers from the White House, why Sandy Burgler is on her National Security team, what will Bill's role be in their third illegal term, what she will do about the war, what she will do to balance the budget other than to raise taxes on us all - including the children.

no truer words were spoken. the difference is their character. obama has some, she does not said...

Hillary said the one true thing she has ever said.

She added that the difference between them was one of character.

"It's beginning to look a lot like that," she said.

go huck! It's your birthday. Go huck! (hey hrc, huck has character too) said...

Monday, December 03, 2007

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has pulled to within a single percentage point of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner in a general election match-up.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows Senator Hillary Clinton earning 46% of the vote while Huckabee attracts 45%.

Clinton leads by seven among women while Huckabee has a five-point advantage among men.

let character count, let's have an obama-huck contest. said...

Huckabee has also gained ground on Senator Barack Obama over the past month.

The Rasmussen Reports election poll shows Obama attracting 45% of the vote while Huckabee earns 41%.

Last month, Obama enjoyed a nine-point advantage in that match-up.

Obama had a twenty point advantage over Huckabee in March.

That slipped to a nine point lead in both August and September.

hillary just cain't get any luv said...

Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley, the first member of the state's congressional delegation to endorse, is supporting Edwards. The announcement comes today at noon in Waterloo. Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie, meanwhile, is supporting Obama.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many "friends" of the Clinton's
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 counselor 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 Fergus on, 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 - Arkansas State Trooper and fiance of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiance, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiance.

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 & subcontractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mean 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 Mean 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 August 15, 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 s pecial 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

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 - Was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.

33-James Milan - Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to "natural causes".

34-Jordan Kettleson - Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.

35-Richard Winters - A suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.


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

Anonymous said...

And that was just off the top of your head. What if you really had to think about it and do some research?

Ha...being an FOB is deadly.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen Mark Penn?

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

Here in dirty tricks land the brochures I left in the foyer of the short term furnished suite hotel I'm staying at in Manchester disappeared at a very fast clip. While nice it might reflect growing interest in my campaign, may also be someone from either, or from all, of the McCain, Clinton and Huckabee staffs staying in the complex are swiping them.

Anonymous said...

Klein, you arrogant prick, the last poll I saw you at you registered "0%" and that was with a 3% margin of error.

There is a very real possibility that you may not even exist.

R. L. "Bobby the Sack" Saccamano said...

Klein, that's hilarious. Hilarious, my friend. I can just see the McCain, Huckabee, and Clinton staffs all getting together under cover of darkness to discuss you and your dramatic surge in the polls. "I know!" one says, "Let's sneak in and steal those brochures he left in the Lobby!" "That should do it!" they all agree, and later with a well devised plan they move in, only to find out that the Manager told the maid to "throw that shit out" because, said the manager, "That god-damn asshole Klein drives me insane with his bullshit".

A ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha .

A ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Anonymous said...

I swear to God I hope Klein wins this thing, then I'll sit back and laugh like hell watching all you hacks eat out of his hand for four years.

Anonymous said...

This like the old creepy guy from Scooby Doo.

"I would have been president if it wasn't for you snooping kids!"

5:04pm - Oh how you make me laugh. Eat out of his hands... oh man, that's fresh.