Our Mistake?

Yesterday, an anonymous commentor sent a comment about Hillary Clinton. We felt it was not germain to the topic it was posted too, and thus deleted. If that poster wants to discuss Hillary they can resubmit their comment here.

Comment Commander Guy


Anonymous said...

Thursday, May 31, 2007

HILLARY'S NUREMBERG DEFENSE "I was just following protocol." That's the essence of the haughty and evasive response of Hillary Clinton to accusations that she abused free corporate jet travel offered by a wealthy supporter:
Clinton's travel, along with and consulting fees paid to her husband, the former president, have come to light recently in a lawsuit against Vinod Gupta, a Clinton contributor and chief executive of the data company, InfoUSA Inc.
The lawsuit by company shareholders accuses Gupta of excessively spending millions of dollars, including $900,000 worth of travel on the Clintons.

Sen. Clinton, who complained about corporate America's largesse and skyrocketing executive pay during campaign events Wednesday, said she did not believe her message was undermined by her acceptance of the private flights. In line with Senate rules then in effect, Clinton's campaign has said she reimbursed Gupta at the cost of a first-class flight, typically a significant discount off the expense of a private jet.

``Those were the rules. You'll have to ask somebody else whether that's good policy,'' she said.

My DC lawyer/lobbyist friend sees something more significant in the story, beyond the issue of casual corruption:
This is just so perfect...note how quickly the writer grazes Hillary's support for card check legislation -- which obviates the current requirement for secret ballot by workers to approve union affiliation -- without pausing to explain it, or even citing the actual term.
Clinton struck several populist notes Wednesday in a speech at a union hall and at a town hall appearance at a North Las Vegas high school with large number of minority and low-income students.
The senator told members of the Culinary Workers Union, a group that represents casino and hotel workers, that it should be made easier for unions to organize [emphasis added]...

Hmm. Yeah, I know, no one pays attention to an issue until they think it's a threat. If we have a Democratic president in January 2009, we will have a Democratic congress and card check will move up on the agenda because the Democrats are afraid to say no to powerful unions.
The Clintons still can't pick friends from the quality side of the line.

Middle Class Guy said...

So what's your point. That Democrats will be more friendly to unions than the Bush Admin?
If you look back at Bill Clinton's term, he wasn't exactly the working man's friend when it came to support for unions. Take his railroading NAFTA down our throats as an example. My guess is Hillary won't be either.
If anything her faction of the Democratic party is in bed with and beholden to big corporations because of their funding. I'm not cheering for a Hillary nomination.
It would play right into the hands of so many on the right that hate her with a passion.

Off The Wire said...

The May 20 issue of Newsweek ran an interesting cover story about the Clintons. One interesting chapter of her career is her time as a member of the Wal-mart board of directors.

She pushed hard for womens issues and was silent on union issues. Here's an interesting excerpt:

"Fellow board members and company executives, who have rarely discussed her role in Wal-Mart, say Clinton used her position to champion personal causes, like the need for more women in management and a comprehensive environmental program. At the time, she was Wal-Mart's only female director, the youngest and arguably the least experienced in business. On other topics, like Wal-Mart's vehement antiunionism, for example, she was largely silent, they said."

Here's a link to more of the story:


Middle Class Guy said...

So anon:

I don't see any discussion, or did you just want to follow up on the RNC
Hillary Bashing Talking points for the week?
My guess is the latter.

Anonymous said...

Clinton is a piece of SHIT, just like the FAT ASS that runs this blog.

Kowboy K Kurtass said...

I think he got that fat ass from eating too many peanuts over the holidays. Maybe next time I'll try to sell him cheap pens with catchy slogans on them or maybe a pink head band. Gee the possibilities are endless, when you specialize in free market cheapness. I'll have to leave know, Mommy has gone to work and the kids are off school and my favorite episode of Clifford The Big Commie Dog is on.