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  • Whatever happened to the guy who made a big deal about Vince Foster?

    Kind of like McCain and his joke about Janet Reno being ugly teenager Chelsea's real father. If he is against Obama---he can't be that bad.

    Ya Think?


    As you know, earlier today Hillary Clinton tried to stoke the Jeremiah Wright controversy by telling an editorial board meeting in Pittsburgh that Jeremiah Wright "would not have been my pastor" and then going on to note that she had denounced Don Imus in contrast to Obama's allegedly more tolerant attitude toward hate speech.
    Later in the afternoon she repeated the same comments at a press conference and when asked why she had chosen to engage Obama on the Wright controversy she seemed to suggest that rather than being intentional she was only providing an answer to a direct question. "Well I answered a question in an ed board today that was very specific about what i would have done," Clinton told the reporter, "And you know I'm just speaking for myself, and i was answering a question that was posed to me."
    Now obviously, Hillary's been in the political big leagues for a while. She knows how to deflect a question. But it's actually much richer than this. This afternoon Greg Sargent and I were talking this over and one of us realized that this wasn't just any Pittsburgh paper. It was the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the money-losing, vanity, fringe sheet of Richard Mellon Scaife, funder of the Arkansas Project, the American Spectator during its prime Clinton-hunting years and virtually every right-wing operation of note at one point or another over the last twenty years or more.
    In fact, what I only discovered late this evening, when Eric Kleefeld sent me this link at National Review Online, is that not only was it Scaife's paper. Scaife himself was there sitting just to Clinton's right apparently taking part in the questioning.
    This alone has to amount to some sort cosmic encounter like something out of a Wagner opera. Remember, this is the guy who spent millions of dollars puffing up wingnut fantasies about Hillary's having Vince Foster whacked and lots of other curdled and ugly nonsense. Scaife was the nerve center of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. Those of us who spent years defending the Clintons from all that malarkey learned this point on day one.
    But there's more.
    Let's game this out. Hillary's saying this wasn't some planned thing. She just got hit with this question and she answered it. But here's my question. You think Richard Mellon Scaife might want to dig into the Jeremiah Wright story? This is sort of like, 'Hey, I go on Hannity and next thing you know he's asking me about Wright and Farrakhan. How was I supposed to see that coming?'
    I don't know just how this went down. But the idea Sen. Clinton and her staff went into an editorial board meeting with Scaife and his lackey reporters without a clear sense that they were going to get at least one choice Jeremiah Wright question just somehow doesn't ring true to me.
    --Josh Marshall
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    • #3
      I don't think it's spam.

      It's fucking Josh Marshall.

      If Clinton is cozying up to Scaife, then she's as duplicitous as her critics have made her out to be.

      If you don't like kjoe's threads, don't open them, but this isn't spam.
      His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
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      • #4
        Good post kjoe -

        How much closer will Hillary get to the republican camp.
        Turning the other cheek is better than burying the other body.

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        • #5
          I think everything Hillary does is calculated from what she says to what time she takes a piss in the morning.

          I cannot stand the bitch and don't trust her at all. I would vote for Mickey Mouse before I would vote for her.
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          • #6
            Keep it up kjoe. Anything to piss kah off.

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            • #7
              I am honored any time the intelligent and perceptive Kah decides it is necessary to respond to something I post, whether it is a point by point taking me to task, or a short dismissive blast of sarcasm.

              I have been chastized, as have others, for parroting right-wing conspiracy items in my criticism of the Clintons. From the Clintons' viewpoint, all criticism tends to be lumped together with the right-winers out to get them, so I thought it was interesting that Hillary would choose to meet with this board, including the owner who worked so diligently to concoct the Vince Foster murder nonsense, along with a myriad of other "vast right-wing conspiracy" items.

              In the case of Kah, he had an opportunity to consider---which is more horrible---Hillary reaching out to(and making use of) these people, in an attempt to marginalize obama as a can't win, too liberal northerner ala McGovern, Mondale, Dukakis, Kerry---or Kjoe posting an item regarding someone's take on it from tpm.

              For Hillary, I kind of thought it was much smoother than a Sister Soljah moment---but it does kind of undercut that thing where if you criticize a Clinton---you are part of the vast right wing conspiracy.
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                Someone posted earlier - it might have been ppg - the Clintons have a short sighted strategy - win at all cost - now.

                However their biggest gaff's - have been their strategy - abandoning states to get behind by such a large margin only the kitchen sink makes sense.
                Turning the other cheek is better than burying the other body.

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                  We need some captions for this picture.

                  A few come to mind:

                  "Two great Americans!"

                  "Children of the God Democracy!"

                  "Talent: compliments of the world's greatest superpower"

                  "Whadda country!"


                  Whadda Hoot!

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                  • #10
                    Dang, I share the same last name as that dude? Wowzers.
                    Make America Great For Once.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bleacher Creature View Post
                      Dang, I share the same last name as that dude? Wowzers.
                      You a Scaife?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by King View Post
                        You a Scaife?
                        Yep. Not one of the privileged ones, though.
                        Make America Great For Once.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by King View Post



                          We need some captions for this picture.

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                          Hillary----that stuff about you having Vince Foster knocked off---I admired your spunk and meant it as a compliment.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by King View Post



                            We need some captions for this picture.
                            Here's the conversation:

                            Hillary: "Richard, I have very worked hard for blah, blah, blah..."

                            Scaife: "Are you fucking kidding me?"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hansolo View Post
                              Keep it up kjoe. Anything to piss kah off.
                              Okey dokey. Then I guess y'all don't mean anything you said in Wang's thread about how the Lounge is stale and boring these days. If you're wondering what's killing the forum, you need look no further than kjoe copying threads from Talking Points Memo to here on a regular basis.
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