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Thursday, July 26, 2007

And Now, Clinton Hits Back at Obama

posted by on July 26 at 14:00 PM

From a Clinton campaign press release:

Senator Clinton taped an interview with CNN’s John King this afternoon where she was asked to react to Barack Obama referring to her as “Bush-Cheney Lite.” The following is what Senator Clinton said (the interview will air later this afternoon on CNN):

SEN. CLINTON: “Well, this is getting kind of silly. I’ve been called a lot of things in my life but I’ve never been called George Bush or Dick Cheney certainly. We have to ask what’s ever happened to the politics of hope?

“I have been saying consistently for a number of years now, we have to end the Bush era of ignoring problems, ignoring enemies and adversaries. And I have been absolutely clear that we’ve got to return to robust and effective diplomacy. But I don’t want to see the power and prestige of the United States President put at risk by rushing into meetings with the likes of Chavez, and Castro, and Ahmadinejad.”

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She's my man.

Posted by Big Sven | July 26, 2007 1:58 PM

And there she goes again, claiming that Obama is stupid enough to "rush" into talks with those despots.

Posted by keshmeshi | July 26, 2007 2:00 PM

Hillary is so tough, they make her wear pink jackets to "soften" her. She could eat all these guys for lunch.

Posted by please | July 26, 2007 2:04 PM

Girls, girls... you're BOTH pretty.

Posted by Chris B | July 26, 2007 2:05 PM

It seems like if you want a meeting with Castro while he's still kicking, you'd better rush it.

Of course, there's no way the leader of a country with a $13 trillion GDP could hope to hold their own in a meeting with the leader of one with a GDP of $45 billion. It'd be used for propaganda and the next thing you know, Cuba would own the Yankees.

Better to be cautious. None of this "risky" talking with people.

Posted by MvB | July 26, 2007 2:17 PM

please don't let her become President

Posted by ryan | July 26, 2007 2:17 PM

woah -- they chose something they pretty much agree on to argue about?!?!


well, i like the sound of obama's spin better. it does make hillary sound like much of the same. in crazy sound byte propaganda spin world. by that i mean america.

Posted by infrequent | July 26, 2007 2:19 PM

my problem with all this, is that they have totally succeeded in proving that none of them are people, just politicians... *sigh*
i so wanted to believe in them.

Posted by want to like them | July 26, 2007 2:21 PM

Key words: "Iíve been called a lot of things in my life" ... America is retarded enough to believe what republicans have dished on her, which is while she's a bad choice for our candidate. One word I've heard a left-leaning moderate idiot I know use to describe her: Murderer. That's a drum Sean Hannity is still beating, and there's plenty retarded enough to listen.

Posted by christopher | July 26, 2007 2:23 PM

Sigh. I love that Hillary.

Posted by arduous | July 26, 2007 2:29 PM

Awesome! Bush-Cheney is the new Hitler!

I'm so on board with this updated superlative.

Posted by And Clinton Is The New Rick James | July 26, 2007 2:32 PM

The only thing that should be having a meeting with Ahmadinejad is a bullet.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 26, 2007 2:33 PM

I'm Bill Clinton, Bitch.

Posted by christopher | July 26, 2007 2:34 PM

The "politics of hope" reference was a wonderful little jab.

Posted by Hernandez | July 26, 2007 2:35 PM

i think that is irresponsible and frankly naÔve, mr poe. i wouldn't rush into that meeting without first making sure such meetings were not intended as propaganda.

Posted by infrequent | July 26, 2007 2:37 PM

this topic is such a non-issue. doubters of obama are cherry picking his words. of course there would be background research. of course there would be fastidious game planning before he met w/ these despots. why are people worrying so much? his strategy is the exact opposite of what bush would do. isn't that a good thing?

Posted by brad | July 26, 2007 3:31 PM

When she gets blowjobs in the Oval Office she'll be standing up, on her own two hooves.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | July 26, 2007 4:36 PM

I have heard Obama speak and I like him, but I am not yet convinced that he is ready to be our President. I like Clinton too, and with some reservations, but it is painfully obvious that she is more ready to be President than Obama.

Posted by Seattle progressive making a tough call | July 26, 2007 6:29 PM

Boomer implies Clinton has a penis and hooves, and we all know she has breasts. The only figure I can think of in literature who combines these traits is Baphomet ( )... So assuming Hillary is indeed Baphomet, what would that say about her beliefs and her policies? I will go with the latter day prophet Aleister Crowley's opinion on this one; he claimed to be a manifestation of that spirit.
"Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of law," said Crowley. Sounds kind of Libertarian. Guess she's the Democrat's Ron Paul.

Posted by christopher | July 26, 2007 8:43 PM

Latest poll out of Iowa this evening, mostly post-debate, has Clinton and Obama down 6 pts each.

Posted by RonK, Seattle | July 26, 2007 9:18 PM

Comments: Wow - woman hating central. Great.

Actual Post: Hill is ripping Obama in half. He really needs to start playing nice.

Posted by Ryan | July 26, 2007 10:00 PM

When friends tell me that this country simply will not elect a woman President and that this country's 'just not ready for it' i refuse to believe that. i will argue this all day long. Then i read the slog hoping for a progressive viewpoint and clearly many people are threatened by Hillary and willing to use her gender as their bashing point. It is a sad misogynist day.

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