Monday, November 12, 2007

Hillary Clinton Hiding More Documents

Extensive files maintained by Hillary's close friend and associate, the late Diane Blair, which were said in 2005 to 2006 to be nearing completion of archival processing at the University of Arkansas, are now going to be unavailable until 2009.

Funny how that happens.

Speaking of Mrs. Clinton, The New Republic published an interesting article on Hillary's "bunker mentality." Of course, anything in the New Republic is suspect these days -- the name Scott Thomas Beauchamp might ring a bell -- but for whatever it's worth, it's a good read.

Notable in the New Republic piece is Sally Bedell Smith's shock when Terry McAuliffe told her President Clinton had read her book on the Clintons far in advance of its publication. Smith says she was "thunderstruck" and "It was unnerving that he could have gotten a copy at that stage." McAuliffe now denies (of course!) having said that to Smith, but Smith stands by her story: "It is a vivid memory for me."

In "Questiongate," while Mrs. Clinton has denied knowing her staff planted questions in the audience, a couple reports say that Mrs. Clinton's staff pointed out the student to Mrs. Clinton so that she could call on her.

The Clinton campaign has also tried to dance around whether or not they tried to plant a question with a minister named Geoffrey Mitchell at another event. A Clinton staffer said, "I'm not going to comment on what he said. I'm going to discuss what our interpretation is."

"Interpretation," hmmm?

Mitchell stands by his story.

The above stories call to mind waitress Anita Esterday, who said "Why would I lie about not getting a tip?" when the Clinton campaign insisted she'd received one after she served Senator Clinton. Esterday's manager said, "Where Hillary was sitting, there was no tip left." Esterday said she worked alongside women who'd worked at the restaurant for 25 and 30 years, "And I can't imagine them pocketing it."

Neither can I.

There seem to be a lot of people standing by their stories in the face of Clinton lies recently.

It's not the crime, it's the someone who worked on Watergate, Hillary should know that better than anyone. But she's caught in a spin machine and she can't -- won't -- get out.


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