Twice in one day? Team Obama needs to tuck it in, because their hypocrisy is
showing. But what they have to gain by taking on former President Clinton is
beyond me. Do Obama's people really believe that by going after one of the most
popular politicians on the planet they're going to, what, help Obama win the
nomination? Smear Hillary by taking of the Big Dog? Hey, good luck with that
So here's the deal. Earlier this morning I was tipped to these anonymous emails
that were supposedly being distributed by camp Obama that targeted Bill Clinton.
Sargent has now posted on it and it's a must read. Evidently, Jen Psaki
of the Obama campaign hasn't heard that Candidate Obama doesn't believe in “small
politics” and that America wants a different kind of politics
blah-blah-blah. Either that or Psaki thinks that this philosophy only applies
in the light of day and that what camp Obama does in the dark doesn't matter.
Oh, and if the candidate doesn't know about it he's clean. Handy. How 'bout Obama take on Clinton directly? It takes spine to do that, however. It's much easier to do it in the dark.
Here's the story as I got it and Greg now has reported (also see the update).
It was rumored that former President Bill Clinton gave a for-profit speech on
9/11 for a fee of $100,000.
“9/11/06: Bill Clinton Commemorated 5th Anniversary Of 9/11 With $100,000
Speech To Asia-Pacific Private Equity Group in Hong Kong.
Hillary's financial disclosure report indicates that Bill Clinton gave a
speech on 9/11/06 for CLSA, Ld. In Hong Kong and received $100,000. According
to their website, “CLSA is a leading brokerage, investment banking and
private equity group in the Asia-Pacific Markets.”
Obviously, Jen Psaki and camp Obama wanted everyone to know that Candidate
Clinton's famous president husband was profiting on 9/11. Alert the DrudgeReport! Anyone. Someone did, though we don't know who exactly gave the details to Drudge.
He's got numbers, so he's got lots of sources.
The problem is that former President
Clinton gave the speech on 9/10, not 9/11.
Mind you, I like down and dirty politics. What I don't like is the hypocrisy
of a candidate proclaiming to be above it all while his staff circulates one
on the sly hit job after another on Candidate Clinton, her finances, while also taking
aim at the only Democratic two-term president since F.D.R., who also happened
to have done a fairly good job running this country.
Now I return you your regularly scheduled fantasy and to the pristine, above
the fray, beyond “small politics” campaign of Barack Obama.