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Blumenthal Back to Working For a Clinton

Sid Blumenthal had cultivated a strong relationship with Hillary Clinton when he was Washington correspondent for the New Yorker, so when he quit to join the Clinton White House in 1997, there were jokes about whether he'd ask for back pay.

Since his controversial tenure as an assistant to the 42nd president--Blumenthal wound up having to testify on the Monica Lewinsky messiness--he has, among other things, been a Bush-bashing columnist for Salon.

Now, to no one's great shock, Blumenthal is again abandoning the world of punditry to join Hillary's campaign. Salon Editor Joan Walsh broke the news this morning:
"His incisive thinking and incomparable writing will be missed. Sidney was our Washington bureau chief during the 2004 election, presided over one of the best accounts of George W. Bush's missing year in the Texas Air National Guard, and has been a weekly Salon columnist since 2003."

The onetime Washington Post and New Republic writer has plenty of contacts in the press. But he also became something of a lightning rod for criticism during his White House stint, particularly after his longtime friend Christopher Hitchens said Sid had described Lewinsky to him as a "stalker" of the president. Blumenthal's hiring will undoubtedly give Hillary Clinton's detractors a new target.

--Howard Kurtz

By Washington Post editors  |  November 15, 2007; 2:20 PM ET
 
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It's a good thing he has his pundit/journalistm career to fall back on, because Hillary Clinton, should she get the nomination, is a 40-state loser.

Clue to former Clinton insiders: This scheme of getting in the White House again through the back door ain't gonna work.

Posted by: snunes | November 16, 2007 4:47 PM | Report abuse

DO NOT be AFRAID of NEOCONS....they do not ever support conservative values...Be afraid of NEOCOMS...they'll steal your money, liberty, spirit..for the good of non-working, non-American..hopeless..GIMME folks...All to have an elitest power base ...fly those jets..ride those limosines...come from stupidity and rise to Millionaire wealth .. Blumenthal ? Worry about the ghosts of STALIN, and HIMMLER....Hillary has not had a pro- America thought in her life...empty suit....Dou.Bag ...a user/ taker..

Posted by: wbechtold | November 16, 2007 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Sid the Squid is back squirting his ink at the US public. Now what was his military service?

Posted by: rhbcazny | November 16, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

He was the original Kos Klown.

Praise sweet Allah!

Posted by: hillaryhappens | November 16, 2007 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Ah, Insidious Sid is backkkk. Michael Isikoff had an excellent review of Sid's pack of lies book on Slate, of all places. http://www.slate.com/id/2083259/

Looking forward to Hillary's lame explanations for Sid's future slimy tactics.

Posted by: dantheaddress | November 16, 2007 11:50 AM | Report abuse

"I am SO suprised that Hillary would allow such scum as Sidney and Sandy Burglar to be apart of her run for the White House."

When did the Clixons ever care about cruelty, much less the actual law?

One IS Darth Vagina, the other Midnight Cowprod.

Both defective since at least 1969.

Red Chinese army restaurant slush fund buffets rule!

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Posted by: hillaryhappens | November 16, 2007 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Not exactly right. Hitch said that blumenthal admitted to him that he was destroying innocent women to cover for for bill. Hitch told the truth about what slimy sid said, and said slime labeled him "snitchens".

Posted by: bikemerc | November 16, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

So what, the Domestic Violence center Sid Vicious was doing his community service sentence at released him to work for Hillary?

Posted by: glazed36546 | November 16, 2007 9:00 AM | Report abuse

I am SO suprised that Hillary would allow such scum as Sidney and Sandy Burglar to be apart of her run for the White House. Is it your arrogance Hillary, your desire to be around corrupt people or just your ignorance of what normal people will think of you that has led you to make such ignorant decisions? And let's not forget the Chinese or Soros. LIBERALISM.......the choice of the weak!

Posted by: cschotta1 | November 16, 2007 7:22 AM | Report abuse

Actually, what I remember most about Blumenthal's post-Grand Jury activity was how he'd leak everything he'd been asked to his pals in the MSM and THEN head off to a press conference the next day to complain that Starr's office was leaking his testimony. This caused Starr to have to investigate his own staff for leaks none of his people were guilty of, wasting taxpayers time & money.
What a ****bag! I can't believe this bunch has a chance to get back into the White House.

Did we learn NOTHING from 8 years of Clinton lies and Asian funny-money donations?

Posted by: get_bent_wapo | November 16, 2007 5:58 AM | Report abuse

Remember when Sid exited his grand jury testimoney telling the press lies about Ken Star's questions to him? The news media ate it up. Or course, the truth came out at a later date. It no longer mattered, since Sid had completed his, and the Clintons', mission of making Star out to have a grudge against the press and the Clintons. No apology followed. Mr. Blumenthal is a congenital LIAR and fits in well with the Clintons. Welcome back, Sid!

Posted by: gerrystl | November 16, 2007 12:10 AM | Report abuse

There are only a few more that's able to round out the LIAR"S Club. I cannot believe that these ultra Liberals want to be surrounded by other's of their ilk , but here we go again.
What State will be checking ballots this coming year.
At last Hillary has made a stand on the illegals driver's licenses.
Will Blumenthal show up without a bag over his head and a bag of money for the campaign?

Posted by: bcards | November 15, 2007 10:46 PM | Report abuse

He'd stopped?

Posted by: jimbarry | November 15, 2007 7:46 PM | Report abuse

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