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Clinton Confidante Urges Md. Support for Obama

DENVER - In the pages of today's Post, we told you about the continued hard feelings some Hillary Rodham Clinton supporters in Maryland's delegation harbor toward the Barack Obama campaign. In particular, Montgomery County delegate Mary Boergers remains frustrated. The story apparently ruffled some feathers among the delegates, who gathered this morning for a delegation breakfast at the Denver Renaissance hotel, where the group is based.

Boergers said delegate Carolyn Howard, who had supported Clinton but is now backing Obama, came up to her and asked to speak with her in private. Though they were not able to do so immediately, the pair, who are longtime friends, agreed to get together.

Other delegates were alarmed when Ann Lewis, a longtime Clinton confidante who lives in Maryland, showed up at the breakfast to give the delegation a pep talk. Rumors circulated that Lewis had been dispatched to calm the waters, though other delegates said that her appearance was scheduled well before today's story.

Lewis urged the group to get behind Obama and made note that Republican John McCain has selectively used clips of Clinton's criticisms of Obama during the primary to try to stoke continued animosity between the Democratic camps.

"She noted John McCain was not using Hillary's clips on health care, on Iraq, on all the things she was so diametrically opposed to John McCain over," Boergers said.

Boergers said she was excited about Clinton's speech this evening, even if she's still skeptical about Obama.

-- David Nakamura

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 26, 2008; 3:07 PM ET
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Obama will not qualify to get a National Security Clearance.

For TOP SECRET Clearances, one must provide information for the previous ten years. It's important to note here that giving false information on a Security Document constitutes a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 101, and Article 107 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Under the United States Code, one may be fined, and imprisoned for a period of five years. Under the UCMJ, the maximum punishment includes reduction to the lowest enlisted grade, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, confinement for a period of five years, and a dishonorable discharge.

You should be aware that answering all of the questions on the SF86 accurately is very important, because it is taken as evidence of your reliability and honesty. Indeed, if your clearance would not otherwise be denied, it could still be denied if it is discovered that you attempted to conceal information about yourself. It is also possible that even if your clearance were granted, it could later be revoked if dishonesty on the forms is later discovered.

Obama will have to complete this application for a national security clearance:

http://usmilitary.about.com/library/pdf/sf86.pdf

Obama will have problems with these sections:

1. Name - he's uses many aliases
3. Place of birth: The FBI already knows its Kenya!
5. Other names used: see #1
8. Citizenship: Had an Indonesian passport in 1981.
14. Relative and associates: Brother is a militant Muslin and Best friend Ayers is a known terrorist.
15. Citizenship of Relatives: foreign country
17. Foreign activities: Indonesian passport problem
and 1981 trip to hostile Pakistan.
24. Illegal drug use, going back to age 16. Obama really hadn't been truthful about his use of hard drugs or what he was doing in Pakistan in 1981, a major drug market at that time.
29. Civil actions: recent Philip Berg lawsuit will shed light on his wrongful citizenship.
30. Association record: Obama gave Mr. Ayers tax dollars via the legislature, who is a member of the Weather Underground and other communist front groups. He also visited Mr. Ayers home for unknown reasons. And, Obama will lie about it when he signs the bottom of the form.

Barack Obama will never get the necessary security clearance to be President even if he gets elected. Why? Because the clearance process is controlled by civil servants who are men and women of honor. They can't be rolled!!!


Posted by: Rumor | August 26, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Hillary supporters seem to have forgotten that the Clinton presidency lost the Congress but gave them NAFTA (loss of good jobs and health benefits for millions of Americans).

If that weren't enough to hurt working class families, Junior Senator Hillary Clinton refused to vote against the 2005 Bankrupty Bill. This bill was literally the last straw on the breaking back of the working and middle classes; it has already cost thousands of families with astronomical medical bills their homes, cars, and future wages. Hillary's refusal to publicly denounce the Bankruptcy biil and to vote against it indicates that she has the moral principles of a hyena and the compassion of a flea. Fearing the loss of support from the banking giants, Hillary witheld support from the people.

As for Hillary's much touted "experience," she has less personal public service experience than Obama and many others in Congress. Being the wife of a governor and president does not qualify Hillary to be president any more than being the wife of a surgeon qualifies a nurse to be a surgeon. Self-promotion through the achievements of one's spouse is dishonest and shameful. It's insulting to women who make their own way in the world on their own merits. Hillary had 30 years in which to contribute something of her own to the public good but she spent most of them chasing and banking on Bill's star. In many ways she's no different than "daddy boys" Bush and McCain; different party but same easy path to the podium.

Posted by: Sonia Kermaz | August 26, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Hillary supporters seem to have forgotten that the Clinton presidency lost the Congress but gave them NAFTA (loss of good jobs and health benefits for millions of Americans).

If that weren't enough to hurt working class families, Junior Senator Hillary Clinton refused to vote against the 2005 Bankrupty Bill. This bill was literally the last straw on the breaking back of the working and middle classes; it has already cost thousands of families with astronomical medical bills their homes, cars, and future wages. Hillary's refusal to publicly denounce the Bankruptcy biil and to vote against it indicates that she has the moral principles of a hyena and the compassion of a flea. Fearing the loss of support from the banking giants, Hillary witheld support from the people.

As for Hillary's much touted "experience," she has less personal public service experience than Obama and many others in Congress. Being the wife of a governor and president does not qualify Hillary to be president any more than being the wife of a surgeon qualifies a nurse to be a surgeon. Self-promotion through the achievements of one's spouse is dishonest and shameful. It's insulting to women who make their own way in the world on their own merits. Hillary had 30 years in which to contribute something of her own to the public good but she spent most of them chasing and banking on Bill's star. In many ways she's no different than "daddy boys" Bush and McCain; different party but same easy path to the podium.

Posted by: Sonia Kermaz | August 26, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Hillary supporters seem to have forgotten that the Clinton presidency lost the Congress but gave them NAFTA (loss of good jobs and health benefits for millions of Americans).

If that weren't enough to hurt working class families, Junior Senator Hillary Clinton refused to vote against the 2005 Bankrupty Bill. This bill was literally the last straw on the breaking back of the working and middle classes; it has already cost thousands of families with astronomical medical bills their homes, cars, and future wages. Hillary's refusal to publicly denounce the Bankruptcy biil and to vote against it indicates that she has the moral principles of a hyena and the compassion of a flea. Fearing the loss of support from the banking giants, Hillary witheld support from the people.

As for Hillary's much touted "experience," she has less personal public service experience than Obama and many others in Congress. Being the wife of a governor and president does not qualify Hillary to be president any more than being the wife of a surgeon qualifies a nurse to be a surgeon. Self-promotion through the achievements of one's spouse is dishonest and shameful. It's insulting to women who make their own way in the world on their own merits. Hillary had 30 years in which to contribute something of her own to the public good but she spent most of them chasing and banking on Bill's star. In many ways she's no different than "daddy boys" Bush and McCain; different party but same easy path to the podium.

Posted by: Sonia Kermaz | August 26, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Is the post from Rumor the most inane thing ever? I have to laugh.

MCCain uses his POW status as if it were reason to not confront him on any issue.
He is completely OOT or Out Of Touch.
After spending frivolously on ads portraying Obama as a lightweight celebrity, he finds the tables turned over his inability to even know how many houses he has. When Americans are suffering the massive economic downturns he is portrayed as the OOT rich guy. Too bad for McCain, who finished 894 out of a class of 899 at Anapolis. that is pathetic.

Posted by: M tobias | August 26, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who really supported Hillary Clinton's campaign will LISTEN to her and vote for Obama. Anyone voting for McCain never really supported the idea of a Clinton presidency.

Obama and Clinton's voting record in the Senate are almost identical. McCain voted WITH the Bush administration on over 90% of his votes.

This ridiculous "Dems for McCain" myth is a non-issue.

Posted by: Donny | August 26, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama was offered a clerkship at the DC Court of Appeals by Judge Abner Mikva in 1991 but turned it down. Mikva couldn't understand why. Was it the FBI background check? The 1981 Pakistan trip on an Indonesian passport?

Posted by: Old Atlantic | September 2, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

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