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Pro-Clinton 527 Releases First TV Ad

From our brother blog, The Trail:
A new independent group has started raising substantial amounts of money to put television ads on the air in Texas and Ohio that appear to be designed to help Sen. Hillary Clinton in her heated primary battles there.

The group called American Leadership Project is organized as a so-called 527 group (because of its tax designation) and can raise unlimited amounts of money from private donors. The group is preparing to run the following television commercial, which includes a fairly obvious swipe at Barack Obama in its opening line. "If speeches could create jobs, we wouldn't be facing a recession," the ad says.

Read more here.

-- Matthew Mosk

By Ed O'Keefe |  February 20, 2008; 3:29 PM ET Hillary Rodham Clinton
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A is for Arkansas, where Bill Clinton got his political start, where Hillary Rodham Clinton worked at Rose Law Firm, and where Whitewater began as a land deal between the Clintons and Jim and Susan McDougal.

B is for Billing-gate, Hillary Clinton's missing law-billing records. Those records -- which raised questions about Mrs. Clinton's role in the Castle Grande deal -- were subpoenaed in 1994. They were missing until early 1996, when they turned up in a White House room next to her office. She says she doesn't know how they got there.
C is for Cattlegate, Hillary Clinton's mysterious ability to turn a $1,000 investment into a $100,000 profit on cattle futures, a feat experts say was virtually impossible in normal trading.

C is also for Castle Grande, a real-estate scheme that federal regulators say was a sham. A federal inspector general's report found Hillary Clinton drew up the legal papers that were used to improperly funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars to Seth Ward, father-in-law of her ex-law partner Webster Hubbell.

D is for Billy Dale, the career head of the White House Travel Office, who was fired along with six other career staffers, to make way for Clinton cronies in Travelgate. The White House then brought in the FBI to justify the firing, and Dale was hit with criminal charges that wrecked his life for two years. A jury cleared him in just two hours.

E is for Mike Espy, the former agriculture secretary who was forced out over charges that he got gifts and favors from Arkansas-based Tyson foods, whose owners were longtime Clinton backers. A special counsel has brought several indictments, though not against Espy.

Posted by: MsRita | February 20, 2008 10:03 PM

will she unite the party?

Posted by: Robert | February 21, 2008 2:28 PM

I'm an observer from Europe and not affiliated with anyone, but what HRC is
playing is unbelievable - wait - unexpressable in words.

Posted by: thomas | February 21, 2008 5:57 PM

Posted by: Dan | February 23, 2008 6:16 PM

Why is it that the well informed press is printing Mrs. Clinton's ravings as if they were true? The very fact that USA TODAY, and CNN, etc, are willing to publish all of the Clinton camp negative nonsense in BOLD headlines shows that the media is just as desperate as she is to save her presidential chances. She is clearly willing to say and do anything to get elected. Austin was just a show. She had to come off as civil and sensitive so that she of all people could put on a show of righteous anger in Ohio, and actually expect the American people to swallow it. Sadly, most of us will. For power she defended and stayed with Bill, for power she at first overlooked that smaller states, for power she proceeded to run a smear campaign since Super Tuesday, for power she would insult our intelligence and behave like a drama queen, and the press is enabling her! Why do we swallow this? And now besides the press she has this 527 is spending huge dollars to spread more lies for her. Could someone please explain?

Posted by: peter | February 24, 2008 9:37 AM

isn't personnel destruction part of the politics? if Barack Hussien Obama can't be attacked and smear, he should not be in this business. Obama fans. stop crying; and play the game. you should seen the black folks in the state of the black union. they looked angry. i don't see hillary or white people complaining or threating to their congress why they didn't endorse HRC. probably, if you ask a black person why he is voting Obama, their answer would be he is one of us not the issue.

Posted by: aj. | February 24, 2008 11:07 AM

Trying to Heal a Rift in New Hampshire


Please click on the below site to see The Clinton's did to Obama what they are claiming he did by telling the Truth. Hillary lied in New Hampshire in her mailers.

Can you imagine Hillary screaming at Obama after she sent mailers that were complete lies.

Trying to Heal a Rift in New Hampshire

By Alec MacGillis


Three New Hampshire Democratic leaders who signed a letter two days before the state's primary at the request of
Hillary Clinton's campaign, attacking Barack Obama as soft in his support for abortion rights, are asking Obama supporters in the state to put the rifts of the primary campaign behind them and praising Obama for being "strongly pro-choice."

One of the three Clinton supporters went even further, saying in an interview
Thursday that signing the letter attacking Obama was a "mistake."

Katie Wheeler, a former state senator, said

"It should never have gotten to the point where anyone thought Obama was not pro-choice," said Wheeler, a founder of the New Hampshire chapter of NARAL Pro-Choice America. "I don't think the Clinton campaign should have done that. It was divisive and unnecessary...
I think it was a mistake and I've spoken to the national [Clinton campaign] and told them it caused problems in New Hampshire, and am hoping they won't do it again."

The new letter and comments by Wheeler are the latest twist in a back-and-forth that

Nonetheless, the conflict over Obama's "present" -- rather than "yes" or "no" -- votes

The e-mail arrived in selected New Hampshire in-boxes shortly after a postcard from the Clinton campaign that attacked Obama for being "unwilling to take a stand for choice" was mailed to homes.

The Clinton campaign has made the same charge repeatedly over the past year, including a couple weeks before the Iowa caucus.
The Obama campaign had rebuffed it by invoking statements by an Illinois Planned Parenthood official,
who said the "present" votes were part of a deliberate strategy to protect other pro-choice legislators, other than Obama, in vulnerable districts.

But the fresh New Hampshire attack arrived much closer to election day, leaving the Obama forces scrambling
to respond by rushing out an automated phone call on the evening of Jan. 6, two days before the vote.
On primary day, Clinton won by two percentage points after trailing in the final polls by as much as 10 percent,
thanks in large part to a last-minute surge in support from women.

But she said that she remained aggrieved by the Clinton attack and by the willingness of so many Democratic leaders in the state to go along with it, and worried by reports that similar e-mails attacking Obama on abortion rights have gone out in other states preparing to vote.

"But for Clinton to do this to the choice community is so appalling.
I can't tell you how it distresses me ... how devastating this and how horrified I am
that the Clinton campaign would do this. I fear it will happen elsewhere and it's just appalling."

More outrageousness that demoralizes anyone who thinks politics can matter. A founder of a NARAL chapter didn't bother looking into the Obama smears before signing her name to them?

Others saying, now that they helped the Clinton's shamefully and dishonestly bury Obama in NH,
that they'd like to kiss and make up?

There will be no "coming together" with the Clintons again for this die-hard Dem. I'm through with them.
Posted by: cmss1 | January 18, 2008 04:45 P

Posted by: Patricia | February 24, 2008 3:23 PM

Obama is a liar, an ego-maniac, American Idol candidate who wants to be motivational speaker in chief. He is hallow. Every position he has taken is directly from Clinton's playbook and he has no thought or brain of his own. To this guy, experience is running his Senate office for 3 years and running for president. He said that! On 60 Minutes. He has flyers out that lie about Mrs. Clinton's health care plan, when his is just stolen from her and then gutted of anything important. I really was excited about this guy but the press, the candidate and his wife's egos and the craziness of his supporters make me unable to ever vote for him. So this lifelong Democrat (unlike the people nominating him) will either set this out or vote for McCain. In four years we will have Hillary back and Obama and his supporters will finally show her the respect she deserves. As of now they are just recycling old GOP smear and innuendo -- further proving there is little difference between the dumb, inexperienced and dangerous George W. They are pretty much the same -- heck, they are even Jesus freaks who want to convert us all!

Posted by: David | February 25, 2008 11:52 AM

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