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Is Hillary Hiding Something?

excerpted from “Newsweek”:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/57351 (read entire article here)

Papers? I Don’t See Any Papers.

He says he’s ‘pro-disclosure,’ but Bill has kept Hillary’s White House files under wraps.

When author Sally Bedell Smith was researching her new book about Bill and Hillary Clinton‘s White House years, she flew to Little Rock to visit the one place she thought could be an invaluable resource: the new William J. Clinton Presidential

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Library. Smith was hoping to inspect records that could shed light on what role the First Lady played in her husband’s administration. But Smith quickly discovered the frustrations of dealing with a library critics call “Little Rock’s Fort Knox.”

An archivist explained to Smith that the release of materials was tightly controlled by the former president’s longtime confidant Bruce Lindsey. Could she look at memos detailing the advice Hillary gave Bill during debates over welfare reform? Smith asked. No, the archivist said, those memos were “closed” to the public because they dealt with “policy” matters. What about any records that show what advice Bill gave his wife about her 2000 U.S. Senate campaign? Those, too, were closed, the archivist said, because they dealt with “political” matters. “He essentially told me I had no chance of getting anything,” says Smith, whose book, “For Love of Politics: Bill and Hillary Clinton, the White House Years,” hits the bookstores this week.

So,,,, whadya think?

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October 21, 2007 Posted by | Pinko | , , , | 1 Comment

Bush Endangers Children

www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-oped1021pageoct21,1,630313.column

Commentary

Snatch victory from kids’ health bill defeat

Clarence Page
October 21, 2007
WASHINGTON

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Some folks don’t believe government-run health care will work — even when it already is working.

Way back in the 1990s, then-Louisiana Sen. John Breaux was accosted in an airport by an elderly woman who pleaded, “Senator, don’t you dare let the government get its hands on my Medicare!”

To paraphrase Rick from “Casablanca,” she was misinformed.

Nevertheless, Breaux, always the gentleman, replied congenially, “Don’t worry, madam, I won’t.”

That’s a small illustration of how successful conservatives and the health insurance industry have been at demonizing anything that sounds like “government-run health care.”

How did President Bush hold off attempts by the Democrat-run House to override his veto of a popular children’s health-insurance bill? He called it a foot in the door to “government-run health care.”

He says that like it’s a bad thing. In fact, as the Breaux anecdote illustrates, the public has been very supportive of Medicare for the elderly, Medicaid for the poor and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, for children whose family income is too high for Medicaid but too low to afford private coverage. Nevertheless, the president and his allies are reduced to reminding people that, “Pssst, it’s government health care so you’re supposed to be afraid of it.”

Weigh in folks – George Bush; bully or realist?

October 21, 2007 Posted by | Freeptard | , , , | 2 Comments