Monday, November 12, 2007

Hillary doesn't have control?

Hillary Clinton, in response to the issue of whether her staffers planted questions in the audience of her appearances, said "Well it was news to me. And neither I nor my campaign approve of that. And it will certainly not be tolerated." (, NewsMax)

OK... so when various levels of the Bush administration and the military were confronted with issues such as the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, it was not an acceptable answer to say that they did not realize what their subordinates (oft times many levels below their own) were doing. So the (un-planted) question now becomes, are you or are you not responsible for the actions of people in your organization?

And now we hear from Hillary's senior campaign spokesman, Mo Elleithee, that “The senator had no idea.” How believable is this? Is someone perhaps taking the fall for her? I'm sure it wouldn't be the first time.

Mo is a founding partner of Hilltop Public Solutions, a company that specializes in public relations campaigns. According to the site, he is also a "veteran of a half dozen major campaigns of the past eight years." So is this something that happens all the time? If so, wouldn't Mo say so? Or is this something that is specific to Hillary and co.? Wouldn't we like to know! In the mean time, we will have to continue...

... thinking between the lines.


vote for hillary online said...

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EagleEye said...

Hmmm... Way to stack the deck in your favor. Betting on undefinable attributes, or (at best) subjective attributes, guarantees you a victory. I mean seriously, define "patriotism".

Now, as far as compassion goes, that's pretty much a GIVEN for a liberal, isn't it? They friggin BLEED compassion... in the form of giving away the taxpayer's money to compassionately help the needy.

Meanwhile, this whole "voteforhillaryonline" thing sounds to me like this blog got the attention of the clinton campaign... they're likely scouring the blogosphere looking for people who are badmouthing hillary and pasting this stuff in... Good job mr. "thinking between the lines" blogger.... you got some attention!