Sunday, October 14, 2007
Hillary's Top 12 Fabrications
I limited the list to twelve because it's late and I'm getting tired. I could've included Henry Cisneros, Janet Reno, the Barrett Report -- and numerous others, but this list is sufficient for now.
12. Interviewed by Katie Couric, Hillary claims she'd "always been a Yankees fan." Challenged by Couric that she grew up in Illinois and was apparently a Cubs fan, Hillary dissembled.
11. In an airport, she happened to run into Sir Edmund Hillary, who was the first man to climb Mt. Everest. She claimed that her mother named her Hillary after Hillary the climber. Only problem: he didn't make news climbing anything until five years after Clinton was born.
10. Hillary attended a race-relations conference in Boston with a group of teenagers and claimed that she was on her high school soccer team. She said that a player from the opposing team had told her that she hated her kind -- and Hillary said, "you don't even know me!" The attempt at empathy appears to be an utter fabrication, since there were no girl's soccer teams at her high school in the sixties when this supposed event took place.
9. Hillary said that daughter Chelsea was in danger on September 11th, 2001, claiming that her daughter went for a jog down to the towers themselves. When the planes hit, she was in close proximity to the WTC was very nearly in peril. However, Chelsea completely debunked her mother's story in a magazine article: she was staring shocked at the TV most of the day.
8. Hillary took $1,000 and with the help of well-connected friends (who Bill just happened to shield from inspections in the poultry industry) parlayed it into nearly six figures in a short period of time; she then failed to release her tax returns, such that the windfall wasn't disclosed until after the statute of limitations was lifted. Hillary's defense of her "preferential treatment" was that other customers in the same office also were allowed to trade without having enough cash in their accounts.
7. Hillary told a federal grand jury that she didn't work on a certain key project in the Whitewater scandal; however, she did so, was caught in the apparent fib, and then stated that she didn't recognize it by that name.
6. Bill Clinton granted pardons to four Hasidic men from upstate New York, amidst allegations the men had promised to drum up votes for Hillary's Senate run as a reward for the pardons. The men, who had been convicted of stealing millions in federal funds, all received clemency. Their Hasidic neighbors -- who traditionally vote Republican -- help hand Hillary the victory with an overwhelming number of votes. Hillary claimed she didn't know anything about it.
5. In January 1996, a long sought-after copy of billing records from the Rose Law Firm were identified. The mysterious reappearance of the billing records, sought for years via various subpoenas, has never been fully explained. Shortly after their rediscovery, Hillary Clinton made history as the only First Lady ever called to testify before a Grand Jury. Of particular interest to investigators has been Ms. Clinton's work on an option agreement that "was principally designed to further obfuscate and hide the fraudulent nature of the underlying Castle Grande transactions." Hillary claimed that her initials on the billing records were effectively a misrepresentation and that "it was not an area that I really know anything... about."
4. The Washington Post and Washington Times report that Clinton aides removed "Whitewater papers" from Vince Foster's office moments after being notified of his death on July 20, 1993. The White House claimed that Hillary was notified of Foster's death at 9:45 pm; she called aide Maggie Williams at 10:13; Williams is observed by Secret Service officer Henry O'Neill exiting Foster's office with documents. Interestingly, PBS reports that investigators believe that the Rose Law Firm records that magically reappeared in 1996 were Vince Foster's copies. Attempting to explain her innocence in the ransacking of Foster's office, Hillary states in 1994 that "I -- I can tell you what I know which is that I did not know that Vince had any of the documents related to our personal business in his office until after his death."
3. In a sworn declaration taken on April 7, 2006, Hillary Clinton testified that she had "no recollection whatsoever of discussing any arrangement with [Peter Paul] whereby he would support my campaign for the United States Senate... I do not believe that I made any such statements because I believe I would remember such a discussion if it had occurred." Peter Paul's Hollywood fund raiser contributed as much as $2 million to her Senate campaign. However, a video has recently come to light in which Hillary helps plan the event, coordinates entertainers such as Cher, and acknowledges Paul's generosity. From all appearances, Hillary -- unaware of the newly released videotaped evidence -- lied under oath in 2006.
2. Hillary's brother Hugh was paid around $400,000 by a crack cocaine dealer and a "fake baldness cure" salesman; Bill Clinton pardoned them both (two of 140 pardons later termed "smelly" by CNN commentators). She later claimed she had no idea her brother was representing the drug dealer.
1. During her relentless courtship of religious voters, Hillary has described abortion as a "tragic choice", defined herself as a "praying person", and employed evangelical Christians on her staff. She's gone so far as to appear in a documentary about the late Barry Goldwater, praising the ultra-conservative Arizona Republican and reminiscing about her initial foray into politics as a "Goldwater girl".
In short, Hillary's expressed complete amnesia regarding Norman Hsu, the Rose Law firm records, Travelgate, Whitewater, the cattle futures contracts, Peter Paul's fundraising concert, her brothers hawking pardons and commutations, etc. And this ignorance is her central qualification for the presidency?
Hat tips: Blue Site, CNN, Daily Kos, EIB, Free Republic, Hillcap, Jeramayakovka, PBS, Time Magazine, Washington Post, Washington Post, WND