NY Times Digging Dirt on Bill Clinton - $31 Million Worth of Dirt (1 Viewer)

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I find it very, very strange that the New York Times would endorse Hillary and turn right around and slam Bill. Unusual timing to say the least.

Here's the deal...

Cited for its poor human rights record by no less than Hillary Clinton herself, the leaders of Khazakhstan welcomed Bill and a buddy of his who wanted a share of the country's uranium mining. The buddy was a relative newcomer in the mining industry and wouldn't have gotten through the door if he wasn't pals with Bill.

So, Bill's buddy got the deal and Bill got a $31 million donation to his charitable foundation after the deal was sealed to vault his buddy from being a mining industry nobody to being one of the largest uranium miners in the world.

THE NEW YORK TIMES
An ex-president, a mining deal and a big donor
Huge Kazakh deal follows financier’s trip with Clinton, precedes donation
By Jo Becker and Don Van Natta Jr.
updated 1:11 a.m. CT, Thurs., Jan. 31, 2008


Late on Sept. 6, 2005, a private plane carrying the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra touched down in Almaty, a ruggedly picturesque city in southeast Kazakhstan. Several hundred miles to the west a fortune awaited: highly coveted deposits of uranium that could fuel nuclear reactors around the world. And Mr. Giustra was in hot pursuit of an exclusive deal to tap them.

Unlike more established competitors, Mr. Giustra was a newcomer to uranium mining in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic. But what his fledgling company lacked in experience, it made up for in connections. Accompanying Mr. Giustra on his luxuriously appointed MD-87 jet that day was a former president of the United States, Bill Clinton.

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I read about this on CNN today. Looks like Obama's new allies are wielding their influence in the press to start releasing dirt on the Clinton's. Good timing too. People will hear about it today and tomorrow leaving the Clinton's only the weekend, when people aren't paying attention, to respond before Super Tuesday.

This is another advantage to endorsements especially for a candidate that doesn't have deep roots in the political infrastructure. You get access to your endorsers contacts and info.
 
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People got a very rude reminder of just how vicious and self-serving the Clintons can be. Bashing Obama, calling him a slum lord...big mistake.

The backlash continues and I foresee every Clinton hater in the world coming out of the woodwork. Everybody had completely forgotten what an image makeover it took for Bill to even appear in the public arena after his tenure. They got a heck of a wake up call.
 

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Is it really digging? I think it's more like "kicking away the topsoil"... :D
 
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Is it really digging? I think it's more like "kicking away the topsoil"... :D
No, it's digging. Well, mining. I should have said "uranium rich" dirt, I guess! :rofl:
 
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Speaking of dirt, CBS's Dick Meyer thinks the Clintons now have Obama right where they wanted him all along...down in the dirt with them.

Meyer says that anybody who thinks Bill won't be a force in Washington power brokering and US policy is dreaming...IF Hillary wins, of course.

First Gentleman Bill: A Legitimate Issue
CBS's Meyer Says A Vote For Hillary Is A Vote For Bill, For Better Or For Worse
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2008
(CBS) This commentary was written by CBSNews.com's Dick Meyer.


Any notion that William Jefferson Clinton would not be prominent and influential in the potential administration of Hillary Rodham Clinton died of acute silliness in the mud pits of South Carolina last week.

The man's appetite for attention, politics, vindication and public love is both gargantuan and insatiable. Can you say, "compulsion"?

The wonderful thing about Bill's recent antics is the comeuppance he got. His vilification was almost universal. Teddy Kennedy tried to reason with him, and then endorsed Barack Obama. Longtime defenders of the rascal from Hope gave up in disgust.

The awful thing about Bill's recent antics is that you know somewhere in Clintonia - that secret land inhabited by Bill, Hillary and their most trusted lieutenants - there is joy. Sure, Hillary lost South Carolina by the widest margin of any 2008 contest so far. But they got Obama into the gutter. They got Mr. High and Mighty riled like any other politician on the stump. They got race into the arena.

Mr. Boss took a dive in South Carolina so Mrs. Boss can go the distance on Super Tuesday.

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