Politicians from the beginning of time, on both sides of the aisle, have worked to minimize bad press against them this is a fact known to most of the planet. Now we have learned what length that the Clintons, specifically Hillary, will go to suppress bad press about them. I have not read the new Edward Klein book about Hillary Clinton and frankly had not made it a priority to read either. That being said, it appears that Hillary does have something to hide since she is calling in favors from the leftist MSM to have Klein’s appearances canceled.
The old saying about where there is smoke there is fire comes to mind in this case. I was curious if Hillary and Bill had used their considerable influence to kill stories in the past; after all, they have had their fair share of embarrassing events, from Bill playing “hide the cigar” to one of their closest friends “killing himself”. Seems that back in 1996 a FBI agent who had knowledge of the inner workings of the Clinton White House during its first months wrote a book detailing the total lack of security precautions at the direction of Bill and Hillary. At the
Later after the 9/11 attacks and Barbara Olsen’s death, her book on the
Back in 1998 while the media was chasing stories of Rep. Dan Burton’s love child and Henry Hyde’s affair, they completely ignored reports that Bill Clinton had fathered a child out of wedlock after a brief affair with an African-American woman during his time as governor of
Interestingly back in the spring of 2001 Dan Rather gave us a rare glimpse in to the power that Bill and Hillary held over the media. In January of 2001, Bill Clinton had finally admitted to lying about affair with Paula Jones. Yet in the spring of that year, Dan Rather was telling the American people on the Bill O’Reilly show that, even after the former President had admitted that he lied under oath, Rather felt Clinton was an honest man. Was Dan giving us a preview of the attitude that would serve him during RatherGate and lead to his early retirement when he used to fraudulent documents to prove a point about his feelings towards President Bush’s Air National Guard service? Either way it certainly displayed a certain degree of unprofessional “hero worship” by Rather of Clinton.
Hillary has called in favors long before this incident with the Klein book. In the fall of 2001 just a mere month after the attacks of 9/11 and while the nation was still on edge from that horrible day, Hillary’s motorcade sped past a security checkpoint without offering a hint of identification and injured a Westchester County police officer. Yet I would bet a large sum of money that many of you on both sides of the aisle never heard about this incident. Around the same time, Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts had an altercation with a an airport security officer about a parking ticket and it was all over the MSM including the Los Angeles Times, the Arizona Republic, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. A Lexus-Nexus search of the
The latest push by Hillary, more so then Bill, to suppress what was widely being described as simply a books of lies and half-truths by both Democrats and Republicans less then a week ago makes one think that buried in that book, hidden among the obvious falsehoods might just be a small nugget of truth. After all Hillary and her people are working overtime to denounce the book and its award-wining author. The sudden cancellation of media appearances by Edward Klein has certainly raised some eyebrows. As I stated earlier, I had no plans to rush out and get the book and still do not but my interest level has risen slightly and a 30% off coupon at Borders might just change my mind.
The Clintons have a quite a few incidents that anyone would be embarrassed by and while I can understand their natural reaction to “pull strings” to kill certain stories but with the history these two have displayed during their public life and even when out of office, could we really trust a third Clinton Presidency? If the facts are allowed to come out, I think the majority of this country will decide not to put up with the “above the law” attitude that the