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Clintons reported to keep an enemies list just like you-know-who

This might shock you, but Bill and Hillary Clinton's people are still seething over Hillary Clinton's defeat in the Democratic primaries. It's already been -- what? -- five days since she surrendered after XX years of planning, working and dreaming of winning the biggest political prize in America.

Now comes word that those close to the Clintons are reportedly keeping lists of disloyal former associates who have defected to the camp of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. A less polite term might be "traitors." Or even "enemies."

According to a new article, "the Clintons get hundreds of requests for favors every week," said Terry McAuliffe, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's recently deceased presidential campaign. "Clearly, the people you're going to do stuff for in the future are the people who have been there for you."

McAuliffe emphasized that "revenge is not what the Clintons are about." The accounting is more about being practical, he said, adding: "You have to keep track of this."

These details come from a New York Times story, since denied by the Clintons, about how the pair track those who cross them. High on that list would have to be New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who was given several plum jobs by President Clinton, only to turn around and endorse Obama.

Good luck living long with that kind of anger bottled up inside. Oh, wait, the lists don't exist.

-- Andrew Malcolm   

 
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RICHARDSON, (JUDAS), no doubt, should be on the top of the list. That rat betrayed for personal gain. He has no credibility or respect for his people or his friends. New Mexico was won by Sen. Clinton. SHAME on Richardson, we will remember that JUDAS.

At her Baruch College event in NYC just a few days ago, Hillary Clinton added her name to a Major League Baseball that was inscribed by the famous New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra with the quote: “It ain’t over till it’s over.” Bill Clinton also signed his name to the ball. A photo of it can currently be seen on eBay. This Yogi Berra quote summarizes the essence of the Clintons’ drive to win and their spirited campaign style. Don’t count them out from politics just yet.

If they have this much anger with their friends, it makes you wonder how hard Billary will really work to get Obama elected.
-Wm Tate,
http://www.atimelikethis.us/

Who is the "you-know-who?" Is it Nixon or Bush Jr.?

It seems like it is time for the media bashers to "get over" their hatred of the Clintons. She gave a gracious exit speech. Enough. Go bash someone else.
The enuendo in this report doesn't match the reality that the Clintons have been political leaders and facilitators for years -and will continue to be so, perhaps even more so after Sen. Clinton won the most votes in any U.S. primary in history.

Anyone who serves the Father of Lies is going to end up hate filled, vengeful, and ultimately alone.

This story is a waste of print. Tell me that Bush or Obama, or any other politician doesn't keep track of those people that support them and those that don't. This is just more of the anti- Clinton crap that the papers keep dredging up, and that we have see all this election cycle. Is there any real substance in this article? absolutely NONE. How about some BALANCED reporting for a change.

Wow, this Andrew character is becoming one of my favorite contributors to this Obama fellating site. Not.

Hillary Clinton got screwed by a lot of people - majorly screwed. It was one big et tu.

The Clintons have been in politics, between them, since the early 60s. They didn't get to where they are by not keeping lists - for the good and the bad. It's the way things work and anyone who thinks the Clintons are any different than say, Barbara Bush, is simply uninromed or naive or maybe just hugely biased towards Obama. Speaking of which, I'm not really sure why Andy here thinks this is notworthy but my guess is because it makes Hillary look like a sore losers.

The very linchpin of politics as well as the very system of government we live under is quid pro quo. If you get the quid and don't give the quo then you need to get some chin music. I hope the Clintons take Bill Richardson's jaw right off his face

The Clintons got Imus. If I were one of the people on that list, I'd be looking over my shoulder as they well should be. In Bill Richardson's case he might end up like one of the characters in Final Destination 3. Maybe a good sex scandal is what Richardson needs. Remember the senator who crossed Michael Coreleone in Godfather 2?

I can't wait to see what they do to him. But you know what? He'll never know what hit him and neither will anybody else.

It looks like you haven't heard. Hillary suspended her campaign, she is no longer running for president.

Don't be too embarassed.

We alreadfy know what the Clintons are about. What gets me is, even the people that hate her voted for her. Most of her support comes from women wanting to see a woman president. With the shape our country is in, that was a stupid thing to do. I think the republicans would have loved it if Hillary was the nominee. As president, she would have let things continue the way they are. She would have gave us Health Care and a few other tid-bits, then the crininals would have coninued, with business as usual. The republicans treated her like a Queen when she was fighting Obama to be nominee. She even endorsed McCain while bashing Obama. Hillary is a snake, a poisonous snake that should never be trusted.

As a Canuck, a Canadian, I wonder how many voters actually understood the knowledge Obama and Clinton had or didn't have. Never ceased to amaze me when the U.S. Congress misguidely voted for the Iraq war. IMHO Clinton understands the "homefront" and its needs - as well or better the most re economics. We are lucky in Canada to finally have a great Prime Minister - but, it didn't happen overnight but it took him years in training to win the right for his party to govern. Sadly, your Democrat honchos haven't learned that lesson and the U.S. will again pay a price - economically. Clinton should have won - she trained. Obama used the words Change -change - thanks to Robin Williams movie. Thank you.

What kind of an article is this? The Clintons did a lot of good for this country and other countries. They balanced the budget, had surplus and created millions of jobs. I don't understand why the Clinton haters exist and why Barack Hussein Obama never acknowledged this facts, being a democrat. Shame on you!

How can a man as inexperienced in politics, and international poilitcs for that matter, be deemed more suitable over a well-versed candidate for a political position as nuanced and sophisticated as the president of the US?

For God's sake, even the job of waiting tables requires some experience or specific qualities these days!

But in this era of miseducation and disinformation, I can see why the ability discern "issues" like obama's so-called charisma and freshness takes precedent over whether he is in fact familiar with the political field. This guy will be overawed in the presence of some of the most influential personalities in the world.

Womem wanted to see a woman elected....any woman would have done...they would have voterd for Betty Crocker if she had run.

If the Clintons are that bitter, she has no place as Obama's VP. Actually, there are many of reasons why she shouldn't be on the ticket.

Clinton...well at least Hillary, did not get screwed! The DNC had to follow the rules which she and Ickes had a hand in authoring. So put that poor EXCUSE to rest!

Tell me if you don't remember those who have not been kind to you, at least in your head. What's wrong with that? Are we all Saints? If somebody stabbed you in the back then would you be so willing to give them favor willy nilly?

This is just another proof of the anti-Clinton's sentiment!

Get real. A politician keeping an enemies list doesn't serve a purpose--In a democracy, no single politician can do much. Know who will keep enemies lists? A lot of the record-number 18 million primary voters (count me) who wanted Hillary in the nomination fight, only to see Obama and Howard Dean steal the nomination. Know what? I won't forget. BTW--Obama is going to be the first democrat in the last 30 years to lose MA to a republican. Ouch! But, listen, party on, all you Obamaniacs!

HIllary may have lost due to the crap in Florida and Michigan which may cost Obama the presidency. But, it's the democrats fault for how the primaries went. Also it is in my opinion, sad that people defected to Obama like flies without giving Hillary a fair chance. Because this was close and because this was well fought on her part...she should be reviewing what happend and if she finds people betrayed her, but not sticking to their word, then she should not trust them. This "hope" guy in my opinion isn't exactly the best person or the best candidate for the democrats. Anyone else would have been better. He's neither JFK nor MLK. What people see in him I don't get. What I do get is he isn't uniting the party. So with that said Hillary would be wise to just stay out of it and let him make his own doom or win it by himself. A contest like this one is going to cause divisions.

It is a sad day for America and the Democratic Party when two entities, the DNC and the Media, can pre-determine who the Democratic Presidential Nominee will be.

Hillary announced her candidacy in January 2007 and was considered a shoo-in until later when Barack Hussein (The Radical Muslim) Obama announced his candidacy. At this time, Howard (The Idiot) Dean and the Radical Media began their Trashing of Hillary.

A word of caution to those of you who seek change, beware of the change you seek.

According to the Book of Revalations: The anti-Christ will be a man in his 40's, of Muslim descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal....the prophecy says people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will destroy everything.

"IS IT OBAMA"

I urge all 18,000,000 Hillary supporters, if you value the America you have, to please go to the polls in November. Do not stay away and waste your vote.

"VOTE NOBAMA IN NOVEMBER"


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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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