It's interesting that Bill is trotted out every time Hill gets into hot water. Her waffling prevarication on Spitzer's catering to illegals has drawn some reaction from the former President. Lately, Bill Clinton seems to use the word "dare" a lot in his public speeches. Last week, he said to some hecklers, "How dare you..." He also told them to "shut up and listen." Now, he said to some unionistas, "Don't you dare let them take this election from you." Hill and Bill are like gods to the left and apparently can be forgiven for most anything but as Dennis Miller said "there's a little too much grifter there." I agree and I can't help but think back to the White House China which Hillary took with her when she left in 2001.
I would add that if George W. Bush ever tells someone to "shut up", there will be no end of the bad media about the "Imperious King George."
They may be grifters and dirty rotten scoundrels, but to the Democrats, they're family...
Clinton Defends Wife on Licenses
By RYAN NAKASHIMA
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Former President Clinton on Monday compared Republican criticism of his wife's position on driver's license for illegal immigrants to the ads that helped sink John Kerry's White House hopes in 2004.
"I had the feeling that at the end of that last debate we were about to get into cutesy land again," Clinton told some 3,000 members of the American Postal Worker's Union at a convention.
At the end of a televised Democratic presidential debate last week, Hillary Rodham Clinton hedged on whether she supported a plan by her home state governor, New York's Eliot Spitzer, to issue licenses to illegal immigrants.
Republicans _ and her rivals for the Democratic nomination _ quickly criticized her answer, accusing her of trying to have it both ways.
But Bill Clinton said the issue is too complicated for sound bites.
"It's fine for Hillary and all the other Democrats to discuss Governor Spitzer's plan. But not in 30 seconds _ yes, no, raise your hand," he said.
The former president told the union members not to let the Republican attacks distract them from the important issues of health care and education reform.
He compared the driver's license dustup to television ads during the 2004 presidential campaign that questioned Kerry's patriotism, and campaign commercials in 2002 suggesting that former Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., who lost three limbs in Vietnam, was soft on terrorism.
Clinton urged the union members to vote Democratic for president no matter who the party nominates.
"So do I hope you vote for my wife? You bet I do. It'd be good for America, and good for the world. But, more than that I came here to tell you today, don't you dare let them take this election away from you. This belongs to you."
Clinton also was to speak later Monday at a rally for his wife at the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy.