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Hillary Clinton Has A Problem

WHEN IS IT OKAY TO JOKE ABOUT RAPE? NEVER …  For the record, we abhor the political strategy of assailing attorneys on the basis of the clients they represent. This is America (while it lasts), and whatever you’ve been accused of you have a right to the best legal representation…

WHEN IS IT OKAY TO JOKE ABOUT RAPE? NEVER … 

For the record, we abhor the political strategy of assailing attorneys on the basis of the clients they represent. This is America (while it lasts), and whatever you’ve been accused of you have a right to the best legal representation you can afford.

Aside from their anti-libertarian streak these “blame the lawyer” tactics – employed recently by the Republican Governors Association (RGA) on behalf of incumbent South Carolina governor Nikki Haley – neglect to mention attorneys are not ultimately responsible for the end results of their cases. Those determinations are reached by judges and juries.

To criticize a lawyer for “getting their client off” is a classic misappropriation of blame. That’s their job.

Of course context is key … as is the conduct of the attorney in question (before, during and after the case).

For example, if a lawyer were to break confidentiality and boast after-the-fact about his or her work in clearing an accused child rapist of a crime they knew the assailant perpetrated – and even laugh about the outcome of the case – well, that might cause one to rethink their position. Especially if that lawyer were to have repeatedly portrayed themselves as an unflinching advocate for women and children.

Such is the situation facing Hillary Rodham Clinton – the presumed frontrunner for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2016.

This week The Washington Free Beacon – a neoconservative inside-the-Beltway outlet – published a story entitled “The Hillary Tapes.”

That story rewinds the clock to 1983-87, when Clinton was interviewed by Arkansas reporter Roy Reed for an Esquire  feature that never ran. During five hours of previously unpublished audio recordings, Clinton discusses at length a controversial 1975 case in which she defended a 41-year-old man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl.

Clinton’s involvement with the case is old news. She addressed it briefly in her 2003 memoir Living History, and it was discussed in detail in a 2008 Newsday story. In fact the Newsday report explored in extensive detail Clinton’s extensive efforts to impugn the integrity of the 12-year-old girl at the heart of the case.

Ho-hum, right? Just a lawyer doing their job, right?

Absolutely …

But the tapes – which were archived at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville – provide some never-before-heard context to the narrative.

Some inflammatory context …

On the recordings, Clinton acknowledges taking the case as a favor to a powerful Arkansas prosecutor after the accused – 41-year-old Thomas Alfred Taylor – rejected his court-appointed lawyer and asked to be represented by a female.

Hmmm …

She also repeatedly jokes about her client’s guilt – and about the “destruction” of damning forensic evidence (namely the victim’s blood on her client’s underwear) related to the case. This evidentiary technicality ultimately resulted in Taylor receiving credit for time served in custody (two months) on a lesser charge as opposed to a possible lifetime sentence for raping a minor child.

“I had him take a polygraph, which he passed – which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs,” she laughs in the recordings, saying the physical evidence against her client was “the sad part” of the case.

Clinton also recalls how she got a nationally renowned forensics expert to discredit a key piece of evidence mishandled by investigators – joking how her expert was “ready to come up from New York to prevent this miscarriage of justice.”

Don’t get us wrong … nothing in the Clinton recordings indicates that her handling of the case was out-of-bounds. Sure, she attacked the character of a 12-year-old rape victim and relied on a technicality to negotiate a favorable plea on behalf of her client (all on a case she took as a “favor”), but again – that’s what lawyers do.

Clinton did her job …

The real problem for the former First Lady/ U.S. Senator/ Secretary of State is the apparent violation of confidentiality related to her client – and the cavalier/ jovial attitude Clinton exhibits in discussing the case.

Seriously … what’s the statute of limitations on joking about a rape case involving a minor?

Because Clinton sounds on the recordings as though she downright relishes the “miscarriage of justice” she prevented …

(Click to play)

As with the 2008 Newsday story about this case, the Free Beacon story hasn’t exactly been burning up the internets – although we suspect its amplification will be broader this go-round.

How come?

We’ll have more on that in a follow-up post …

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81 comments

jimlewisowb June 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm

She never had a chance in the first place

All one has to do is listen to her cackle, feel their balls begin to atrophy, sense ones eyes rolling back in their sockets to know she ain’t the one for the job

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Sandi Morals June 16, 2014 at 1:48 pm

LMAO! Not bad man.

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Slartibartfast June 17, 2014 at 1:38 am

Democrat males LOVE HER! Especially when she forces them to wear leather and brings her whip. The Dem women do too.. for the same reason.

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Sandy Burglar June 16, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Hilly Clinton has “A” problem? Just one? She’s not qualified to be the local dog catcher, much less the POTUS.

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vicupstate June 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Riiiiight, and Rand Paul and Ben Carson are.

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Sandy Burglar June 16, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Why do you hate black people like Ben Carson? You must be a racist. Never mind that at least Ben Carson has been a success at something in his life. So why mention them? We’re talking Hilly here…a lying, conniving, rapist-enabling, tall-tale telling, unqualified and quite possibly mentally-impaired so-called candidate for POTUS. She voted for the Iraq War (gasp!), her State department was an unmitigated disaster (how’s that Russian reset working?), she (with Barry Soetoro) is responsible for the Benghazi murders, she claims she was broke after they left the White House, her current book tour has been a laughable debacle…SMH…and she wants to be the next POTUS? If she is the best this country can do for presidential leadership, then we truly have completed our descent into a third-world, banana republic.

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Smirks June 16, 2014 at 4:20 pm

You got a little froth on your mouth there, might wanna wipe that up.

Seriously, I dislike Hillary for various reason myself, but damn, dude, calm down.

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Republicans are Hilarious June 16, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Says the guy whipo supported George W Bush,the carbon copy of the much maligned Thomas Ravenel,except that GW didnt get caught!

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Not Because He's Black... June 16, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Ben Carson doesn’t even understand Evolution: He thinks the theory means a fly will turn into a human over time…and he’s a scientist. Superstitious fool.

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Not Because He's Black... June 16, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Sorry, Neurosurgen…NOT A SCIENTIST!!

TontoBubbaGoldstein June 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Neurosurgen

Dammit, Jim, I’m a FITSNEWS commenter, NOT A SPELLER!!

euwe max June 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm

To criticize a lawyer for “getting their client off” is a classic misappropriation of blame.

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Don’t you have to pay extra for that?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 16, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Don’t you have to pay extra for that?

Often when the “end is in sight”, lawyers demand more money.
In older, classier professions…it would be called a tip.

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euwe max June 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Lawyers suck. They’re always fucking their clients to get their money. Even after paying them well, a lot of times they don’t even get you off.

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Really? June 16, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Aren’t you an attorney?

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Really? June 16, 2014 at 3:58 pm

So you’re an attorney that doesn’t work for money?

euwe max June 16, 2014 at 4:20 pm
Slartibartfast June 17, 2014 at 1:30 am

Classier professions like.. Garbageperson????

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Fat Greg Dulli June 17, 2014 at 4:32 pm

It’s called the happy ending at the Wawa Day Spa.

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euwe max June 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm Reply
Jackie Chiles June 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Hard to believe she failed the bar the first time isn’t it?

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Political Intrigue June 16, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Not as hard as understanding why that would matter.

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Jackie Chiles June 16, 2014 at 4:48 pm

I have no respect for someone who fails the bar.

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Republicans Are Hilarious June 16, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Yeh like a Republican like you was ever going to support Hillary Clinton?

Good God man make up a better one than that!

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Jackie Chiles June 16, 2014 at 5:17 pm

(chump who can’t pass a basic competency test)

Dumb as Dub June 16, 2014 at 6:27 pm

U Tx law school wouldn’t even let Dumbya in would it? To their everlasting credit.

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Jackie Chiles June 16, 2014 at 9:46 pm

You do know that U Tex is WAY better than U ark right? Even Bush could’ve gotten in to U Arkansas Law and passed the Arky bar.

ha ha June 16, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Yeh ,this is certainly going to keep her from being President!

Only in FitsWorld where it is an article of faith that so called “libertarian ” Rand Paul(who over the weekend discovered his “inner bombing self” ) is the likely next President!

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The Colonel June 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Hillary Clinton has a problem? If that isn’t the understatement of the year, I don’t know what is.

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Sandy Burglar June 16, 2014 at 2:34 pm

I like the way you think Colonel!

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euwe max June 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm

How about Republicans are scum?

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White wadda June 16, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Hillary will get all 98% of the black vote, 100% of the gay vote, 90% of the female vote and 100% of the white male democratic vote. Acknowledging a 2% redundancy in the gay percentage she will win easily. And America will continue to circle the old toilet bowl.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 16, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Hillary will not even be the Democratic nominee for POTUS.

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vicupstate June 16, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Do you think she won’t run or she won’t win?

Either way, I think you will be mistaken.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 16, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Would not surprise TBG if she doesn’t run. Her shot was 6-10 years ago. If she does run…”senior moments” will kill her campaign.

TBG was waaaaaaay ahead of Karl Rove on this one….

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euwe max June 17, 2014 at 6:49 am

.”senior moments” will kill her campaign.

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“I think anybody who doesn’t think I’m smart enough to handle the job is underestimating.”

“Will the highways on the Internet become more few?”

“I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.”

“Our nation must come together to unite.”

“You’re free. And freedom is beautiful. And, you know, it’ll take time to restore chaos and order – order out of chaos. But we will.”

“Actually, I…this may sound a little West Texan to you, but I like it. When I’m talking about…when I’m talking about myself, and when he’s talking about myself, all of us are talking about me.”

“First, let me make it very clear, poor people aren’t necessarily killers. Just because you happen to be not rich doesn’t mean you’re willing to kill.”

“States should have the right to enact… laws… particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live.”

“I am mindful of the difference between the executive branch and the legislative branch. I assured all four of these leaders that I know the difference, and that difference is they pass the laws and I execute them.”

“I love to bring people into the oval office…and say, this is where I office.”

“Rarely is the question asked: is our children learning?”

TontoBubbaGoldstein June 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm

TBG is talking about drooling, extreme irritability, drifting off to sleep during debates etc….not *mere* Bushisms. She won’t be able to hold up to the rigors of a campaign.

euwe max June 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm

TBG is talking about drooling, extreme irritability, drifting off to sleep during debates etc….not *mere* Bushisms

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TBG is mulling over the near death of the leader of the free world at the hands of a pretzel?

euwe max June 17, 2014 at 6:05 pm

..but.. please understand… I realize the agony that an intellectual powerhouse – whose vision eclipses the intensity and energy of the sun – feels, faced with the ignorant, sound-bite animated zombies lurching into the slimelight to get their 15 minutes of fame at the expense of reason.

..not only that, but I empathize with the frustration of having to read run-on sentences whose core ideas are hardly more than mediocre rehashes of party hack talking points intended to draw focus away from personal freedom through responsibility, away from social darwinism and pragmatic choices – towards impractical obsession with the weak and undisciplined leeches – whose only purpose in life is to reproduce and subsist on the life blood of value producers – and whose very existence is propped up only by men with guns redistributing wealth to defeat the plain mechanics (“will” if you will) of nature.

After all, it’s not just doctors and lawyers that think their paychecks will double if we get rid of taxes, and thereby government. :)

Smirks June 16, 2014 at 4:23 pm

I highly doubt that TBG. McCain and Romney are proof positive America loves rehashed losers. Haley has just as much of a chance.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm

I highly doubt that TBG. McCain and Romney are proof positive America loves rehashed losers.

More like proof positive that the GOP loves rehashed losers.

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GrandTango June 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Only if the Black voters, vote multiple times again….and I doubt they will…
The democrats took out Herman Cain for a reason. They must have the HATE Vote, in the Black Community…and an old rich and sickening white hag like Hillary, will not motivate the Hate vote in the Black Community.
Fewer white men or democrat, because they realize there is not place for them in the party…especially w/ all the Obama lay-offs in the media and at colleges.
And only a certain number of single Women Hate men, and the young are realizing Obama screwed them w/ NO jobs…so hating the older people will not help you.
The poorer are also realizing the people who invest gave them a job…not Dumb@$$ Obama…
You will have a very HARD time selling Hillary, after the mess Obama has made. and even the media cover-up has played out…

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Smirks June 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Only if the Black voters, vote multiple times again….and I doubt they will…

lol… You can’t make this stuff up.

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GrandTango June 16, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Don’t have to…

Cincinnati poll worker sentenced to 5 years for voter fraud in presidential elections

Melowese Richardson, a veteran Cincinnati poll worker, will be spending the next five years in prison for voter fraud.

She was charged with repeatedly voting for Democrats illegally over three elections using the names of others, including her sister who has been in a coma for a decade.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/19/cincinnati-poll-worker-sentenced-to-5-years-for-voter-fraud-in-presidential/

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Eat Me, Dumbass June 16, 2014 at 6:28 pm

“Bosworth, a Republican, and independent Clayton Walker were arrested Wednesday on perjury and election fraud charges, reports the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls. Bosworth turned herself in and was released on her own recognizance.”

“In the midst of his 2012 GOP primary campaign for a Massachusetts state House seat, Jack Villamaino changed the party affiliation of nearly 300 people in his town of East Longmeadow. Days later, the same number of absentee ballot requests were dropped off at the town clerk’s office, a list that was almost a “name-for-name match” for those whose registration information Villamaino had altered.

Earlier this week, Villamaino pleaded guilty to felony charges of stealing ballots and changing the party affiliation of 280 Democrats during his campaign for state representative. A judge sentenced him to a year in jail, only four months of which he’ll be forced to serve behind bars.”

“A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to forging thousands of signatures in trying to get former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on the ballot in the state’s 2012 presidential primary, an NBC affiliate in Charlottesville reported.
In December 2011, Adam Ward, 28, collected more than 11,000 signatures, according to prosecutors, but investigators could not verify more than 4,000 of them, WVIR reported.
Mr. Ward has pleaded guilty to 36 counts of voter fraud and perjury.
Mr. Gingrich was one of several GOP presidential candidates who failed to amass the necessary 10,000 petition signatures to get on the Virginia primary ballot and who launched an unsuccessful lawsuit to try to do so. That led to a one-on-one match-up between eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney and former Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican. Mr. Romney took about 60 percent of the vote.”

GrandTango June 16, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Seeing you people imploding is delicious….

It's Okay, I'm A Conserative! June 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Watching you make a fool of yourself is even more sweet.

GrandTango June 16, 2014 at 9:02 pm

You support Obama, Dumb@$$…you cannot be a Bigger FOOL than that…

Sailor June 16, 2014 at 8:16 pm

You’ve been in a coma for at least a decade. Do you still vote?

euwe max June 17, 2014 at 6:35 am

Don’t have to..

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I know.. we have you.

Bill Clinton June 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm

My girlfriend told me I was a pedophile. That’s an awfully big word for a nine year-old.

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SCBlueWoman June 16, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Yes, she’ll have the huge problem of the “First Guy” in the White House.” She’ll win hands down if she runs.

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GrandTango June 16, 2014 at 5:28 pm

I just HOPE you REALLY believe that, and run her.

I think even the media is beginning to see what Joke a Hillary candidacy is. But she is THE BEST you have. So that should give her the nomination, I hope.

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Squishy123 June 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm

I’d skip voting before voting for her, but who the fuck are the Republicans going to run? I can’t think of one person that I’d like to see run.

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The Re-animator June 16, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Time to re-animate Ronald Reagan.

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euwe max June 17, 2014 at 6:36 am

He’d be crucified as a RINO

The Re-animator June 17, 2014 at 4:48 pm

He could eat the brains of anyone doing so.

euwe max June 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm
GrandTango June 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Bush was president over 4,5 percent unemployment, Tax Rebates, $2 a gallon gas, affordable healthcare, abundant opportunity, a logical energy plan and rising salaries..

If you don’t want that back- especially compared to the piece of $#!* they fooled you to suck off- you may be the Most IGNORANT Mother-F*#ker left standing.

I HOPE you are not THAT F*#king STUPID..and I mean that from the bottom of my heart..

The media and democrats have made far too many Dumb@$$#$ think they are smart to Bash Republicans..but you are an un-American Anus-brush if you don’t want something equal to the Bush years. We were much better off then…at least until 2006, when Congress went D, and the F*#king up began…

You’re a F#**king brain-dead Idiot if you believe different…

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euwe max June 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Bush is a moron.

I Know Who You Are June 16, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Grandma? HAHAHAHHHAAA !!!!!!

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Slartibartfast June 17, 2014 at 1:34 am

Do you promise to post actual nude photos of yourself, if she loses? I’ll pay you ten bucks if she wins. Of course by then, ten bucks will be worth about three, today, thanks to the Democrats, so I win, anyway.

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euwe max June 17, 2014 at 6:21 am

Don’t be so cocky – Bush was selected twice, and Obama was elected twice… Michelle Bachmann, Gohmert…

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Slartibartfast June 17, 2014 at 7:13 pm

I am properly admonished! You want some action on this? I got another 3 bucks….

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The Colonel June 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm

What are you smoking?

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Fat Greg Dulli June 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm

They’re the Sid and Nancy of political figures. Both disgusting individuals.

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Nölff June 16, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Being offended is a weakness.”you hurt my feelings because you said that”… get over it and man up.

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As Everyone Knows June 16, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Hillary wears depends. And she is the ugliest of the ugliest of all ugly old fat women.

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junior justice June 16, 2014 at 6:21 pm

“WHAT… DIFFERENCE… DOES…IT…MAKE…NOW?!”

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Same ol' Same ol' June 16, 2014 at 10:09 pm

The site is sad now.
No good stuff, just regurgitated old news.
No indictments, no chargers, no trials, no jail time.
We get Hillary being Hillary, our next pres and look out, Michelle in 2020.
No women, no tits, no ass, no nothin’. Damn, you get religion? May as well quit the stogies.
Sigh.

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Same ol' Same ol' June 16, 2014 at 10:09 pm

And, most importantly, no fucking book.

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Sandi Morals June 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm

“A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to forging thousands of signatures in trying to get former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on the ballot in the state’s 2012 presidential primary, an NBC affiliate in Charlottesville reported.
In December 2011, Adam Ward, 28, collected more than 11,000 signatures, according to prosecutors, but investigators could not verify more than 4,000 of them, WVIR reported.
Mr. Ward has pleaded guilty to 36 counts of voter fraud and perjury.”
Not so fast. We still gotta count and VERIFY ALL 20,000 of Tom Ervin’s signatures.

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Jamie Crater June 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Why should a lawyer’s job be about getting their client off? Court should simply be about finding the truth. So being a lawyer allows you to lie indirectly to the court,yes!

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Go Hillary!!! June 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Quick impression:
In her youth she was very cute, sexy — even a piece of ass. Got that off my chest first.
She was a good, effective, hard-working Secretary of State, despite the Benghazi disaster. (By contrast, the individual responsible for the “Black Hawk Down” massacre was none other than Secretary of State Madeline Albright, who ordered it on a Saturday; Defense Secretary Powell is quoted saying he learned about it in The Washington Post on Monday morning.)
The republican party is in the midst of a suicidal fratricide initiated by the tea party, which is gathering strength like a volcano. Bully for them; demographics indicate that a majority of Americans are not of that ilk and are “going in the other direction.”
Finally, remember that Clinton spent much of her time repairing the rips in world’s fabric caused by “Bush’s War.”
So now she’s not young and cute but she’s plenty smart and capable.
Looks aren’t everything, nor is age.
Go Hillary!

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Slartibartfast June 17, 2014 at 1:39 am

Yes, she is! She’s particularly good at avoiding questions of responsibility.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 17, 2014 at 6:19 pm

In her youth she was very cute, sexy…

She was also a “Goldwater Girl”.

FO REALZ!!

What went wrong?

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This just in. . . June 17, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Dick Cheney: “My Thoughts and Prayers Are with the Iraqi Oil Wells”

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING (The Borowitz Report) — Former Vice-President Dick Cheney broke his silence about the crisis in Iraq on Tuesday, telling reporters, “My thoughts and prayers are with the Iraqi oil wells.”

Speaking from his Wyoming ranch, Cheney said that he had planned to remain quiet about the current state of affairs in Iraq, but “thinking about those oil wells has kept me up at night.”

“If Dick Cheney won’t speak for the Iraqi oil wells, who will?” he said.

Cheney indicated that, as of now, there was no fighting near Iraq’s oil wells, but warned, “If the violence spreads, those wells could be in jeopardy. And it’s up to the international community to insure that that worst-case scenario doesn’t happen.”

The former Vice President said that he expected to “catch hell” for inserting himself into the debate about Iraq, but was resolute in his decision to do so. “If I prevent one drop of precious oil from being spilled, it will have been worth it,” he said.

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Tweetie Bird June 17, 2014 at 2:18 pm

There is probably one person in South Carolina who knows Hillary’s plans and he was dining at the Poinsett Club Sunday night. I overheard a very private conversation and he says she ain’t running. I warned you about Catepillar closing Fountain Inn 8 months in advance and this is just as solid. Book it!

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Fat Greg Dulli June 17, 2014 at 4:33 pm

I hope it’s the gospel!

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