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Bush giving Hillary campaign advice?
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, October 04, 2007

How bad is it for Congressional Dems? Well when you've lost the support of the leading Bush bashers, you're in trouble. Says Helen Thomas:
President Bush has no better friends than the spineless Democratic congressional leadership and the party's leading presidential candidates when it comes to his failing Iraq policy.

These Democrats seem to have forgotten that the American people want U.S. troops out of Iraq, especially since Bush still cannot give a credible reason for attacking Iraq after nearly five years of war.

Last week, at a debate in Hanover, N.H., the leading Democratic presidential candidates sang from the same songbook: Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois, along with former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, refused to promise to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq by 2013, at the end of the first term of their hypothetical presidencies. Can you believe it?

When the question was put to Clinton, she reverted to her usual cautious equivocation, saying: "It is very difficult to know what we're going to be inheriting."
But here's the interesting tidbit to be taken from the Thomas article:
Now comes a surprising Clinton fan.

President Bush told Bill Sammon - Washington Examiner correspondent and author of a new book titled The Evangelical President - that Clinton will beat Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination because she is a "formidable candidate" and better known.

Sammon says Bush revealed that he has been sending messages to Clinton to urge her to "maintain some political wiggle room in your campaign rhetoric about Iraq."

The author said Bush contends that whoever inherits the White House will be faced with a potential vacuum in Iraq and "will begin to understand the need to continue to support the young democracy."
You can read about it from Sammon here.

Interesting. Bush, of all people, trying to help the "reality based" community deal with reality.
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Shows a little bit of good character if you ask me. but man, how could you keep yourself from NOT commenting on Helen’s article itself lol.
Bush still cannot give a credible reason for attacking Iraq after nearly five years of war.
Apparently UN resolutions are not credible....wait i believe that too! im confused
Written By: josh b
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Shows a little bit of good character if you ask me. but man, how could you keep yourself from NOT commenting on Helen’s article itself lol.
Heh ... because it is "Helen’s article" and really, really not worth the time in that regard.
Written By: McQ
At Helen’s age, it’s going to be very difficult to reprogram her as Iraq improves, but by then, she’ll be sitting with Cindy Sheehan at the "alternative convention" put on by the Secretariat of the Workers World Party next summer, as the hard-core Left slips back into its box.

Meanwhile, well-known foreign policy illuminati will hold a conference in Baghdad, touring the city in convertibles and dining at all the fine new restaurants, there to deliver papers on the conference theme: "How the U.S. failed in Iraq."

Make your reservations now to assure conference attendance and accomodations.
Written By: Martin McPhillips
maintain some political wiggle room
Isn’t that what Scooter told reporters ?
Written By: Neo
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My feeling is that he has regrets about some campaign rhetoric he used in 1999/2000, and may have ignored advice at the time to tone it down.

It really is in our nations interests not to be boxed into or out of, any particular course of action.
Written By: Keith_Indy
Gee, maybe Bushhitlerhalliburton really does care about the country, up to the point where he’s willing to provide advice to potential successors.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is how a true adult acts.
Written By: shark
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Ladies and gentlemen, this is how a true adult acts.
Something that will be lost on the nutroots.
Written By: Don
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Well, with any luck they will see accepting such advice as a sin against the movement, and so, not support whoever takes the advice...

In other words, just another fiendish plot by Darth Rove.
Written By: Keith_Indy

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