Dick Morris on Hillary Clinton
Comment: I received the following email. Any idea if Dick Morris really
said/wrote these things? Are they true?
DICK MORRIS' '08 PLAY-BY-PLAY ANALYSIS!
BILL CLINTON LEAVES TRUTH OUT OF HILLARY'S BIOGRAPHY
Go to www.hillaryclinton.com and check
out Bill Clinton's syrupy five minute ad for Hillary. He introduces the
commercial by saying that he wants to share some things we may not know
about Hillary's background. His version of her biography is about as
reliable as if it appeared in Pravda!
So, I wanted to make a few corrections;
Bill says: Hillary never wanted to run for public office, but she did
want to work at public service.
The facts are: When Clinton was considering not running for another term
as Governor of Arkansas in 1990, Hillary said she would run if he
didn't. She and Bill even had me take two surveys to assess her chances
of winning. The conclusion was that she couldn't win because people
would just see her as a seat warmer for when Bill came back licking his
wounds after losing for president. So she didn't run. Bill did and
won. But there is no question she had her eye on public office, as
opposed to service, long ago.
Bill says: In law school Hillary worked on legal services for the poor.
The facts are: Hillary's main extra-curricular activity in law school
was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing
and killing a federal agent. She went to court every day as part of a
law student monitoring committee trying to spot civil rights violations
and develop grounds for appeal.
Bill says: Hillary spent a year after graduation working on a children's
rights project for poor kids.
The facts are: Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the
California Communist Party. She met Bob when he represented the
Panthers and traveled all the way to San Francisco to take an internship
Bill says: Hillary could have written her own job ticket, but she
turned down all the lucrative job offers.
The facts are: She flunked the DC bar exam and only passed the Arkansas
bar. She had no job offers in Arkansas and only got hired by the
University of Arkansas Law School at Fayetteville because Bill was
already teaching there. She only joined the prestigious Rose Law Firm
after Bill became Attorney General and made partner only after he was
Bill says: President Carter appointed Hillary to the Legal Services
Board of Directors and she became its chairman.
The facts are: The appointment was in exchange for Bill's support for
Carter in his 1980 primary against Ted Kennedy. Hillary became chairman
in a coup in which she won a majority away from Carter's choice to be
Bill says: She served on the board of the Arkansas Children's Hospital.
The facts are: Yes she did. But her main board activity, not mentioned
by Bill, was to sit on the Walmart board of directors, for a substantial
fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices.
Bill says: Hillary didn't succeed at getting health care for all
Americans in 1994 but she kept working at it and helped to create the
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that provides five million
children with health insurance.
The facts are: Hillary had nothing to do with creating CHIP. It was
included in the budget deal between Clinton and Republican Majority
Leader Senator Trent Lott. I helped to negotiate the deal. The money
came half from the budget deal and half from the Attorney Generals'
tobacco settlement. Hillary had nothing to do with either source of
Bill says: Hillary was the face of America all over the world
The facts are: Her visits were part of a program to get her out of town
so that Bill would not appear weak by feeding stories that Hillary was
running the White House. Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and
symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them
Bill says: Hillary was an excellent Senator who kept fighting for
children's and women's issues.
The facts are: Other than totally meaningless legislation like changing
the names on courthouses and post offices, she has passed only four
substantive pieces of legislation. One set up a national park in Puerto
Rico. A second provided respite care for family members helping their
relatives through Alzheimer's or other conditions. And two were routine
bills to aid 9-11 victims and responders which were sponsored by the
entire NY delegation.
Here is what bothers me more than anything else about Hillary
Clinton. She has done everything possible to weaken the President
and our country when it comes to the war on terror.
!. She wants to close GITMO & move the combatants to the USA where
they would have access to our legal system.
2. She wants to eliminate the monitoring of suspected Al Qeada phone
calls to/from the USA.
3. She wants to grants constitutional rights to enemy combatants
captured on the battlefield.
4. She wants to eliminate the monitoring of money transfers between
suspected Al Qeada cells &
supporters In the USA.
5. She wants to eliminate the type of interrogation tactics used by
the military & CIA where coercion might be used when questioning
known terrorists even though such tactics might save American lives.
I can't think of a single bill Hillary has introduced or a single
comment she has made that would tend to strengthen our country in
the War on Terror. But, I can think of a lot of comments she has
made that weakens our country & makes it a more dangerous situation
for all of us........She goes hand in hand with the ACLU on far too
many issues where common sense is abandoned. She is a disaster for
Wow Dick Morris sure has sunk low to be associated with David Horowitz's publication. Almost as bad as hooker toe sucking.