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PoliCon
08-13-2009, 03:24 PM
Secretary of State Clinton Invokes Bush-Gore 2000 Election Dispute in Remarks on Nigerian Corruption
Thursday, August 13, 2009
By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor

(CNSNews.com) – Two days after snapping at an African student who asked a question she did not like, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday courted controversy again with a comment appearing to link democracy in the U.S. with what passes for democracy in Nigeria.

Speaking in Abuja, the capital of Africa’s most populous country, Clinton discussed the importance of free and fair elections, telling an audience of civil society representatives that the electoral system in Nigeria was lacking, and criticizing a “lack of transparency and accountability.”

Then she drew a comparison to the situation in the U.S. where, she said, “our democracy is still devolving.”

“You know, we had all kinds of problems in some of our past elections, as you might remember,” she continued. “In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for president was the governor of the state. So we have our problems too.”

Clinton was speaking in a country which, according to a Transparency International global survey this year, rated its political parties as the sector or institution most affected by corruption by a greater margin than any of the other 66 countries tracked.

The democracy watchdog Freedom House has rated Nigeria either “not free” or “partly free” since the 1980s.

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AmPat
08-13-2009, 07:16 PM
I guess this is what passes for diplomacy to the DImwitOcRATS. Run down the country, apologize for the country, accuse a president of usurping an election because his brother was the Gov. No difference in any of the top DEMONcRATS. Pee Lousy calling Americans NAZI's because they dare to resist the Borg.

What level is too low for a liberal?:mad:

PoliCon
08-13-2009, 08:49 PM
It's funny that the left is still invoking 2000

Sonnabend
08-14-2009, 08:15 AM
“You know, we had all kinds of problems in some of our past elections, as you might remember,” she continued. “In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for president was the governor of the state. So we have our problems too.”

..and where the opposing candidate, Gore, was thrown out of his office by the constituents of his own state.:rolleyes:

Zathras
08-14-2009, 11:22 AM
It's funny that the left is still invoking 2000

And keep forgetting that, if Gore had won his home state, Florida would not have mattered.

AmPat
08-14-2009, 04:24 PM
As a resident Tennessean, I'm proud to say he is a former politician. He is a current nutcase though.

JB
08-14-2009, 05:39 PM
WTF is wrong with her? /end rhetorical

lacarnut
08-14-2009, 06:19 PM
WTF is wrong with her? /end rhetorical

Poor baby was just tired according to some pundits for her snappy remarks. I think what you see is the real Clinton; She is a first class nasty bitch; Obummer has marginalized her which is quite funny by diluting her duties as Sect. of State.