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LibraryLady
09-17-2008, 01:43 AM
Clinton blindsided by scheduled event with Palin (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080917/ap_on_el_pr/clinton_palin_1)

By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 23 minutes ago


WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has canceled an appearance at a New York rally next week after organizers blindsided her by inviting Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, aides to the senator said Tuesday.
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Several American Jewish groups plan a major rally outside the United Nations on Sept. 22 to protest against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Organizers said Tuesday that both Clinton, who nearly won the Democratic nomination for president, and Palin, Republican candidate John McCain's running mate, are expected to attend.

That would have set up a closely scrutinized and potentially explosive pairing in the midst of a presidential campaign, one in which the New York senator is campaigning for Democratic nominee Barack Obama while Palin actively courts disappointed Clinton supporters.

Clinton aides were furious. They first learned of the plan to have both Clinton and Palin appear when informed by reporters.

"Her attendance was news to us, and this was never billed to us as a partisan political event," said Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines. "Sen. Clinton will therefore not be attending."

A McCain-Palin campaign official, speaking on condition of anonymity because Palin's schedule for Monday has not been announced, said only that Palin tentatively planned to attend the rally.

Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, did not immediately return messages Tuesday seeking comment, nor did other organizers of the rally. Other event sponsors are the National Coalition to Stop Iran Now, United Jewish Communities and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

Both McCain and Obama have made strong appeals to Jewish voters, particularly in critical states like Florida. Obama has emphasized to Jewish audiences his commitment to Israel's security, and has worked to dispel doubts created by false rumors that he is Muslim.



What a chicken!

Eyelids
09-17-2008, 04:01 AM
Ummm, they are in opposite parties in an election year. Fucking DUH.

AmPat
09-17-2008, 05:47 AM
Clinton aides were furious. They first learned of the plan to have both Clinton and Palin appear when informed by reporters.

"Her attendance was news to us, and this was never billed to us as a partisan political event," said Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines. "Sen. Clinton will therefore not be attending."

Uhm,,,,,,, If Clinton and Palin were both invited, wouldn't it be a Bi-Partisan political event?

This event was "to protest against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad".
If Clintoon didn't want to attend because of a member of another party was there, doesn't this suggest she (Clintoon) wasn't really aligned with the demonstrators?

LibraryLady
09-17-2008, 08:24 AM
Ummm, they are in opposite parties in an election year. F**king DUH.

I repeat, she's a chicken:

McCain at Bill Clinton Event (http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/15/mccain-at-bill-clinton-event/)
By Katharine Q. Seelye


Former President Bill Clinton is welcoming a galaxy of international stars to the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative later this month, including Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, whom Mr. Clinton has vowed to help Senator Barack Obama defeat in November.

Others scheduled to attend this year include Al Gore, Bono, Lance Armstrong, Barbra Streisand, Muhammad Ali, T. Boone Pickens and Tom Brokaw. Several heads of state are also coming, including Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, Gordon Brown of Britain and Silvio Berlusconi of Italy.




Mr. Obama, the Democratic nominee, is to address the participants by satellite.

PoliCon
09-17-2008, 10:01 AM
Ummm, they are in opposite parties in an election year. Fucking DUH.SO? it's not a PARTISAN rally. AND Hillary is not a candidate - so the reality is: Hillary was afraid that Pallin would show her up.

LibraryLady
09-17-2008, 10:15 AM
Bwahahahahaha!


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Palin to Meet with Leaders at U.N. - Hillary Cancels Visit - Palin to Head Anti-Iran Rally

I just heard this on MSNBC. Is this for real? Hillary was scheduled to go to the U.N. but cancelled her visit when she found out they were sending Palin? Palin is to meet with "world leaders" to shore up her "foreign policy experience" ?

And a TRUE leader/diplomat like Hillary Clinton is out?

I am outraged and sickened about this ! How long will they continue to push this dangerous, beauty queen neophyte on the WORLD?

Have we not been laughed at enough over Bush.. has the world not suffered enough for our carelessness?

Does anyone know the whole story behind this re: Clinton ?

Goldwater
09-17-2008, 10:23 AM
SO? it's not a PARTISAN rally. AND Hillary is not a candidate - so the reality is: Hillary was afraid that Pallin would show her up.

More like Hillary didn't want to look like she was endorsing Palin.

LibraryLady
09-17-2008, 10:27 AM
McCain Palin just issued a statement:


"Governor Palin believes that the danger of a nuclear Iran is greater than party or politics. She hopes that all parties can rally together in opposition to this grave threat," says spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt.

Goldwater
09-17-2008, 10:48 AM
Kind of annoying how fast they indoctrinated Palin in their foreign policy.

Shannon
09-17-2008, 10:52 AM
Kind of annoying how fast they indoctrinated Palin in their foreign policy.

I know. I wish we would all just leave Iran alone.

LibraryLady
09-17-2008, 10:53 AM
Funny, last year's rally was bi-partisan


On a sunny afternoon on Monday, September 24, 2007, more than 20,000 people gathered from all over the country at the Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza across from the United Nations in New York to protest the appearance of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations General Assembly. Among the crowd of demonstrators were many prominent political and religious figures of all persuasions.

Rally speakers included Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni; U.S. Senator Bob Menendez; U.S. Representatives Anthony Weiner, Jerrold Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, and Eliot Engel; New Jersey Congressman Scott Garrett; former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke; New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn; sister of a hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 pilot, Debra Burlingame; Karnit Goldwasser, wife of kidnapped Israeli solider Ehud Goldwasser; and Dorothy Tananbaum, chair of UJA-Federation of New York's Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal.

http://www.ujafedny.org/site/c.ggLUI0OzGpF/b.3444089/k.F31C/National_Rally_to_End_the_Iranian_Threat.htm

lacarnut
09-17-2008, 12:03 PM
More like Hillary didn't want to look like she was endorsing Palin.

More like Palin would upstage Hillary. Hillary wants Obama to lose so she can run in 012 or 016.

gator
09-17-2008, 12:04 PM
I know. I wish we would all just leave Iran alone.

Maybe we should just leave everybody alone unless they are a significant threat to us.

Eyelids
09-17-2008, 02:37 PM
More like Hillary didn't want to look like she was endorsing Palin.

Pretty much.

LibraryLady
09-17-2008, 02:40 PM
Pretty much.

I think it was more like she didn't want to help obama.

Goldwater
09-17-2008, 02:47 PM
I know. I wish we would all just leave Iran alone.

If Mexico and Canada were invaded, the US would be pretty jumpy right now too. Don't forget Iran helped Bush after 9/11.

The "axis of evil" speech changed everything.

Shannon
09-17-2008, 03:22 PM
If Mexico and Canada were invaded

Sorry. I just couldn't stop laughing. What were you saying?

Elspeth
09-17-2008, 03:33 PM
SO? it's not a PARTISAN rally. AND Hillary is not a candidate - so the reality is: Hillary was afraid that Pallin would show her up.

My two cents:

Barry cannot risk a "smackdown" between Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin. It would make him look like the weak effete that he is and it would make Hillary look like the real candidate that she should have been.

Barry has been tightly controlling when and how Hillary appears and to whom. I'll bet it was Barry's people that told her to step down.

LibraryLady
09-17-2008, 03:34 PM
I am wondering why Obama hasn't issued a statement on this; it's all over the news.

Goldwater
09-17-2008, 03:34 PM
Sorry. I just couldn't stop laughing. What were you saying?

My point exactly.

PoliCon
09-17-2008, 07:45 PM
More like Hillary didn't want to look like she was endorsing Palin.there could be no endorsement. Two people appearing at the same non-partisan event are not endorsing one another.

PoliCon
09-17-2008, 07:45 PM
I know. I wish we would all just leave Iran alone.:rolleyes:

Elspeth
09-17-2008, 07:53 PM
I am wondering why Obama hasn't issued a statement on this; it's all over the news.

His silence is deafening. Every PUMA I know thinks it's it was Barry that pulled the plug on Hillary's appearance.

McCain apparently thinks so too:


John McCain's campaign weighed in as well. “Earlier this week Governor Palin accepted an invitation to join Hillary Clinton in speaking to a nonpartisan rally organized by groups dedicated to halting Iran's nuclear program. Senator Clinton has since withdrawn from the engagement, presumably at the behest of the Obama campaign, and according to news reports Senator Obama's campaign may be leaning on organizers to disinvite Governor Palin as well lest the rally appear partisan," spokesman Michael Goldfarb said in a statement.

"This issue is too important to fall victim to partisan politics. Instead of pressuring Senator Clinton to withdraw and pressuring the event's organizers to disinvite Governor Palin, we hope Senator Obama will consider lending his own voice to this cause."

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2008/09/palin_criticize.html

PoliCon
09-18-2008, 12:09 AM
This would be the perfect chance for NObama to demonstrate his bipartisanship.

Elspeth
09-18-2008, 10:25 PM
This would be the perfect chance for NObama to demonstrate his bipartisanship.


http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2008/09/mccain-camp-responds-to-palin-un-invite.html



"The word is that the organizers of the Rally faced some pretty hard pressure from the Obama Camp. The DNC made some crystal clear phone calls to the event organizers saying that they are taking names and will kick ass on this one. If Obama wins, there will be retribution for anyone (or organization) that does not tow the line and get Palin thrown off the invite list."

PoliCon
09-18-2008, 10:54 PM
http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2008/09/mccain-camp-responds-to-palin-un-invite.html
There's that vaunted democratic bipartisanship we always hear about . . . .