Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell endorses Clinton: The Swamp
 
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Posted January 23, 2008 9:09 AM
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Sen. Hillary Clinton speaks after being endorsed by Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Posted by Josh Drobnyk

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell will announce his support for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton today at an event in Philadelphia, according to a source affiliated with the campaign. The endorsement will come at a midday news conference at City Hall as Clinton heads to New Jersey for evening campaign events.

Rendell's support comes late in the game, in a state whose primary is scheduled for April 22, but it will give her day-long news coverage in the New Jersey-Delaware-Pennsylvania media market less than two weeks before Super Tuesday, when she hopes to grab support in key northeastern states, including New Jersey. It could also give her a fundraising boost in Pennsylvania, where Rendell remains widely popular.

With Rendell's support, Clinton has now wrapped up several key endorsements in the state, including that of new Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

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What a shame! What a waste!
Go Obama!


Big Ed's endorsement could lose Pennsylvania for Clinton.


Politicians think people are sheep. Endorsements Smindorsements. How is Rendell, or anyone endorsing anyone significant to my life? I think politicians would be less entangled with favors, or with positions to have to uphold later in time, if we did not have endorsements.


Wow.

This is huge. Rendell is VERY VERY popular and influential in Philly and the counties that surround it.

Count DE and South Jersey in there too.


The cheerleaders in the NY press for Bloomberg were speculating about a Bloomberg-Rendell ticket just 1 week ago.


That's too bad. I'm surprised he didn't endorse Romney or McCain. Yeah I know they're Republicans but this is what this endorsement resembles. OBAMA '08!!


Good pick Ed, can't wait to get the Clintons back in the white house and get this country back to where it belongs. Go Hillary.


CLINTON, ANGER AND A QUESTION OF RAPE

Bill Clinton likes to say, "You've got to do what you've got to do."

For him, that means lying, race-coding elections and trashing some of the best and brightest of the Democratic Party.

Well, we've got to do what we've got to do.

But we're not going to make any accusations.

We are just going to let fellow Democrats make their own judgment.

We do believe a party of change cannot be a party to corruption and that government accountability starts with personal responsibility, a quality neither of the Clintons can claim.

Here is some reporting from reputable sources that might allow Democrats decide whether we believe what we say we do--including in women's rights--or are, dare I say, "shameless."

Katha Pollitt of the liberal Nation Magazine, an improbable ally of Hillary's "vast rightwing conspiracy" has reported that(http://www.thenation.com/doc/19990322/pollitt ):

"We will never know the truth behind Juanita Broaddrick's claim that Bill Clinton raped her in a Little Rock hotel room in l978. The most you can say about it, which is also the least you can say about it, is that her story is credible ... investigations by NBC News and reporting from the Washington Post poked no major holes in it.

"She has as much corroboration as Anita Hill--friends who say she told them about the assault at the time, one of whom says she saw her immediately after with a bruised and swollen lip.... the best Clinton's defenders can come up with is that rape doesn't fit his 'MO'--as if, after all the backing and filling and prevaricating and outright lying, we know what this man's MO really is."

More recently Christopher Hitchens, also of the independent left, has written (http://www.slate.com/id/2182065 ):

"In my opinion, Gennifer Flowers was telling the truth; so was Monica Lewinsky, and so was Kathleen Willey, and so, lest we forget, was Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who says she was raped by Bill Clinton.... Yet one constantly reads that both Clintons, including the female who helped intensify the slanders against her mistreated sisters, are excellent on women's "issues."

Then there was one of the original Washington Post stories, "Clinton Accuser's Story Aired"
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics ...), that was very sympathetic to Ms. Broaddrick:

"Juanita Broaddrick told her story to a national television audience last night, saying she did not tell authorities 21 years ago of her contention that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her because 'I just don't think anyone would have believed me.'

"In a gripping account punctuated by sobs, the Arkansas woman told "Dateline NBC" that in her Little Rock hotel room, Clinton suddenly 'turned me around and started kissing me, and that was a real shock. I first pushed him away. I just told him 'no.'... He tries to kiss me again. He starts biting on my lip.... And then he forced me down on the bed. I just was very frightened. I tried to get away from him. I told him 'no.'... He wouldn't listen to me.'

The media seems more interested in covering the presidential "horse race" than looking at hard truths while professional "women's rights activists" whistle softly and look past the individual carnage and the possibilities for a reprise of Oval Office embarrassment.

Martin Edwin Andersen is the 2001 winner of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's "Public Servant Award" for uncovering what the U.S. Department of Justice's Inspector called "egregious misconduct" and "willful disregard for national security" by senior aides to Attorney General Janet Reno in a major corruption and security scandal at the DOJ.


Ever been to PA?...

Venezuelan troops seize food Jan 24, 2008 12:14 PM
FYI: As posted at... http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/1555965

Venezuela's top food company has accused troops of illegally seizing more than 500 tonnes of food from its trucks as part of President Hugo Chavez's campaign to stem shortages.

The leftist Chavez this week created a state food distributor and loosened some price controls, seeking to end months of shortages for staples like milk and eggs that have caused long lines and upset his supporters in the OPEC nation.

The highly publicised campaign has also included government crackdowns on accused smuggling, with the military seizing 1,600 tonnes of food and sending 1,200 troops to the border with Colombia.

Jose Anzola, a director of food company Alimentos Polar, told reporters that troops stopped 27 of its trucks over the last three days and described the seizures as "illegal, arbitrary and irresponsible."

Troops said they halted the transport of 350 tonnes of food to states along the Colombian border on suspicion of smuggling, he said. Another 165 tonnes were impounded in an eastern state on accusations of hoarding, he added...

Those DemoRATs-uhmm, those "Progressives"-uhmmm, those socialists-uhmmm, those communists ahhh... really understand economics...

...(I can't wait till "they" unveil the "No-man / No-problem" policy)...

The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine (Paperback) by Robert Conquest ISBN-10: 0195051807 ISBN-13: 978-0195051803

Execution by Hunger: The Hidden Holocaust by Miron Dolot ISBN-10: 0393304167 ISBN-13: 978-0393304169

Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine by Jasper Becker ISBN-10: 0805056688 ISBN-13: 978-0805056686

Cambodia, 1975-1978 by Karl D. Jackson ISBN-10: 069102541X
ISBN-13: 978-0691025414

Fidel: Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant by Humberto Fontova ISBN-10: 0895260433 ASIN: B000FTBPAU

Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him
by Humberto Fontova ISBN-10: 1595230270 ISBN-13: 978-1595230270


Ed Rendell's endorsement of Hillary Clinton is absolutely relevant; my greatest hope is that, after winning the primary, we have a Clinton/Rendell ticket. What a team they would make--if Rendell, with Clinton, could do for the country HALF of what he did for Philly, we'd be far better off. A Clinton/Rendell ticket has my support in Wisconsin!!


Hillary For President, The Phantom Of The Opera

Sorry I Missed Ya At The Curtain I Was Out Getting Signitures For Your Nomination Petition and Recovering From A Very Sucessful Surgery. TY For Asking.


Speak for yourself FJ Stratford. DE is not behind anything endorsing Hillary monster.

Wanna talk PA or DE politics? go to.....

www.TalkPA.net

or

www.TalkDelaware.com


I live here, I know the issues, and I've heard the chatter. If people vote the way they talk, CONGRATULATIONS HILLARY!! Getting the Clintons back in the White House is the best thing we can possibly do as Americans!


"WHAT A SHAME!" "WHAT A WASTE!"
ITS MORE LIKE WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU YONI!

I DONT KNOW WHY ANYONE WOULD WANT TO VOTE FOR OBAMA, HILLARY IS OBVIOUSLY THE BETTER CANDIDATE.

GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!


"WHAT A SHAME!" "WHAT A WASTE!"
ITS MORE LIKE WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU YONI!

I DONT KNOW WHY ANYONE WOULD WANT TO VOTE FOR OBAMA, HILLARY IS OBVIOUSLY THE BETTER CANDIDATE.

GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!


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