Thursday, March 23, 2006

Is Bill Clinton Muzzled or Not?

There are two stories on - These came out after Bill was in favor of the Dubai Ports deal and Hillary against it.

Bill Clinton: Hillary's the Boss
Hillary Clinton: I'm Not Muzzling Bill -

Bill's Side sez: (21 MAR 06)

Ex-president Bill Clinton has agreed that when it comes to speaking out on controversial issues, his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, will have the last word from here on out.

Mr. Clinton has promised to clear all future pronouncements with his wife after he embarrassed her by lobbying for the Dubai Ports World deal, which she publicly opposed.

"He knows it's Hillary's time now," an adviser close to both Clintons told the New York Daily News, which said Mrs. Clinton invoked her veto power out of fear that her husband's wayward comments might hurt her 2008 presidential bid.

"Hillary has final say," said the adviser, explaining that even Bill's staff has been warned not to comment on anything without first clearing it with Hillary's office.


Hillary's Camp sez: (22 MAR 06)

2008 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is denying that she's put her foot down over her husband's tendency to make pronouncements that contradict her own positions.

"The story is not true," Mrs. Clinton's spokesman Philippe Reines told Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the New York Daily News frontpaged the story under the headline: "Zip It: With Eye on 2008, Hill Tells Bill: Say Nothing Without my OK." (prying1 here - I could not find the link to this story but I found this instead)

The report claimed that "the former president agreed to give his wife a veto to avoid his habit of making controversial headlines that could hurt her chances of returning to the White House."

prying1 sez: Notice any contradictions between the two days worth of Clinton news? These folks have been spinning the news so much that they are getting dizzy. No wonder they are confused from one day to the next.

I'm willing to bet that the first story is true and the second one was put out by Hillary's "Major Tom Damage Control Team". Now there is a place of employment that has job security. She'll never dump them because of all the Tell-All Books that would come out.

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