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  •  The "debate" could easily be rigged (2+ / 0-)
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    moosely2006, Pet Wrecker

    The moderators could lob softballs at her and hit all the other candidates over the head with right-wing talking points, for instance.

    Murdoch's no dummy - he sees the WH going back to the Democrats, and he wants the most corporatist Democrat he can find in the Oval Office.  Hence his newfound coziness with Hillary, and even Scaife is making nice-nice noises in her direction...

    The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. - Albert Einstein

    by AnotherMassachusettsLiberal on Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 02:32:59 PM PST

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    •  I could only see this working (1+ / 0-)
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      Pet Wrecker

      if Ailes is trying to convince the nuts who watch Fox to vote for her.  I just don't see that there would be many people watching Fox who could conceive of voting for even a New Democrat like Hillary.

      Scaife?  That's scary.  Where'd you hear that?

      •  The NY Times... (1+ / 0-)
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        WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 — Back when Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was first lady, no one better embodied what she once called the "vast right-wing conspiracy" than Richard Mellon Scaife.

        Mr. Scaife, reclusive heir to the Mellon banking fortune, spent more than $2 million investigating and publicizing accusations about the supposed involvement of Mrs. Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in corrupt land deals, sexual affairs, drug running and murder.

        But now, as Mrs. Clinton is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, Mr. Scaife’s checkbook is staying in his pocket.

        Christopher Ruddy, who once worked full-time for Mr. Scaife investigating the Clintons and now runs a conservative online publication he co-owns with Mr. Scaife, said, "Both of us have had a rethinking."

        "Clinton wasn’t such a bad president," Mr. Ruddy said. "In fact, he was a pretty good president in a lot of ways, and Dick feels that way today."

        As for the conservative response to Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, Mr. Ruddy said, "The level of intensity and anger toward Hillary is not getting to the level that it was toward Bill Clinton when he was president." He added, "She has moderated and developed a separate image."

        H. Yale Gutnick, a longtime lawyer for Mr. Scaife, said his client was unavailable for comment.

        Source:  NY Times, 2/16/2007

        I'm telling you, the corporatists want Hillary in office - the more they back her, the less she earns my vote...

        The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. - Albert Einstein

        by AnotherMassachusettsLiberal on Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 05:48:47 PM PST

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