Hillary Has Obama Mud *Update: Obama Responds

November 17th, 2007 Posted By The Bashman.


UPDATE:““During our debate in Las Vegas on Thursday, we heard Senator Clinton rail against the politics of ‘throwing mud.’

“At the very same time, in Washington, Robert Novak was publishing a column in which he reported the following: ‘Agents of Sen. Hillary Clinton are spreading the word in Democratic circles that she has scandalous information about her principal opponent for the party’s presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama…’

“The item did not identify these ‘agents,’ nor did it reveal the nature of the charge. It was devoid of facts, but heavy on innuendo and insinuation of the sort to which we’ve become all too accustomed in our politics these past two decades. If the purpose of this shameless item was to daunt or discourage me or supporters of our campaign from challenging and changing the politics of Washington, it will fail. In fact, it will only serve to steel our resolve.

“But in the interest of our party, and her own reputation, Senator Clinton should either make public any and all information referred to in the item, or concede the truth: that there is none.

“She of all people, having complained so often about ‘the politics of personal destruction,’ should move quickly to either stand by or renounce these tactics.

“I am prepared to stand up to that kind of politics, whether it’s deployed by candidates in our party, in the other party or by any third party.

“The cause of change in this country will not be deterred or sidetracked by the old ‘Swift boat’ politics. The cause of moving America forward demands that we defeat it.”

Ben Smith over at Politico.com has more.

Here is what we ran earlier:

Agents of Sen. Hillary Clinton are spreading the word in Democratic circles that she has scandalous information about her principal opponent for the party’s presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama, but has decided not to use it. The nature of the alleged scandal was not disclosed.

This word-of-mouth among Democrats makes Obama look vulnerable and Clinton look prudent. It comes during a dip for the front-running Clinton after she refused to take a stand on New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s now discarded plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.

Experienced Democratic political operatives believe Clinton wants to avoid a repetition of 2004, when attacks on each other by presidential candidates Howard Dean and Richard Gephardt were mutually destructive and facilitated John Kerry’s nomination.

Bob Novack in Human Events here.


5 Responses

  1. drillanwr

    Well now, that’s mighty white of her …

  2. CJWarner

    Is she taking a page right out of the Republican play book or is she writing a whole new chapter of how to sling mud without even bringing the mud? The Clintonistas are the top of the heap for smearing anyone who gets in their way and using any means possible to do it. It’s really too bad Hillary’s lying adulterous husband didn’t spend as much time on the enemies of the U.S. as he did those who didn’t want him elected president. Did he really think Milosovic was the biggest threat to this country during his presidency?

  3. Steven D

    So much for abandoning “the politics of personal destruction.”

  4. cnchess

    She is so obvious that it is really annoying. She can only succeed by acting like a victim, when she is, in fact, the bully in the school yard.

  5. TerryTate

    Wow. I wondered when she was gonna get around to using those FBI files she pilfered from the White House…

    :twisted:

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