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Monday, March 31, 2008

Hillary Clinton and Richard Mellon Scaife sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G...

Hillary Clinton once alluded to Richard Mellon Scaife being part of the "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" that was responsible for going after the Clintons in the 90's. Scaife has been the financial backing behind the right wing media in Pittsburgh and all over the country, and has been a mortal enemy of Democrats for years. He even once called the death of Vince Foster the Rosetta Stone of the Clinton administration. Well, the times, they are a changing. Scaife just wrote a glowing editorial in his Tribune Review about Hillary. Scaife said:

"Walking into our conference room, not knowing what to expect (or even, perhaps, expecting the worst), took courage and confidence. Not many politicians have political or personal courage today, so it was refreshing to see her exhibit both. Sen. Clinton also exhibited an impressive command of many of today's most pressing domestic and international issues. Her answers were thoughtful, well-stated, and often dead-on. […]Does all this mean I'm ready to come out and recommend that our Democrat readers choose Sen. Clinton in Pennsylvania's April 22 primary?No—not yet, anyway. In fairness, we at the Trib want to hear Sen. Barack Obama's answers to some of the same questions and to others before we make that decision.But it does mean that I have a very different impression of Hillary Clinton today than before last Tuesday's meeting—and it's a very favorable one indeed. "

Scaife previously talked about how he enjoyed a lunch with Bill Clinton and later donated $100,00 to Clinton's Global Initiative. What the fuck is going on? Is this some backward attempt to screw Clinton with Liberals, or is it an attempt at preventing Obama from getting the nomination. We all know Scaife is starting to lose it. The tribune review loses somewhere between $20 and $30 million dollars a year, and it was discovered last year during his divorce proceedings that Scaife was taking a hooker to a 35 dollar a night motel on route 51. Awesome. Politics is the weirdest fucking thing in the world. All of these people are liars, frauds, and will do anything to get elected and maintain power. I'm not sure what else to say and I am still trying to grasp this.

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