Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Maybe she's running as a Republican

Hillary praises Bush to the skies

Washington, May 10: Asked to say one nice thing about President George W Bush, Sen Hillary Rodham Clinton went one better: she named two things.

"He is someone who has a lot of charm and charisma, and I think in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, I was very grateful to him for his support for New York," Clinton said last night during a talk at the national archives about her life in politics.
The junior Senator from New York, who is up for re-election this year, said she is still thankful for Bush's personal commitment to helping rebuild lower Manhattan after Sept 11, 2001.

She recalled how the President, in the grim days that followed the terror attacks, pledged in a private meeting with New York lawmakers to help rebuild the shattered city.

"It was a very personal, very emotional discussion and when we asked him for the help that New York needed he immediately said yes," said Clinton.

At that meeting, Bush pledged more than USD 20 billion in aid and tax incentives. Some New York Democrats have since charged the Bush administration has fallen billions of dollars short of that goal because some of the programmes were underused, but Clinton said the President kept his promise.

Press release from the office of Hillary Rodham Clinton, 3/8/06:

First Federal Money for 9/11 Health Treatment Announced

The Centers for Disease Control's plan to distribute $75 million for sick and injured 9/11 responders has been unveiled. Among the funds is the first-ever federal money spent on medical treatment for 9/11 health effects. The money is part of the $125 million that the New York Congressional delegation fought hard to save after the administration announced plans to rescind the money last year.


"Restoring this funding was one of the most important things we could do for those who sacrificed everything to help others on September 11, 2001," Senator Clinton said. "I am grateful to my colleagues in the New York delegation and all our partners in New York who worked tirelessly to restore the $125 million that was eliminated in the President's budget. The CDC's announcement that this funding will be distributed for continued medical and mental health needs is a critical reminder that we must not abandon those who stood at Ground Zero in our time of need."

Wayne Barrett has a far more comprehensive accounting of just how benevolent Commander Codpiece has been to NYC since he and his bullhorn high-tailed it outta town after his photo-op at Ground Zero.


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She is beginning to bear a striking resemblance to Joe.

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Perhaps she won't be happy until the left loathes her as much as the right does.

If that's her goal, to be universally disliked by the entire political spectrum, she's making all the right moves.

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