Media Watch: Laura Ingraham joins ABC News
Hillary and Bill were both staunchly anti-Vietnam war, and the time frame they are saying La Clinton tried to enlist was around 1975, when we the Democrat-controlled successfully managed to cut off the funding for South Vietnam, and two years after US direct military involvement in Vietnam ended. I find it incredibly difficult to believe Mrs. Clinton would have tried to join up with any branch of the military.
However, if the story can somehow be confirmed true, and considering Bill Clinton’s dodging of the draft, it would prove what a lot of us have said all along about the Clintons: That it’s Hillary who wears the pants in the family.
By the way, the campaign frustration is deepening for Team Clinton, and this report about a private meeting Bill Clinton had this past Sunday with California’s superdelegates speaks to that:
The Bill Clinton who met privately with California’s superdelegates at last weekend’s state convention was a far cry from the congenial former president who afterward publicly urged fellow Democrats to “chill out” over the race between his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Barack Obama.
In fact, before his speech Clinton had one of his famous meltdowns Sunday, blasting away at former presidential contender Bill Richardson for having endorsed Obama, the media and the entire nomination process.
“It was one of the worst political meetings I have ever attended,” one superdelegate said.
According to those at the meeting, Clinton – who flew in from Chicago with bags under his eyes – was classic old Bill at first, charming and making small talk with the 15 or so delegates who gathered in a room behind the convention stage.
But as the group moved together for the perfunctory photo, Rachel Binah, a former Richardson delegate who now supports Hillary Clinton, told Bill how “sorry” she was to have heard former Clinton campaign manager James Carville call Richardson a “Judas” for backing Obama.
It was as if someone pulled the pin from a grenade.
“Five times to my face (Richardson) said that he would never do that,” a red-faced, finger-pointing Clinton erupted.
The former president then went on a tirade that ran from the media’s unfair treatment of Hillary to questions about the fairness of the votes in state caucuses that voted for Obama. It ended with him asking delegates to imagine what the reaction would be if Obama was trailing by just 1 percent and people were telling him to drop out.
“It was very, very intense,” said one attendee. “Not at all like the Bill of earlier campaigns.”
Probably because in those “earlier campaigns” he was still the media’s number one political darling, whereas now he’s been replaced by someone more ‘godly’ than even him, and is also fighting to maintain his and his wife’s relevancy within the Dem party.
Just a guess …