New rules for Dubya
August 16, 2005
The Cunning Realist seems to have caught the rightwing news site NewsMax in an embarrassing position. Here's an article it posted back in 2000:
The Gold Star Mothers is an organization of women who sons were killed in combat during service in the United States armed forces. ... New York chapter president Shirley Jones and member Mary Wheeler, both of upstate New York, told Behan they had been in Washington visiting Senate offices. The only office that refused to meet with the Gold Star Mothers was none other than New York Senator Hillary Clinton. She and her staff simply refused to meet with them. ...
Both women and their membership, needless to say, were shocked at such treatment at the hands of one of the state's highest elected official.
Those who have followed her sleazy career, oversized ego, and the utter contempt she displays toward average Americans probably would expect as much from Slick Hilly. But who would have guessed that even she would disrespect and dishonor these women who lost their sons to the cause of freedom in service to the nation, the very same souls whose heroism and sacred memory we honor on Memorial Day?I'm not going make the obvious points about oversized egos or utter contempt. But the fact that this entire "incident" turned out to be a figment of a fevered rightwing imagination is just the cherry on this particular sundae. [LINK]