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Monday, June 13, 2005
Hillary In 'Deanland'
HILLARY IN "DEANLAND"
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Draws Howard Dean Comparisons:
Roll Call's Morton Kondracke: Hillary Clinton Is Off In "Deanland." "Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) ... lapsed back into Deanland last week in New York, charging that 'there never has been an administration, I don't believe in our history, more intent upon consolidating and abusing power to further their own agenda.'" (Morton M. Kondracke, Op-Ed, "Negative 'Deanism' Hurts Democrats' Rebound Prospects," Roll Call, 6/13/05)
* Kondracke: '"Deanism,' The Trademark Behavior Of Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, Is The Tendency To Attract Publicity For Name-Calling Attacks On Republicans While Offering Almost No Positive Alternatives For Governing." (Morton M. Kondracke, Op-Ed, "Negative 'Deanism' Hurts Democrats' Rebound Prospects," Roll Call, 6/13/05)
Time Magazine's Joe Klein On Hillary Clinton: "She Hasn't Gone To The Middle." "She is still voting as a liberal. If she really wanted to go to the middle, where was she ... on the deal on the filibusters and the judicial appointments? If she's a moderate, she'll be part of the sanity caucus. She hasn't been." (NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show," 6/12/05)
Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan Put Hillary Clinton's Recent Speech To New York Fundraisers In Same Category As Recent Dean Remarks. "The comportment of Hillary Clinton and Howard Dean is actually not worthy of America. Their statements suggest they are in no way equal to the country they seek to lead. And something tells me that sooner or later America is going to tell them. But in a generous, mature and fair-minded way." (Peggy Noonan, Op-Ed, "Seeing Red," The Wall Street Journal, 6/9/05)
NBC's Andrea Mitchell: "This Is Hillary Having It Both Ways. ... She's Still Giving The Base What They Want To Hear." (NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show," 6/12/05)
PBS' Gwen Ifill: "[W]hat You Saw This Week, Was The Old Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Hillary Clinton Back." (NBC's "Meet The Press," 6/12/05)
The Washington Post's David Broder Said Sen. Clinton's Attack On The Press Shortsighted. Broder: "The shortsightedness of Mrs. Clinton's complaint is illustrated by this morning's Washington Post ... Give us a break." (NBC's "Meet The Press," 6/12/05)
Daily News' Michael Goodwin: "[Howard] Dean, Of Course, Openly Admits His Far-Left Views. ... Clinton Has Gone Out Of Her Way To Emphasize More Centrist Values. ... But An Examination Of Many Of Their Speeches To Party Faithful And At Fund-Raising Events Shows That Dean And Clinton Often Say Very Similar Things." (Michael Goodwin, Op-Ed, "Howard And Hillary Sing The Same Tune," [New York] Daily News, 6/13/05)
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