Bill Clinton is beginning to speak out about what happened during last year’s primaries and at the same time we learn more about how Obama’s friends protected Obama.
Big Media cheers on those that keep the Obama secrets but will demand everyone else reveal every single detail of their lives, their friends’ lives and their relatives’ lives and their business relationships.
Big Media did not investigate nor vet Obama but rather Big Media continues to cheer how Obama has thus far evaded instead of revealed.
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The L.A. Times is the latest cheerleader for the unvetted Obama.
Obama can thank Jack for keeping the roll of photographs she took of him in 1980 out of circulation until he was elected. Nine were first published in Time magazine’s December “Person of the Year” spread on Obama; now 21 of the 36 photos, plus a blow-up of her original contact sheet, make up “Barack Obama: The Freshman,” an exhibition opening Thursday at M+B Gallery in West Hollywood.
Jack rummaged for the long-ignored negatives in her Minneapolis basement early in 2008, after it became clear Obama was a serious contender for the presidency. The callow kid kicking back on a couch in a living room near L.A.’s Occidental College, where he and Jack were students, may not have been the image the Obama campaign wanted to project.
Instead of condemnation for keeping information from the voting public the L.A. Times celebrates the secreting of photographs which conflicted with the false image of Obama his campaign had concocted.
‘The public be damned, advance Obama’s personal interests’ is what the sleezy photographer prioritized. And Big Media cheers. And of course, who is the villian in this ugly Obama narrative told by Big Media? Hillary:
“I’m sure Hillary would have paid a fortune for them: ‘Is this who you want picking up the phone at 3 a.m.?’ ” Jack said from Minneapolis, her discourse earthy, humorous and freewheeling, sometimes salty. “I could have made a boatload of money, probably, but I wanted to do it right.”
The sleezy photographer thought her friend Obama’s interests were more important than Americans getting information about the flim-flam man from Chicago.
We learn from the sleezy photographer, who kept information from the voting public, that Obama has always calculated and created his image to impress the boobs that are easy to impress:
There was nothing out of the ordinary about the session, Jack says, although it impressed her that Obama had taken the initiative to bring the big, banded hat, a leather, bomber-style jacket with a fur collar and cigarettes as grist for her lens. “He obviously thought about how he wanted to have his picture taken.” Obama shared at least one characteristic with the other students who sat for her portraits: “I think the thing that everybody was trying to portray the most was how cool they were.”
Jack appreciated Obama when she ran into him that summer in a Honolulu nightclub — he a local, she a visiting summer student. “He was sitting there with a woman on each lap. They were babes, and I’m not a babe.” But the president-to-be extricated himself, came over to Jack’s table and chatted. That he’d show such courtesy while otherwise engaged “told me Obama was a cool dude,” Jack says.
The sleezy photographer knew she had information of value but decided to keep it secret in order to protect Obama. Time magazine also kept the Obama secrets. The Time photo editor who saw the Obama pictures before the election now works for Obama:
As his bandwagon rolled toward the White House last year, Jack knew her pictures would have both historical interest and cash value. At Time magazine, chief photo editor Alice Gabriner viewed the contact sheet Jack had sent on spec before the election and was impressed. “She’d captured something we hadn’t seen before.” When the discussion turned to payment, Gabriner said, “She was really a novice. I told her, ‘You have to think what’s the right home for these. I’m sure a tabloid would pay you a lot of money.’ She said, ‘No, no tabloids.’ ”
Gabriner, who left Time in March to become deputy director of the White House photo staff, says she’s never heard what Obama thought of Jack’s pictures.
Is there any question as to why the American public no longer values Big Media outlets when repeatedly, whether with regards to ACORN or these photographs, the Big Media goal is to protect Obama?
It is hard to measure who is sleezier: the photographer who kept information from the public which would have helped inform the public about who Obama really is; or the Time magazine photo editor who knew about the pictures and their value before the election but kept quiet and now works for Obama at the White House.
The sleezy photo editor has been paid back for her silence and loyalty with a White House job. The sleezy photographer expects to make huge amounts of money by selling pints for thousands of dollars each.
As with all Obama sleezy friends, payment from Obama is expected by the Rezko sleezy photographer, “I’m looking forward to my invitation to the White House, because he owes me.”
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The New York Times on Sunday will publish another handwringing profile on President Bill Clinton in the magazine section.
We learn a bit more about the ugly cynicism behind the “racist!” charge as well as the torments deserved by Ted and Caroline Kennedy:
People close to Clinton said he has largely got over his resentment at Obama but not toward Ted Kennedy and his niece, Caroline Kennedy. As Clinton sees it, they say, he did so much for the Kennedys over the years that he felt they became almost family. Nor has he forgiven Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico, who endorsed Obama even though Clinton appointed him to two cabinet posts. And the man once called the “first black president” remains deeply wounded by allegations that he made racially insensitive remarks during the campaign, like dismissing Obama’s South Carolina win by comparing it with Jesse Jackson’s victories there in the 1980s.
“None of them ever really took seriously the race rap,” he told me. “They knew it was politics. I had one minister in Texas in the general election come up and put his arm around me.” This was an Obama supporter. “And he came up, threw his arm around me and said, ‘You’ve got to forgive us for that race deal.’ He said, ‘That was out of line.’ But he said, ‘You know, we wanted to win real bad.’ And I said, ‘I got no problem with that.’ I said it’s fine; it’s O.K. And we laughed about it and we went on.” The other side is moving on, too. Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina, who once recalled an angry Clinton berating him on the phone for criticizing the former president’s campaign rhetoric, is letting bygones be bygones, at least publicly. “No fence-mending is needed,” Clyburn said through a spokeswoman.
Bill Clinton is generous and might be willing to forgive being called a racist. But we will never forgive being called racists by the race-baiting Obama and his Hopium addled race-baiters.
We will never forgive the lies told by Ted Kennedy and we will never forget the nonsense spouted by the now discredited Caroline Kennedy who we will continue to thwart every time she emerges from her slimy environs.
Bill Clinton is generous and forgiving and has turned former enemies into friends. Christopher Ruddy who claimed (as did Obama’s Hopium addled supporters last year) that Bill friend Ron Brown had been assassinated and Bill friend Vince Foster has been murdered along with other lurid accusations now considers Bill Clinton a friend:
Ruddy today is the founder and chief executive of Newsmax, a conservative news-magazine. He told me he came around on Clinton after Ed Koch, the former New York mayor, introduced them. That led to lunches and more contacts, and now Ruddy says he was wrong about Clinton. “I do consider Bill Clinton a friend, and I think he would consider me a friend,” Ruddy said. “And to think of all the wars we went through in the ’90s, it seems almost surreal.”
With the passage of time, Ruddy said he came to believe that Clinton was much less liberal than his enemies thought. After all, Clinton overhauled welfare, tamed the deficit and promoted free trade. While still a proud “Reagan conservative,” Ruddy said he now thinks the attacks on Clinton in the 1990s went too far. “Did we like and enjoy all the salacious reporting and all the stuff going on in the ’90s?” he asked. “I guess we thought, This is just politics. But looking back at my role, I was probably over the top. And if I knew then what I know today, I wouldn’t have pursued some of that stuff as aggressively as I did. I did an honest reporter’s job. But I have a different take on it now.”
Ruddy also attributes his change of heart to Clinton’s foundation, which has impressed him and other onetime foes. Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire publisher who financed Ruddy’s investigations and other anti-Clinton activities, is now a contributor to the foundation. So is Rupert Murdoch, the News Corporation chairman whose Fox News was a regular thorn in Clinton’s side. Clinton over the years has also made peace with other former adversaries, like Bob Dole and Newt Gingrich. The elder George Bush told me he now considers Clinton “a real friend.” When I asked what changed his view, he wrote in an e-mail message: “I didn’t know him personally back then. I knew him, but not up close and personal. Now I do.”
Never did we think that we would consider monsters like Christopher Ruddy and Richard Mellon Scaife and Rupert Murdoch and George H.W. Bush as more honorable than Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy – but now we do and we will no longer defend Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy nor moan about their miseries because in 2008 they exhibited a total lack of honor and decency.
The New York Times profile ends with a subtle story which says so much about who Bill Clinton is and why we and other Americans respect him so:
Still, as he boarded the plane in Medellín one night, he posed on the tarmac with the local security officers who had been guarding him, as he dutifully does at every stop. He seemed tired and not particularly interested, but he did not complain. Climbing the stairs to leave, though, he noticed some other officers. “Were you in the picture?” he asked. Then to an aide, he said, “These guys weren’t in the picture.” He came back down the stairs and posed again.
At all the fancy Democratic dinners and events we have attended we make it a point to thank and be respectful to waiters and receptionists and all the “help”. We have always noticed how few Democrats take that time to be courteous to the “servants” while making great speeches about the “little people” and how much Democrats care about the “little people”.
Bill Clinton has always cared about people, Put People First, and never thought of them as “little”. Bill Clinton always made sure to thank the band that played at his events and took time to thank the waiters and the cooks at his events. We are glad to see Bill is still that decent man from Hope.
We remember. We won’t forget.