8/16/2005

Daily Kos: Who snubbed the Gold Star Mothers ? Hillary or Bush ?

When Bush snubs them it's OK for Busheviks, when Hillary does it, it's not... And the Hillary snub wasn't even true! -- law

Best quote from kos:
So the lie about Hillary is still distributed by the same people who defend Bush's refusal to meet with Cindy.

Precious.



The Hillary snub (which wasn't)
by kos
Tue Aug 16th, 2005 at 11:22:05 CDT

Cunnning Realist writes:

In the early months of Hillary Clinton's term as senator, a story "broke" that she had snubbed a group called "The American Gold Star Mothers" that had come to her office in Washington seeking a meeting. The Gold Star Mothers is a group of mothers whose sons and daughters have been killed while serving in the military (note that this is not the same group founded by Cindy Sheehan, which is called "Gold Star Families For Peace"). The story of the alleged snub first appeared on the website Newsmax.com, a sort of quasi-legit underbelly of the Right. Its homepage currently features Michelle Malkin, Bill O'Reilly and Mike Gallagher in its "Pundits" section. You get the idea.

Here's the flavor of that Newsmax story, which appears here (as a sidenote, apparently it is misdated):
Hillary Snubs Gold Star Mothers

America has long known of Bill Clinton's disdain for the U.S. armed forces, going back as far as his comment during his draft-dodging days when he said he "loathed the military." This, of course, was at the time he was participating in protests against the United States military while he was on foreign soil in England.

Hillary Clinton has also never concealed her own similar sentiments. But it may come as something of a shock to New Yorkers to learn that their new junior senator recently dished out her by-now-familiar rude treatment to a group of Gold Star Mothers....

Yet another right-wing smear attack on Hillary, and one that lives to this day. But it's telling that to these asshats, Hillary snubbing Gold Star mothers is an act of utter betrayal to the troops, but the same from their president spurs oppo research on a Gold Star mother. To them, Bush can do no wrong, and if he wants to "get on with his life", then by golly, the man should be left alone to bike, nap, and attend little league games.

So the lie about Hillary is still distributed by the same people who defend Bush's refusal to meet with Cindy.

Precious.


Daily Kos: The Hillary snub (which wasn't)

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