Richard Mellon Scaife Has Kind Words For Hillary

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The man who tried to destroy the Clintons is now almost endorsing the New York senator.

From Pitt-Tribune:

Walking into our conference room, not knowing what to expect (or even, perhaps, expecting the worst), took courage and confidence. Not many politicians have political or personal courage today, so it was refreshing to see her exhibit both.

Sen. Clinton also exhibited an impressive command of many of today’s most pressing domestic and international issues. Her answers were thoughtful, well-stated, and often dead-on.

Particularly regarding foreign policy, she identified what we consider to be the most important challenges and dangers that the next president must confront and resolve in order to guarantee our nation’s security. Those include an increasingly hostile Russia, an increasingly powerful China and increasing instability in Pakistan and South America.

But perhaps this is the biggest reason…

Like me, she believes we must pull our troops out of Iraq, because it is time for Iraqis to handle their own destiny — and, more important, because it is past time to end the toll on our soldiers there, to begin rebuilding our military, and to refocus our attention on other threats, starting with Afghanistan.

I didn’t realize Scaife was such a dove!

In any event, he has yet to meet with Obama, so we’ll see what happens after that. Like I said, he is almost endorsing her, but not quite. What’s interesting is how she was able to walk in there and win this guy over. That’s impressive and it’s a testament to her ability to put the past behind her for the good of the country.

Well done Hill!

  • George Sorwell

    Maybe next she’ll hire Karl Rove!

    Dan Quayle for VP!!

    And for Secretary of Defense, who else but Rumsfeld?

  • TerenceC

    Financing problems identified………Republicans voting for Hillary in droves as Limbaugh asks them to…….Republican fundraisers can still give in primaries but the Rep nomination is a certainty so why give to McCain if he can’t use the money yet…… Hillary can’t squeeze the Dems anymore because they are all spoken for. I think I finally see the Scaife connection……have you no shame Hillary….strange bedfellowes indeed.

  • http://www.uscentrist.org Agnostick

    Terence, I gotta admit… that’s some pretty interesting analysis!

    But let’s not kid ourselves: These nattering nabobs of neoconservatism like Rush, Scaife and the like do not want Hillary to actually win all the marbles. They only perceive her as a weaker candidate than Obama, when measured up against McCain.

    Plus, for a political rage porn peddler like Limbaugh, Hillary in the House means he gets at least 4 more years out of his favorite whipping girl.