Why We Love Our Readers, Reason #1,000,006
Extremely Smart Reader John Yundt-Pacheco has been doing extra credit homework and comes up with couple of links that become juicy when mixed.
Try this starter from today’s Jerusalem Post: “Sounding more like an Israeli than an American politician, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton last night lambasted Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat and said he has failed as a leader.”
Wow. Clinton hit that one out of the Yankee Stadium she’s visited maybe twice. It’s not exactly a eureka! moment, but for the woman who (as John reminded me) once publicly kissed Suha Arafat, it’s a nice little bout of honesty.
Now, let’s set the wayback machine for 1999 and FrontPage Magazine. Here are a couple snippets from a Lowell Ponte column:
Jewish-born former Clinton consultant Dick Morris and Arkansas Clinton guard Larry Patterson have told of Hillary saying things that sound shockingly anti-Jewish.
While Hillary chaired the New World Foundation from 1982 until 1988, it gave a $15,000 grant to Grassroots International, which, according to Olson, “had direct ties to the PLO.”
On December 6 , Hillary plans to host a $500-per-person gala fundraiser in Manhattan for Americans for Peace Now. This group, writes Gregg Birnbaum in the New York Post, not only works to create a Palestinian state but also one with part of Jerusalem as its capital.
I usually don’t jump on the Hillary- or Bill-bashing bandwagon very often. Others do it better — and it’s been done to death. But the contrast — not to mention hypocrisy — was brought into such sharp relief by those two stories that I couldn’t resist. Speaking out of both sides of the mouth is a common affliction among the jabbering class, but when it concerns a vital ally in a time of war, it can’t be ignored.
SPECIAL: Bonus extra credit points to anyone who remembers the “million and six” reference in the headline. Here’s a hint — it’s from the late ’70s and I was way too young to be listening to that guy.