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Old 06-14-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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And how did the Clintons respond to that? Did Hillary go on the "Today" show and blast Rush?

When the Bush daughters got national attention for their underage drinking arrests with fake IDs, I did see Laura on one of the programs, and she handled herself a lot better than Sarah did.

She went on the warpath. As did the media.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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She went on the warpath. As did the media.
I'm not sure if by "she" you mean Hillary Clinton or Laura Bush. Either way, could you provide some links?

Thanks.
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Old 06-14-2009, 04:20 PM
 
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But only a few news outlets, like the Phoenix New Times in Arizona and the National Journal, that ran an Associated Press story reporting McCain's 1998 joke suggesting that Chelsea Clinton was ugly and Janet Reno and Hillary Clinton were lesbians.


"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?" McCain said at a GOP fund-raiser in Washington. "Because Janet Reno is her father."


McCain apologized to the Clintons. But more recently, McCain said on Fox News, "You know, the French remind me a little bit of an aging actress of the 1940s who is still trying to dine out on her looks but doesn't have the face for it."


http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/7/5/00548.shtml




John McCain (http://www.salon.com/news/1998/06/25newsb.html - broken link) back in 1998 used the occasion of a Republican Senate fundraiser to slander President Clinton's daughter and attorney general. Following in the proud tradition of Rush Limbaugh (who in 1993 called the young Chelsea "a dog"), Mr.Straight Talk joked:
"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno."
As Maureen Dowd rightly predicted at the time, Senator McCain's vulgar slur produced no backlash, as he "so revered by the press that his disgusting jape was largely nudged under the rug."


PERRspectives: Palin Family Focus Recalls McCain's Chelsea Clinton Joke


To my recollection, neither Hillary nor Bill, nor even Chelsea herself, responded publicly in any way to McCain's boorish and inexplicable attacks on a young girl who was, at the time, in her early teens.
They accepted his letter of apology, and continued to treat him cordially in public. The end.
How would poor Chelsea's interests been served by her mother flying to the media, screeching about how Mccain was a perverted child molestor, and in short using the incident to draw attention to herself (and, by extension, to her daughter, who was probably already humiliated enough).

The irony is that Chelsea's grown up to be a lovely woman, as many awkward teens do, while McCain looks like a deformed toad with a giant tumor sticking out of his face.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:08 PM
 
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But only a few news outlets, like the Phoenix New Times in Arizona and the National Journal, that ran an Associated Press story reporting McCain's 1998 joke suggesting that Chelsea Clinton was ugly and Janet Reno and Hillary Clinton were lesbians.


"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?" McCain said at a GOP fund-raiser in Washington. "Because Janet Reno is her father."


McCain apologized to the Clintons. But more recently, McCain said on Fox News, "You know, the French remind me a little bit of an aging actress of the 1940s who is still trying to dine out on her looks but doesn't have the face for it."


http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/7/5/00548.shtml




John McCain (http://www.salon.com/news/1998/06/25newsb.html - broken link) back in 1998 used the occasion of a Republican Senate fundraiser to slander President Clinton's daughter and attorney general. Following in the proud tradition of Rush Limbaugh (who in 1993 called the young Chelsea "a dog"), Mr.Straight Talk joked:
"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno."
As Maureen Dowd rightly predicted at the time, Senator McCain's vulgar slur produced no backlash, as he "so revered by the press that his disgusting jape was largely nudged under the rug."


PERRspectives: Palin Family Focus Recalls McCain's Chelsea Clinton Joke


To my recollection, neither Hillary nor Bill, nor even Chelsea herself, responded publicly in any way to McCain's boorish and inexplicable attacks on a young girl who was, at the time, in her early teens.
They accepted his letter of apology, and continued to treat him cordially in public. The end.
How would poor Chelsea's interests been served by her mother flying to the media, screeching about how Mccain was a perverted child molestor, and in short using the incident to draw attention to herself (and, by extension, to her daughter, who was probably already humiliated enough).

The irony is that Chelsea's grown up to be a lovely woman, as many awkward teens do, while McCain looks like a deformed toad with a giant tumor sticking out of his face.
LOL!!!! especially the last sentence!
Yup, Chelsea certainly got the last laugh on Gramps!!!

If Palin had any class or brains at all THAT is how she should've handled it instead of USING her daughters to get attention......
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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But only a few news outlets, like the Phoenix New Times in Arizona and the National Journal, that ran an Associated Press story reporting McCain's 1998 joke suggesting that Chelsea Clinton was ugly and Janet Reno and Hillary Clinton were lesbians.

<snip>

The irony is that Chelsea's grown up to be a lovely woman, as many awkward teens do, while McCain looks like a deformed toad with a giant tumor sticking out of his face.
I was with you till this last sentence. McCain has that deformity, as I understand it, b/c he had melanoma. That's no joke!
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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But only a few news outlets, like the Phoenix New Times in Arizona and the National Journal, that ran an Associated Press story reporting McCain's 1998 joke suggesting that Chelsea Clinton was ugly and Janet Reno and Hillary Clinton were lesbians.


"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?" McCain said at a GOP fund-raiser in Washington. "Because Janet Reno is her father."


McCain apologized to the Clintons. But more recently, McCain said on Fox News, "You know, the French remind me a little bit of an aging actress of the 1940s who is still trying to dine out on her looks but doesn't have the face for it."


http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/7/5/00548.shtmlI am sorry how can you compare ugly comment to rape, or incest? Or Violent rage against. It was not nice but does not compare.




John McCain (http://www.salon.com/news/1998/06/25newsb.html - broken link) back in 1998 used the occasion of a Republican Senate fundraiser to slander President Clinton's daughter and attorney general. Following in the proud tradition of Rush Limbaugh (who in 1993 called the young Chelsea "a dog"), Mr.Straight Talk joked:
"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno."
As Maureen Dowd rightly predicted at the time, Senator McCain's vulgar slur produced no backlash, as he "so revered by the press that his disgusting jape was largely nudged under the rug."


PERRspectives: Palin Family Focus Recalls McCain's Chelsea Clinton Joke


To my recollection, neither Hillary nor Bill, nor even Chelsea herself, responded publicly in any way to McCain's boorish and inexplicable attacks on a young girl who was, at the time, in her early teens.
They accepted his letter of apology, and continued to treat him cordially in public. The end.
How would poor Chelsea's interests been served by her mother flying to the media, screeching about how Mccain was a perverted child molestor, and in short using the incident to draw attention to herself (and, by extension, to her daughter, who was probably already humiliated enough).

The irony is that Chelsea's grown up to be a lovely woman, as many awkward teens do, while McCain looks like a deformed toad with a giant tumor sticking out of his face.
How can you compare rape or incest. Violent rage against to a ugly comment
They are not even close in similarities! Was it nice to say she was ugly no it was not but it is not the same thing.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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She went on the warpath. As did the media.
She was in interviews and was asked about the David Letterman incident.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Reading, PA
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How can you compare rape or incest. Violent rage against to a ugly comment
Incest??? It's incest now? When did that come up? I can't keep up with the Right Wing fantasies.....
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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How can you compare rape or incest. Violent rage against to a ugly comment
They are not even close in similarities! Was it nice to say she was ugly no it was not but it is not the same thing.
There certainly was a sexual overtone in the comment about Janet Reno being her father. None of this stuff is appropriate. Zip, Zero, Nada.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:46 PM
 
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In contrast, imagine what would have happened if Rush Limbaugh had made a joke about raping Barack Obama's daughters. There's indeed a massive double standard.
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