Editor and Publisher: Maureen Dowd Column Incites Hillary-Obama War of Words
David Geffen’s Quotes (Via Maureen Dowd):
“Everybody in politics lies, but they [the Clintons] do it with such ease, itâ€™s troubling,â€
“God knows, is there anybody more ambitious than Hillary Clinton?” and “Obama is inspirational, and heâ€™s not from the Bush royal family or the Clinton royal family. Americans are dying every day in Iraq. And Iâ€™m tired of hearing James Carville on television.â€
“I donâ€™t think anybody believes that in the last six years, all of a sudden Bill Clinton has become a different person,â€ Mr. Geffen says, adding that if Republicans are digging up dirt, theyâ€™ll wait until Hillaryâ€™s the nominee to use it. â€œI think they believe sheâ€™s the easiest to defeat.â€
She is overproduced and overscripted. â€œItâ€™s not a very big thing to say, â€˜I made a mistakeâ€™ on the war, and typical of Hillary Clinton that she canâ€™t,â€ Mr. Geffen says. â€œSheâ€™s so advised by so many smart advisers who are covering every base. I think that America was better served when the candidates were chosen in smoke-filled rooms.â€
Once, David Geffen and Bill Clinton were tight as ticks. Mr. Geffen helped raise some $18 million for Bill and slept in the Lincoln Bedroom twice. Bill chilled at Chateau Geffen. Now, the Dreamworks co-chairman calls the former president â€œa reckless guyâ€ who â€œgave his enemies a lot of ammunition to hurt him and to distract the country.â€
They fell out in 2000, when Mr. Clinton gave a pardon to Marc Rich after rebuffing Mr. Geffenâ€™s request for one for Leonard Peltier. â€œMarc Rich getting pardoned? An oil-profiteer expatriate who left the country rather than pay taxes or face justice?â€ Mr. Geffen says. â€œYet another time when the Clintons were unwilling to stand for the things that they genuinely believe in. Everybody in politics lies, but they do it with such ease, itâ€™s troubling.â€
And NOW from James Carville – THE SMACKDOWN:
James Carville, on David Geffen: “A Hollywood guy like that, you try to get him to open his wallet and shut his mouth, because, inevitably, he gets around Maureen Dowd, he’s going to make a fool of himself.”
Carville, on Geffen saying he’s tired of hearing him on TV: “I will tell you what, Mr. Geffen. You can have my TV time. I will take your money” (“Situation Room,” CNN, 2/21).
Flap suspects that it is NOT over.
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