Hollywood has been a cash-spewing ATM for Sen. Hillary Clinton, but Sen. Barack Obama may challenge her top billing when it comes to Tinseltown cash.
Powerhouse agent Ari Emanuel, whose client stable includes A-listers like Michael Douglas, Martin Scorsese, Larry David and Paris Hilton, is set to throw a sure-to-be-star-studded bash for Obama (D-Ill.) next month.
A spokesman for the Endeavor agency head confirmed Emanuel “will be doing some sort of event [for Obama] in February.”
DreamWorks SKG moguls Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, along with activist actors George Clooney and Barbra Streisand, each forked over $2,000 to Obama’s 2004 Senate campaign, according to Newsmeat.com, a Web site that tracks celeb contributions.
And remember David Geffen said that “Hillary Can’t win”
Sen. Hillary Clinton should not count on help from Hollywood mogul David Geffen in her possible run for the White House in 2008.
Geffen, who was a generous supporter and pal of Bill Clinton when he was president, trashed Hillary’s prospects last night during a Q&A at the 92nd St. Y in New York City.
“She can’t win, and she’s an incredibly polarizing figure,” the billionaire Democrat told his audience. “And ambition is just not a good enough reason.”
Lloyd Grove reports in fresh editions of the NY DAILY NEWS the audience broke with “hearty applause,” over Geffen’s comments.
So, when does the politics of personal destruction start, Hillary?
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New York Times: Democrats Plan Symbolic Votes Against Iraq Plan
Democratic leaders said Tuesday that they intended to hold symbolic votes in the House and Senate on President Bushâ€™s plan to send more troops to Baghdad, forcing Republicans to take a stand on the proposal and seeking to isolate the president politically over his handling of the war.
Senate Democrats decided to schedule a vote on the resolution after a closed-door meeting on a day when Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts introduced legislation to require Mr. Bush to gain Congressional approval before sending more troops to Iraq.
The Senate vote is expected as early as next week, after an initial round of committee hearings on the plan Mr. Bush will lay out for the nation Wednesday night in a televised address delivered from the White House library, a setting chosen because it will provide a fresh backdrop for a presidential message.
The office of Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House, followed with an announcement that the House would also take up a resolution in opposition to a troop increase. House Democrats were scheduled to meet Wednesday morning to consider whether to interrupt their carefully choreographed 100-hour, two-week-long rollout of their domestic agenda this month to address the Iraq war.
In both chambers, Democrats made clear that the resolutions â€” which would do nothing in practical terms to block Mr. Bushâ€™s intention to increase the United States military presence in Iraq â€” would be the minimum steps they would pursue. They did not rule out eventually considering more muscular responses, like seeking to cap the number of troops being deployed to Iraq or limiting financing for the war â€” steps that could provoke a Constitutional and political showdown over the presidentâ€™s power to wage war.
Will politics sink President Bush and the Iraq War?
The President will NEVER abandon the Iraqi people.
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President Clintonâ€™s national security adviser removed classified documents from the National Archives, hid them under a construction trailer and later tried to find the trash collector to retrieve them, the agencyâ€™s internal watchdog said Wednesday.
The report was issued more than a year after Sandy Berger pleaded guilty and received a criminal sentence for removing the documents.
Berger took the documents in the fall of 2003 while working to prepare himself and Clinton administration witnesses for testimony to the Sept. 11 commission. Berger was authorized as the Clinton administrationâ€™s representative to make sure the commission got the correct classified materials.
Bergerâ€™s lawyer, Lanny Breuer, said in a statement that the contents of all the documents exist today and were made available to the commission.
But Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., outgoing chairman of the House Government Reform Committee, said heâ€™s not convinced that the Archives can account for all the documents taken by Berger. Davis said working papers of National Security Council staff members are not inventoried by the Archives.
â€œThere is absolutely no way to determine if Berger swiped any of these original documents. Consequently, there is no way to ever know if the 9/11 Commission received all required materials,â€ Davis said.
This former National Security Advisor for President Clinton should be barred from ever dealing with classified documents again. Three years was NOT long enough of a ban.
Remember when Bill Clinton had a damn shit fit when the TV docu-drama, The Path to 9/11 aired?
And that he bitched all over the place that he tried – after Berger stole documents that would implicate Clinton and himself before the 9/11 Commission with regards to Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. America will NEVER know the role these characters played in pre-9/11 anti-terror activities, if ANY.
Sandy Berger = THIEF
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