Sunday, February 24, 2008

Hillary Clinton and rape

Newsday reporter Glenn Thrush fired up his way back machine in digging up this juicy little tidbit which might shed some light on why Hillary Clinton has been able to so easily dismiss the constant allegations of rape against her husband:

Hillary Rodham Clinton often invokes her "35 years of experience making change" on the campaign trail, recounting her work in the 1970s on behalf of battered and neglected children and impoverished legal-aid clients.

But there is a little-known episode Clinton doesn't mention in her standard campaign speech in which those two principles collided. In 1975, a 27-year-old Hillary Rodham, acting as a court-appointed attorney, attacked the credibility of a 12-year-old girl in mounting an aggressive defense for an indigent client accused of rape in Arkansas - using her child development background to help the defendant.

In May 1975, Washington County prosecutor Mahlon Gibson called Rodham, who had taken over the law clinic months earlier, to tell her she'd been appointed to represent a hard-drinking factory worker named Thomas Alfred Taylor, who had requested a female attorney.

Rodham, records show, questioned the sixth grader's honesty and claimed she had made false accusations in the past. She implied that the girl often fantasized and sought out "older men" like Taylor, according to a July 1975 affidavit signed "Hillary D. Rodham" in compact cursive.

Of course the young Hillary Rodham was "just doing her job." But remember this the next time Hillary tells you that she cares about "the children."

Read the rest of the story here...

" Someone get this lying bitch away from me please..."

1 comment:

Van Helsing said...

If she could rip into a 12-year-old rape victim, you'd think she would be able to "club the seal" and attack Obambi in some serious way before it's too late for her sinking campaign.