Saturday, September 24, 2005

Hillary Saying all the "Right" things!

In the New Your Post no less, Hillary is getting on board with having her "wet finger" in the political breeze and has caught wind of the "Anti-American" IFC and what they are doing to the Ground Zero site.

Here is the aritcle:



WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday dealt a crushing blow to the International Freedom Center planned for Ground Zero, saying she wants the project canned for failing to listen to the 9/11 families.

"I cannot support the IFC," Clinton declared last night in a strongly worded statement in response to an inquiry from The Post.

Her tough comments are Clinton's first significant remarks about the controversy raging at Ground Zero over the Freedom Center, which 9/11 families and other critics fear will become a center of anti-Americanism.

"While I want to ensure that development and rebuilding in lower Manhattan move forward expeditiously, I am troubled by the serious concerns family members and first responders have expressed to me," Clinton said.

"The LMDC [Lower Manhattan Development Corp.] has authority over the site and I do not believe we can move forward until it heeds and addresses their concerns."

The family members of victims, as well as unions representing the city's cops and firefighters, want nothing less than the Freedom Center being booted from Ground Zero.

Given her influence, Clinton's hard line could spell doom for the Freedom Center's hopes of remaining at the World Trade Center site.

Clinton spoke out the day after the IFC released a plan intended to save its spot at the site, but it was met with immediate opposition from 9/11 families.

Clinton won't support any plan unless the families and first responders back it, said her spokesman, Philippe Reines.

Many relatives of 9/11 victims denounced the Freedom Center plan as an insult to the 2,749 people who diedat the Twin Towers because it would paint them as a little more than a footnote to the world's march toward freedom.

The families, cops and firefighters say the IFC's plan to use hallowed land at Ground Zero to highlight poverty as a barrier to freedom diminishes the tragedy of 9/11.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) also voiced concern yesterday and called for a compromise — although he didn't state flat-out opposition to the Freedom Center.

"There's got to be a way to meet the families' sincere and real needs and build a center that honors the freedom that the victims died for. We hope that the LMDC will find some common ground quickly," Schumer said.

Gov. Pataki — who wields strong influence over the LMDC, which will soon decide the Freedom Center's fate — is traveling abroad and has yet to take a stand on the Freedom Center's latest proposal. Pataki has said thathe won't support any plan that offers a forum for anti-Americanism.

Clinton's opposition means that the anti-IFC push is now a bipartisan cause. Three New York Republicans — Reps. John Sweeney (Saratoga), Peter King (L.I.) and Vito Fossella (S.I.) — are already challenging it as a "blame America first" project.

Yesterday, the trio of Republicans formally requested a congressional oversight hearing as a step toward blocking the IFC from getting any of the $2.7 billion in federal funds allocated for Ground Zero.

"The whole thing was hijacked. If you asked people on the street what they wanted at Ground Zero, this would be the last thing that they wanted," Sweeney said.

I sure hope we are lining up a strong canidate to run against her, because she is definitely savy when it comes to demagoguery and winning votes.


At 10:50 AM, Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

This is retarted on SO many levels. If my family member dies in a bombed building, that doesn't give me the right to tell the property owner what to do with his or her property; whether or how to rebuild it.

In addition, all the rhetoric about dying for freedom and honoring that freedom is such a load of b.s. It's insincere at best and it is sickening to listen to these numbnuts capitalize on such a tragic event for political gain.

At 2:33 PM, Blogger Free Agency Rules said...

The property is public property that was turned over to a group to be in charge of it's memorial.

I think it should show that those who died, were killed by people who could care less about their background. Muslims, Christians, Jews, etc, all died because they lived in the U.S.A.


At 7:04 PM, Blogger Bstermyster said...

Jeanine Pirro is running against her, apparently she is hard core and relly has a chance to beat her.

I looked her up so I could refer you to some info about her. This article is more about the husbands but you can get to another search from here:

Jeanine Pirro

At 7:24 PM, Blogger Free Agency Rules said...


The article seemed to indicate that she is fighting an uphill battle against Hillary, and against Jeanine's own husband's errors.

Hope Jeanine wins, but Hillary is usually "teflon" and nothing sticks to her.



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