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Hilllary Clinton's "Populist" Campaign is a Fake Aided By K-Street

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Message Laura Roslin

If you thought that the Hillary's Tuzla "sniper fire" lie was bad, or her NAFTA lie dirty rotten, how about Hillary's newly emerged stance as a "populist"? If you had any doubt that Hillary's populist campaign is a lie, then take a look at who is working for her campaign:

Source - Hilllary Clinton the populist? By JEANNE CUMMINGS  3/24/08

"Many of the corporations and companies she rails against on the campaign trail today are primary sources of income for her top consultants in the off-election years."

A few examples:

Roy Spence, Clinton’s new advertising guru from Texas, who produced the now famous “3 a.m. phone call” commercial and whose firm also does work for MasterCard.

Among their Capitol Hill strategists is the Glover Park Group, which represents America’s Health Insurance Plans and also employs Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson.

Meet Tony Podesta of The Podesta Group, who has parachuted into Pennsylvania to help the Clinton campaign take the last big state and stay in the primary hunt. In his day job, he represents pharmaceutical companies such as Amgen, Merck Serono and Pfizer.

But John A. Merrigan may take a different view. He’s a major fundraiser for Clinton and a partner in the global law giant DLA Piper, whose client list includes Goldman Sachs.

Steve Elmendorf, who toiled away without pay to drum up Iowa caucus-goers for Clinton during the Christmas holiday, to help his client, Shell Oil, blunt those losses.

Mark Penn, whose lobbying and public relations shop represents none other than oil-rich Saudi Arabia.

Clinton had received $783,290 in donations from federally registered lobbyists through January.

Hillary Clinton most likely won Ohio because of a lie.... She likely won Texas because of Right Winger talk show host Rush Limbaugh's "Operation Chaos" . Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen  at Politico.com argue that the only reason Clinton is still in the race is because the media is propping up her campaign . She would have to win every single contest ahead with at least 60% of the vote in order to surpass Obama.  

Now the Clinton Campaign is nearly in the red, with only about $3 million on hand for the Primary if/when she pays her debts according to the  Federal Election Commission. Meanwhile, Obama is closing in on 2 Million individual donors, has  $31.6 million in cash on hand available for the primary and $7.3 million set aside for the general.

Good news for Obama came in the form of an endorsement by NM Gov Bill Richardson , the only Hispanic governor in the country and a party "elder".  Clinton's campaign itself has jumped the shark and now she is persuing the "Tonya Harding" option. 

Reality - Hillary didn't oppose NAFTA, she never faced sniper fire in Bosnia as she claimed multiple times, she's no populist, she has about a 5% chance of winning the nomination, and the longer she continues her negative campaign, the more she helps John McCain.  Her chances of winning the 2008 Democratic nomination are slim to none, making any continuation of her campaign a lie.

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