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Tom Sears

October 2, 2007

On the Right Side: Hillary still lacks character

Every once and a while you get to have a glimpse of the true character of an individual. No political speech writers, political advisers or spin doctors are around to tell you what to say. You are on your own.

Such was the case when Hillary was asked the very simple question as to whether she felt the MoveOn.org ad slandering Gen. David Petraeus had gone too far. Here was her chance to display her honor and integrity, her support for the troops and their leader.

Well, she failed miserably. She waffled and wiggled out of a straight answer as well as that funny little dictator from Iran did repeatedly while at Columbia University.

She simply does not have the character to be commander in chief. She has repeatedly through her life shown her disdain for our military men and women.

She is nothing more than a political hack who only strives for personal power and riches. She cares very little about the country. And the sad part is that the media consistently let her off the hook.

The first indication of her character challenges was when she smeared the reputations of long-time workers at the White House Travel Office so that she could give the very lucrative business to her good friend Linda Thomason.

Then there was the Vince Foster "suicide." Then we had Craig Livingston and the Republican FBI files that mysteriously turned up in her possession and her shock when she discovered this.

The same holds true with the Rose law firm's billing records regarding the Whitewater scandal showing up in the White House living quarters after she claimed they must have been lost. Again she was truly shocked and dismayed how this could have possibly happened.

The press has a responsibility to answer why it chose to ignore or downplay these very serious character flaws, as well as others, especially now that she is a serious candidate for the presidency.

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