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Bill Clinton on How Much He Cares About Haitian People

The former president and current United Nations special envoy to Haiti spends the day campaigning for Massachusetts Democrat Martha Coakley.

11:45 PM, Jan 15, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Less than 72 hours after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, what was United Nations special envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton doing to help the Haitian people? Why campaigning for Democrat Martha Coakley in Massachusetts, of course. You see, Clinton told National Review's Robert Costa Friday, campaigning for Coakley is all part of the plan to help Haiti:

In a conversation with National Review Online, former president Bill Clinton defended his appearance today at a rally for Democrat Martha Coakley while Haiti is recovering from Tuesday’s earthquake. When I told him that some had been critical of his decision to stump for Coakley while hundreds of thousands are still trapped under rubble, he responded with annoyance: “Who?” he challenged, “who is criticizing me? It’s your problem if you can’t see how these things aren’t mutually exclusive.” Electing Coakley, he said, will “help lead to good governance” that will support Haiti while it rebuilds.

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