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Hillary's Commie Past

12:02 PM, May 1, 2008 • By KEVIN KUSINITZ
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For several weeks, Barack Obama has decried the many "distractions" that have hounded him. This week, Hillary Clinton must be thankful for the distraction of Rev. Wright, since nobody paid much attention to Tom Hayden's scorned-lover piece in the Nation. Clearly drunk on the Obama-spiked Kool Aid, the Chicago 8 Emeritus pines for the Hillary of yore:

Most significantly in terms of her recent attacks on Barack, after Yale law school, Hillary went to work for the left-wing Bay Area law firm of Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein, which specialized in Black Panthers and West Coast labor leaders prosecuted for being communists. Two of the firm's partners, according to Treuhaft, were communists and the two others "tolerated communists". Then she went on to Washington to help impeach Richard Nixon […]

Regarding Candidate Clinton's condemnation of Rev. Wright, Hayden believes that she's betrayed the "honorable words and associations" of her younger days, i.e. working for communists, defending cop-shooting radicals, and attempting to deny a president legal counsel during impeachment hearings. It's an interesting perspective on honor and what makes a good candidate.