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Wednesday, August 24, 2005
GETTIN' DOWN & DIRTY
I'll admit that Pirro had a bumpy start when she stammered her way through a speech. She had lost page 10 of her notes and took 32 seconds to recover. Camp Hillary was quick to make hay with it by whipping up an ad. I haven't seen it but can imagine that it was effective:
The ad replayed Ms. Pirro’s torturous, 32-second search for page 10 of her speech. For a soundtrack, it featured the merry, mocking theme from Jeopardy, offset with Ms. Pirro’s own frantic mumblings. The whole thing ended with a punchy tag: “Without a script, she is speechless.”I doubt it will make much of a difference. It's the beginning of a campaign, and Pirro has faced tougher times in her numerous court room trials. As to needing a script, well, it's a clever ad line, but I have no doubt Pirro will prove that wrong.
Hillary Staffs Party to Gills For Pirro Race
[W]hile Mrs. Clinton doesn’t exactly look like a party boss, this is Hillary’s party. And as the 2006 campaign opened, the sometimes-feuding elements of New York liberalism have sprung to her defense.
While Mrs. Clinton has avoided engaging personally with Ms. Pirro—her spokesman, Howard Wolfson, said the Senator is waiting for Republicans to “sort out their nominating process”—her close aides have been directing her defense.
“I think have there been plenty of direct attacks on Jeanine from the Democrats and directed by people close to Hillary, and I think it’s clearly evidence that they are afraid of her,” Mr. Mc-Keon concluded.
Her Royal C had a memorable moment of hesitation herself during her debate with Lazio back in 2000. It was not her best moment, but the MSM was very gentle and attacked Lazio, instead.
The debate was notable for the challenge issued by Lazio to Clinton over campaign fundraising. Lazio challenged Clinton to agree to ban the use of soft money in their campaigns, presenting the First Lady with a document he urged her to sign.