Thursday, March 6, 2008

NAFTA-gate: It Was Hillary!

"Shame on you, Barack Obama!" she said with disdain in her voice. She was mad about a flier that Obama put out about NAFTA and her support of it in the days before the Ohio election. However, as usual, The Clintons spun the story to make Obama look bad just before Ohio's primary election. Something about a leaked memo to Canada about a wink-wink on NAFTA. Perhaps Obama lost Ohio because of that 'memo.'

Well, well, shame on you, Hillary Clinton!" Looks like it was a CLINTON memo to the Canadians. The Globe and Mail reports today:

OTTAWA -- The leak of a confidential diplomatic discussion that rocked the U.S. presidential campaign began with an offhand remark to journalists from the Prime Minister's chief of staff, Ian Brodie.

Mr. Brodie, apparently seeking to play down the potential impact on Canada, told the reporters the threat was not serious, and that someone from Ms. Clinton's campaign had even contacted Canadian diplomats to tell them not to worry because the NAFTA threats were mostly political posturing.

The Canadian Press cited an unnamed source last night as saying that several people overheard the remark.

The news agency quoted that source as saying that Mr. Brodie said that someone from Ms. Clinton's campaign called and was "telling the embassy to take it with a grain of salt."


Interesting how it became Obama's memo, isn't it? Clever Clintons. Keep your eye on them for more spins, twists and turns.

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