If ever, evidence was to be presented to showcase nutball birther conspiracies, this one is it. Thank you, Rogue, for showcasing it, makes it so much easier when you do it to yourself.Who Killed Clinton's Dog?
What did Buddy know, and when did he know it?
By Mickey Kaus|Posted Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002
[ Note: Kausfiles received the following from a gravelly-voiced outdoorsman in Arkansas who refused to give his name.]
"It was strictly an accident. The dog just darted out." That is what the media wants us to believe about the death of Buddy, Bill Clinton's 4-year-old Labrador retriever.(See "Who Is Buddy?" Wall Street Journal, Dec. 1997.) But is the truth about thisthe latest Clinton casualtythat conveniently simple?
What do we really know about Buddy's death? Who stood to benefit? Consider the following:
On Dec. 19, 2001 Clinton has a meeting in his Harlem office to discuss ways to repair his "battered" image. The meeting is described in the New York Times as having a "special urgency." An image-building speech on globalization at Yale has apparently not brought Clinton the expected public sympathy.
Democratic leaders, Clinton is reported to have said, had not spoken up sufficiently on his behalf. They could not be relied on.
Present at the meeting was Bruce Lindsey, Clinton's secretive consigliere and the man entrusted with the Clintons' most distasteful tasks.
Exactly two weeks later, Buddy was dead. As could have been predicted, Clinton benefited from a wave of public sympathysympathy he hadn't felt since at least Sept. 11. Clinton's office almost instantly issued a press statement saying the Clintons were "deeply saddened by Buddy's death."
It's almost as if it had been planned all along.
BTW, if Bill Clinton ran in 2016, however much older, he'd still slaughter any republican candidate in a heartbeat. Image-building you say? Oh yeah, he'd easily win because he shot his dog. And birthers think that 0-209 is a winning score. Losers.