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Hillary's Iraq Vote

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This paragraph from the Washington Post is a real classic. Try to count how many times her position ping-pongs:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.), the 2008 Democratic presidential front-runner, has long opposed setting a withdrawal date. But she voted for the Feingold measure as a message to Bush. Later, she sought to distance herself from the amendment by stressing its procedural nature, though when pressed by reporters, she acknowledged that she supports the Feingold proposal. Still, she said, "I'm not going to speculate on what I'm going to be voting on in the future."

Similarly, a rival campaign flags these clashing headlines:

AP: After hedging, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton commits to Iraq withdrawal deadline (Devlin Barrett, 5/16/07, SignOnSanDiego.com)
AP: Clinton Won't Commit on Iraq Deadline (Devlin Barrett, 5/16/07, Spokesman-Review)

(Should this inspire an entry in our exciting Clinton campaign theme song contest, click here.)

P.S. The banner ad here is sort of unfortunately placed, no? (Unless she's going for the Vaderite vote!)

--Michael Crowley

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