Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Hillary Earns Endorsements The Old Fashioned Way

Vilsack endorsed Senator Clinton's bid for the Democratic nomination on Monday.

Yesterday the Associated Press reported Hillary agreed to "help" retire Vilsack's $400,000 campaign debt.

Vilsack endorsed Senator Clinton's bid for the Democratic nomination on Monday. Clinton spokesman Mark Daley said there was no connection between the fundraising and the endorsement:

"There was no quid pro quo," Daley said. "They have a long history and if she could be helpful she wants to be helpful."
The revelation that Hillary agreed to "help" retire Vilsack's debt isn't the only allegation of promises made to acquire endorsements for the Hillary juggernaut. Bill Shaheen, one of Clinton's New Hampshire supporters, disputes reports he was promised an ambassadorship in exchange for his endorsement of Hillary:
"Did she promise (an ambassadorship)? No," Shaheen said. "That's not how I work. I don't think Senator Clinton is thinking that far down the road and I would be disappointed if she was."
Shaheen joined the Clinton campaign last week as co-chairman of her national and state campaigns.

There's more. South Carolina state Senator Darrell Jackson negotiated a $10,000 per month consulting contract with Clinton's campaign last month, which was revealed after Jackson endorsed Senator Clinton.

Hillary's campaign denies there was any deal made for Jackson's endorsement.

Just like the Democrats paying Al Sharpton to endorse Kerry, Hillary is earning endorsements the old fashioned way. She buys them.

So what "help" has Hillary promised to the National Organization for Women, which will endorse Senator Clinton's presidential bid today?

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