Monday, March 13, 2006

Hillary and the Haunt of History

Hillary Loves Walmart to Death
This image is from Dinocrat’s archives. He retrieved it from the 1988 Walmart Annual Report.

I found Dinocrat's post when I googled for more information on this bit of Hillary's pre-history. I first heard it mentioned on Larry Elder . In passing, he revealed ol’ Hill’s long and lucrative relationship with Sam Walton back in her Arkansas days.

Going to Elder's website revealed a full article from the Washington Times, dated February 13th —

Mrs. Clinton served on Wal-Mart's board of directors for six years when her husband was governor of Arkansas. The Rose Law Firm, where she was a partner, handled many of the Arkansas-based company's legal affairs.

She had kind words for Wal-Mart as recently as 2004, when she told an audience at the convention of the National Retail Federation that her time on the board "was a great experience in every respect."


Throughout the 1980s, both Bill and Hillary Clinton nurtured relationships with Mr. Walton, who was a conservative Republican and by far Arkansas' most influential businessman.

The Clintons also benefited financially from Wal-Mart. Mrs. Clinton was paid $18,000 each year she served on the board, plus $1,500 for each meeting she attended.

By 1993, she had accumulated at least $100,000 in Wal-Mart stock, according to Mr. Clinton's federal financial disclosure that year. The Clintons also flew free on Wal-Mart corporate planes 14 times in 1990 and 1991 in preparation for Mr. Clinton's 1992 presidential bid.
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Oh, the sacrifice of public servants Bill and Hillary Clinton. Each new revelation merely cements their legacy.

Meanwhile, Dinocrat says he’s purchased a most interesting movie (surely X-rated by the DNC?):

We just bought from Amazon a copy of "Sam Walton: Bargain Billionaire," a 1987 A&E documentary featuring Sam Walton and Hillary Clinton.

Dinocrat says Hillary and Sam Walton are the only credited cast members in this epic film.

Personally, I can’t wait to read his review. When he posts it, we’ll give a link.

Don't you think the RNC should buy copies -- many, many copies? But they wont. Only Dems think to do things like that. Republicans sit around working out supply-side theories and dreaming of small government while their chief relentessly enlarges it behind their back.


bordergal said...


Sorry to dispute your statement about the "Republicans sit around dreaming about small government".
However, after reading the latest budget news, it might better read "as only Republicans outside the beltway dream about small government".....

Dymphna said...

Too true, Bordergal. I should have said "libertarians."