Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hillary's Records as First Lady Sealed Until After '08 Elections

Hillary Clinton's records as first lady, which are currently being held at her husband's presidential library in Little Rock, Ark., will remain sealed until after the 2008 election.The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday the records - calendars, appointment logs and memos - are in the custody of federal archivists. Some 2 million pages of documents are being held at the library.Though a wealth of documents regarding Clinton's helmsmanship of a health care task force from 1993-94 have been released, more than a 1,000 other pages related to her work on the panel remain concealed.The Times said the records must remain sequestered under the Presidential Records Act because they contain confidential information and consultations from staffers and others involved in the health care task force.........

In 1993, the President appointed his wife to head and be the chairperson of the Task Force on National Health Care Reform. From this evolved the Clinton Health Care Plan. The plan was quickly derided as "Hillarycare" by its opponents, and did not receive enough support for a floor vote in either the House or the Senate, although both chambers were controlled by Democrats. The proposal was dropped in 1994. Republicans made the Clinton health care plan a major campaign issue of the 1994 midterm elections. Republicans won control of both houses.

Luckily for Hillary Clinton key documentation from that period will not be open to public and political scrutiny until after the Presidential Election. Republicans believe that these documents would provide sufficient ammunition to seriously dent her campaign. Many GOP supporters suspect that the documentation would prove conclusively that Hillary was incompetent and has extreme left tendencies. It is probable that disclosure would destroy her prospects of election. Interesting to see her benefiting from this whilst she proclaims regularly the necessity for transparency and accountability in politics. "Hillarycare" will undoubtedly surface in the course of the campaign.

In summary full disclosure of documents is the exocet which would destroy the Clinton campaign ship.

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