Hillary Clinton On Campaign Trail; Dodging Palin Questions

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton marched for labor and stumped with Democrats on Saturday, but sidestepped questions about the woman who has taken her place as the nation's most-talked-about female leader.

Clinton brushed aside questions about Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin during appearances at New York City's annual Labor Day parade and later during a stop on Staten Island.

"This election is about issues, and that's what's going to matter to people at the end of the day," she told reporters who asked her about the Alaska governor at a rally for a Democratic congressional candidate at Wagner College.

Clinton joined other New York politicians for a Saturday morning breakfast with union leaders in Manhattan, then marched up Fifth Avenue in the city's annual labor parade.

In the afternoon on Staten Island, she stumped for Democrat Mike McMahon, who is running for a congressional seat being vacated by Republican Vito Fossella.

Fossella decided not to seek re-election after a drunken driving arrest and a revelation that he fathered a child outside his marriage.

No longer a presidential candidate, Clinton was still welcomed warmly at all three events. Some supporters at her Staten Island rally brought old "Clinton for President" placards.

She only mentioned Palin by name once during the day, at the labor breakfast, when she uttered a modified version of a line from her speech at the Democratic National Convention.

"No way, no how, no McCain, no Palin," she said.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 11, 2008 at 12:37 PM
    I think from my Alaska family comments, Palin has been looked at before. The trooper firing was all they had on her. But, you are right, he should have been fired. Liberals don't want people to see that part of the story. They aren't that smart. They run with she had her brother inlaw fired, now isn't that just wrong. The problem with liberals is they don't know about the fact that facts come out later to make them look like stupid liars. They will call W a liar real quick but I question who the real liars are? Palin will hold her own pretty well. It will be hard to come down on a mother of 5 who can handle a gun. My family told me that there were those in Alaska that tried. Some with lots of money like big oil companies. They gave up. See, she likes to expose this kind of crap in the news media to turn it around for the people in the state to see. This has made her poplular. The lady with nice legs that kicks but.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Sep 8, 2008 at 11:03 AM
    Of course she doesn't want to talk about Palin. Palin stole the spot light in 1 week that she has been working on for 16 or more years. We haven't heard anything out of Pelosi either. If McCain/Palin win this election, she will most likely be the first woman to be President of the United States. That will send the liberals into a frenzy like never before. If McCain/Palin win, they will spend McCain's entire presidency trying to destroy her. She is in for a rough ride, but I think she can handle it. George Soros and the Clinton machine will go into high gear trying to discredit her starting November 5th. The media has been digging for two weeks now and has found nothing of any substance. Just your normal smear attacks. That trooper story they keep trotting out with won't hold water. He should have been fired. Drinking in his patrol car on duty, and tazing his 11 year old son should be all the reason anyone would need.
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