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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hillary in 2016: From frying pan to fire

- - Friday, May 2, 2014

Obamacare, President Obama's signature health care legislation, will undoubtedly play a very important role in determining who will control Congress after the 2014 elections. That's why it is imperative for the American electorate to be truthfully informed about a candidate's moral character, especially the character of a candidate vying for the highest public office in the land. The results of the 2016 presidential election will be crucial for the rebirth of our embattled nation.

Now that a recent poll has suddenly emerged on the political scene alleging that 54 percent of Americans deem former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee for 2016) an honest politician, ample scrutiny for accuracy is indeed called for, principally because a brief review of Mrs. Clinton's actions and policies as a public servant tell a very different story ("Inside the Beltway: A Hillary-free 2016 would confound Democrats," Web, April 16).

For starters, Mrs. Clinton was the first-ever American first lady to be indicted by a grand jury. This was for her role in the Rose Law Firm case. Then there was the federal election case where then-Sen. Clinton was asked under oath why she failed to report a campaign contribution by the American Muslim Council. She answered defiantly by blaming a lowly typist for what she claimed was a typographical error made in typing "American Museum Council" in lieu of "American Muslim Council." No one believed her, of course, for everyone knew of her avid support of Muslim causes in exchange for campaign contributions.

Perhaps Mrs. Clinton's most egregious offense was having deceived the American public concerning the provisions of her health care plan, Hillarycare. For this she earned the distinction of being the first quasi-public official (as first lady) to be reprimanded by a federal judge for having secret meetings concerning provisions of Hillarycare. Her reason for doing so was as obvious as then- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's now-infamous admonition to fellow lawmakers: "[P]ass the bill so you can find out what's in it." Sounds familiar? You bet it does, and its similarities to Obamacare are perilously clear, leading one to believe that Obamacare is indeed an offspring of its counterpart, Hillarycare.

CARIN SALA

Washington