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Hillary’s 35 Years of Experience…Lying

By on 4.2.08 | 3:35PM

One of the pitches Hillary Clinton has made to super delegates is that she is well vetted, and there aren't any surprises to come. Well, I'm not sure this should come as a surprise, but it's certainly news that Clinton was fired from one of her first jobs out of law school on the House Judiciary Committee investigating Watergate, because her supervisor believed she was a liar.

Dan Calabrese writes:

Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy's chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation - one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman's 17-year career.

Why?

"Because she was a liar," Zeifman said in an interview last week. "She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality."


This revelation means that we can draw a straight line of lying encompassing nearly her entire 35 year career, from Watergate to Bosnia.
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