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O’Reilly Bombs With Hillary

By on 5.1.08 | 8:57AM

A lot of the reaction to Bill O'Reilly's interview with Hillary Clinton centered around how she did -- and she was generally her phony self, giggling like a school girl, rattling off one big government program after another, and in John Edwards mode repeatedly saying "I'm a fighter." But for me, what was really obnoxious in the interview was how absurd O'Reilly was, throwing out one softball after another, chumming it up with her, and seeming to cede points on taxing the wealthy and universal healthcare. O'Reilly said he's glad to pay more, and that he hopes she's right about healthcare. At one point, speaking on her U.S. Senate career, he said, "you've done good in New York." O'Rielly revealed himself last night as somebody who isn't much of a conservative, and who doesn't know anything about policy. Not that this surprises me -- I always viewed him more as an entertainer -- but it was an embarassing spectacle to watch.

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