October 31, 2007

Rumors, Rumors
— Ace

Ron Rosenbaum's tease may have been an attempt to be responsible -- even while airing, sort of, dirty laundry of an anonymous person in need of cleaner clothes -- but the practical effect is now every single candidate who can be charitably called a "leading" candidate is now being gossiped about.

I floated 20 year old rumors about John McCain yesterday, for example. (Readers tell me he's admitted many of these, and apologized for them, in his books, so this seems like a drier hole than it seemed even before, and it seemed pretty dry already.)

So. For what it's worth, and this is all so shaky I really should say nothing at all, but whatever. If this is what the MSM is gossiping about, why not have it out there?

From one guy I hear Edwards, but not THE Edwards rumor. Another one. How good is this tip? Not terribly good; it's third-hand, and I can't get a firm vouching for the guy next along the telephone line, and besides that, his only source is the South Carolina rumor mill.

From someone else I hear Bill Clinton. Which would hardly be the surprise of the decade, now would it? We pretty much know he's been dating (dating, yeah, while married) a wealthy Canadian broad, or "canoodling" with her at least, as Page 6 might say. This particular rumor jibes with the LAT's questions about the "relevance" of the rumor, as Bill himself is not quite running, but does suggest something about the "judgment" of Hillary, which is the story hook the LAT would hang the story on, if it ran it all.

It would also jibe with Rosenbaum's caveat that he hadn't heard the rumor in this form before. Which is him saying that it's already out there, mostly; it's just in a somewhat different form, with different details, than previously run in the tabloids.

Finally it could sort of explain Rosenbaum's mention of the oddly-distorted coverage of the Bill factor in Hillary's campaign.

I don't have anything even close to firm for either of these. Caveat emptor.

Ron Rosenbaum: Confess. Your attempt to say something while not saying is actually stirring up more rumors.

Posted by: Ace at 11:04 AM | Comments (18)
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I really don't want to get involved in a conversation about "dry holes" because that will inexorably involve the Hildabeast and I don't want that mental image.


As someone else here likes to say, "I'll be in my bunk."



Posted by: Aye Chihuahua at October 31, 2007 11:09 AM (d+kiR)


I think that it's The Magic Negro Obama. The LAT can't stand the thought of outing the M.N.O. as anything other than a saint, bestowing "hope" on all the land.


Posted by: Johnathan Fitzgerald Page at October 31, 2007 11:13 AM (yC1Mc)

3 OT:

Here is what Giuliani said about the beasts incomprehensible positions
on illegals getting licenses in NY.

MAYOR GIULIANI: “You know, she was being attacked all
night for taking different positions in front of different audiences
and then by the end of the night, she took different positions in front
of the same audience. It was pretty amazing. I mean, in politics I’ve
never quite seen that before. I know there are some politicians like
Hillary. They say different things to different people. They use
different accents in different parts of the country. I’m used to that
about her now. I had never seen it happen all in one place, in one
minute. And Glenn, this is not a tough issue.”

Posted by: McLovin at October 31, 2007 11:14 AM (SAQWb)

4 Interesting.  Because I'm sure if one of the wives of the (R) candidates was canoodling with someone else, the media would spike that story, too.

Posted by: Hoodlumman at October 31, 2007 11:15 AM (FAZ6l)

5 It's the deal with Lisa Belzberg. And what is with this retard. He was POTUS and all he can get are these fucking roots? Even rock stars can get hot broads.

Posted by: Penn State Marine at October 31, 2007 11:17 AM (DFVTW)

6 I think gossiping and rumor mongering should be left to the more
tawdry rags and the DrudgeReport. It all feels unseemly.

Posted by: McLovin at October 31, 2007 11:21 AM (SAQWb)

7 The wealthy Canadian broad is probably Belinda Stronach.  She's the heir to the Magna auto parts giant and my future boss.  Between her and the russian mob, I weep for my future.

ot - but that Wikipedia page about Oleg Deripaska states in the first paragraph; apropos of nothing; that 'there is no evidence that he is Jewish'.

Posted by: fozzy at October 31, 2007 11:22 AM (E748y)

8 The Canadian broad is Lisa Belzberg, the Seagrams harpy.

Posted by: Penn State Marine at October 31, 2007 11:24 AM (DFVTW)

9 I hope it's Belzberg.  Last thing I need is a Clinton in my life.

Posted by: fozzy at October 31, 2007 11:30 AM (E748y)


Actually, they're sittig on this because Hillary is the candidate in question, and Rudy is the one who saw her do it. He stated:

"“You know, she was being attacked all night for taking different positions in front of different audiences and then by the end of the night, she took different positions in front of the same audience. It was pretty amazing. I mean, in politics I’ve never quite seen that before. "

Or maybe I'm using that quote slighly out of context...

Posted by: Maureen Dowd at October 31, 2007 11:35 AM (EPsu8)

11 Again, it's Lisa Belzberg.

And yes, they did have a fling (or are still having it.)

I know this to be true.

Don't ask me how.

Except, a good friend of mine used to date her and he told me about Clinton a LONG time ago.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: MTT at October 31, 2007 11:37 AM (1xjmZ)


And Lisa Belzberg is a breeder. She has like 5 or 6 kids and she's still only 38 years old. No what if....

The biggest problem for Hildebeast is the whole flashback thing. Once in the general election and we're all reminded of the endless scandals, how many people are going to want to go back to that?

Posted by: Penn State Marine at October 31, 2007 11:42 AM (DFVTW)

13 Rosenbaum's point has been made: "I was in the shit, bro, and I saw
things, and I know things I can't tell you, because you've never been

Eat the shit, Ron.

Posted by: Retired (Not Gay) at October 31, 2007 11:42 AM (k5JzA)

14 If it's Bill and it hits the news the Secret Service better be ready because Hillary! will kill him. Not metaphorically but with her hands.

Posted by: Drew at October 31, 2007 11:43 AM (hlYel)


No, with her cankles. She will waddle back in forth over him.


Posted by: Penn State Marine at October 31, 2007 11:44 AM (DFVTW)

16 If it is Slick Willie , I hope it doesn't come out until after she gets the nomination.

This sounds credible (from comment on PJM) especially when Rosenbaum goes to the I can't confirm or deny card.

Jon :

A few friends of mine belong to the media elite and they tell me
that the sexual "scandal" involves Bill Clinton cheating on Hilary,
with the ethical problems being:

1. Everyone already knows he is a cheater, and;

2. He is not the candidate.

It could be that the media would have run with this aleady if it were a Republican, but I think the ethical problems are valid.

I'm glad you agree the ethical problems are valid. i've
taken a position of not confirming or denying any of the guesses and I
think afte this I'm just no longer going to post "guessing game" type

I would like to take this opportunity--since I've been accused of
being pro Clinton ("part of the Clinton smear machine' and anti Clinton
(a "wingnut"), that I have endorsed Hillary for President, that I'm a
liberal and that neither has anything to do with the ethical dilemmas
I'm writing about.

Oct 31, 2007 01:16 PM

Posted by: HashFn at October 31, 2007 11:44 AM (56UMe)

17 no no its Ron Paul! 

Posted by: Robert at October 31, 2007 12:00 PM (oy596)

18 no no its Ron Paul! 

I wish but sex isn't in the Constitution so I am out of luck.

Posted by: Ron Paul at October 31, 2007 12:13 PM (hlYel)

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