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Hillary Clinton and Bill O'Reilly: chemistry? - VIDEO

by Jane Boursaw, posted May 2nd 2008 12:23PM
Hillary ClintonThere's another Bill in Hillary Clinton's life now. Talk show pundit Bill O'Reilly, who interviewed Clinton on his Fox News show, The O'Reilly Factor this week. The interview covered a lot of territory, including the economy, high gas prices, illegal immigrants, the war on terror, and foreign policy.

All the presidential candidates have their strengths and weaknesses, but Clinton made a smart move towards unifying her platform by agreeing to the O'Reilly interview. Although they're on opposite ends of the spectrum politically, O'Reilly and Clinton showed that two diverse personalities can sit down together and have an intelligent debate about the issues without resorting to a screaming match.

O'Reilly fired some tough questions at Clinton, but he remained polite and respectful. Likewise, Clinton was confident, controlled, and didn't back down from any questions. She continues to campaign tirelessly day after day, and the O'Reilly interview will go a long way in edging her towards the White House.

O'Reilly and Clinton even had a little chemistry going, poking fun at themselves and each other in a way that said 'we're serious, but we can have fun, too.' When asked if she was surprised that Fox News had been fairer to her than NBC News and other liberal news networks, Clinton replied, "I wouldn't expect anything less than a 'fair and balanced' coverage of my campaign," tossing the Fox News tagline back at O'Reilly.

With Barack Obama feeling the fallout from the Rev. Wright controversy over the past few weeks, Clinton continues to gain steam by agreeing to interviews with folks like O'Reilly. Clearly, she can hold her own with anyone. Read a transcript of the interview on FoxNews.com, and check out the clip below.

I found the interview riveting. What's your take on it?

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Timothy A. Bear

Hillary Clinton as Ms. Piggy and Bill O'Reilly as Kermit the Frog; getting along fabulously-


May 06 2008 at 3:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike Whalen

She did great. An awesome interview. Kudos to both.

May 02 2008 at 3:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Which in the interview we learned and/or confirmed several of Clinton's positions, is you'ld like to call them that;

"I'm not going to target (sanctuary cities), I'm not!"

Since the citizenry crashed the senate phone system over the Shamnesty bill, this mindnumbing destruction of sovereignty could rightly sink her chances all by itself.

"Our federal immigration policy is broken"

No, it's not. It merely hasn't been enforced in over twenty years which the laughable "experience" you point in claiming osmosis in running for the office was nearly responsible for half of that time.

"There will be a lot of conflict between the Iranians and the Iraqis moving forward if the United States is on the sidelines, instead of in the middle."

That's the understatement of the year! The Iranians would run over the Iraqi's like a steamroller putting the entire population back under a tyrannical and terrorist government completely destroying our whole purpose of taking Hussein out. Which makes our leaving Iraq now a direct and clear act in snatching defeat from certain victory....how did we ever survive eight years of Clinton foreign policy??

I could go on for some time but, for these suicidal and stone ignorant positions she shouldn't be a senator, much less, a president.

May 02 2008 at 3:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's interesting that so many of the libs are furious that Clinton dared to show up on the "enemy network". I wouldn't vote for Clinton on a bet, but I give her credit for ignoring the rants of the far left.

May 02 2008 at 2:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Margaret Beal

Republicans and Fox are hoping Hillary will win the nomination. They figure McCain will crush her and if he doesn't, they both share favors to the same corporations and special interests and they are both pro war.

May 02 2008 at 2:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Margaret Beal's comment

Absolute nonsense. Fox cares about ratings first and foremost. If they can get an O'Reilly interview with Obama, they would do so and advertise the hell out of it in a second.

Personally I think FoxNews could really care less who is elected. It may be even better ratings wise if a democrat was elected, because then all the pundits can criticize the crap out of them to their eager audience.

May 02 2008 at 5:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well, we'll see what the economy looks like in November. In california, we're already paying over 4 dollars a gallon for gas and I've watched my grocery bill go up 50% in the past 6 months.

May 02 2008 at 2:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! McCain will destroy Obama in the general election. Clinton at least has some sort of chance.

May 02 2008 at 1:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
King Zilch

The Republicans know that McCain can beat Hilary in the General Election, but he can't beat Obama, so they're "subtly" trying to help her get the democratic nomination.

May 02 2008 at 1:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to King Zilch's comment

yeah...what planet are you on?

Clinton has a much more of a chance to win in the general. Obama is way too far off to the left to get enough of the moderate votes.

May 02 2008 at 11:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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