On Hardball, Mike Barnicle falsely claimed that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton "hasn't said a thing about [Iraq] in months." In fact, in the past two months, Clinton has issued several statements regarding the American mission in Iraq.
Despite admitting that they had no evidence to support their allegations, Fox News' Sean Hannity and Robert Novak suggested that "dirty political tricks" by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) are behind the recent "leaking" of Sen. Barack Obama's admission that he had used cocaine. But as Democratic strategist Laura Schwartz noted, Obama wrote in a 1995 memoir that he used drugs; she added, "There's no leak." Earlier in the conversation, Novak claimed that "we have no evidence whatsoever that George W. Bush ever used cocaine."
Two days before he resolved to be "completely open-minded, from now to the next general election for president, about who would be our next best president," Chris Matthews claimed that if President Bush attacks Iran, Sen. Hillary Clinton would be "saluting the president," claimed Clinton would have trouble winning "those Democratic states in the Midwest that are pretty culturally conservative ... where everybody, you know, wants to have a gun and a boat," and asked, "[D]oesn't she look a little bit like a prohibitionist?"
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Discussing the presidential prospects of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rudy Giuliani, political analyst Flavia Colgan asserted that Clinton will have an "authenticity" problem in "moving to the right on issues" because "a lot of folks aren't going to be able to disregard ... those pictures of her with Coke-bottle glasses." Colgan has twice previously referred to Clinton's "Coke-bottle glasses" as evidence of an "authenticity" or "trust" problem.