Friday, January 25, 2008

Hillary Clinton and Tony Rezko

A new photo has surfaced depicting Senator Hillary Clinton, her husband Bill Clinton and Chicago developer Tony Rezko. Rezko has been of importance to the democratic Presidential race recently because of his contributions he has made to Senator Barack Obama's campaign.

During the South Carolina debates Hillary Clinton brought this to the fore-front of the race when she slammed Obama, telling him she had fought Republican policies as first lady during the 1990s while "you were practicing law and representing your contributor, Rezko, in his slum landlord business in inner-city Chicago."

Now that this photo has surfaced of Hillary and Rezko it brings up question's of her hypocracy, and her ow relationship with the "slum landlord". NBC's today show had Hillary as their guest and brought up the controversial subject. When shown the picture, Clinton modestly noted that she does not remember that picture being taken. Explaining to host Matt lauer, "You know, I probably have taken hundreds of thousands of pictures. I don't know the man. I wouldn't know him if he walked in the door. I don't have a 17-year relationship with him." Lauer then asked Clinton a crucial question, “if there's no such thing as ever being able to fully vet who you come in contact with, is it appropriate to make this kind of an attack on your opponent?” Clinton responded standing her ground, “There's a big difference between standing somewhere, taking a picture with someone you don't know and haven't seen since, and having a relationship that, you know, the newspapers in Chicago have been exploring.”

The photo that surfaced appear's to be pretty standard. It is very common for a public figure to take pictures with local elite. I don't believe she has any form of a personal connection with Rezko in the same way Obama does. Nothing has been found proving a personal relationship between Hillary and Rezko despite this photo.

Written by: Jessica Erven (c) 2008

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