Paging Anderson Cooper

Someone put raving anti-Obama lunatic Mushy, who’s now snuggling up to Inside Edition and “Fox ‘News’” (she really did use quotes around “News” without the slightest hint of irony) to help bolster her gal pal Hill, on suicide watch. It didn’t take a genius to figure out that stuff like this was going to start dripping out about the Clintons:

Late on Sept. 6, 2005, a private plane carrying the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra touched down in Almaty, a ruggedly picturesque city in southeast Kazakhstan. Several hundred miles to the west a fortune awaited: highly coveted deposits of uranium that could fuel nuclear reactors around the world. And Mr. Giustra was in hot pursuit of an exclusive deal to tap them.

Unlike more established competitors, Mr. Giustra was a newcomer to uranium mining in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic. But what his fledgling company lacked in experience, it made up for in connections. Accompanying Mr. Giustra on his luxuriously appointed MD-87 jet that day was a former president of the United States, Bill Clinton.

Upon landing on the first stop of a three-country philanthropic tour, the two men were whisked off to share a sumptuous midnight banquet with Kazakhstan’s president, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev, whose 19-year stranglehold on the country has all but quashed political dissent.

Mr. Nazarbayev walked away from the table with a propaganda coup, after Mr. Clinton expressed enthusiastic support for the Kazakh leader’s bid to head an international organization that monitors elections and supports democracy. Mr. Clinton’s public declaration undercut both American foreign policy and sharp criticism of Kazakhstan’s poor human rights record by, among others, Mr. Clinton’s wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.

Within two days, corporate records show that Mr. Giustra also came up a winner when his company signed preliminary agreements giving it the right to buy into three uranium projects controlled by Kazakhstan’s state-owned uranium agency, Kazatomprom.

The monster deal stunned the mining industry, turning an unknown shell company into one of the world’s largest uranium producers in a transaction ultimately worth tens of millions of dollars to Mr. Giustra, analysts said.

Just months after the Kazakh pact was finalized, Mr. Clinton’s charitable foundation received its own windfall: a $31.3 million donation from Mr. Giustra that had remained a secret until he acknowledged it last month. The gift, combined with Mr. Giustra’s more recent and public pledge to give the William J. Clinton Foundation an additional $100 million, secured Mr. Giustra a place in Mr. Clinton’s inner circle, an exclusive club of wealthy entrepreneurs in which friendship with the former president has its privileges.

(Password-free link to the NY Times article here.)

I wasn’t going to watch the debate tonight because a) I already know who I’m voting for and b) I’m a total loser and the season premiere of Lost is on, but I may DVR it just to see if Anderson Cooper brings this up. Of course, after he hits on super important stuff like “The Snub.”

p.s. This will be my one and only post during the primary cycle highlighting potential shady $$$ dealings by the Clintons.  Consider it a friendly reminder to the Hillshills that Obama’s “boneheaded” (his description) interactions with Rezco is relatively small potatoes compared to what reporters might find in the Billary bin. You may want to reconsider your Freeper-like dancing-in-your-own-feces routine when it comes to digging through Obama’s underpants drawer. Instant karma’s going to get you.

Posted by Kevin K. on 01/31/08 at 08:24 AM • Permalink

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On Hannity and Colmes, Ann Coutler announced that she will campaign for Hillary Clinton, if John McCain is the candidate. No really. Watch the video.

I’ll believe it when I see and when I see it ... oh boy, will I laugh my ass off. She does realize that will help McCain, doesn’t she?

RE: Coulter, yes, she does realize that—it’s part of her evil plan! It’s gotta be. Either that, or she’s thinking about long-term book sales projections and how much fodder the Clintons would provide. RE: Mushy, Steve Perry called, and he wants his hair back.

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