(Photo: Hillary Clinton and Rupert Murdoch, ultra-conservative founder of Fox News, at Fox News' 10th anniversary party. As this post explains, Murdoch later threw a campaign fundraiser for Clinton.)
UPDATE, SUPER TUESDAY, FEB. 5 2008: For more on Hillary's ongoing support by, and support for, Fox News, check here. Thanks.
No, it's not a joke. For everyone who rails at me for railing against Clinton and the DLC:
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 8:37 a.m. EDT
Rupert Murdoch to Host Hillary Fund-Raiser
Rupert Murdoch, head of the News Corp. empire that includes conservative favorites like the Fox News Channel and the New York Post, will be hosting a fund-raiser for 2008 presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton.
The Murdoch event be held by July on behalf of News Corp, reports London's Financial Times.
"They have a respectful and cordial relationship," a source familiar with the event told the Times. "He has respect for the work she has done on behalf of New York."
The source cautioned, however, "I wouldn’t say it was illustrative of a close ongoing relationship. It is not like they are dining out together.”
Still, news of the Hillary fund-raiser follows close on the heels of last week's report in the New York Observer, which announced that ex President Clinton had accepted Murdoch's invitation to speak at the Pebble Beach Golf Club in August.
"We have a good relationship with the former President," a News Corp. spokesman told the paper.
And last month, Mrs. Clinton turned heads when she turned up at a Fox News 10th anniversary party in Washington, D.C.
The two-party system works best when there are two parties. In the Senate, I will work for progressives in the primaries but will support whichever Democrat gets the nomination -- except Joe Lieberman. (I still sort of like Hillary where she is.) For President in 2008, I will work for Russ Feingold but will support whichever Democrat gets the nomination -- except Hillary Clinton.
Most of all, this increases my resolve to see anyone but Hillary get the nomination, and to work hard for that.
Update: P.S.: Ditto to Markos. And hear what Arthur Jensen has to say about it.
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