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Sen. Clinton: House 'has been run like a plantation« Thread

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Sen. Clinton: House 'has been run like a plantation« Thread Started on Jan 17, 2006, 2:47pm » --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sen. Clinton: House 'has been run like a plantation'New York senator call Bush Administration 'one of the worst'Tuesday, January 17, 2006 Posted: 1752 GMT (0152 HKT) New York Democratic Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said the GOP-controlled House squelches dissent. ... ex.htmlNEW YORK (AP) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton on Monday blasted the Bush administration as "one of the worst" in U.S. history and compared the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to a plantation where dissenting voices are squelched.Speaking during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, Clinton also offered an apology to a group of Hurricane Katrina survivors "on behalf of a government that left you behind, that turned its back on you." Her remarks were met with thunderous applause by a mostly black audience at the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem.The House "has been run like a plantation, and you know what I'm talking about," said Clinton, D-New York. "It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard." (Watch Sen. Clinton's comments -- 1:33)"We have a culture of corruption, we have cronyism, we have incompetence," she said. "I predict to you that this administration will go down in history as one of the worst that has ever governed our country."A spokeswoman for the White House declined to comment and referred questions to the Republican National Committee.RNC spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt said: "On a day when Americans are focused on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Hillary Clinton is focused on the legacy of Hillary Clinton."
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