Tuesday, May 09, 2006

So Much for the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy....

Rupert Murdoch (nemesis of the left), owner of the New York Post and FNC among many other things, has announced that he will be hosting a fundraiser for Senator Hillary Clinton's reelection campaign.

"Mr Murdoch will host the fundraiser, due to be held by July, on behalf of News Corp.

One person involved in the event said it reflected his views of her as a senator, rather than as a presidential candidate. “They have a respectful and cordial relationship. He has respect for the work she has done on behalf of New York. I wouldn’t say it was illustrative of a close ongoing relationship. It is not like they are dining out together.”

The decision reflects an assiduous courtship by Mrs Clinton and former President Bill Clinton. Last month Mrs Clinton surprised Washington by attending the “Fox News Sunday” 10th anniversary party, where she chatted with Mr Murdoch.

Mr Clinton has encouraged Mr Murdoch’s involvement with his Global Initiative and has invited him to speak again at the second forum in September. The former president will also address News Corp’s summer conference." (source)

Then again, if I were a millionaire I would host it too... What better way to boost dead-tree sales and cable news ratings than have Hillary as a candidate...?

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