Link from Drudge:
New York Post story
And from ABC News:
Feb. 22, 2007 â€” The sharpest political snipes among the Democratic 2008 presidential hopefuls can be traced beyond media mogul David Geffen to a jailed man named Leonard Peltier.
Peltier, convicted of murder in 1977 for allegedly gunning down a pair of FBI agents in a shootout at South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, was one of the primary reasons cited by media mogul David Geffen for jumping ship from New York Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign in favor of fellow Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.
The plot thickens:
In 2001, Geffen, a key Democratic supporter with deep pockets and influence among Hollywood’s elite, was one of many high-profile backers of a clemency campaign for Peltier, an American Indian activist, during the final days of Bill Clinton’s presidency.
FBI supporters, however, fought back, launching an aggressive campaign of their own to keep a man who they believed killed two agents behind bars. Among their tactics were full-page newspaper ads and a march on the White House to influence Clinton’s decision.
Ultimately, Peltier was left off a list of 140 people granted presidential pardons by Clinton during his second term.
“President Clinton looked at the facts and did not act,” one agent said at the time. “That’s all I’ve ever wanted out of this.”
So this is over some dirty pardon business. Hillary’s worst baggage is her husband Wild Bill. Perhaps her war vote is the least of her issues with the liberal left.
I don’t think we’ve heard the last of Hollywood’s beef with Hillary.