Election 2008


Clinton’s First Lady Schedules Released

March 20, 2008 09:43 AM
by findingDulcinea Staff
The National Archives released Hillary Clinton's daily schedules from her time as first lady. She cites that experience to support her bid for the presidency.

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The National Archives on Wednesday released Hillary Clinton’s daily schedules from her eight years as first lady, detailing private meetings, public speeches, social engagements and trips.

The documents—over 11,000 pages total—are available on the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum Web site.

Clinton’s records were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed last year by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.

“The Clintons slow-pedaled this process but were unsuccessful in delaying the document release any further," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.

The documents are of particular interest because Clinton has used her time in the White House as evidence of her experience, which she says makes her a better presidential candidate than Barack Obama.

The Los Angeles Times concludes that the schedules, which many describe as spare on details and heavily redacted, "shed little light on" Clinton's work as first lady and offer little to support her claim that her experience during her husband's administration prepared her for the presidency.

But political blog Politico says that the schedules "neither confirm nor rebut her claims that her White House experience prepared her to one day hold the office of president."

Headline Link: ‘Library releases Hillary Clinton’s White House schedules’

Opinion & Analysis: Clinton’s records will be scrutinized

Related Topic: 'Clinton, McCain Delay on Making Tax Returns Public'

Background: Judicial Watch files suit

Reference: Clinton’s schedules and Judicial Watch


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