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Clintons Cool to Obama After Hillary Snub

Insiders say he wouldn't promise her a Supreme Court seat
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2008 10:39 AM CDT
Clintons Cool to Obama After Hillary Snub
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., holds hands with her daughter, Chelsea, as she speaks, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton listens at a rally in South Dakota in June.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – Bill and Hillary Clinton are doing little to help elect Barack Obama because the Democratic nominee “balked” at promising Hillary a Supreme Court judgeship, insiders tell the New York Post. “Hillary wants an assurance that if she shows loyalty and goes out there like a good soldier, she will be rewarded with a nomination,” a source said; Clinton reps denied it.

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Bill, who has been calling John McCain a “good man” and a “friend,” did such a bad job stumping for Obama on David Letterman's show that Chris Rock, who came on after him, remarked, “Boy, is it me or [Clinton] didn't want to say the name Barack Obama?” Sen. Clinton’s rep emailed the response: “Absurd. Nonsense. Rubbish. Hogwash. Malarkey.” (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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