September 12th, 2007
04:08 PM ET
11 years ago

Clinton gets stamp of approval from letter carriers

Sen. Hillary Clinton received another union endorsement on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Praising her record on health care and postal reform, the National Association of Letter Carriers officially endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, Wednesday morning.

"In the primary elections next year, you can count on letter carriers to deliver for Senator Clinton, and I am confident that in the years to come, President Hillary Clinton will deliver for every citizen throughout America," NALC President William Young said.

Clinton praised the union workers, saying they are the only workers that physically reach every home in America and called them "part of the fabric of every community." The NALC is comprised of 300,000 active and retired city delivery carriers employed by the U.S. Postal Service

She promised to appoint experienced people to head government agencies and cut down on outsourcing and foreign contractors.

"Isn't it a sad commentary that it would be a campaign issue to restore competence? But what we've seen in the last six years is indifference and incompetence," Clinton said.

Clinton also criticized President Bush's plan to withdraw 30,000 troops from Iraq by next spring, calling it "simply too little too late."

"Mr. President, we don't need another ‘mission accomplished’ moment," Clinton said. "What we need is honesty and candor - an honesty and candor that demands that you announce that you will start bringing troops home now. If President Bush won't do that, when I am president I will."

- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

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  1. James, Phoenix AZ

    Has anyone else noticed how unhappy Hillary is in this picture getting the union endorsement but how HAPPY she is in the picture with illegal fundraiser Norman Hsu?

    A picture is worth a 1000 words. Although in Hillary's case it's worth $850,000 of illegal campaign contributions.

    September 13, 2007 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  2. Tom Dedham, Mass

    "People who have done nothing in their own lives often take pleasure in criticizing those who have done a great deal, and will do a great deal more.
    If you had any sense of honor, you would conversely, have a sense of shame. I'd ask you to get real, but you would first have to get well, and sober up first."

    Posted By TheRealist NYC : September 12, 2007 6:21 pm"

    I respectfully request CNN not to delete my response to this "person".

    I had a great sense of honor when I volunteered and proudly served this country for 6 years, which is 6 more years of military service than she can say.

    Your real smart with your "get real" boring as hell mantra that you use instead of advancing any real dialogue.

    As for serving the greater good of people, I volunteer at blood drives and I give to many charities that help animals and infant children, though I don't ask for credit for doing it, I think it is the right thing to do.

    Since you stole the tag from another blogger, I could assume that you are a follower and not a leader, but that would be wrong to assume, as you are totally wrong about my sanity and sobriety.

    I will leave it at this, I challenge you little man, to rationalize her NAFTA and Illegal immigration stances in a way that would make her lies and distortions not be lies and distortions.

    Real simple, even for you, how was I wrong about NAFTA and Illegal immigration?

    Proof in the pudding, the VAST majority of the responses on this subject agree with little old insane and drunken me.

    See you around, you will hear from me again, little man.

    September 13, 2007 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  3. copper, des moines ia.

    I don't get Hillary. Wasn't she a union basher when she sat on Wal-Mart's board of directors? Now she claims to be for the unions?

    September 14, 2007 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
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