Chelsea Clinton Update
from the Associated Press, May 14, 2008:
Chelsea Clinton denied access in ViequesOYE Comment:
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Navy has denied Chelsea Clinton permission to campaign for her mother on a former bombing range on a small Puerto Rican island.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign wanted to use the land Wednesday as a setting to discuss the candidate's clean up plan for the region and call to give some areas to local residents.
But Navy spokeswoman Lt. Lara Bollinger said no one is allowed to campaign on federal property.
Chelsea Clinton is making her second campaign visit to Puerto Rico in the last three weeks. The U.S. territory has 55 delegates at stake in its June 1 Democratic primary.
The Navy closed the range in Vieques in April 2003 following years of protests after two errant bombs killed a security guard.
If Ms. Clinton is seeking access to military bases to campaign for her mother for the Democratic nomination for President, our media should be asking her whether she has even considered visiting a military base in another capacity, one of selfless service to our nation.
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