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The Clinton Administration granted a pardon to eleven additional Puerto Rican nationalists this week, bringing the total to 14. The nationalists were members of two groups seeking independence for Puerto Rico. The offer of clemency has been met with criticism that the administration was soft on terrorism and that the decision might have been aimed at helping would-be senatorial candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chances among New York voters of Puerto Rican descent. Hillary flip-flopped on the issue; first being for the clemency, then saying the offer should be pulled, pleasing no-one. Our advice to Hillary: the next time Bill offers to help out with your campaign, take a page out of Nancy Reagan’s Notebook: “Just Say No.”

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