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Some call her the most permanent resident of 16100 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Helen Thomas cover the White House and it's temporary tenants.
For nearly fifty years this is the ringside seat gain instant history really at the cliche but it's true she made ten presidents sweat.
Carter Reagan bush 41.
Clinton bush 43.
And she said each president was treated same as the last.
Now I'll take your question -- McCain dead heat is and it being called Clinton plant life and eleventh day when he.
I question it.
Why didn't really want to go to war.
To assume I want war is just is just flat wrong Helen.
Do you know of any country in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons -- This is my inaugural.
Moment here boarding Kentucky in 1920 Thomas grew up in Detroit.
In the midst of the Second World War she began a copy girl at the now defunct Washington daily news.
And -- United Press International in 1943.
She all but -- -- herself to cover the White House in 1960.
Doing so for UPI and eventually Hearst news service.
Her life was a compilation of first.
The first woman to close a presidential news conference with the polite yeah.
The first female officer of the National Press Club the first female officer then president of the White House Correspondents' Association.
And the first woman member then president of the prestigious gridiron club known for its gets satirizing politicians.
I -- and he owns.
I am yeah from Clinton when she bragged about her blunt style and -- press secretaries -- -- -- OK you people.
Okay let's had this discussion at the conclusion of the temple.
That and -- Yeah.
And so the thing.
-- I find it really enforcement -- use your front runner position bestowed upon you by your colleagues to make -- state.
You make contemptuous of supposed to contemptible I think you're perhaps familiar with them or -- and but even president celebrated her office.
Appearing to respectively for -- hold them accountable.
Maybe just happy to keep her in their son's fight I had the lead because -- -- that.
I I think I walk in where angels fear -- How true that would be -- in the summer of 2010.
By Thomas who has of Lebanese descent.
Abruptly resigned her post at Hearst after saying on camera Jews should quote -- thank -- and tell us.
And go home to Poland and Germany.
Giving up her dream to die with their brutal.
We don't expect to be loved in this business.
I mean learned that pretty quickly.
At the same can you want to feel what you do is right and fair.
And that's that's the criteria in Washington -- there Fox News.
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