Wrestling Hillary Clinton: A Memoir

“Fucking Partin. I should have killed him that night, when I had the chance.”

Chuckie Obrien, adopted son of Jimmy Hoffa and stepfather of Jack Goldfinch, J.D., legal counsil for President George W. Bush Jr., and advisor for The Patriot Act

The life and times of Edward Grady Partin Senior, copied from Wikipedia some time in 2023:

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Edward Grady Partin Sr. (February 27, 1924 – March 11, 1990), was an American business agent for the Teamsters Union, and is best known for his 1964 testimony against Jimmy Hoffa, which helped Robert F. Kennedy convict Hoffa of jury tampering in 1964.[1]

Teamster Union and mob activities

Partin was the business manager of the five local IBT branches in Baton Rouge for 30 years. In 1961, he was charged by the union with embezzlement as union money was stolen from a safe. Two key witnesses in the grand jury died. He was indicted on June 27, 1962, for 26 counts of embezzlement and falsification and released on bail.

On August 14, 1962, Partin was sued for his role in a traffic accident injuring two passengers and killing a third. He was also indicted for first-degree manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident. He also surrendered himself for aggravated kidnapping.

He was finally convicted of conspiracy to obstruct justice through witness tampering and perjury in March 1979.[2] Partin pled no contest to numerous other corruption charges in the union, including embezzlement, and was released in 1986.[3]

Testimony against Hoffa

In 1963, Jimmy Hoffa, the president of the Teamsters, was arrested for attempted jury tampering in attempted bribery of a grand juror of a previous 1962 case involving payments from a trucking company. Partin testified that he was offered $20,000 to rig the jury in Hoffa’s favor. The testimony was the primary evidence of the Justice Department that led to Hoffa being sentenced to eight years in prison.[4] The entire case rested on his testimony and he was considered the lone witness.

Partin denied under oath that he was compensated by the Justice Department, but it was revealed that his ex-wife had her alimony payments given to her by the department. He originally denied that he would receive immunity or retroactive immunity for his testimony but it was later altered when he was under oath at a grand jury trial.

See also

J. Minos Simon, a Partin attorney


Dale Ketelsen Obituary, Published by The Baton Rouge Advocate from Mar. 26 to Mar. 29, 2014:

Dale Glenn Ketelsen, 78, Retired Teacher and Coach, passed away March 22, 2014 at Ollie Steele Burden Manor with his wife by his side. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, March 29 at University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive. Visitation will begin at 10 am with a service to follow at 12 pm conducted by Rev. Larry Miller. Dale is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pat Ballard Ketelsen, 2 sons: Craig (Emily) Ketelsen of Covington, La; Erik (Bonnie) Ketelsen, Atlanta, Ga and one daughter, Penny (Lee) Kelly, Nashville, TN; 5 grandchildren: Katie, Abby, Brian and Michael Ketelsen and Graham Kelly; a Sister-in-Law, Karen Ketelsen of Osage, Iowa, and numerous neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and a brother. Dale was born in Osage, Iowa where he attended High School, lettering in 4 sports. Upon graduation, he attended Iowa State University as a member of the wrestling team where he was a 2 time All American and won 2nd and 3rd in the NCAA finals in Wrestling. He was a finalist in the Olympic Trials for the 1960 Olympics. After graduation, he joined the US Marine Reserves and returned to ISU as an Asst. Wrestling Coach. In 1961, he took a job as Teacher/Coach at Riverside-Brookfield High School in Suburban Chicago, Ill. While there, he also earned a Masters Degree from Northern Illinois University. In 1968, he was hired to start a Wrestling program at LSU in Baton Rouge, La. He was on the Executive Board of the National Wrestling Coaches Association and a founding member of USA Wrestling. He was the wrestling host for the National Sports Festival in 1985, He was instrumental in promoting wrestling in the High Schools in Louisiana. He was head Wrestling Coach at Belaire High School for 20 years and Assistant Wrestling coach at The St. Paul’s School in Covington, La. He was devoted to Faith, Family, Farm and the sport of Wrestling. Among his many honors were induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and being named Master of Wrestling (Man of the Year) for Wrestling USA magazine. He was a long time member and Usher of University United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Services, 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, La. 70806.


When verifying facts for this memoir, I learned I was mistaken about a detail. For all of my life I believed that I won a silver medal in the 145 pound finals of the Baton Rouge city wrestling championships, losing by pin 42 seconds in the second round to Hillary Clinton, the returning three time state champion and undefeated brute rightfully seeded third; he broke my finger in the first round, and it healed awkwardly and was a constant reminder of wrestling Hillary Clinton. But, after my mom died, I stumbled across the Louisiana Wrestling Association archives, an organization founded by Coach, and was faced with the fact that I was not pinned by Hillary Clinton, I was actually pinned by Hillary Moore. The final scoreboard showed Magik Partin, co-captain of the Belaire High Bengals (my high school nickname was Magik; I’m Jason Partin) being pinned by Hillary Moore, the captain of the Capitol High Lions, in 2:42. Below our names, the scoreboard listed the 152 pound final results, which was won by a guy who’s name a don’t remember, though he was from Clinton High School, a rural school about an hour downriver of Baton Rouge, about half way between us and New Orleans, that narrowly defeated Belaire’s 152 pounder in finals. Two years later, Hillary Rodham Clinton became first lady of the United States. I must have made a mistake, maybe because I had a lot going on back then; regardless, to this day, I still see Hillary as Hillary Clinton in my memories, so I wrote this memoir with that in mind, and still use the same jokes from back then that bounce off Hillary’s name.

Cristi is a conglomerate of three women, but mostly based on Cristi Lin Fournier. A few details of all three were tweaked for discretion, including Cristi’s daughter’s name, Charity, who used to call me Uncle J but grew to call me Magik in the years after the events of this memoir.

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