Friday, April 11, 2008

Solution for veracity gap? another lie

"A lot of the way this whole campaign has been covered has amused me," he said. "But there was a lot of fulminating because Hillary, one time late at night when she was exhausted, misstated and immediately apologized for it, what happened to her in Bosnia in 1995. Did y'all see all that. Oh, they blew it up. Let me just tell you. The president of Bosnia and Gen. Wesley Clark -- who was there making peace where we'd lost three peacekeepers who had to ride on a dangerous mountain road because it was too dangerous to go the regular, safe way -- both defended her because they pointed out that when her plane landed in Bosnia, she had to go up to the bulletproof part of the plane, in the front. Everybody else had to put their flack jackets underneath the seat in case they got shot at. And everywhere they went they were covered by Apache helicopters. So they just abbreviated the arrival ceremony. Now I say that because, what really has mattered is that even then she was interested in our troops. And I think she was the first first lady since Eleanor Roosevelt to go into a combat zone. And you woulda thought, you know, that she'd robbed a bank the way they carried on about this. And some of them when they're 60 they'll forget something when they're tired at 11:00 at night, too."

--Bill Clinton, Boonville Indiana (April 10,2008)

What is wrong with this couple? Are they unaware that they are under constant scrutiny by the press? Don't they realize that these comments are recorded for rebroadcast (and justified ridicule)?

I can only surmise that Bill does not want his wife to be president. He seems to be sabotaging her campaign, perhaps he is trying to  boost her image as a victim.

And...

  • Hillary gave her "SniperGate" speech in the morning.
  • Pat Nixon visited Vietnam in 1969.
  • I'm 61 and I've never had a false memory of being shot at even at 11:00 pm.

If it's 3 am and the phone rings, I don't want a confused president.

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