Tales from the Trail

Bill tries to provide cover for Hillary from sniper fire

April 11, 2008

WASHINGTON – Former President Bill Clinton has leaped into the debate over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s exaggerations about her 1996 trip to Bosnia — and got his facts wrong.

Hillary Clinton, the former U.S. first lady, has been accused of playing loose with the facts ever since her dramatic description of arriving in Bosnia under sniper fire was contrclintons3.jpgadicted by the actual videotape of her visit.

The controversy had seemed to run its course — until Thursday, when Bill Clinton got into the act while campaigning for his wife in Indiana.

“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,” Clinton said, according to MSNBC.

The former president accused the news media of hyping the story.

“You would’ve 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,” he said.

In fact the trip was in 1996, not 1995 as Clinton said, and Hillary Clinton did not speak about Bosnia at 11 p.m., but repeated the exaggeration several times during day-time campaign events.

Neither did Clinton immediately apologize for the remark. Instead, she has simply said she misspoke.

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It just goes to show that bald-faced lying is both in Clinton and Rodham DNA. For Chelsea’s sake I hope it’s a recessive gene.

It truly is a shame that Bill Clinton is so willing to burn the remnants of his legacy and reputation on the bonfire of his wife’s ambition. He can’t even get his lies in sync with Hillary’s.

Posted by B from C | Report as abusive
 

Why dont they get of the clintons back they are and Hillary is the best that you will get so you usa people vote for the girl

 

Hillary and Bill cannot even coordinate their multiple lies, but Bill can take $800,000 to shill for Colombian trade.

Wolfson and Penn can run Hillary’s campaign and have been on the Colombian payroll for almost a year.

Lied about NAFTA, Lied about Bosnia, Lied about Colombia. Now lying to divert attention from the lying?

Does anyone want this team of liars in the White House?

Posted by Earl | Report as abusive
 

The only thing really remarkable about this event is that it changed some peoples minds, as if they didn’t know before that these politicians live by lies and half-truths. I guess maybe they didn’t know. Wow.

Posted by Russ Ward | Report as abusive
 

She just didn’t misspeak , SHE FLAT OUT LIED TO INFLATE HER obvious shortcomings , She does this all the time ! The scary thought is that SHE may sit in the oval office and do this to all of us !! God help us all !!

Posted by George Cook | Report as abusive
 

Obama must fall either now or in November for Hillary to ever win the presidency. By 2016 she’ll be too O,L,D and besides Bill can’t wait that long. All this lying or whatever it is has a rather obvious goal.

Sooner or later the party must do something to stop it. Of course there’s that undeniable fact best stated by, “I don’t belong to an organized political party. I’m a Democrat.”

 

Pretty soon, Bill shall come up with a new f-tale about his
Hillary . He is going to tell the world, what a great role
Hillary had played as a ” Vice President” for 8 years,while
Al-Gore had been playing Golf, instead!
Perhaps he would admit appointing M.Lewinsky as Assistant to his Vice(Hillary) (?!)Hell, who knows. Everything with Bill & Hillary is possible. This is the type Americans believe, they could lead their country?!
Oh God! Please stay away from Hillary & Billy & concentrate on a decent/honest/strong Leader & so vote:
OBAMA.

Posted by Jean Michel Nehme | Report as abusive
 

So Hillary Clinton already tired at 11:00 at night. She once said that when the phone ring at 3AM. She’ll be the one to depended on. If she’s tired at 11:00 how she handle the call at 3AM when it ring?

If 60 will forget something. Is this the same remark goes for McCain also?

McCain, a bad choice?

Posted by NoWhereNear | Report as abusive
 

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