March 24, 2008 2 Comments
So apparently Hillary Clinton “misspoke” about the whole running-from-snipers thing in Bosnia. Which I suppose is Clintonspeak for “lied through her ass”:
During a speech last Monday, she said of the trip: “I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”
According to an AP story at the time, Clinton was placed under no extraordinary risks on that trip. And one of her companions on it, comedian Sinbad, toldhe has no recollection either of the threat or reality of gunfire.
But wait, there’s more. The statements she made last week also contradict what she said in her book:
Clinton wrote: “Due to reports of snipers in the hills around the airstrip, we were forced to cut short an event on the tarmac with local children, though we did have time to meet them and their teachers and to learn how hard they had worked during the war to continue classes in any safe spot they could find.”
So, caught in this obvious lie, the Clinton campaign did what they do best and tried to obfuscate and distract:
“That is what she wrote in her book,” Wolfson said. “That is what she has said many, many times and on one occasion she misspoke.”
yeah, just this once.
except it wasn’t.