Since when…

March 25, 2008 Categories: Politics , Rants | 4 Comments  

…is telling a flat-out lie considered a “mistake?”

But during a speech last week on Iraq, Clinton stretched the truth to the breaking point. “I certainly do remember that trip to Bosnia and … there was a saying around the White House that if a place was too small, too poor, or too dangerous, the president couldn’t go, so send the first lady. That’s where we went. I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

Hogwash. The truth is:

� There was no sniper fire.

� Nobody ducked for cover.

� Bad weather, not security concerns, kept her husband from making the same trip a few months earlier.

Clinton and her aides stood behind the story � which she has told more than once � until video surfaced showing the former first lady, her daughter, Chelsea, and their entourage strolling off the plane and walking calmly across the tarmac.

“I made a mistake,” she said Tuesday. “That happens. It proves I’m human, which you know, for some people, is a revelation.”

Around our house, that’s called telling a lie, not “Oops, I goofed.” Sheesh.

4 Comments

  1. Jennifer

    I could not agree more. It seems like it would be hard to misspeak about a story like that.

  2. carrie

    Jennifer – exactly! Running from sniper fire isn’t something you could “accidentally” think you did.

  3. paradisefound

    Yes, ma’am. I totally agree. Sniper fire is not something I think I would misremember – unless I was enlisted and under fire an awful lot.

  4. carrie

    Kris – exactly.