Hillary Clinton, I think, just lost even her small chance of winning the nomination. Why? Because Bill won’t shut up:
“You know, I got tickled the other day. A lot of the way this whole campaign has been covered has amused me. 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 [sic]. Did y’all see all that? Oh, they blew it up.
“Let me just tell you. The president of Bosnia and General 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 flak 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 at night, too.”
CBS News producer Ryan Corsaro, who covers Senator Clinton, reports she made the claim in mid-morning on St. Patrick’s Day [emphasis added].
This story won’t get huge play, but it will probably resound with enough people to narrow Hill’s margin of victory in Pennsylvania, and maybe give Obama an even bigger-than-expected win in North Carolina. And it simply can’t help her fundraising, which is sadly lacking these days. All because of Bill just has to remind us that they’re both big liars, just when the last lie was fading from view.
Is there any other conclusion to reach other than Clinton is sabotaging his own wife’s campaign?