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Bill Clinton Is Incredible, Now Lying About Lies

cross-posted to JJP That's just meta. When I was in Philly for Obama last week, a friend made a pretty insightful statement. "When people say they hate Hillary Clinton, you don't know if it's a Republican or Democrat saying it." That wasn't always the case, but I keep finding myself asking, "was the vast right wing conspiracy right about these people being serial liars?" There's no way out for Bill Clinton on this one. This is Bill explaining the actions of Democratic Primary Spoiler Hillary Clinton's Bosnia deception. From ABC's blog
President Clinton's described his wife's experience, saying, "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." Clinton then criticized the press, saying, “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." President Clinton's version of the story has several inaccuracies. Hillary Clinton actually made the exaggerated comments numerous times, including at an event in Dubuque, Iowa on Dec. 29th, in Waco, TX on Feb. 29th, and twice -- bright and early in the morning -- on March 17. Sen. Clinton did not apologize, as Mr. Clinton asserted. His wife did say she had made a mistake and said that she had misspoken when describing the Bosnia incident. Sen. Clinton also wasn't as quick with her apology as President Clinton may remember either. In fact, it took a week for her to eventually correct herself, first talking to the Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board on March 24 and again the following day in Greensboro, N.C. President Clinton also indicated that his wife's trip took place in 1996 – when it fact it took place in 1995. President Clinton then later in the evening told the story again in Jasper, Ind., saying the press was treating his wife like the Mata Hari. "She took a terrible beating in the press for a few days because she was exhausted at 11 o'clock at night and she started talking about Bosnia and she misstated the circumstances under which she landed in Bosnia. Did you all see all that? And oh, they acted like she was practically Mata Hari - like she was making up all this stuff."
There's just no defense at all. No misinterpretation possible. He's absolutely destroyed whatever credibility he reconstituted after leaving office. For shame. Saying she robbed a bank is not far off from the truth. She robbed people who actually were in combat of their experience. She made up a combat story of her own. It's called valor theft. Now please go away. I'm so tired of this.

More Holes Found In Hillary Clinton's Sniper Tales

cross-posted to jack & jill politics Hillary is so full of it. First, the little girl who greeted Hillary (in the welcoming ceremony that didn't happen) is thoroughly disappointed in Senator Clinton. From the NY Post
The Bosnian girl who famously read a poem to Hillary Rodham Clinton during her 1996 visit to the war-torn country is shocked - and her countrymen infuriated - that the former first lady claimed to have dodged sniper fire that day. Emina Bicakcic, now 20 and studying to become a doctor, told The Post she stood on the tarmac at the air base in Tuzla, greeted Clinton and even had time to share the lines of verse she'd written - all without fear of attack from an unseen enemy.
Second, the Air Force pilot (Ret. Col. William "Goose" Changose) who flew her in can be heard in this exclusive interview with radio host Rusty Humphries describing the flight and the events. It's a very well-conducted interview examining each of her (mostly false) claims.

So she repeatedly lied about the sniper fire, the approach, the welcoming ceremony and being the first high-level American to visit post-Dayton peace accords. I just can't let this sniper fire story go, mostly because I wrote this blog post while enduring an evasive landing in the midst of a war zone under intense sniper fire.

HIllary Too Busy Dodging Sniper Fire To Pay Small Vendors, Health Care Bills?

cross-posted to jack & jill politics This is astounding. I peeped this at Politico first, then Pam Spaulding at Pandragon fleshed out more. From Politico:
Among the debts reported this month by Hillary Clinton’s struggling presidential campaign, the $292,000 in unpaid health insurance premiums for her campaign staff stands out. Clinton, who is being pressured to end her campaign against Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination, has made her plan for universal health care a centerpiece of her agenda.
From Pam, who also cites Politico
The Clinton campaign is trying to keep its financial operation afloat as it hits the next slew of primaries, but this is bad PR any way you look at it. You can’t sell yourself as a president ready to give hope and help to working families when you stiff small vendors who have made you look good on the road. Even worse, when vendors have contacted the campaign to see when they might be paid, no one responds
The people who put on her Ohio event had voted for her and now regret it. T-R-I-F-L-I-N-G So let me get this straight. Ms. 35 years of experience, ready on day one, don't call me Hillary, call me Healthcare Clinton, doesn't pay her bills, doesn't pay her HEALTH CARE BILLS!!?? Are You F^%&^ing Kidding Me?? Health care. Wow. I know sleep deprivation and sniper fire can interrupt an otherwise responsible lifestyle, but damn Hillary. Get your ish together.