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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Clinton Blames Sleep Deprivation for Her Bosnia Lie

So, I agree that now that the day is winding down, this meme could be getting a bit played out. I wasn't going to post on this until I found Hillary Clinton stepping in it in a worse way, in my opinion, than the original lie.

Here is this gem from Hillary Clinton's interview today with a Pennsylvania newspaper that offers up an even bigger, steamier lie:

On saying last week that she landed under sniper fire during a trip to Bosnia in 1996, when she was first lady: "I was sleep-deprived, and I misspoke."

This might be a good explanation if it weren't a cold, calculating, obvious lie on top of a lie.

After all, her comments about her harrowing entrée into Bosnia were in the printed text of her speech.

Not to mention the fact that she repeated exactly the same story on multiple occasions (see here for an example).

Remember, politicians all-too-often get caught up more in the misstatements about the original event than the event itself.

FACT: She said she was sleep deprived and therefore "misspoke".

FACT: Her comments prepared in advance of the event (and repeated at 3 other events) were written exactly as she said them.

As a result, she LIED.

We deserve more from our elected leaders after the last 8 years of nothing but lies.