March 26th, 2008
10:14 AM ET

Bernstein: Hillary Clinton: Truth or Consequences

Hillary Clinton has many admirable qualities, but candor and openness and transparency and a commitment to well-established fact have not been notable among them.  The indisputable elements of  her Bosnian adventure affirm (again) the reluctant conclusion I reached in the final chapter of A Woman In Charge, my biography of her published last June:   

Hillary Clinton

“Since her Arkansas years [I wrote], Hillary Rodham Clinton has always had a difficult relationship with the truth... [J]udged against the facts, she has often chosen to obfuscate, omit, and avoid.  It is an understatement by now that she has been known to apprehend truths about herself and the events of her life that others do not exactly share. " [italics added] 

As I noted: 

“Almost always, something holds her back from telling the whole story, as if she doesn’t trust the reader, listener, friend, interviewer, constituent—or perhaps herself—to understand the true significance of events…”

The Bosnian episode is a watershed event, because it indelibly brings to mind so many examples of this tendency– from the White House years and, worse, from Hillary Clinton’s take-no-prisoners presidential campaign. Her record as a public person is replete with “misstatements” and elisions and retracted and redacted and revoked assertions...     

When the facts surrounding such characteristic episodes finally get sorted out - usually long after they have been challenged - the  mysteries and contradictions are often dealt with by Hillary Clinton and her apparat in a blizzard of footnotes, addenda, revision, and disingenuous re-explanation: as occurred in regard to the draconian secrecy she imposed on her health-care task force (and its failed efforts in 1993-94); explanations of what could have been dutifully acknowledged, and deserved to be dismissed as a minor conflict of interest - once and for all - in Whitewater; or her recent Michigan-Florida migration from acceptance of the DNC’s refusal to recognize those states’ convention delegations (when it looked like she had the nomination sewn up) to her re-evaluation of  the matter as a grave denial of basic human rights, after she fell impossibly behind in the delegate count.
The latest episode - the sniper fire she so vividly remembered and described in chilling detail to buttress her claims of  foreign policy “experience” - like the peace she didn’t bring to Northern Ireland, recalls another famous instance of faulty recollection during a crucial period in her odyssey.On January 15, 1995, she had just published her book, It Takes a Village, intended to herald a redemptive “come back” after the ravages of health care; Whitewater; the Travel Office firings she had ordered (but denied ordering); the disastrous staffing of the White House by the First Lady, not the President - all among   the egregious errors  that had led  to the election of the Newt Gingrich Congress in 1994.On her book tour, she was asked on National Public Radio about the re-emergence of dormant Whitewater questions that week, when the so-called “missing billing records” had been found. Hillary stated with unequivocal certainty that she had consistently made public all the relevant documents related to Whitewater, including “every document we had,” to the editors of the New York Times before the newspaper’s original Whitewater story ran during Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign.    

Even her closest aides - as in the case of the Bosnian episode18 years later - could not imagine what possessed her to say such a thing.  It was simply not true, as her lawyers and the editors of the Times (like CBS in the latest instance) recognized, leading to huge stories about her latest twisting of the facts. “Oh my God, we didn’t,” said Susan Thomasas, Hillary’s great friend, who was left to explain to the White House lawyers exactly how Hillary’s aides had carefully cherry-picked documents accessed for the Times in the presidential campaign.  The White House was forced - once again - to acknowledge the first lady had been ‘mistaken;” her book tour was overwhelmed by the matter, and Times’ columnist  Bill Safire that month coined the memorable characterization of Hillary Clinton as “a congenital liar.”

“Hillary values context; she does see the big picture. Hers, in fact, is not the mind of a conventional politician,”  I wrote in A Woman In Charge. “But when it comes to herself, she sees with something less than candor and lucidity. She sees, like so many others, what she wants to see.”

The book concludes with this paragraph:

“As Hillary has continued to speak from the protective shell of her own making, and packaged herself for the widest possible consumption, she has misrepresented not just facts but often her essential self.  Great politicians have always been marked by the consistency of their core beliefs, their strength of character in advocacy, and the self-knowledge that informs bold leadership. Almost always, Hillary has stood for good things. Yet there is a disconnect between her convictions and her words and actions. This is where Hillary disappoints. But the jury remains out. She still has time to prove her case, to effectuate those things that make her special, not fear them or camouflage them. We would all be the better for it, because what lies within may have the potential to change the world, if only a little.”

The jury - armed with definitive evidence like the CBS tape of  Hillary Clinton’s Bosnian adventure - seems on the verge of returning a negative verdict on her candidacy.   

– Carl Bernstein, 360° Contributor Editor's note: Read other blogs from the 360° team of contributors at cnn.com/360

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soundoff (800 Responses)
  1. paul coke

    She admitted it was a mistake, like Obama didn't make mistakes. He sat in the pews for 20 years listening to the rage and ranker of Rev Wright, work as a church organizer knowning full well of the Rev's teachings, yet said nothing about, in fact, he denied being there and hearing such comments, but admitted he was there and aware. Listen, what is important, is who can best lead us forward, has the experience and skill set to get the job done. Who cares about the gaffe; however, the Chris Matthews of the world need to overstate the issue to make his show compelling. It is typical of the boy's club to gang up on a woman. Either way, history is going to be made. It is going to be a Afro American, a Woman or the 1000 year old man as President.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  2. Will Stanton

    I've come into a landing zone under fire. Sleep deprivation or not, it's not a memory that is diminished over time.

    Perhaps Hillary confused the camera flashes with muzzle flashes.

    What?? It could happen!!

    March 26, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  3. goober

    It comes to a simple point.

    Should you vote for someone who has trouble identifying truth?

    Should you vote for someone who does not think about nor carefully choose their words?

    Lives have been lost on on "misstatements"

    March 26, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  4. zhao

    The question that she is a liar is long time answered. She is – big time.
    This Bosnia lie story is more about her ability to think. To believe that she will not be exposed with her lie is an clear evidence of her intellectual disability. I always thought that she is not very smart, but now the question is she a plain stupid. You know the answer.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  5. Jay

    I'm really surprised by a lot of the comments people are making in response to this story; not just here on the 360 blog but across the net in general.

    What really bugs me is that people seem to think this has nothing to do with the election or campaign. This has everything to do with the campaign! The fact that Hillary tries running from her pedestal of "vast experience" and truth and then is ousted for being a blatant liar means a great deal for her supporters and opponents alike. And what's more, instead of owning up to the mistake much like Obama owned up to his mistakes with his pastor, Hillary tries to sweep her lies off as being simply 'misspoken.' Sorry Hils, but misspeaking is when you have a slip of the tongue and say the wrong date or say a four letter word instead of 'shift' but giving a compelling, fully detailed story that was completely fabricated?

    Thats out and out lying.

    Kids, this is big news whether you like it or not. And no, I'm not an Obama fan; I'm a Republican.

    Santa Cruz, California

    March 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  6. Jeannine Szczech

    This is an extremely pertinent issue indeed. Hillary's campaign has focused strongly on her foreign policy experience, and her statements regarding Boznia were meant to bolster her claims of experience. Except the claims weren't accurate. A mistake? Of judgement, yes, but not of memory or misspeaking accidentally.

    It really does call into question how much we can trust what she says. We've had two terms of an administration that is willing to stretch the truth to obtain their goals. Democrats have loathed this dishonesty. We should not select a presidential candidate who aspires to live up to the current administration's success with 'stretching' and distorting the truth. Americans deserve honesty.

    It feels like she wants to be president more than anything in the world, and is willing to do and say anything to get it. Change the rules during the election? Of course, because we *agreed* to unfair rules. Petition the courts in Texas to change how delegates are awarded a week before the elections there? No problem!

    Enough already. We need an honest candidate.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  7. Yankee Dog

    We've had our share of liars in the WH - from Bush, to Clinton, Clinton, to Bush, Bush... The last thing we need is another Clinton, another divider, another liar, and all the crazy baggage of the Clinton crew.

    I am for real change, and HRC is not it!

    March 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  8. Brian

    Hillary is less electable now. She has basically lost the black vote. She does not have the right to comment on the whole Reverend Wright story as she lacks the small detail of being a black church goer. She should of kept her mouth shut.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  9. havok

    You say,
    "Hillary Clinton and her family are the most hated family in America. Why? Some of the things that have come from the Obama campaign and contributors are no better if not worst."
    Please provide examples and evidence to support this statement, otherwise you're doing exactly what you're accusing the media of doing. Hypocrit.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  10. Rexanna

    I am ROFLMAO at all the anti-media statements being posted here. Where were you people when there was obvious media bias against GWB and conservatives in general? I have been watching national news for a very long time, and can never remember a time when the media was more obviously leaning in one direction and doing all it could to crucify those whose politics were "out of style" than they have been over the last seven years.

    It's your turn democrats – take your medicine and behave. Just keep up the rhetoric and mudslinging – that will help assure that the best person does win the election.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  11. Sharon

    I'm not a Hillary supporter, but I feel sorry for her. She can be her own worst enemy. If she would let go of the whatever it is that compels her to twist the truth, hide the facts, etc. she would be free. She would be so much better a person for it. Let go Hillary.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  12. Sabina

    Dear Hilary Clinton Supporters:

    I respect YOUR loyality to your candidate. Surely, NOW, you see how
    you have been taken for a ride...misguided by the Clintons. You do not want congenital lying to continue in the White House, do you?

    Please come and learn the Truth....Learn and come to KNOW Senator Obama. Come to terms with all your inner "isms". It is time to be open-minded, and understand that wisdom and transparency and forgiveness and integrity are all IMPORTANT – in politics. Barack can give you that.

    You are right – we are mere Humans – the most important element in our Universe. We make errors. BUT we learn from them...we do NOT repeat and repeat them.

    Come on board ! The Barack Obama Way is the only way.
    STOP the divison and hatred that belongs to the past, to some old Washington folks.

    Rise up! Keep the Democrats STRONG and UNITED. Obama 08.

    Yeah team!!

    March 26, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  13. js

    Her making up a story like this out of whole cloth and appearing to believe it happened makes her a complete psycho path. The people who continue to support her knowing that she obviously has a mental illness aren't much better. She's even scarier than I imagined.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  14. Dana,Texas

    Honesty is not a part of Bill and Hillary's vocabulary. I don't believe anything they say at this point and that is shameful. This is a former president of the United States and one that has lost the nomination and is in denial. What Hillary needs to do is produce the TAX RETURNS.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  15. Judyann

    Hillary is a liar, no matter what you said. I think she really believes her own lies. She needs to pull from the campaign and let Obama get on with campaigning against Mcain. She's a seflish person!

    March 26, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  16. Noel S. Benoit

    fact: if you had ever been fired upon or believed you were going to be you would NEVER forget it.

    fact: she lied about it (evidenced by video)

    fact: her whole sleazy act repulses me

    March 26, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  17. qsans

    you miss the point. The real issue is honesty. She didn't stretch the truth, she lied. If she lied about this to get a few quick votes, she'll lie about the things that, as you put it, 'matters to you'.
    She has you on the brainwash bandwagon too. Give your head a shake, this is not the right one.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  18. Steve

    As a reformed Republican who has switched parties to vote for Obama, I am continually amazed at the hubris she displays. What bothers me even more, though, is that many women are allowing gender to be their deciding "vote factor" rather than choosing the best person to represent our country on the world stage and to lead us forward. I would LOVE a woman to be in the oval office. Just not HRC.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  19. Michael

    It's comical to see people bicker about cigars and recollections of plane departure experiences when we have a CROOKED president who has gone to WAR on false pretenses when there was no threat, EAVESDROPS on Americans without warrants, currently wants IMMUNITY for companies that break the law, appoints INCOMPETENT friends into positions of critical importance and trust causing DEATH.

    Come on and be proud sheeple, you've taken the BAIT!!!

    March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  20. Cardinal

    We really don’t need ANOTHER president who lives in an alternate reality…..

    March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  21. Andrew

    I am surprised that it has taken this long for people to catch on to who Hillary Clinton really is. Maybe we hoped for better from her. I'm not a Democrat, so I don't really have a dog in this fight unless either Hillary or Obama beat John McCain. One thing I can say is that I would not be embarrassed to call Barrak Obama my president. Unfortunately I cannot say the same thing about Hillary. Sure, when I travel the world the people I speak with will be thrilled that she is our president. They will be doing so not knowing who she is. Rather, they will equate her with the same convoluted vision they had of her husband. That she is somehow a savior for how the United States is viewed by the "world public." She may say what everyone wants to hear, but like her husband saying and doing are two paths that rarely meet. If she is elected, I hope her memory improves greatly. When she gets that call at 3 AM, she needs to remember she is president.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  22. Tari Torch Sweeney

    Another question: If Hillary "stood by her man" during the Monica Lewinsky thing – why is it wrong for Obama to "stand by his friend"? Wright damning America is really not equivalent to the President getting a blow job in the White House...WHILE HILLARY WAS HOME, and her defending him. To begin with – read Wright's sermons...so much was out of context – media does that. Also – I am a white person, and I do not think that America has always been at the top of their game – the chickens DO come home to roost. If we run around bullying every one – what should we expect? To be invited to the tea party at the Ritz? Get real. Because I say this does not mean, AT ALL, that I am unpatriotic, hate America, whatever. It is just what it is. You cannot say there are WMD in Iraq, take over a country, have it turn out to be a lie that the rest of the world watched, and not expect someone, somewhere to get ticked off....there are enough crazies out there to last a lifetime. Yesterday Cheney began reinforcing nuclear weapons and Iran. Any bets on Bush trying to take Iran on before he leaves office? Cheney's working on it. Did anyone counter that? No. We are too concerned with the nasty innuendos of the democratic race.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  23. Solomon - Lebron

    What a mess. Billary sit down while you still have a chance to bow out with a little grace. This is a hot mess. The Democratic Part is already torn apart.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  24. Gwen

    A lie is a lie!

    I'm embarrased for her. Maybe there's no shame in her game

    We can dress a lie up anyway we want, but at the end of the day... It's still a lie.. She lied! There's no way words can be misspoken several times and the speaker not be aware. I do believe it was a deliberate
    attempt to deceive the voters. In the long run it damages her credibility.
    Personally, I believe she has more truthful and beneficial experience as senator to bring to the campaign, as opposed to first lady talk.
    If she wish to salvage any respect and integrity that might be left, admit it and move on. Either way she's been exposed.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  25. afra

    I am an American living in Europe and I have news for you: they are all laughing about those Americans who think Hillary is God gift to them. She lies whenever she pleases and knows she can. Because she thinks you folks are stupid enough to believe it and let her get away with whatever crap she comes up with. That Bosnia story was a dumb lie since her arrival there was recorded and she knew it. If you want to lie be smart about it. But that only shows what she thinks of you: not much. And guess what: she is right this time!

    March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  26. dene

    Cindy: It doesn't matter that she embellished (lied about) her trip to Bosnia? Since when doesn't it matter that the leader of our great nations lies?????

    March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  27. Tex'un

    After eight years of delusional politics, we need Obama!

    March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  28. mary

    Hillary is the most dangerous person for the USA and the world. She is a liar, all the way. She is capable to do anything to win the nomination. But remember, she is facing a trial on april 25 2008 and I will suggest also to watch 'Hillary the movie' very very interesting. It tell you everything you want to know about her....It's scaring really...

    March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  29. Blame Correctly

    How can you blame Obama for this coming to light? She was on a plane WITH CAMERAS AND NEWS PEOPLE? HE didn't go into his personal library and dig up the story...the news people showed that she didn't state the facts as they happened. Obama didn't need to twist anything. She stated something that didn't happen. Matter of fact, I haven't heard him even comment on this story. I'm not saying she would or wouldn't be a great candidate. And I'm by no means saying she has more faults than Obama. But this is definitely not something that Obama went looking for or twisted around. She told untruths. If it were your four year old lying to you about who wrote all over the living room wall, you wouldn't say it aws somebody else's fault. Let's put the blame where it lies. She said it, it wasn't the truth. Period.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  30. in Upper Marlboro

    Steve that was excellent ! Hilliary is a liar and has a real problem with honesty. I think America has been lied to enough, that how we ended up in Iraq (the lie of weapons of mass distruction). Please no more lairs!!

    March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  31. June

    I am amazed and amused by the folks saying Obama has done nothing but lied and poor-Hillary is being treated unfairly by the media. Wake-up people. Hillary Clinton is the prime example of Politics gone wrong. She says whatever she feels she needs to say to get votes, regardless of the truth. I don't believe she is interested in any thing except the power that goes along with the job she is seeking. She showed this as First Lady and continues her crusade in this Primary. She constantly talks about being ready to run this nation from day one. My problem is, I don't this she has either the integrity or the sound judgment to do so. Obama on the other hand, seems to me, to be the one who will use his intelligence and his integrity to help this Nation. One other issue that I haven't heard any one address is – how do you think the terrorist friendly countries will receive a woman in dealing with the political issues that are so prevelant in today's culture. It is no secret that many Middle Eastern countries place women in secondary citizenship roles. Whether or not you or I agree (and I don't), it is a fact. I am concerned that Hillary will not be able to break through this obstacle. Especially since she will be trying to do so with so much baggage from the past. I say this country needs to head down a fresh path politically, and I believe Barak Obama is just the person to lead the march!!

    March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  32. havok

    Annie Kate,
    This piece is posted on a blog. That is op-ed. He doesnt present his opinion as fact. And to the people who say "lets get past this, no big deal..." Her long history of lies should be of great concern to you. Saying her lying is okay is validating the current administration's mistruths and deception. I bet you're not too happy with that, huh?

    March 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  33. Edith Stafford

    Hillary Clinton should take a good look at her questionables. Starting with the fact that she stayed with her husband former President Clinton even after he had sexual encounters two times, as governor and as President. She had a choice to divorce him and did'n't. Yet she said her choice would have been to leave the church Barack Obama attends. She is a LIAR. Now the Bosnia cleary, vividly, transparent lie she now excuse as lack of sleep and being human. Hillary do you allow the same for others as you make excuses for your inapprppriates? I don't I BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE A POTHETIC LIAR, AN OPPORTUNIST.I ALSO BELIEVE YOU AND CHEATEN BILL LIED YOUR WAY OUT OF WHITEWATER.I BELIEVE YOU WERE GUILTY AS CHARGED. THE VOTERS SHOLUD TAKE A CLEAR HONEST LOOK AT YOU BEFORE CASTING ANOTHER VOTE FOR YOU. HILLARY nor McCain have made the milestone as Barack Obama, He has made history in the largest voters turnout, the largest voter registration, the largest crowds, the most successful grassroots campaign, taking no money from lobbist. Hillary and McCain proclaim expereince but Barack Obama has well demonstrated he have the greatest know how to get things done. Put that in your pipe an smoke it for a while. You have been caught in the biggest lie of all times. Do the right thing step down now, do not damage the Democratic Party anymore than what you have already done, throwing the dirty kitchen sink at Obama in your low class desparation to win at anyones cost. I think maybe you are some what monsterous, I knew you were a lair even before you were exposed and now trying to lie out of it I see right through you what I see so clearly is that you are a smiling counterfiet. Wake up America, its all in her deameanor she is not strong, but I rather a strong clever crook, who has learned very handily how to get over on people.Hoodwink!!. That is what Hillary PROJECT TO ME.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  34. MAQ

    The problem that I have with Hillary is the same problem many many people have with her. That is, Hillary comes across as artificial. Whatever she says and when ever she says something, you wonder if she truely means it. The Bosnian sniper saga is a perfect example.

    This leads you to wonder how many other stories and experiences Hillary has exaggerated. Bacily as far as I am concerned, Hillary lied about her job experience during the interview process. If I was hiring her, I would not give her the job.

    While I have not yet made up my mind about who I am going to vote for in the general election, but if Hillary Clinton gets the Democratic nomination, I will most certainly vote for McCain.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  35. Doug

    When the Dems are being exposed by the media, libs want the "media to quit deciding our next President" but when Republicans are exposed, the libs praise the media for "doing it's job".

    Ummm...ok. Keep drinking the Kool-Aid, Hillary supporters...

    March 26, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  36. Mike Moore

    On the one hand, it does seem Hilary Clinton exagerates the truth. On the other, it's a bit hard to remember every detail on every situation in our lives. I suspect, given how busy a First Lady's schedule must be, that many of the antecdotes they relate are both factually incorrect and sincerely believed at the same time.

    I'm always suspicious of people who answer a bit too quickly to questions like, "Where were you on such and such a date?" I can hardly remember everywhere I was a few weeks ago, let alone several years. I certainly remember parts, but I would be guilty of self-delusion and possibly arrogance to sincerely believe I actually remembered every single detail. Even if I did, that would only mean I remembered my perspective, not necessarily the entire truth of the matter as we all filter to a certain degree based on our own assumptions and beliefs.

    The bottom-line is, it's really not relevant over whether there was a sniper, what dates Obama attended church and what was said at each sermon word for word. They may help paint a picture if viewed in relation to other instances, yes, though that too is limited at times.

    The bottom-line is this: America desperatly needs to focus on the issues which are vital to both our security and the prosperity of its people, not on the special interests and elites who seem more concerned with their own power and well-being, of winning for their own sakes and egos, not ours. Sadly, though I see admirable traits in all three candidates, none seem willing to break with the standard petty opportunism and mud-slinging, just as the press seems more obsessed with minutia than substance.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  37. Patrick

    If I knew or could expect you would write something about me like this article, I would be very, very careful about what I would say... to you as well. If you are looking for something to hang your hat on and cut me to pieces, I would be just like you stated about her.." “Almost always, something holds her back from telling the whole story, as if she doesn’t trust the reader, listener, friend, interviewer, constituent—or perhaps herself—to understand the true significance of events…”. You see...I wouldnt trust you as far as I could throw you. I found nothing wrong with what she said about the Bosnia incident.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  38. Renee

    To all of you who keep "harping" on Obama's pastor, I would like to ask "Have you listened to the entire sermon"? It's like anything else, if you only listen to half, you only get half the story. WAKE UP! You are doing exactly what the Clinton's and the media want you to do. Loose focus, and believe that Obama agrees with everthing is minister says. Does that mean all Catholics belive in child molestation, does that mean that eveyone with a minister who is republican must be republican or vice/versa. You people need to get real. And if that is the only thing you can find on Obama, I say we have a pretty good presidential candidate. If the Clintons become the nominee, then Welcome McBush!

    March 26, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  39. Joshua

    I was an Obama supporter from the start. Personally I don't really care about a lot of the issues they are talking about. I am more intersted in the government being productive and to stop wasting our tax dollars fighting and not progressing legislation and overall progress. The senate and congress have been locked up as a result of the combativeness of the Bush administration and I see Obama as someone who can bring people back together and get them to work as a team with the interest of moving the country and not their party, forward. I must say though, I was proud of Obama for not playing the same old political game. But it seems he has been forced to do so by the atmosphere and the nature of our political culture. I am sad that he has done the things I thought he was above, but I still see him as a uniter of the people and an inspirational figure and smoeone who could mend relationships. I hope that this typical political game is only the vehicle he will take ot get to the white house and upon arrival revert back to his aspirational neo-politics self.

    Hillary however I have no doubt will not hesitate to lie and do whatever else it takes to get into the white house. I feel she is more interested in becoming president then looking out for America's people and its reputation. She is a power hungry, overly ambitious and calculating individual with no regard to honor and I won't be voting for her. I would love for a woman to be president. Just not that one.


    Obama 08.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  40. drzoon




    norb March 26th, 2008 2:37 pm ET
    Hillary and Bill Clinton. Whether you people like them or not, have passed more legislation improving peoples lives in this country then any of you. I ask you, what have you ever done to help others?

    March 26, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  41. Dave C - Marlton, NJ

    The Hillary Excuse Machine is cranking on this blog!

    How about this: You work in an office. You tell your co-workers that on the way to work, you almost got hit by a car. Then, they find out you made it up. Do you blame them for not trusting you in the future?

    School yard rules, folks!!!!! It DOES matter that she lied.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  42. Are you kidding me????

    Oh my goodness only in America!!!! She mis-spoke? Is this the best Hillary can come up with? after years of lying, and being married to America's most famous liar a/k/a Mr. Clinton a/k/a Mr. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman... Ms. Lewinsky"?
    Pretty sad Hil. And for all your Hillary robots saying it doesn't matter and get on to the issues....errr..... i'm not sure what planet you live on but Bosnia is an issue, a presidential candidate lying deliberately and repeatedly to beef up her nonexistent experience is an issue. I will never vote for Hillary Clinton. Ever. She has a history of lying, if I wanted a liar in the White House I would have voted for Bush.
    Oh and while we are on the topic of "mis"statements (which is apparently the new hip way of saying a humiliating and arrogant lie), how about you explain some more of them to us Senator Clinton?
    (1) NAFTA
    (2) Peter Paul
    (3) Those pesky tax returns (the ones you are yet to release but quick to criticize your opponents in doing so – the arrogance is amazing!!!)
    (4) Your role in bringing peace to Northern Island (which has been ridiculed by the Irish government, the press, and everyone except you and your lying,blubbering surrogates)
    (5) Why you suddenly care about those of us in FL and MI now that you realize you don't have this thing in the bag.

    The truth will always come out HIllary – your husband should have taught you that. Your arrogance is sickening

    March 26, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  43. Bill

    Come on people. After all, she did land in Bosnia.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  44. chris

    I know why dont you americans stop listening to the media and open your eyes. what kind of democracy labels "liberlas" and "left wing" people communists. americans are such a load of idiots, the whole world is laughing at you.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:50 pm |


    March 26, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  46. romanesq

    How many times do you repeat the same lies before the condition is congenital?

    Just wondering.

    This public lying isn't as easy as destroying Bill's women leading the Bimbo Eruptions squad in the White House. Now there was a real accomplishment. And one that is verifiable.

    Shrillary for Liar of the Year!

    March 26, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  47. Third Coast

    To lie about courage under fire when there was no fire is only providing the McCain campaign with just the type of ammo it needs. It's beneath the dignity of a US Senator as distinguished as Mrs. Clinton to fudge facts while US troops and Iraqi and Afghan civilians are under real threat in a war she voted to support. The Clinton campaign believes just about any means justify their own ends. That's exactly the wrong way to build a consensus with an openly hostile GOP in Washington. It's not about you Hilary, it's about us.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  48. Shelly in TX

    If you are not pissed enough about Hillary's lies, try thinking of it this way:

    She lied about being shot at by snipers in a war zone...AT THE EXACT SAME MOMENT that REAL soldiers are being shot at by REAL snipers in a REAL war that SHE VOTED TO SEND THEM TO.

    Gah. She makes me SICK!

    March 26, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  49. matt

    I keep seeing Obama refered to as a man of integrity. Once again i pose the question. How will aligning himself with Ted Kennedy change our government? What is a typical white person? How is what your pastor said any less racist than Ferraro? How does 2 years experience make you a viable candidate? WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOU GOING TO CHANGE? Talk is cheap.

    March 26, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  50. michael mcnamara (MM)

    Its warming to see that the press is finally presenting the character -flawed Hillary we all knew during the Clinton administration, not the Hollywood created Hillary, junior Senator from NY

    March 26, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
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