Cheat-Seeking Missles

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Trying To Un-Spin Hillary's Bosnia Gaffe

You've probably seen this clip by now -- CBS' outing of Hillary's self-aggrandizing description of her trip to Bosnia while First Lady:
I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get to our vehicles to get to our base.
Of course, as the clip shows, it's just not true -- but what I found particularly amusing was how her aide tried to spin it to be true, despite the obviously condemning video footage:
She meant there was fire in the hillsides around the area when we landed, which was the case.
No, that's not what she meant. What she meant was:
I've been under fire, I've been in tough situations that demanded instantaneous decision-making, strength and a commanding presence, unlike that skinny black boy who have the effrontery to run against me!
Memories do fade and twist over time, so should we give Hil a break? No, and here's why: Chelsea was with her on the trip. A mother who had exposed her daughter to gunfire and had to run with her to safety would remember the experience vividly. If the experience had not happened, she would know as she made the claim that it is false, because she could not remember her daughter being in danger.

At least that's how a normal person would react ....

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