Liar, Liar, Pantsuit on Fire

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


During a campaign speech last Monday on Iraq, Hillary Clinton recalled in excruciating detail, a March 1996 trip to Bosnia:

“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 into the vehicles to get to our base.”

There’s only one problem with Hillary Clinton’s account: it never happened.

According to an Associated Press story at the time, Clinton was under no extraordinary risks on the trip and one of her traveling companions, the comedian Sinbad, told the Washington Post he has no recollection either of the threat or reality of gunfire.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign was forced to admit she “misspoke” when saying last week she had landed under sniper fire during the trip to Bosnia as First Lady. She characterized the episode as a “misstatement” and a “minor blip.”

Curious. I think it’s fair to say that most people would have a very clear memory of landing under gun fire and having to duck and run from sniper fire. This isn’t the sort of thing that happens everyday.

Now that Hillary Clinton has been forced to admit she fabricated the details of her visit to Bosnia, you have to wonder what else she lied about during the campaign?

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19 Responses to Liar, Liar, Pantsuit on Fire

  1. Larry says:

    Had Obama “misspoke” like this Hillary and her Kabal troops would have had him thronged and branded before running him out of town.

  2. Afrit007 says:

    Hillary cannot be trusted, period. This is the same woman who started her political “career in the White House” as the principal beneficiary of her husband’s nepotism, with a secret health care task force.

    Now she’s in the hip pockets of the health insurance industry and Big Pharma. She’s taken more bribes (sorry, I guess they’re called “contributions”) from them than any other Democratic candidate.

    One wonders indeed what else she’s lied about in the past year.

  3. GreenGlassWorld says:

    Why won’t Hillary just concede? Her presence is toxic.

  4. feminazi says:

    CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson happened to be traveling with the First Lady on the Bosnia trip and reported on the CBS website that Hillary “got a warm, sniper-free welcome.” In this day and age, you really have to wonder how Hillary thought she could embellish her recollection and get away with it? Well, as others have said, Hillary’s much revered intelligence is terribly overrated.

  5. DMason says:

    “Liar, Liar, Pantsuit on Fire.” Ha! Good one! πŸ˜‰

  6. taco says:

    Why won’t Hillary just concede? Her presence is toxic.

    Because Hillary Clinton’s ego is bigger than her hips.

    Bill promised her the presidency if she didn’t divorce him while he was still completing his second term and now she expects him to deliver it.

  7. Woodcliffe says:

    I’d like to what else she’s lied about too?

    Like the source of the $5 million dollars she effortlessly got her paws on for her ailing campaign and then said “it was my money.”

    That’s a lot of coin, Hillary. Where did it come from?

  8. mbmdl says:

    Hillary’s faulty memory is troubling. She’s been out giving stump speeches for a year. How many other claims were fictional and not grounded in fact? I would very much like to know. If anyone of us embellished our CV like this and got caught, it could be grounds for termination. I guess the same rules don’t apply to presidential candidates.

  9. Kellybelle says:

    My dictionary says to misstate is “to give a false account of.” Isn’t that what we’ve had from Bush’nem these past 8 years? Do we really want four more years of that in the WH?
    How could she even tune her mouth to say something like that?

  10. DMason says:

    Mary Beth – I got nailed once for “peppering” my resume to get a job. I had just graduated from college and I was flat broke and needed a job ASAP. I claimed to have certain computer skills I didn’t have and I got busted. But the company kept me on and trained me anyway. I was very lucky.

  11. Rachel says:

    I just want Hillary to scram. I’m so tired of the divisiveness her presence brings to the race. If I’m feeling this way and I enjoy politics, rest assured people who have no interest in politics must be pulling their hair out by now.

  12. Winnie H. says:

    How appropriate that she’s wearing a scarf with shamrocks since she’s full of blarney. πŸ˜‰

    Seriously though, this woman and her husband are habitual liars. This is no secret in political circles. I just can’t understand why anyone would want to vote for someone with the same dishonest qualities as our current Liar-in-Chief.

  13. Kellybelle says:

    She actually said this:

    “you know, I think that, a minor blip, you know, if I said something that, you know, I say a lot of things β€” millions of words a day β€” so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement.’”


  14. Adirondacky says:

    “You know,” must have been Hillary’s first words as a baby. Not “momma” or dadda,” but “you know.” For an educated woman, Hillary Clinton sounds more like a Tupperware queen.

  15. David says:

    It’s delicious watching footage of her speech side-by-side with the actual footage of her getting out of the helicopter and walking around, particularly when she implies there was no greeting ceremony as footage plays of her calmly chatting with a little girl at the greeting ceremony.

    Misspoke?! Puhleez. As others have mentioned, you’d remember running from a sniper. Another egotistical liar is the last thing the White House needs after eight years of GWB.

  16. watching her perform lately is.. well it is …

    i dont know how she can live with herself ripping the party apart

    then again

  17. libhomo says:

    I think the Bosnians were shooting at Ms. Clinton because they were angry about her vocal opposition to NAFTA.

  18. Sasha in MN says:

    This must fall under her 30 plus years of experience ….

  19. HillaryS says:

    You know, “liar liar pantsuit on fire” is a good one. And would make the great name of a song πŸ™‚

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