Hillary to Bill: Shush, You
Posted on Apr 11, 2008
Just when Hillary Clinton thought the flap over her 1995 trip to Bosnia had passed, her husband revived the topic—prompting her to issue him a gag order. Bill Clinton, campaigning Thursday in Indiana, brought up the media’s treatment of Hillary after she mischaracterized the scene and later acknowledged her mistake, but he apparently muddled a few facts himself.
AP via My Way News:
Bill Clinton has many of the facts wrong.
His wife didn’t make the sniper fire claim “one time late at night when she was exhausted.” She actually told the story several times, including during prepared remarks on foreign policy delivered the morning of March 17.
It’s also not true that she “immediately apologized for it.” Clinton has never apologized for the comments and only acknowledged that she “misspoke” a week after the March 17 speech when video of her peaceful tarmac reception emerged.
[...] Clinton campaign spokesman Phil Singer responded to the former president’s remarks Friday by saying, “Senator Clinton appreciates her husband standing up for her, but this was her mistake and she takes responsibility for it.”
She’s also told her husband to quit talking about it.
“Hillary called me and said ‘You don’t remember this. You weren’t there, let me handle it.’ I said, ‘Yes ma’am,’” Bill Clinton, who was in Indiana campaigning for his wife Friday, told reporters.
AP photo / Michael Conroy
Take two: Former President Bill Clinton campaigns for Hillary Clinton at South Vermillion High School in Clinton, Ind., on Friday.