Apparently, former President Bill Clinton doesn’t believe in the old adage that two wrongs don’t make a right. He still doesn’t seem to have outgrown his tendency to attempt to cover up falsehoods with other falsehoods.
Last week, the former president lashed out at those who have dared to point out that his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, didn’t tell the truth in claiming that, while first lady, she and daughter Chelsea came under fire during a trip to Bosnia.
Bill Clinton told a crowd in Indiana that his wife told the story “one time late at night when she was exhausted.”
Not true. She repeated the story over and over again until the press uncovered video footage proving it was not factual.
But Bill Clinton wasn’t finished. Sen. Clinton “immediately apologized” for the misstatement of fact, he claimed.
Not true, again. She never apologized. She merely admitted that she “misspoke.”
And in another attempt to puff up his wife, the candidate, Bill Clinton added this: “And I think she was the first first lady since Eleanor Roosevelt to go into a combat zone.”
Not true. Both Pat Nixon and Barbara Bush visited troops in combat zones.
Perhaps Sen. Clinton should send her spouse home and keep him out of the campaign. After all, she has proven that she is perfectly capable of generating her own “misstatements.”