It’s almost sad how Bill and Hillary have not yet comprehended the fact that they no longer have a sycophantic press corps who will repeat whatever stories they tell and do nothing to fact-check them or even check them for basic common sense.
I have on a couple of occasions now pointed out how Hillary’s claim to having “the most experience” of the current Democrats has come under fire even from her own party lately. A year ago I said it was just a matter of time before people started paying attention to whether Hillary actually had the experience necessary to run for President. Now that her “experience” has become a lightning rod instead of the shield she thought it was, she is trying to fire back against Edwards and Obama by exaggerating her activities while First lady.
Basically she is now claiming that she routinely was sent on dangerous missions where she “risked her life” as part of the duties of the First Lady. As an example of this she described one “mission” where she was in the line of “sniper fire” and had to duck and cover to get to safety. What she doesn’t say is related in the quote from the story below.
Hillary says she risked life on White House trips — Newsday.com
It turns out that Clinton wasn’t quite flying solo into harm’s way that day.
She was, in fact, leading a goodwill entourage that included baggy-pants funnyman Sinbad, singer Sheryl Crow and Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, then 15, according to an account of the March 1995 trip in her autobiography “Living History.”
I think this is going to be what kills the Hillary campaign if anything does. Her and Bill simply cannot comprehend that the entire press corps is no longer shilling for them. Of course CNN is still in their pocket, but CNN no longer has 1/10 the credibility or power they once had. The more they pretend that this is still the 90s, the more they are going to appear to be fools. By making these sort of exaggerated claims, she is playing right into Obama’s hands. Soon it won’t be just her lack of experience that Obama makes an issue, but also her willingness to exaggerate things to make herself look good. She is on the verge of becoming this year’s John Kerry.