Fabulist Hillary Clinton Gives Margaret Seltzer a Run for Her Money


When the National Archives released more than 11,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's daily schedule during her First Lady days last week, the press was pissy because much of it was heavily redacted, and boring to boot. "She received a gift basket sometime between 3:45 and 4:35 p.m., if all went according to schedule," the Washington Post sniped about the schedule that Newsday described as "bland, sanitized." Several days later, though, they've refocused (perhaps recalling that in a post-Spitzer-scandal age, Monica's sloppy sub-desk blow jobs are just sad and gross). As it turns out, Hillary may have a gift for embellishment! By which we mean flat-out invention of the whole-cloth variety.

The New York Times nailed her to the wall this morning on her March claims that she'd "helped to bring peace to Northern Ireland" in 1995 and had brokered some kind of inspiring women's gathering where Catholics and Protestants fell into one another's arms or something. Actually, she was given a teapot at a Belfast café, but the other one works a little better.

On a 1996 trip to Bosnia, Clinton told reporters, the C-130 (ooh, military lingo!) in which she was riding was greeted by sniper fire at the airport and had to perform evasive maneuvers (more militaryspeak for good measure in case anyone didn't get the point!). "We just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base," Clinton said, which is an odd way of saying, "We just greeted small children on a rope line and there were bluebirds singing sweetly in the background." Daily Kos has the incriminating video of her only arrival at an airport during that trip.

Hillary's Campaign-Ending Lie [Daily Kos]