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Hillary’s gaffe-filled week continues
« on: June 11, 2014, 06:44:53 PM »
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Hillary’s gaffe-filled week continues
posted at 4:01 pm on June 11, 2014 by Noah Rothman

As Hillary Clinton’s book tour continues, what many believe to be her unofficial presidential campaign roll out has been marred by gaffes and misstatements.

In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer on Monday, Clinton committed two classic Kinsley gaffes. First, she asserted that she and her husband left the White House “dead broke.” This statement earned Clinton a “mostly false” rating from Politifact and prompted her to clarify that she knows that her family is “obviously blessed.”

The second gaffe related to her response to the Benghazi attack. Clinton’s clumsy defense of her actions leading up to and following that attack allowed her opponents to cast her as callous and indifferent to an assault which resulted in the deaths of four Americans.

The former secretary of state committed yet another fumble on Wednesday in an appearance with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. At that speaking event, Clinton made a noble but failed attempt to link her place in history to those who served in a more influential administration.

Via WLS-AM:

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“I actually write about Rahm in the book,” Clinton said. “I asked him not to read it before we sat and did our interview! But it was in the very first chapter, the chapter I rightly call ‘Team of Rivals’ because that’s what it was in the beginning. A senator from Illinois ran against a senator from New York just as had happened way back with a senator from Illinois named Lincoln and a senator from New York named Seward. And it turned out the same way.”


Lincoln was never a senator, as WLS’s Bill Cameron explained. “He lost that election to Stephen A. Douglas after the Lincoln-Douglas debates.”

Let the excuse making begin! Of course, Clinton was probably simply overtired, misspoke, suffered from indigestion, has never read Doris Kearns Goodwin, etc., etc.

No doubt, Clinton will be extended the benefit of the doubt rarely reserved for her Republican counterparts. This is precisely the kind of material that would be perfect for a list similar to what the Associated Press complied at the close of “verbal gaffe master” George W. Bush’s presidency – presuming that crafting such a list would even occur to AP’s editors.

All we can do, I suppose, is push the press in the right direction. Feel free to add today’s misstatement from Clinton to others she has made in the past. Like that time when Clinton mispronounced former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s name in a 2008 presidential debate and recovered with the supremely artful “Medavedeva … whatever.”

Surely there are a few other misstatements to add to that list…

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Re: Hillary’s gaffe-filled week continues
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 07:56:02 PM »
My God, she's worse than Obama.
I didn't think that was possible.
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Re: Hillary’s gaffe-filled week continues
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 08:37:17 PM »
Let me point out again, that today in her stage show with Rahm, once again she stood briefly to make a few remarks and then retired to the comfortable chairs that were provided on the stage.

I question whether she is capable of staying on her feet long enough to get through the day.  The only time I have seen her at a podium, she had a death grip on it, and most often she is giving these fireside chat style sofa talks like she's some kind of White Oprah....

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Re: Hillary’s gaffe-filled week continues
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 11:12:27 PM »
Maybe she's getting ready to "buy the farm".
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Re: Hillary’s gaffe-filled week continues
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 11:13:44 PM »
It could be medical, no doubt about that.

It could be deliberate. A re-branding of a fairly unlikable woman into a grandmotherly authority figure. That flies well with her base, they like and prefer authority figures.

My guess is a combination of the two.
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Re: Hillary’s gaffe-filled week continues
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 11:47:12 PM »
I suspect that her demeanor during these appearances has more to do with her lack of speaking skills than her health. There are some people who just freeze when they're trying to give a speech at a podium or just standing with a mike. One way to get over the panic is to find a more comfortable setting, like sitting in a chair or on a sofa. She's never been very good at speaking, and it has to be harder now that she's been away from the challenge for awhile.


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