Hillary: I haven’t driven a car in 18 years

posted at 2:41 pm on January 27, 2014 by Allahpundit

Less unusual than you think, depending upon where you’re from. My uncle, a lifelong New Yorker, has driven twice in his life, I believe. But Hillary’s not a lifelong New Yorker, and Hillary ain’t taking the bus in lieu of taking the wheel.

It’s odd that a would-be president would mention her nearly 20-year run of being chauffeured around wherever she goes, especially in scripted remarks, but maybe this is what happens when a national candidate starts to think of him- or herself as a sure thing. Why not hand the GOP an easy “supermarket scanner” moment to show she’s out of touch? What are they going to do with it? The scanner thing stuck against Bush 41 (unfairly, as it was based on bad reporting) because it fit the media narrative of an older country-club patrician president not understanding America’s problems the way a younger man from Arkansas who didn’t come from money could. Hillary’s narrative, though, will be First! Woman! President! The car thing will be a curio, easily spun, as Drew says, “as a story about how she has forgone the simple pleasures of life in service to her people.” And if for some reason it does stick, she’ll have Bill out on the trail reassuring the middle class that she’s the real populist in election 2016, no matter how many private-jet miles she’s logged in the past two decades. Maybe this is like Kobe spotting his opponent the “H” in a game of Horse. Just trying to make an easy challenge interesting.

Or maybe she’s just a terrible, terrible retail politician. Turns out she made this little confession today about her disinterest in driving at a convention of … auto dealers.


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Bmore on January 27, 2014 at 5:31 PM

I don’t want her to be driving. She could have another spell at any time.

forest on January 27, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Hillary: I haven’t driven a car in 18 years

Another coincidence, that’s 18 years to the month that copies of the Rose Law firm Billing records which were subjects of Federal Investigators subpoena “just appeared” in Hillary’s Book Room in the White House. They even had poor Vince Foster’s handwriting on them. He died somewhere around the same time. Was Hilliarys last deed done in an automobile so tragic, so vile that it scarred her for the rest of her life? One can only wonder.

stuartm80127 on January 27, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Hillary: I haven’t driven a car in 18 years

….and you haven’t been driven by your hubby in 22 years !

cableguy615 on January 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Is this going to be the first example where some in the GOP very timidly call her out on this and in return get universally hammered by the media and Democrat fund raising emails about Teh GOP War On Womynses!

gwelf on January 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Yup ! I can totally see that happening !

LOOK ! LOOK ! [Enter name of whatever GOPe squish eunuch they force on us in '16] is trying to take away women’s rights to driver’s licenses !!!!!!

cableguy615 on January 27, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Troll free so far……

itsspideyman on January 27, 2014 at 6:24 PM

18 years…..,.,.that would be 1996, around the time of the Lewinski scandal.

Yeah, there’s more than one thing that hasn’t been done in 18 years……

itsspideyman on January 27, 2014 at 6:26 PM

so vile that it scarred her for the rest of her life?

Wouldn’t Killary need a conscience for your statement to be true?

Mark Boabaca on January 27, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Obama didn’t drive a golf cart for 18 holes.

SparkPlug on January 27, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Bet she’s glad she wasn’t driving when she told the van driver to hit the gas at an airport security checkpoint.

A guard was struck and suffered a dislocated shoulder.

But, as the MSM dutifully reported, “Not to Worry. Mrs Clinton was not hurt.”

TimBuk3 on January 27, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Atta girl Hill, keep on telling us about the things you haven’t done. It’s your calling card.

fogw on January 27, 2014 at 7:33 PM

She replace her car with a broom.

VorDaj on January 27, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Benghaziquiddick.

BigAlSouth on January 27, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Driving Ms. Hillary

Mr. Joe on January 27, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Wow. Hillary has driven and Air Pelosi hasn’t flown Coach.

Must be nice to be royalty.

KMC1 on January 27, 2014 at 8:03 PM

So what’s the price of a gallon of gas, beatch?

WryTrvllr on January 27, 2014 at 8:15 PM

And Christie won’t know either, you’re not allowed to pump your own gas there!

WryTrvllr on January 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Is this something to be proud of, some sort of accomplishment…not driving anywhere for a couple of decades? I don’t get it. Even if you have chauffers at your fingertips, who wouldn’t get the urge to hop into a convertible and take a spin every now and then? How dull she must be.

scalleywag on January 27, 2014 at 8:38 PM

I checked, Queen Elizabeth has not driven for years either…
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dugbru on January 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM

That just shows how out of touch she is, remember how GHWB was ridiculed for being amazed how supermarket scanners worked?

deimos on January 27, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Hillary: I haven’t driven a car in 18 years

…good!…let her drive northbound…on a southbound freeway!

KOOLAID2 on January 27, 2014 at 9:50 PM

I checked, Queen Elizabeth has not driven for years either…
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dugbru on January 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Yes she has. The queen drives all over her Windsor estate regularly, to church and for inspections, etc…

OmahaConservative on January 27, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Are we there yet? I’ll throw mine in the ring.

Bmore on January 27, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Haven’t driven a car in 18 years?!?!?

Wow… talk about a limousine liberal out of touch with every day Americans. Now if only the RINO GOP elites could find some way of fighting back against Hillary. But its just so hard to think of how this could be spun… /sarc

dominigan on January 27, 2014 at 11:44 PM

She hates Bruce Springsteen, Jack Keroauc, and Marlon Brando. And probably Thoreau, even though he never drove a car.

profits101 on January 28, 2014 at 12:15 AM

…. except one night to Ft. Marcy Park….

viking01 on January 28, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Hillary: I haven’t driven a car in 18 years.

No, but you’ve worn out a lot of brooms!

Galtian on January 28, 2014 at 12:38 AM

So she expected this little gem to go down well with her fawning audience, who drove themselves home after this mind-expanding event?

Great sound-bite for a competent political opposition. Mitch? Reince? Boehner? … Boehner? Has anyone seen Boehner?

virgo on January 28, 2014 at 1:36 AM

To paraphrase the great John Kerry, “Where can I git me a driver’s license around these parts?”

Don L on January 28, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Gotta wonder if Hillary is behind this or if its all soros. Anyway there could be a huge cat fight if Podesta tries to kick out val/jar from the seat of power.

http://www.redstate.com/littletboca/2014/01/26/the-clinton-fixer-john-podesta-just-invaded-our-white-house/

rodguy911 on January 28, 2014 at 8:06 AM

“It’s odd that a would-be president would mention her nearly 20-year run of being chauffeured around wherever she goes, especially in scripted remarks, but maybe this is what happens when a national candidate starts to think of him- or herself as a sure thing.”

What a self-important, self-serving Washington Establishment, elitist, Liberal B!t@h!

Despite her being a disgraced Watergate Lawyer…

Despite having been a pathetic excuse for a lawyer in a place she never lived until she wanted to be in the Senate (& her husband pardoned terrorists to buy votes for her)…

Despite being upset by a Communist-tutored, racist hate-spewing pastor-mentored Community Organizer…

Despite being a completely FAILED Secretary of State who left 20 U.S. Middle Eastern Embassies smoldering, her own name reduced to rubble based on her latest lies, and 4 dead Americans in her wake…

Despite refusing to meet with the family members of those dead Americans who she betrayed and abandoned to die…

She actually expects to walk up to the Podium in 2016, no matter how the elections turn out (a mere ‘formality’), and be handed her ‘Crown’ because it is her ‘TURN’…because the Political World that is the United States (because the actual citizens are nothing but sheep, don’t count, & don’t matter) OWES this to her.

This cr@zy B!t@h leaves a slimey trail of lies, burning pages of the Constitution, broken laws, and dead Americans behind her as she does whatever she has to in order to get what she truly believes is HERS.

By all rights, based on her record / past history, she sould probably either in JAIL or in EXILE somewhere, too disgraced to show her face before the American people. Instead of throwing rose petals at her feet she should have rotten tomatoes thrown at her.

easyt65 on January 28, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Great! One less woman behind the wheel.

Kissmygrits on January 28, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Lady, you haven’t done anything worthy of note in 18 years.

RdLake on January 28, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Hillary: I haven’t driven a car in 18 years.

Meh . . . just consider how many years it has been since she stopped telling the truth?

As far as the memory doth go . . .

Trochilus on January 28, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Hillary: I haven’t driven a car in 18 years.

No, but you’ve worn out a lot of brooms!

Galtian on January 28, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Nice! Made my day! I just saw it after having posted mine, above.

Trochilus on January 28, 2014 at 2:53 PM

And she feels my pain?

StevC on January 29, 2014 at 6:04 PM

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