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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Women weren’t meant to drive. Women were meant to be driven.

John the Libertarian on January 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Hey, there are a lot of liberals who wish that nobody drove a car, and instead everyone walked, rode a bicycle, or took public transportation. So the fact that Hillary takes public transportation will endear her to the Democrats’ leftist base… (Public transportation in her case being the Secret Service drivers who drive her everywhere… :) )

Outlander on January 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Driving is for little people.

CurtZHP on January 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

She needed someone else to drive while she looked though the binoculars at whatever building she thought Bill was in.

Kafir on January 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Mitt Romney having a car elevator = bad
Hillary! have a chauffeur = good.

rbj on January 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Speaking for The People!

Jaibones on January 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Afraid to get a DUI I guess.

antipc on January 27, 2014 at 2:46 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

Nice bit of perspective from the link:

“Maybe she put in a tape of The Macarena (which was on top of the charts) during her last time behind the wheel?” suggested GOP group America Rising.

blammm on January 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM

“Haven’t answered the phone at 3a.m., or any other time either” — scumhag Hillary

Schadenfreude on January 27, 2014 at 2:47 PM

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

I’m guessing you’ve taken out the broom with much more frequency.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 2:48 PM

She failed to tell you that she drinks way more than Bieber, not that he’s excused.

Schadenfreude on January 27, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Afraid to get a DUI I guess.

antipc on January 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM

She needs to keep the body count down to be elected.

blammm on January 27, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Women weren’t meant to drive. Women were meant to be driven.

John the Libertarian on January 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

i see you’re from saudi arabia…

Sachiko on January 27, 2014 at 2:48 PM

If any GOP pols make a comment, we’ll probably start hearing from the media and other Democrats about the “War on Women Drivers”.

jon1979 on January 27, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Watch, the sheepleton, and their Goebbelses, will tell you that she didn’t…in order to….wait…save the environment :)

Schadenfreude on January 27, 2014 at 2:49 PM

The roads are probably safer as a result of this…

OmahaConservative on January 27, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Dems will see her as so powerful, that why would a mere mortal drive?

right2bright on January 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Was it President Bush that got hammered for not knowing the price of a gallon of milk?

right2bright on January 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act” –George Orwell

Schadenfreude on January 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Hillary’s narrative, though, will be First! Woman! President!

Heh, but she’s not a woman.

Schadenfreude on January 27, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Ambassador Stevens will never drive anything, anywhere, ever again.

Bishop on January 27, 2014 at 2:51 PM

driven plenty of buses though….right over people.

dmacleo on January 27, 2014 at 2:52 PM

“I remember it very well,” she said. “Unfortunately, so does Secret Service, which is why I haven’t driven since then.”

Sweeping misogynistic statement that supports the chauvinist mantra that women are incapable of driving. AND the most disgusting example of WHITE Privilege EVER SEEN!!!!

YADA YADA YADA EMPOWERMENT!

Ben Hur on January 27, 2014 at 2:53 PM

de Blasio/Booker –2016, because the obamas need front boys.

“Biden, Hillary, who’re they?” — the obamas

Schadenfreude on January 27, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Killary: “I haven’t driven a car since 1996, because, you know, DON’T DRINK and DRIVE!

Pork-Chop on January 27, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Women weren’t meant to drive. Women were meant to be driven.

John the Libertarian on January 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Yeah. And I bet she hasn’t been driven in a long time either. Especially by Billy Jeff and he’s a legendary horndog who’s known to drive anything..

HotAirian on January 27, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Serious question. Has any ex-president or ex-first-lady driven themselves after the presidency?

I don’t know the answer to that, just wondering. It seems like the sort of thing that the SS would frown upon, so I’m loathe to jump too quickly on Hillary! for this without knowing the answers. There’s plenty of real stuff to go after Hillary! for.

Monkeytoe on January 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Watch, the sheepleton, and their Goebbelses, will tell you that she didn’t…in order to….wait…save the environment :)
Schadenfreude on January 27, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Of course – cuz big black armored chauffered limos have a very small carbon footprint dontcha know.
If ya don’t believe me, just ask algore….

dentarthurdent on January 27, 2014 at 2:55 PM

The people’s candidate.

(snicker…)

JohnGalt23 on January 27, 2014 at 2:57 PM

I’ll take “terrible, terrible politician” for $1000, Alex.

rockmom on January 27, 2014 at 2:57 PM

If ya don’t believe me, just ask algore….

dentarthurdent on January 27, 2014 at 2:55 PM

He’s too busy devising a scheme on how to sell cooling credits.

Schadenfreude on January 27, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Killery hasn’t poured herself a cup of coffee either
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C9bkuJliMY

burrata on January 27, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Just like normal people.

Good Lt on January 27, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Don’t care. Go play with your money, criminal b1+ch.

S. D. on January 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Serious question. Has any ex-president or ex-first-lady driven themselves after the presidency?

I don’t know the answer to that, just wondering. It seems like the sort of thing that the SS would frown upon, so I’m loathe to jump too quickly on Hillary! for this without knowing the answers. There’s plenty of real stuff to go after Hillary! for.

Monkeytoe on January 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM

I think you are right, and the photoshop of her in Driving Miss Daisy would be hilarious.

MontanaMmmm on January 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Reminds me of the old joke about Rush and Shillery on an elevator.

Shillery: “Rush, make me feel like a real woman!”

Rush, taking off his clothes: “Here, fold these up!!”

Deano1952 on January 27, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Too drunk to drive? At least she’s not pulling a Ted kennedy.

claudius on January 27, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Didn’t she run over Buddy for peeing on her carpets?

Blake on January 27, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Yep, this ought to divert attention from Benghazi.

ghostwalker1 on January 27, 2014 at 3:07 PM

That’s all the lsm can see
First woman president

Puhleeze

Now she regrets Benghazi???

cmsinaz on January 27, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Not gonna lie: I’d probably drink more if I had people to drive me everywhere. Not as much as Killery, mind you, but more.

Rational Thought on January 27, 2014 at 3:09 PM

What has she ever done?

Schadenfreude on January 27, 2014 at 3:09 PM

SPOT ON rbj

cmsinaz on January 27, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Add driving to the long list of things Hillary sucks at doing.

AZCoyote on January 27, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Um, she doesn’t live in New York. She lives in Katonah.

Ever been to Katonah? The only mass transit anyone uses there is the Metro-North commuter line to Grand Central Station.

john bono on January 27, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Serious question. Has any ex-president or ex-first-lady driven themselves after the presidency?

I don’t know the answer to that, just wondering. It seems like the sort of thing that the SS would frown upon, so I’m loathe to jump too quickly on Hillary! for this without knowing the answers. There’s plenty of real stuff to go after Hillary! for.

Monkeytoe on January 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM

George W Bush drove around in his pickup in Texas while he was President. Unless the press was just making up that stuff about him not wearing his seat belt.

Fenris on January 27, 2014 at 3:14 PM

What has she ever done?

Schadenfreude on January 27, 2014 at 3:09 PM

She was born with a vagin@, and that’s good enough for far too many.

She was a miserable first lady (worst in my lifetime).

She was a senator of no consequence whatsoever.

And she accomplished nothing, except needlessly get Americans killed, as secretary of state.

I challenge any of our resident trolls to provide any evidence that she has ever done a damn thing of note, besides social climbing, in her political career.

NotCoach on January 27, 2014 at 3:15 PM

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

What a coincidence, that was right around the last time Vince Foster ‘drove’ his.

M240H on January 27, 2014 at 3:18 PM

I’m sure it’s not the only thing she hasn’t done in eighteen years.

AllahsNippleHair on January 27, 2014 at 3:19 PM

She was a senator of no consequence whatsoever.

And she accomplished nothing, except needlessly get Americans killed, as secretary of state.

I challenge any of our resident trolls to provide any evidence that she has ever done a damn thing of note, besides social climbing, in her political career.

NotCoach on January 27, 2014 at 3:15 PM

We are talking about Hillary, not Kerry…

right2bright on January 27, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Hillary Clinton was arrogant and orally
abusive to her security detail. She forbade her
daughter, Chelsea, from exchanging pleasantries with
them. Sometimes Chelsea, miffed at her mother’s
obvious conceit and mean spiritedness, ignored her
demands and exchanged pleasantries regardless, but
never in her mother’s presence. Chelsea really was
a nice, kindhearted, and lovely young lady. The
consensus opinion was that Chelsea loved her Mom but
did not like her. Hillary Clinton was continuously
rude and abrasive to those who were charged to
protect her life. Her security detail dutifully did
their job, as professionals should, but they all
loathed her and wanted to be on a different detail.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071007013358AADlnqx

MontanaMmmm on January 27, 2014 at 3:20 PM

And this woman wants to connect to the “average voter”?

devolvingtowardsidiocracy on January 27, 2014 at 3:21 PM

We are talking about Hillary, not Kerry…

right2bright on January 27, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Birds of a feather…

NotCoach on January 27, 2014 at 3:21 PM

I’m sure it’s not the only thing she hasn’t done in eighteen years.

AllahsNippleHair on January 27, 2014 at 3:19 PM

What are you referring to? Had an intelligent thought? Made a friend? Volunteered at the homeless shelter? What, what WHAT???

Fenris on January 27, 2014 at 3:21 PM

I think you are right, and the photoshop of her in Driving Miss Daisy would be hilarious.

MontanaMmmm on January 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM

With Obama in the driver’s seat?

Oh, Bmore…

Midas on January 27, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Ahh, the limousine liberal archetype.

jake49 on January 27, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Why did I think of this?

“Are you there vodka? It’s me, Chelsea. Please get me out of jail and I promise I will never drink again. Drink and drive. I will never drink and drive again. I may even start my own group fashioned after MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, but I’ll call it AWLTDASH, Alcoholics Who Like to Drink and Stay Home.”
― Chelsea Handler

Fallon on January 27, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Truth be told, she hasn’t done much of ANYTHING in the last 18 years.

Missilengr on January 27, 2014 at 3:23 PM

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

neither has Stevie Wonder.

ToddPA on January 27, 2014 at 3:23 PM

I’ll give her a pass. She’s probably unable to drive due to the same medical condition that caused her to fall on her head prior to that testimony last year. It might seem unseemly to bust on someone who is that physically frail.

forest on January 27, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Not driving due to medical reasons I reckon – shouldn’t be too difficult for some aspiring star to check that out…

karra on January 27, 2014 at 3:24 PM

So… How much did the auto dealers pay her to tell them that she doesn’t drive?

Fallon on January 27, 2014 at 3:25 PM

What has she ever done?

Schadenfreude on January 27, 2014 at 3:09 PM

She’s, uh, hold on a minute……..well, she’s a woman……and, uh, she’s very smart. Oh, and she loves cats. So see, she’s very accomplished, almost as accomplished as the last Dem presidential nominee.

antipc on January 27, 2014 at 3:27 PM

“Who’s gonna drive you home tonight?” – Ric Ocasek

hurricain on January 27, 2014 at 3:27 PM

No doubt this news will fill the empty void in the hearts of Ty Wood’s children…

… No doubt.

Seven Percent Solution on January 27, 2014 at 3:28 PM

But can she fill boxcars with her political enemies?

Murphy9 on January 27, 2014 at 3:28 PM

George W Bush drove around in his pickup in Texas while he was President. Unless the press was just making up that stuff about him not wearing his seat belt.

Fenris on January 27, 2014 at 3:14 PM

I don’t remember this.

Did he drive his pick-up around Texas, or just on his ranch?

Monkeytoe on January 27, 2014 at 3:28 PM

And this woman wants to connect to the “average voter”?

devolvingtowardsidiocracy on January 27, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Rule them and crush them actually. After all, that is the Utopian Dream of the Left which she has romanced since she was a kid.

As for driving, goddesses are carried in curtained palanquins.

That way, the hoi polloi cannot see the grimace of rage on the goddess’ face as she contemplates just how much she really, really loathes all those peasants out there.

clear ether

eon

eon on January 27, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Coincidentally, Hillary! hasn’t driven since she and Bill last had sex.

With each other.

Nomennovum on January 27, 2014 at 3:29 PM

I don’t remember this.

Did he drive his pick-up around Texas, or just on his ranch?

Monkeytoe on January 27, 2014 at 3:28 PM

It seems kind of silly to me for a president to be driving himself around while in office as if he were a regular guy – he’s going to have lead and trail secret service cars plus following press. So, he’s basically just adding a vehicle to the caravan.

Monkeytoe on January 27, 2014 at 3:29 PM

She’s driven a number of people to their deaths, just didn’t need a car to do it.

MrKleenexMuscles on January 27, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Monkeytoe on January 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM

I saw Jimmuh Carter backing a pickup up in a Habitat vid, but maybe it was just a photo op…

OmahaConservative on January 27, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Haven’t driven in 18 years?
Someone already mentioned Amb. Chris Stevens to the list of ‘non-drivers’. So …
I’ll add Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Vince Foster and Jim McDougal to that list of folks who will never drive again.

Missilengr on January 27, 2014 at 3:32 PM

I don’t remember this.

Did he drive his pick-up around Texas, or just on his ranch?

Monkeytoe on January 27, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Don’t remember for sure, but you’re probably right, probably just his ranch. Big white pickup (with the dog ‘safely’ on his lap, doh!).

Fenris on January 27, 2014 at 3:36 PM

She’s driven a number of people to their deaths, just didn’t need a car to do it.

MrKleenexMuscles on January 27, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Thread WINNER.

Missilengr on January 27, 2014 at 3:36 PM

I’m sure it’s not the only thing she hasn’t done in eighteen years.

AllahsNippleHair on January 27, 2014 at 3:19 PM

What are you referring to? Had an intelligent thought? Made a friend? Volunteered at the homeless shelter? What, what WHAT???

Fenris on January 27, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Lived in the White House? No, that’s twelve years. Bought a new pants suit? Showed real concern for her fellow man? More than eighteen years on that. There’s just one thing. A BIG thing, according to the friends of Bill club.
((Pukes))

AllahsNippleHair on January 27, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Why would a cardealer convention pay ($100,000 iirc) to hear from someone who hates the , especially the survivors her buddy O didn’t takettheir dealership away from

jhnone on January 27, 2014 at 3:40 PM

I can believe she’s never driven a car….She looks more the Truck Driver type to me.

BlaxPac on January 27, 2014 at 3:43 PM

For anyone giving her a pass on this because she is an ex-FLOTUS who is still subject to the pressure from the SS not to drive, please remember this . Give.her.hell. — the same hell that the progs and the MSM (but I repeat myself) are able to create from nothing in order to harm us. Our lives depend on it.

texacalirose on January 27, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Hillary, living in a bubble for decades, gives second indication of how out of touch she is.

Sticking with Bill is the first… also an indication of being a ladder climber and Wendy Davis type.

ajacksonian on January 27, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Afraid to get a DUI I guess.
antipc on January 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Good one.

bluegill on January 27, 2014 at 3:49 PM

She can still drive a car, it just has to have an automatic transmission. She can’t work a clutch, what with those huge friggin’ cankles rubbing together.

sgtstogie on January 27, 2014 at 3:53 PM

What has she ever done?
Schadenfreude on January 27, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Exactly.

Her big claim to fame is marrying, and being cheated on by, man who became a governor and president. She only cares about power, and the stupid “oh, poor, poor Hillary” reaction by many people to her being cheated on is what launched her own political career. Pretty pathetic.

bluegill on January 27, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Fallon on January 27, 2014 at 3:22 PM

“Who’s gonna drive you home tonight?” – Ric Ocasek
hurricain on January 27, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Vod Kaknockers.
The name’s Kaknockers, Vod Kaknockers….

dentarthurdent on January 27, 2014 at 3:54 PM

How’s she going to explain away Huma always
Riding Shotgun??

ToddPA on January 27, 2014 at 4:02 PM

That’s why lighted vanity mirrors are on the passenger side visor in a car.

portlandon on January 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Prediction:

First political shot taken at her for this comment will be non other than Joe “Amtrak” Biden.

WisRich on January 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Her big claim to fame is marrying, and being cheated on by, man who became a governor and president. She only cares about power, and the stupid “oh, poor, poor Hillary” reaction by many people to her being cheated on is what launched her own political career. Pretty pathetic.

bluegill on January 27, 2014 at 3:53 PM

So essentially she’s qualified to be the subject of a country song or the heroine in a trashy romance novel.

Personally, I don’t want a president who gets up before a joint session of Congress and delivers a SOTU speech that starts- what difference, at this point, does it make?

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 4:15 PM

First political shot taken at her for this comment will be non other than Joe “Amtrak” Biden.

WisRich on January 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Joe’s slow but he isn’t that slow. He’s not going to take Killary on with a full frontal assault. He needs to take the wind out of the Ready for Hillary effort by more subtle means.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 4:17 PM

((Pukes))

AllahsNippleHair on January 27, 2014 at 3:36 PM

True, getting laid isn’t important to everyone. Ick!

Bmore on January 27, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Other than play the “victim”, I doubt Ms. Clinton has done much of anything worthwhile her ENTIRE life…

zoyclem on January 27, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Hasn’t the Kennedy family done enough to demonstrate why it’s a bad idea to let a Democrat behind the wheel?

Maddie on January 27, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Just what this country needs: Yet another President that doesn’t know how to do anything practical, just how to sign papers and talk in front of a camera.

This is why you should never elect a legislator for President. They have no experience actually running things but spend their years telling people who do how to do their job. Governors, at least, have actually run a state, and can be fairly evaluated on how well they did that job.

Socratease on January 27, 2014 at 4:41 PM

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.

Nothing a little more direct approach in the vein of her international ideological predecessors can’t fix.

Steve Eggleston on January 27, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Um, she doesn’t live in New York. She lives in Katonah.

Ever been to Katonah? The only mass transit anyone uses there is the Metro-North commuter line to Grand Central Station.

john bono on January 27, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Chappaqua, not Katonah. And they’ve got bus service, although the only Clinton to come in contact with one was the family dog.

Maddie on January 27, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Women weren’t meant to drive. Women were meant to be driven.

John the Libertarian on January 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Wait. Aren’t most men driven by women? In more ways than one?

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 27, 2014 at 5:18 PM

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

Who needs a car when you’ve got a Boeing 747, 757, 737, or a Lear G20 at your beck and call?

BobMbx on January 27, 2014 at 5:19 PM

neither has Stevie Wonder.

ToddPA on January 27, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Ambassador Stevens is well into his second year……..

BobMbx on January 27, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Schadenfreude

Bmore on January 27, 2014 at 5:31 PM

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