Who are you going to believe, Hillary Clinton or a guy known mainly for playing a mailman in “Jingle All the Way”?
Clinton, during a late December campaign appearance in Iowa, described a hair-raising corkscrew landing in war-torn Bosnia, a trip she took with her then-teenage daughter, Chelsea. “They said there might be sniper fire,” Clinton said.
Threat of bullets? Sinbad doesn’t remember that, either.
“I never felt that I was in a dangerous position. I never felt being in a sense of peril, or ‘Oh, God, I hope I’m going to be OK when I get out of this helicopter or when I get out of his tank.'”
In her Iowa stump speech, Clinton also said, “We used to say in the White House that if a place is too dangerous, too small or too poor, send the First Lady.”
Say what? As Sinbad put it: “What kind of president would say, ‘Hey, man, I can’t go ’cause I might get shot so I’m going to send my wife…oh, and take a guitar player and a comedian with you.'”
Ignore the fact that her big claim to “experience” here is not getting shot while sitting in a plane and read down to the end of the WaPo piece for a nice comeback by Team Hillary and a bit of nuance about how much danger Sinbad really thought he was in on that trip. Who’s telling the truth, Sinbad now or Sinbad then? Politico knows the answer!
And now that I’ve gotten your attention with this dopey post, forget Sinbad and go read this devastating — devastating — memo at Obama’s website from one of Bill Clinton’s right-hand men at State about what an absolute zero (and liar, natch) Her Majesty is when it comes to foreign-policy experience. No wonder Pelosi says an Obama/Clinton ticket is “impossible”: Who’d want a link as weak as Hillary on the ticket in wartime?