Via Slublog, here’s footage from Texas on February 29, seventeen days before her foreign policy speech that opened with the “misspeak” heard ’round the world. I’m not sure what this is supposed to prove. We do all understand that Hillary didn’t actually “misspeak,” that her use of that word is a polite euphemism for “shamelessly lie,” yes? In fact, according to Newsweek, she’s been shamelessly lying about this since at least December, to the point where the author wonders if she’s quite literally delusional. Sinbad came out publicly and challenged her on the story on March 11, six days before the speech; I posted about it at the time. All you’re watching here is the middle stage in the evolution of a Clintonian lie, contrived to enable the sub-moronic proposition that sitting in a plane while it lands under sniper fire somehow qualifies as “foreign policy experience.” How can anyone ever trust her again, wonders Tom Bevan. How could anyone ever trust her in the first place?
Exit question via Ace: How did we let that “If it’s too dangerous for the president, send the First Lady” line pass without comment? I’m lucky MM doesn’t dock me any pay for missing it earlier. Good lord.
Update: Ohhhh, Hillary.
On saying last week that she landed under sniper fire during a trip to Bosnia in 1996, when she was first lady:
“I was sleep-deprived, and I misspoke.”
Update: Your question of the day, via commenter OhEssYouCowboys: “Wouldn’t sleep deprivation come into play at 3:00 a.m.?”