Bill Revives Hillary’s Bosnia Scandal

The Clintons simply can’t get their stories straight!

Former President Bill Clinton revived the Hillary Clinton sniper fire scandal yesterday when he attempted to defend his wife’s mistake. Senator Clinton had twice told reporters and supporters that she had to duck sniper fire during a 1996 trip to Bosnia. Though that debate had largely quieted down, Mr. Clinton felt the need yesterday to readdress the matter – and misspeak himself:

You know, I got tickled the other day. A lot of the way this whole campaign has been covered has amused me. But there was a lot of fulminating because Hillary, one time late at night when she was exhausted, misstated – and immediately apologized for it – what happened to her in Bosnia in 1995.

Hillary Clinton’s Bosnia trip took place in 1996, by the way. While that’s a simple enough mistake, Mr. Clinton also stretched the truth when he blamed his wife’s mistake on the time: “…You woulda thought, you know, that she’d robbed a bank the way they carried on about this. And some of them, when they’re 60, they’ll forget something when they’re tired at 11 at night, too.” Mrs. Clinton’s first Bosnia remark came at around 10:30 in the morning and the second just before four in the afternoon. He also intimated that his wife apologized for her gaffe, but she did not.

For her part, Senator Clinton attempted to distance herself from her husband’s remarks. Her campaign issued a statement thanking President Clinton for his support, but said that the Bosnia remarks were a mistake and the candidate takes full responsibility for the matter.

Now, we understand people mistakes. It happens. We’re human. But, as we’ve pointed out, the Clinton campaign’s long list of goofs make us wonder exactly how honest Hillary would be – or could be – if she wins the presidency.