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Clinton Vs. Gingrich


John Fund points this out in this morning, but it’s worth repeating. In late October, Bill Clinton flew to Hawaii to campaign for Democratic candidates. At one rally, someone in the crowd yelled, “Liar!” Clinton responded by saying, “Newt Gingrich once told me, ‘I’m sorry we have to be so mean to you, but if we fought fairly, we’d lose every time.” (Readers who want to see a complete account can read this story in the Honolulu Advertiser; link is here.)

Gingrich told Fund that Clinton’s anecdote was “completely untrue,” and Fund concludes, “Does anyone believe that a seasoned politician like Mr. Gingrich would have told his chief adversary such a thing?” The answer to that is no. But it will be interesting to see if Clinton’s claim receives any press attention.


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