One such subject that caused the former president to meander was his wife’s disputed account of her trip to Bosnia as first lady. It is a subject that has gotten plenty of media attention, but has been kept out of President’s Clinton’s speeches. Today, as Clinton explained Hillary’s dedication to taking care of U.S. veterans, he told the crowd how amused the whole controversy made him.
“A lot of the way this whole campaign has been covered has amused me,” he said. “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. … And 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 11:00 at night, too.”
Sen. Clinton did not apologize, like Mr. Clinton asserted, she simply indicated that she mispoke when describing the Bosnia incident.
While the former president may have been amused by the whole incident, his telling of the course of events wasn’t quite accurate. Hillary Clinton actually made the comments numerous times, including at an event in Iowa on Dec. 29, amd an event on Feb. 29 and one time — bright and early in the morning — on March 17.
Sen. Clinton wasn’t as quick with her apology as President Clinton may remember either. In fact, it took a week for her to eventually correct herself, first talking to the Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board on March 24 and again the following day in Greensboro, N.C.
Nice job by ABC setting the former president straight: It wasn’t one time, it wasn’t exclusively late at night, she didn’t apologize, didn’t immediately retract her statement, &c. Where was ABC when he was running for president and claiming that one of the great booms in American history was the “worst economy since the Great Depression”?