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I Think It’s a Little Early For Casablancagate

Hugh Hewitt wonders about Hillary watching Casablanca in law school.

Then there is her Al Gore-like summoning up of her days in college and law school watching Casablanca.  Mrs. Clinton graduated from Wellesley in 1969 and Yale Law School in 1973.  Perhaps Betamax machines and VCRs made an early appearance at those campuses, or there was a  film theater nearby that showed nothing but Casablanca, but the idea that she watched it “over and over again,” is one of those “hmmm” moments that catch your attention, like Al Gore’s dog’s Shiloh’s medicine or John Kerry’s magic hat.
Finally, the “Out of Africa” reference may lose her the election.  Really.  That’s frightening. 

Wasn’t Casablanca on television a lot back then?
As for Hillary’s movie choices – well, I can’t help but wonder if someone conducted a poll of the most popular movies of the voting-age electorate, that the Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, and Out of Africa would all rank very high on the list. Suspicious minds might recall Bill Clinton having Dick Morris conduct a poll on where the Clintons ought to spend their summer vacation back in 1996…


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