Saturday, March 29, 2008

Poof! Another Hillary Lie Goes Up in Smoke

After a lifetime of misstatements (also known as lies), we finally have the media exposing Mrs. Clinton for the fraud she is.

After the Bosnia story blew up in her face, I guess everyone now feels free to chime in and point out other lies.

It's about time.
A senior Democratic lawmaker blew a hole through Hillary Rodham Clinton's claim that she helped pass critical family-leave legislation - just days after the candidate admitted she "misspoke" when she made false claims about landing in Bosnia under sniper fire.

Former Rep. William Lacy Clay, a longtime St. Louis politician, says it was senior lawmakers - not the former first lady - who pushed through the measure, which President Bill Clinton signed into law after only 16 days in office.

"If Hillary played a role in its passage, it was without my knowledge," Clay wrote in an e-mail that he circulated.

He told The Hill newspaper: "All we needed was a president to sign it. The president signed it, and we're grateful for that, but there was no lobbying by him or her."

Clinton, on her campaign Web site, says, "As First Lady, she helped pass the Family and Medical Leave Act."

Her campaign hasn't provided direct evidence of this, but Bill Clinton credits his wife with getting him to emphasize it.

Clay's e-mail was just the latest in a series of disclosures that have undermined several of Clinton's key claims about the 30 years of experience that she touts on the campaign trail.
So you had legislation that had previously passed in the House, was vetoed by George H. W. Bush, and along came Slick and he signed it.

He says his wife got him to emphasize it. Whoop-de-damn-do. So how is it she helped pass legislation when she wasn't a member of the House and Senate?
William Clay noted that the bill, which let employees take up to three months of unpaid leave from their jobs when they have a child, cleared Congress twice only to be vetoed by President George H.W. Bush.
Wanting something to be signed into law and actually helping make it happen are just a wee bit different.
The 1993 Congressional Quarterly Almanac, which contains a detailed history of the bill, makes no mention of the former first lady having any role.

The debunking of her role comes as voters are expressing doubts about Sen. Clinton's trustworthiness.

About twice as many white Democrats, 30 to 16 percent, consider Clinton "phony" than do Barack Obama, according to a Pew Research survey released Thursday. A few weeks ago, 8 percent of voters surveyed called her "untrustworthy."

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