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Hillary Clinton silences Bill after new gaffe over Bosnia
Breitbart.com ^ | 11 Apr 08 | AFP

Posted on 04/12/2008 6:19:18 AM PDT by seanmerc

Former US president Bill Clinton said Friday he has been ordered to hold his tongue by his wife Hillary for reviving an embarrassing story about her trip to Bosnia in 1996 while out campaigning.

"Hillary called me and said 'You don't remember this. You weren't there, let me handle it.' I said, 'Yes ma'am," the grinning ex-president said during a campaign stop in Indiana, according to television pictures.

A series of gaffes have made Bill Clinton somewhat of a liability in his wife's campaign for the Democratic White House nomination.

And he put his foot in it again Thursday by raising the now-legendary story of how, as first lady, she had apparently landed in Bosnia under sniper fire.

Television footage last month debunked her claims, which Clinton used to emphasis her experience in comparison to rival Barack Obama, and her response that she had simply misspoke did little for her reputation.

The New York senator drew a line under the affair two weeks ago when she made a joke of it on a talk show, saying she was late because she had been "pinned down by sniper fire."

But Bill Clinton revived the issue once against Thursday, telling voters: "One time late at night when she was exhausted, she misstated and immediately apologized for it, what happened to her in Bosnia in 1995.

"Did y'all see all that? Oh, they (the media) blew it up."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2008; ar; billclinton; clinton; clintonistas; clintoon; election; elections; hildebeast; hillary; hillaryclinton; hillaryrodhamclinton; mrsbillclinton; shutupbill
Too many straight lines, too little time...
1 posted on 04/12/2008 6:19:19 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Why would the nation sign up for 4-8 years of this icky marital soap opera?


2 posted on 04/12/2008 6:21:10 AM PDT by fightinJAG (RUSH: McCain was in the Hanoi Hilton longer than we've been in Iraq, and never gave up.)
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To: seanmerc

Maybe this little escapade was put on to show America that Hillary has Bill under control and we needn’t worry our gun-totin’, bible-thumpin’, embittered selves about what might happen should she get in the Whitehouse.


3 posted on 04/12/2008 6:22:56 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: fightinJAG

Well, the nation signed up for eight years of it last time around...


4 posted on 04/12/2008 6:23:02 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Hillary promised Bill would not be a problem if she got elected and he is still causing problems....bwahaha!Solution...don’t elect her.


5 posted on 04/12/2008 6:23:13 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: seanmerc

It’s so cute - a husband working so hard to destroy his wife’s campaign - just plain adorable.


6 posted on 04/12/2008 6:25:09 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: seanmerc

Don’t you wish you had the power to silence Bill?


7 posted on 04/12/2008 6:25:25 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: popdonnelly

I’m not sure anybody has that power.


8 posted on 04/12/2008 6:26:25 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: SusaninOhio
It’s so cute - a husband working so hard to destroy his wife’s campaign - just plain adorable.

Could be that he doesn't really want her to be Pres. It would totally upstage him. An ego thing???

9 posted on 04/12/2008 6:27:55 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: seanmerc; All

It was spoken several times yesterday in the media that Bill seems to be intent on sinking his wife’s campaign.

I’ve thought this from the beginning. Bill’s ego could not stand for Hillary to ALSO BE A “PRESIDENT”. The men who are former presidents of America are a unique and special group - I’m confident Bubba does not want to share that spotlight with Hillary.

NOBODY CONTROLS Bubba .. and anybody who thinks Hillary does .. has their head burried somewhere unmentionable.


10 posted on 04/12/2008 6:29:55 AM PDT by CyberAnt (Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: fightinJAG
Why would the nation sign up for 4-8 years of this icky marital soap opera?

(a) "read my lips" and (b) Ross Perot
11 posted on 04/12/2008 6:30:17 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: seanmerc
Did she emphasize her words with another flying ashtray? And is BJ sporting any band aids?
12 posted on 04/12/2008 6:34:48 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: CyberAnt

I think he does want her to win. It would sort of salvage his legacy and add them as “firsts” to the history books. First woman president; first husband/wife team


13 posted on 04/12/2008 6:37:11 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: seanmerc

Lying comes as naturally to a Clinton as breathing does to the rest of us.


14 posted on 04/12/2008 6:37:15 AM PDT by Hoodat (Bull Moose Party Member)
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To: seanmerc
One time (several times) late at night (early in the morning) when she was exhausted (not at 9 AM), she misstated (she made it up) and immediately apologized for it (no, she didn't, she kept it up for a week) , what happened to her in Bosnia in 1995 (It was 1996, you lying weasel).

6 lies in one sentence, is that a record?

15 posted on 04/12/2008 6:54:52 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: seanmerc

Not even bill has the power to silence bill.


16 posted on 04/12/2008 6:56:22 AM PDT by smoketree (the insanity, the lunacy these days)
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To: Don Corleone
Could be that he doesn't really want her to be Pres.

I'm not sure; but if he was trying to sabotage her campaign, it wouldn't look much different than it does now.

Maybe he doesn't want to give up his $peaking gig$ and move into the WhiteHouse basement.

17 posted on 04/12/2008 6:57:37 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: seanmerc

This is too funny. She tells him to shut up and he has to bring it up yet again. She won’t be happy he passed their personal conversation on to the press. He can’t stop his “me, me, me” compulsive behavior.


18 posted on 04/12/2008 6:58:33 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: seanmerc

Bubba wasn’t there either. While Hillary and Chelsea were on the Bosnia tour, he was back in the White House inserting a cigar into Monica Lewinsky’s jay-jay.


19 posted on 04/12/2008 6:59:20 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: popdonnelly

In the long run, only God will have the power to silence Bill Clinton.


20 posted on 04/12/2008 7:00:10 AM PDT by ops33
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To: seanmerc

Clintonthink.


21 posted on 04/12/2008 7:21:39 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: seanmerc


HILL TELLS BILL: CEASE FIRING & SHUT UP!
22 posted on 04/12/2008 7:25:47 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: seanmerc

Does this duo ever do anything that is not calculated? What else could they be trying to hide, or side-step, by bringing this up again?


23 posted on 04/12/2008 7:30:29 AM PDT by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: seanmerc

This is why Bill Clinton was known as ‘The Lyin’ King’.


24 posted on 04/12/2008 7:36:00 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: jersey117

Bubba’s EGO is so large .. I personally don’t think he wants her to have the same title as he has: “former president”.

I’m basing this on his overall treatment of women - in general - not just his disrespectful treatment of his wife.


25 posted on 04/12/2008 8:35:11 AM PDT by CyberAnt (Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: seanmerc
It's amazing.

The overt attempts at silencing of the facts (ie: hiding who the clintons really ARE) are supposed to make the idiot-public believe that the facts don't exist?


26 posted on 04/12/2008 9:27:35 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.)
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To: NRG1973
This is why Bill Clinton was known as ‘The Lyin’ King’.

"Why," indeed!

27 posted on 04/12/2008 9:40:36 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.)
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To: CyberAnt
I figure that he's torn. He'd love to be able to rape and pillage again; but I'm sure that he derives great joy from knowing that Herself, the Vile and Putrid, isn't as "charming" or as "Teflon" as he is.
28 posted on 04/12/2008 9:43:54 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.)
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To: seanmerc

29 posted on 04/12/2008 7:45:06 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: cartoonistx

Good one!


30 posted on 04/13/2008 8:49:29 AM PDT by meema (I am a Conservative Traditional Republican, NOT an elitist, sexist, cynic or right wing extremist!)
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