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Hillary Clinton’s hardest words: I was wrong
Politico ^ | 14 Jun 2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 06/14/2014 6:13:39 PM PDT by mandaladon

Hillary Clinton’s out-of-the-gate stumbles in interviews this week reflect an issue she’s faced repeatedly during her political career – defensiveness with the media, and difficulty acknowledging a mistake.

By most measures, Clinton handled her hour-long interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer well – she was tonally on-point about Monica Lewinsky and effectively handled a question about her age. She gently mocked Karl Rove for insinuations about her health.

But in the current media environment, it’s the gaffes that stand out. And her clunky response on why she and her husband have made exorbitant amounts in speaking fees – and her tense exchange with an NPR radio host Terry Gross over her changed stance on gay marriage – have dominated the coverage. Her allies fault a rapacious, gaffe-obsessed media. Clinton insiders argue this is the unchained version of the former Secretary of State the press has urged on for decades.

“Be careful what you ask for because you might get it,” said one Clinton insider, pointing to the coverage of the cautious Clinton and saying this is what happens when a politician is candid. “Well, here you go, people. Buckle up.”

Still, this is hardly the first time Clinton has flashed irritation when confronted by unwelcome queries — it has happened frequently throughout her political career. Clinton has also shown some rustiness in the past after coming back from a hiatus from the media glare; her return to the public stage this week came after a year of very little questioning from the press.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cliton; hillary; piaps
Even with the newfound freedom of expression she told Sawyer and an audience in Washington D.C. on Friday that she’s discovered – “I’m totally done” worrying about offending people, Clinton said.....................Arrogant as usual.
1 posted on 06/14/2014 6:13:39 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

It’s really good she hasn’t had to deal with Footnote 220 from the Starr Report, which notes that Monica rim-jobbed Bill.


2 posted on 06/14/2014 6:15:31 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Mommy what does rim job mean?


3 posted on 06/14/2014 6:18:34 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
She's really reluctant to say "I was wrong", but 100 percent against saying "I am wrong". She's demonstrated her habit of lying an adequate number of times -- behavior the Partisan Media Shills would mention once a minute until they'd ended the career of any Pubbie. As far as that four hour softball game with lapdog Sawyer, this is amusing: Cross-Eyed Hillary. Thanks mandaladon.
4 posted on 06/14/2014 6:19:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mandaladon

I was wrong:

About what, Hillary?

About Benghazi?

Being a good SOS?
Being capable of handling the job of CIC?
Standing by your man?
Whitewater?
Reset with Russia?
About your work on the Nixon impeachment committee?
Your $100,000 profit on cattle futures?
Being broke upon leaving the White House?
Vince Foster?

I could go on, but my fingers are beginning to cramp...


5 posted on 06/14/2014 6:20:35 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: mandaladon

She has had some serious brain damage at one time. “I can’t recall” is her most used response to questions.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 6:21:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: mandaladon

“Hillary Clinton’s hardest words: I was wrong”

I can’t think of it now but there was this Hollywood movie star...when asked about the secret to his long marriage said that it was these three words, “I was wrong.”


7 posted on 06/14/2014 6:24:44 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: mandaladon

“No, I was a liar” ... better


8 posted on 06/14/2014 6:29:56 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: mandaladon
I take full responsibility——————>but it's not my fault.
9 posted on 06/14/2014 6:33:30 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: al baby

It means,, OH LOOK, A SQUIRREL!


10 posted on 06/14/2014 6:35:57 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: mandaladon

What? What about Benghazi and the stupid video? What about that BS you handed everyone in America including the grieving families? What about how you stated “What difference, at this point, does it make what the intentions of the attackers were...”

She promised that her state department would find them and at the same time said she wanted to make sure it didn’t happen again while at the same time denying that the motive was important.

Just another lying broad.

YMMV! :p


11 posted on 06/14/2014 6:57:32 PM PDT by CC-slave
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To: mandaladon
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12 posted on 06/14/2014 7:00:36 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: mandaladon

Hillary had never undergone a tough interview and can’t handle one. Elizabeth Warren is the new Hillary and the old Hillary is about to find that out.


13 posted on 06/14/2014 7:04:17 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Candor7
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14 posted on 06/14/2014 7:08:57 PM PDT by RetSignman (MODERATE Islamist are not as extreme, they stop cutting just before the jugular vein.)
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To: gaijin; al baby

At least it wasn’t sex, that would have been inappropriate contact for a middle aged, married PRESIDENT and a 21 YEAR OLD female intern. Had it been *sex* it would have been an abuse of power.

Thankfully its wasn’t like the war on women the Republicans are waging.


15 posted on 06/14/2014 7:13:05 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: mandaladon

No difference between her and every other arrogant Marxist.

Pray America wakes up


16 posted on 06/14/2014 7:18:15 PM PDT by bray (Palin/Putin 2016)
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To: mandaladon

How many former Obama Admin people did she hire anyway , LOL


17 posted on 06/14/2014 7:28:42 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: mandaladon

Talk is cheap.


18 posted on 06/14/2014 7:30:55 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: mandaladon

Second hardest words - “Sure, Bill, if you want to. Want to get a shower first?”


19 posted on 06/14/2014 7:49:51 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: SunkenCiv

People don’t mind a lie if it’s someone they admire doing the lying.


20 posted on 06/14/2014 8:18:16 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: bray
Pray America wakes up!

Good advice, but already soundly repudiated in SC. I'm afraid MS and TN will be the next to endorse liberalism.

21 posted on 06/14/2014 8:19:47 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: AppyPappy

Isn’t that the truth. Hillary appears very rusty in the first place, not herself, and in the second place she has to be stunned at her reception by these very leftists who were willing to coronate her in 2008. Her interviews have been noticeably poor performances, so, i think she can’t possibly run for president if she can’t get a free ride by the press.

She simply hates people in general who have nothing to offer her and it shows. You must be a mule for her ambition, or else you’re toast.


22 posted on 06/14/2014 9:38:44 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: MaxMax; gaijin

A rim job is when you remove a tire from the wheel and smooth out any roughness on the rim so that you won’t have any air leaks when you put the tire back on...at least that is the only rim job I can think of that I would go along with.


23 posted on 06/15/2014 6:27:47 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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