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  • Hillary Botches Civil Rights Hero's Name "Medgar Evans."

    08/12/2013 8:17:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 8/13/13 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Hillary Clinton, speaking at the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco Monday night, botched the name of civil rights icon Medgar Evers. The former secretary of state and first lady was recounting the story of one of her mentors, lawyer John Doar. "In 1963, in Jackson, Mississippi, John stepped between angry protesters and armed police to prevent a potential massacre after the murder of Medgar Evans," said Clinton, who was referring to Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist who was murdered while walking into his home on June 12, 1963. Watch the video below:
  • White House Botches Schwarzkopf Statement

    12/28/2012 9:13:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 12/28/12 | Keith Koffler
    The White House Thursday botched a written statement honoring the 1991 Gulf War hero General Norman Schwarzkopf, having to upgrade it from a “statement by the press secretary” to one by the president.(Snip)While the nation and the Schwarzkopf family were surely gratified to have Jay Carney honor General Schwarzkopf on their behalf, someone in the White House with a decent sense of history – or just a decent sense of propriety – must have belatedly realized that the man who cleared Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait and gave the United States victory in war deserved a mention
  • Sen. Reid botches 3 subjects at news conference

    05/19/2009 6:21:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 726+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/09 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid became the latest Democrat to stray into rhetorical trouble Tuesday, botching statements on three subjects in one news conference — including the fragile health of the chamber's most senior members. .. Asked if the cancer was in remission, Reid replied, "As far as I know, it is, yes." ... Reid was then asked about Sen. Robert C. Byrd, .. Reid reported that Byrd was to be released from the hospital Tuesday or perhaps later in the week. Not exactly. "Senator Byrd is improving," responded his spokesman, Jesse Jacobs. "But his doctors, in consultation...