Friday, March 28, 2008

Hillary Clinton to George Washington's Father: "About that Cherry Tree?--George Misspoke"

Imagine what it might have been like if Hillary Clinton were George Washington's press secretary.

mis·speak [mis-speek] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–verb (used with object), verb (used without object), -spoke, -spok·en, -speak·ing.
1.to speak, utter, or pronounce incorrectly.
2.to speak inaccurately, inappropriately, or too hastily.

3.to flat out lie your pants off

[Origin: 1150–1200; ME misspeken; see mis-1, speak; cf. OE missprecan to murmur]


So this is what the campaign for presidency has become, a circus, lasting for approximately two out of every four years, where the most qualified candidates are ignored, and the least qualified (Obama, Hillary, and McCain...) are paraded before America as our only choices. Why are they the only choices? Because they make for great theater!!

If you type "hillary mis" into the Google search widget of your browser, the second thing on your list is "hillary misspoke." Click on that, and you find thousands of articles and opinions on the subject.

Not good for someone who is running for

Our first American president could barely tell a lie, while a 2008 candidate for the same office can barely tell the truth.

Hillary-- your pants are en fuego!!

President of the United States. By the way, yes it is critically important--unlike other issues that are brought up in presidential campaigns--that Hillary lied.

Here's what Hillary said about her visit to Bosnia that has now been embarrassingly proven to have been "misspeak" definition number 3--a flat out lie.
I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base. But it was a moment of great pride for me to visit our troops, not only in our main base as Tuzla, but also at two outposts where they were serving in so many capacities to deactivate and remove landmines, to hunt and seek out those who had not complied with the Dayton Accords and put down their arms, and to build relationships with the people that might lead to a peace for them and their children.
Here's what Hillary might have said if she had been a young George Washington's press secretary:
My client remembers approaching the cherry tree under a hail of arrows from his Native American assailants. There was supposed to be some kind of fruit on the tree, but due to the onslaught he couldn't stop to look--and instead he ran with his head down to get into cover inside the barn. It was a moment of great pride for him to visit the cherry tree, where he served in so many capacities to deactivate and remove hatchets, to hunt and seek out those who had not complied with the Appalachian Accords and put down their arms, and to build relationships with the people that might lead to a peace for them and their children.
Our first American president could barely tell a lie, while a 2008 candidate for the same office can barely tell the truth. If she told a lie (or even simply can't remember what happened) in such a simple situation as this, you tell me--do you think she should be the President of the United States??

I sincerely hope you don't!

Hillary-- your pants are en fuego!!




1 comment:

  1. It is the nature of most politicians to slant, twist, and misrepresent facts. They are good at tailoring their message to the audience which they are addressing at any given moment. In today's media situation, anything a politician says can be picked up by anyone in the world and compared for accuracy.

    Some politicians can get away with pervarications. Bill Clinton was particularly good at it. People caught it, but few cared until he started saying stuff like, "It depends on what the definition of 'is' is."

    Others, like Obama, speak in airy rhetoric that doesn't include a lot of verifiable facts.

    It's not a partisan thing. The liars exist in all political parties. The important thing is to realize this and take account of it when making decisions.

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