Misspoke: doublespeak for ‘lying her ass off’

If lying can get a (Democratic) president into impeachment hearings, can’t it get another one out of the race for president?

Clinton Misspoke on Bosnia Trip
By ANN SANNER, Associated Press Writer
Monday, March 24, 2008
03-24 15:07 PDT WASHINGTON, AP —

Hillary Rodham Clintons campaign said she “misspoke” last week when she said she had landed under sniper fire during a trip she took as first lady to Bosnia in March 1996. The Obama campaign suggested it was a deliberate exaggeration on Clintons part.

Clinton often cites the goodwill trip she took with her daughter and several celebrities as a part of her foreign policy experience.

During a speech last Monday about Iraq, she said of the trip: “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.”

According to an AP story at the time, Clinton was placed under no extraordinary risks on that trip. And one of her companions on it, comedian Sinbad, told The Washington Post he has no recollection either of the threat or reality of gunfire.

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