Monday, April 07, 2008

Hillary Clinton thinks you are an idiot

At least, that's what her spokeswoman says she said.

Hillary's been telling the story about an uninsured pregnant woman denied treatment at an Ohio hospital for wont of US$100, who winds up losing her baby and then her life.  The hospital, it seems, took some offense to Hillary saying they denied treatment to the woman, who in fact had insurance, was seen, and if pretty much alive.  Seems Hillary forgot to fact-check the story she was told by Bryan Holman, who was hosting her visit to Pomeroy, Ohio.

But that just points to Hillary's idiocy - the statement at the bottom of the CNN story indicates she thinks Americans are idiots as well - according to Mo Elleithee, Clinton's spokeswoman:

She never mentions the hospital by name and isn't trying to cast blame. She tells this story because it illustrates the point that we have a very serious health care problem in America. That's a point very few people will dispute. [emphasis mine]

In other words, the false story she was telling was being used to bolster her position that there is a health-care crisis that she needs to fix.  She is saying very few people will dispute the crisis, even after finding out the story she was using to make the point was false.

Does she not think Americans can think for themselves?  That we're not capable of rational logical thought?  If you support a claim with false evidence,the claim is false as well, unless you can find true evidence to support it.  To do otherwise isn't "misspeaking" - it's lying.

In a court of law, this case would be on its way to acquittal - instead, we're still trying to figure out which socialist will run as Democrat this fall.

Clinton drops hospital story from stump speech -

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