Now we get another tack in the ongoing attempt of the Clinton campaign to explain Hillary’s blatant lying:
Occasionally, I am a human being like everybody else…
Occasionally? So normally you’re a deity, and every so often you condescend come down from Mt. Olympus, become human, and join us in our normal state of affairs, the ordinary course of which apparently includes a lot of lying through our teeth.
…For the first time in 12 or so years I misspoke.
For the first time in 12 or so years? Good grief, even I’ve misspoken more than that, and I’m neither a pathological liar nor a politician.
And of course if you were just sleep-deprived as you say, you probably wouldn’t have made the same claim about sniper fire on Feb. 29, 2008 in Waco, Texas:
One of the great honors of being First Lady and of being a senator is the time that I was privileged to spend with our troops here at home, in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Bosnia, Kosovo, and places around the world. I remember particularly a trip to Bosnia where the welcoming ceremony had to be moved inside because of sniper fire.
You know someone who is prone to misstatements if not outright delusions when sleep-deprived is probably not who the U.S. needs answering the red phone at 3 AM.
I’m just sayin’….
UPDATE: Clinton has now also claimed she was joking about the whole thing:
I was joking, gosh, lighten up guys.
Of course, there’s more:
When a reporter pushed her on the issue, she called the issue a “minor blip,” according to the Daily News. “I say a lot of things — millions of words a day — so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement.”
In other words, we caught you lying, so what?