THE SPINE MARCH 23, 2008
Yes, Hillary woke up at 3 a.m. But it was because the red phone rang next to their bed and he was not there to answer it.Yes, Hillary visited 80 countries, a day in each, a tourist stop here, a formal reception there. Foreign policy experience? A pig's ass. She did play hostess at White House receptions. But so did Laura Bush, though the Bushes did not like events like that.Don Van Natta Jr. and John M. Broder of the New York Times have combed through the ex-first lady's now released schedule during Bill's time in office. The fact is that the two correspondents find nothing to validate her presumptuous claim to having had experience with foreign policy, either when the president was attending to international affairs or when he wasn't, which was a long time near the end. Mrs. Clinton certainly was no Mrs. Wilson.Hillary's reality is that she cannot get through 24 hours without a gross exaggeration and some times without telling an outright lie.We have been through eight years of Clinton-type deception and seven and a half years of Bush-type deception. Isn't it enough?