Tuesday, March 25, 2008

2, 4, 6, 8. . .

Don't know if you've heard about this or not, but over the weekend, Hillary Clinton described a trip she made to Bosnia while first lady (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23789011/). Using it to tout herself as having experience with difficult foreign policy situations, she told a story about flying into the airport under gunfire and running from the airplane to her car, with her head down, trying to avoid getting shot by snipers. Great story. Problem is, it looks like it's not true. There are photos, reporters who were on the trip, and video footage that all seem to indicate Senator Clinton was making it up. Okay, she probably lied. That's wrong. She should tell the truth.

Here's the things I've noticed, though, as this story's unfolded over the past two days. First, is just how quickly the media has turned on Senator Clinton, who conservatives have always complained got a free pass on most things from the "liberal media." Folks, never think for one minute there's not anyone the media won't go after if there's a story in it. It's their job to tell it and seemingly our joy to watch it. The second thing I've noticed is how giddy conservatives are over this. Relishing in the fact that she has been caught lying and is being turned on by people who've appeared to give her a break. "Guess she can't be above the law on this one!" "Finally, she's getting the kind of treatment she's given others over the years!" "Ha, ha. See, told you she was a fake!"

The stadium bleachers are full and getting loud. Rah! Rah! Rah! Is pathetic too strong a word?

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