Holy Crapweasel! Someone Call the Language Police!

| March 24, 2008 | 4 Replies

clinton-tuzla-screengrab.jpgWait…What? It is possible to have someone charged with criminal abuse of the English language?

Hillary Clinton’s top spokesman Howard Wolfson admitted on their afternoon conference call that Clinton “misspoke” in one instance last week when she described running off a tarmac in Bosnia under sniper fire. Actually, she was greeted by schoolchildren and others.

As my British friends might say, ‘ang on now! Let’s review what she said,

“I certainly do remember that trip to Bosnia…There was a saying around the White House that if a place was too small, too poor, or too dangerous, the president couldn’t go, so send the First Lady.

“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.”

Yeesh, I’m not sure how you can stretch the meaning of “misspoke” that far without it snapping and taking out everyone in a fifty-foot radius. That’s like trying to shove an elephant into a tube skirt. I can’t imagine what horrible thing “misspoke” did to Howard Wolfson to be abused that badly in public.

clinton-tuzla-screengrab-2.jpgCheck the picture I posted. That’s a screengrab from a video posted here at Hot Air. Here’s another one, of Hillary happily greeting a child on the runway. Does it look like there’s any running “with our heads down” or any vehicles on stand-by in the near vicinity? Does anyone, anyone at all, look even the least bit concerned about incoming sniper fire? Does anyone even look like they’re in a particular hurry, including her security detail?

Folks, Hillary Clinton did not misspeak. She lied, big time.

My friend, The Anchoress, who is more charitable than anyone else I’ve ever read on the internet tried to extend to the Senator the benefit of the doubt but has to surrender in the face of such a whopper.

Okay…giving her the benefit of a doubt…she took her daughter to this very dangerous “combat zone,” (where neither of them wore protective headgear) fine. What kind of judgment that shows is debatable, but fine. But as to the “misspeak” – well, heck, I misspeak every day; everyone does. To “misspeak” is to say “she’s a typical white person” when you mean to say “she is typical of some white people of that generation…”

When you’re saying “we ducked and ran and had to cancel the welcoming ceremony,” that’s much more than a misspeak.

Yes, ma’am. Where my Dad was raised, we call that a fib and not a very good fib at that. And I don’t think the MSM is going to treat this as much of a story either. It ought to be, but it won’t.

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