No Substitute For Swiss Cheese
I PROMISE this won't stay up as long as the Face in the Cheese
Unless I get really peckish...
(CNN) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton said she "misspoke" last week when she gave a dramatic description of her arrival in Bosnia 12 years ago, recounting a landing under sniper fire.
Clinton was responding to a question Monday from the Philadelphia Daily News' editorial board about video footage of the event that contradicted her assertion that her group "ran with our heads down" from the plane to avoid sniper fire at the Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for rival Sen. Barack Obama's campaign, said the Bosnia claim was part of "a growing list of instances in which Sen. Clinton has exaggerated her role in foreign and domestic policymaking."
Clinton told the paper's editorial board it was a "minor blip."
"I say a lot of things -- millions of words a day -- so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement," she said.
There are 86,400 seconds in a day. To say (at least) two million words in a day, one would have to emit them at the rate of 24 words per second. Since we pay politicians for their words, it would seem that Hillary has both proved her point and her productivity. On the campaign trail, where sleep is a luxury and you have to eat all sorts of weird stuff to prove you're "of the people," I would imagine that some of those words would be slurred by, say, clam jerky or sour cream and onion crickets. A brave woman indeed. I think I'd prefer the sniper fire.
NP: "Walking Tall" - Lauren Cregor