Bill and Hillary Clinton at a 'Super Tuesday' primary night rally in the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center Studios on February 5, in New York City. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)
FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Hillary Clinton is promising that in her White House there wouldn't be any new scandals involving her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
She was asked in an interview how people can be certain that a new personal or business scandal won't erupt that Republicans could use to blow her agenda and her administration out of the water.
Clinton replied: "You know, I just can assure this reader that that is not going to happen. You know, none of us can predict the future, no matter who we are and what we're running for, but I'm very confident that that will not happen."
History suggests otherwise. Bill Clinton's eight years in the White House were plagued by scandals – from Whitewater to Gennifer Flowers, to Monica Lewinsky to his impeachment.
In the same interview, Hillary Clinton was asked what kind of role her husband would play in her administration. She said he wouldn't be a shadow prime minister or secretary of state. But she did point to two other roles he could play: that of a sounding board, which is a traditional role for family members of presidents. And, Hillary says that as a former president, Bill would be well-suited to help repair America's image overseas.
Here’s my question to you: Hillary Clinton promises no new scandals involving her husband. Do you believe her?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
She shouldn't be making promises that she can't keep. Who knows what her husband is doing behind her back now? If he was capable of hiding previous offenses, he might be doing the same now when she's got her eye on the White House. She might eat those words.
Really. This is unfair. True, scandals and problems riddled Bill Clinton's administration. However, Hillary has not had an administration so there is no basis for this question. She should be judged on her own history.
Shane in Maryland writes:
Scandals or no scandals, bring back the Clinton days! I could care less what the Clintons get into in their private lives, they are darn good at running this country. Right now, we need people who know what they're doing to clean up this mess Bush has created! Let the good time roll!
Clay in Portland, Oregon writes:
Considering that her husband has already been in the center of a few small-scale scandals since the beginning of primary season, it's hard to believe Senator Clinton would be able to rein him in for four years of non-stop scrutiny and international spotlight.
I trust Hillary when she says that Americans need not worry about scandals unfolding behind her White House doors. But, really, I think the issue at hand is how unimportant that is. Hillary is running for president, not Bill.
Jack, I absolutely do not believe her! That is my big problem with the Clintons. I do not trust them. They have shown us time and time again that they do not deserve our trust. I think they would use every dirty trick in the book if they thought they could get away with it.
A leopard doesn't changes its spots. History doesn't agree with what Hillary is saying.