April 11th, 2008
02:08 PM ET

Why is Bill Clinton bringing up Hillary’s Bosnia claims?


Click the Play Button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Just when talk about Hillary Clinton's tale from the tarmac in Bosnia was starting to die down, Bill Clinton decided to bring it up again.

Speaking in Indiana, the former president defended his wife's lie about "landing under sniper fire" during that 1996 trip.

He said that she made the comment "one time late at night when she was exhausted, misstated - and immediately apologized for it." Bill Clinton added that he believed Hillary was the first first lady since Eleanor Roosevelt to go into a combat zone and that the media treated her like she'd "robbed a bank", suggesting "some of them, when they're 60, they'll forget something when they're tired at 11 at night, too."

So now we have the former president lying about his wife's lie. Hillary Clinton made the comments about the Bosnia trip numerous times, not just once and not just "late at night." Once she told the fictional sniper fire tale early in the morning. In fact, it took about a week for her to correct herself – saying she "misspoke" and "made a mistake." And the Eleanor Roosevelt claim is bogus as well, since Pat Nixon traveled to Vietnam in 1969.

So why would a skillful politician like Bill Clinton re-ignite an issue that hurt his wife? You'd think he would know better. Unless it wasn't an accident.

In fact, Clinton brought up the Bosnia issue twice yesterday.

Hillary Clinton has since told her husband to knock it off. She said, "You weren't there. Let me handle it." His response? "Yes, Ma'am."

Here’s my question to you: Why would Bill Clinton voluntarily bring up the story of his wife's trip to Bosnia?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Peter from Dallas writes:
She was exhausted and that led to the error of a sniper fire? If she doesn't know the difference between a flower ceremony with a little girl and a sniper because of exhaustion at 11pm, then what kind of judgment will she show at 3am when that phone rings?

Ann from Charlotte, NC writes:
Plain and simple, he doesn't want her to win. He wants to be the only one in the family to hold the title of former president. You are looking at the dysfunction of two of the greatest egos of our times.

Joe from Phoenix, Arizona writes:
Right now, the entire Hillary campaign is in a tail spin. I am a Democrat, but these constant lies and exaggerations remind me too much of Bush, Cheney and company. Obama and McCain may have their own issues, but at least they appear to have their integrity intact.

Tina writes:
‘Cause if the spotlight is dimming on him he has to make the light shine. He is not happy being 2nd fiddle.

Wael from St. Paul, Minn. writes:
For Obama, Bill is the gift that keeps on giving. If Hillary becomes the nominee, Bill will become McCain's gift that keeps on giving. He caused a blow-out loss in South Carolina. This time, he may cost her a knock-out punch in Pennsylvania. Bill makes the race much more entertaining and fun to watch. Can you imagine what kind of drama we will get if the Clintons are back in the White House?

Dennis from North Carolina writes:
If Bill Clinton makes a comment about Hillary being tired, I would imagine John McCain, at his age, would not answer the phone at 3am. That leaves us only Obama, who can answer the phone correctly.

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soundoff (173 Responses)
  1. Terry from Calif

    Because the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. Look, obviously they don't talk in their marriage other wise he would have known to just shut up already.

    April 11, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  2. IFEANYI AZUBIKE Houston, Texas

    Jack, this is not the first time that Bill has lied to us. At the rate Bill's statements on the stump are hurting Hillary, deliberate sabotage may not be out of the question. It is impotant though that anything the Clintons say usually has an undertone and we may never fully comprehend why. I am convinced however that whatever his intentions, this time the message appears dysfunctional. On the flip side, can he be suffering from the over sixties dementia that he suggested in the same speech.

    April 11, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  3. Kevin - Albany, NY

    He has decided to sabotage her campaign, Jack. If he became the first husband he already admitted (months ago on the Daily Show), "I may slit my throat." He sees that the math is against her and is subtley helping to undermine her chances in order to save his own neck. And he secretly supports Obama.

    April 11, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  4. Thomas, Elizabeth,Nj

    It's because he just doesn't know when to shut up.He has caused her just as many problems as he has helped her. I am personally tired of him and please stop showing the boring Chelsea speak ,oh my god Cnn, she's brutal.

    April 11, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  5. BobW Rochester, NY

    Maybe Bill really did inhale! The Clintons think that if they deny or explain long enough, that it's okay to keep lieing and the voters will love them for it. Obviously Hillary'd lies are like Wright's chickens-they're comin' home to roost!

    April 11, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  6. DaN H Panama

    Because Bill thinks the whole world still believes everything he says. "Idid not have sex with that woman"

    April 11, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  7. Brian, Cincinnati

    For months I always had this feeling that he didn't want her to be president. That he didn't like the idea of taking a back seat to her. He was too slick to make this many mistakes. Even my mother, who doesn't follow politics, asked me one night: "Do you think he doesn't want her to win?" That only made me believe it more.

    Barack Obama is running a change campaign very similar to the one Bill did in '92. I think he sees a bit of himself in Obama, and that if his wife hadn't run, he would have loved to have helped Obama win. So far, it appears that's exactly what he's ended up doing.

    Brian, Cincinnati

    April 11, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  8. Zander in Colorado Springs, Co

    Because they know that in the general election, this is going to be a big issue. And instead of just appologizing, and admiting it was a lie, they are trying to blame the media for being bias against them. When Obama got caught up in the Rev Wright issue, he confronted it head on, and was respected more because of it. Hill and Bill are playing politics as usual, and trying to laugh it off and blame the media. And people wonder what all this "Change" is about.

    April 11, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  9. nora g

    "ARROGANCE"- An attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or in presumptious claims of assumptions. He is Bill Clinton his record of lies speaks for itself, why he is trying to take his wife down is unclear to me. Reminding people she is 60 also did not ring well with me either. Maybe his age is making him do the dumb things he is doing to Hillary all the time.

    April 11, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  10. Barb, Michigan

    Maybe old Bill has a little Alzheimers going there. It's not nice to pick on old,crazy people, Jack. We'd never do that to you.

    April 11, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  11. Jamaal Kansas

    Because he Knows that the lie has hurt there chances in Pennslyvania. Also they are trying to divert attention from the Penn situation he is trying excuses for her lies we reject you Bill

    April 11, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  12. Barry, San Fran

    Pure arrogance, plain and simple. Most people would be happy to let the matter fade into the past. The Clintons have many "tools" with which to influence the public and they don't feel the need to exercise good judgement when using them. Someone with less "bullets" in their gun would surely have passed on this one.

    April 11, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  13. karen - IL

    I think it was a well calculated ploy. The campaign would rather have the media bringing attention to the Bosnia gaffe (lie) then have Bill's income form Yucaipa and his "Speaking" income called into question.
    There is alot more there then has been uncovered and the campaign is making a wise decision bringing up Bosnia to distract it from his questionable business dealings.

    April 11, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  14. Andrea, Omaha, NE

    The Clintons have told so many stories that they can't keep their lies straight.

    April 11, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  15. Harry

    After reading Bill's statement on Bosnia. I wonder if she's "tired" at 11pm and forgeting things what will she remember at 3am when that phone rings?

    April 11, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  16. Cheryl From Mexico, NY

    Maybe he wants her to get out the race. Oh wouldn't that be wonderful!! I'm sure that’s not really the reason. Maybe he misspoke just like his wife, maybe it contagious: you know "Speaking blips". It would appear to me that Bill has no more common sense than Hillary; to rehash the Bosnia sniper fire and outwardly lie for her will do nothing but hurt her. Thanks Bill all help is welcome in nominating Barack Obama.

    April 11, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  17. Ryan, Champaign IL

    One look at the campaign's gyroscope shows that it's spin-spin-spinning out of control. Was Penn the glue that held this thing together?

    April 11, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  18. Wayne Goffstown NH

    This confirms it ..... He is really an Obama supporter !

    April 11, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  19. Mike Nunn

    Once again you have proven that you are really a nasty person. Why do you insist on attacking Hillary? You are obsessed with going after her and it certainly takes away from your credibility. Pick on someone else for a change.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  20. Dave Brooklyn, NY

    I guess he has a defeat wish or something. Maybe he’s run out of positive things to say about Hillary but can’t resist the temptation to run his mouth. I’ve done it many times myself, but then my wife isn’t running for president of the United States.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  21. Craig

    I think Bill is miffed that Hillary got a hug from Elton and he didnt. Poor fella.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  22. Jayne in NH

    This was just bizarre, Jack. Not only did he embellish the tale, he added the excuse that it was 11 o'clock at night and Hillary is 60 years old and was tired. So tell me again how she can answer that 3 a.m. phone call. Sometimes it makes you think he's intentionally undermining her campaign. Let's face it, a Hillary presidency would definitely cut into the half million dollar speaking engagements.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  23. rbrannan

    Hillary has already taken accountability for her Bosnia statement, and it's good to see that she is again standing up and taking accountability by telling Bill the buck stops with her. Also, Bill stated that he "thinks" Hillary was the only other first lady to visit a combat zone other than Eleanor R... Bill said he "thinks" which is much different than making a declarative statement that she "was" the only other first lady.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  24. Janice Sullivan, New York

    Bill did it because both of them have a distorted self image, like alcoholics who are in denial about their drinking. They lie so much, they don't even know they're lying.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  25. W B in Las Vegas

    I don't have the slightest idea what Bill Clinton is doing and I really don't think HE does either BUT every time he opens his yap, going back to the sarky comments after South Carolina, Hillary's poll numbers go down so it's FINE by ME.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  26. Sue of Minnesota

    The question should be, "Does Bill Clinton really want his wife to be President?"? At every turn he seems to say something stupid. He just informed us all this week that Hillary cannot handle late night calls, because she can't think when it get late at night. and she tired. Guess that means she can't handle those late night calls at 3:00 am, because she so old at 60 and to sleepy and senile. What does that make him at 63. Guess he just getting senile like his wife., doesn't really know what he's saying.

    Guess that why he blames the press and the right wing conservative . Tthey don't lie,or make up stories, oh, I'm sorry, mispoken it's eveyone who get's it all wrong.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  27. Tanya, from TX

    This is one weird family! She will be a first all right......the first woman to have her husband totally sink her presidential campaign. I agree; he secretly supports Obama.......good choice Bill old boy!!! Not only did he say she was tired but that she's OLD and can't remember things......AS IF......and he's corroborating her statemenets. You know; the ones everyone else calls lies!! He definitely makes you remember what the Clinton years were like!!! Oh – where is Ken Starr when you need him????

    April 11, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  28. Jason

    News Release–Chinese to boycott products of CNN's advertisers

    Waking up in the morning, CNN's advertisers might feel inscrutable that
    their products have already been on Chinese's boycott lists.

    Stunned and shocked by a racist and hatred remark on the Chinese people by
    CNN's commentator Jack Cafferty in "the Situation Room" aired on April 9th,
    Chinese is fighting back by boycotting products of CNN's advertisers– those
    who are airing advertisements during Cafferty's show time.

    Cafferty charged the Chinese people with a highly despicable assault by
    saying, "They (Chinese) are basically the same bunch goons and thugs they
    have been in the past fifty years." (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0804/09/sitroom.03.html and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=584D5fHB2H4)

    The Chinese new campaign against CNN is just an upgrade version of "tit for
    tat" after Cafferty's assault and CNN's recent coverings on Olympic relay in
    Paris, Germany and San Francisco, which is overwhelmingly condemned by
    Chinese as ungrounded and defamatory.

    The appeal, circulated on internet and bulletin boards, indicates a strong
    nationalist reaction among sections of the Chinese public ignited. This time
    , CNN is the target.

    More advertising bucks to sponsor this program on CNN, the worse marketing expect there in
    China. A headache the advertisers are suffering. In recent years, most
    Fortune 500 companies target at China, a country with more than 1.3 billion

    The boycott statement urged CNN’s advertisers to understand Chinese people
    's anger against Cafferty while did mention that the campaign is not to target
    any company who is running advertisements on other unrelated programs CNN
    is running, “at this point we Chinese just consider unacceptable for
    advertisers airing their ads on Cafferty's show time”.

    Till now, no apology has been heard from Mr. Jack Cafferty. CNN has made no clear
    statement or took no action since.

    Earlier this week, Coca Cola withdrew one of its advertisements in Germany
    which stirred the ire of many Chinese Internaut and nationalists who
    criticized the intention of pro-Tibet-Independence and urged the public to
    boycott the brand.

    The poster – spotted in a German railway station – shows Buddhist monks on a
    rollercoaster with the slogan: "Make it real".

    A spokesperson from Coca Cola said on April 9th: " This was certainly not
    our intention ... The old image was being used in the window of a shop in
    Bremen and has since been taken down ..."

    April 11, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  29. Alexandra

    To distract from the Columbia trade deal scandal.
    They are expert spin masters. This is no accident.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  30. Tim

    He knows Barack is a better candidate.

    I had dinner with someone recently who went to school with Chelsea and had a lot of interesting things to say about the Clintons, their rise to power, and their time in the White House. One thing this person did tell me, was that he could almost guarantee that if Hillary loses the campaign, they will be divorced in six months. I would agree.

    You would have to be a moron to not see that this is a political marriage of two megalomaniacs who will do anything for power. They are cellophane people. I don't know why they don't just dissappear somewhere and build monuments to themselves with all that money they are sitting on.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  31. Mary Ann - Chicago

    How dare Bill Clinton use Eleanor Roosevelt's name in the same breath as Hillary's?! Eleanor Roosevelt was sincere, earnest, and she had dignity and grace. HILLARY IS NO ELEANOR ROOSEVELT!

    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  32. josh lamp


    Deliberate sabotage just seems unfathomable as how would that not be uncovered?

    On the other hand, why lose by "losing" that way. Tell her to drop out.

    He may be juggling too many pizza doughs too – and one's getting clipped by the light fixture, another by the oven's edge, etc...

    Unless talk of Obama calling on Gore has triggered Bill's own latent interest in being in the "loop"... puzzled though.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  33. Bonnie

    Is this jealousy. Is he really trying to sabotage her campaign. I can't believe he doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut. et sleeping dogs lie. The original lies were bad enough. To keep making it worse is ludicrous. I can't tell you how disappointed I am becoming with the whole thing.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  34. Rene

    I'm an Obama supporter but I think Bill was just speaking up for his wife, being protective. I don't think he realized he was bring up a dead issue only trying to give an example of how badly they think the media is treating her. All this skillful politician stuff is clearly Bill Clinton of the past and not the present. He's made so many blunders in this campaign its obvious he's past his A Game.

    Mableton, GA

    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  35. Bhuvana, California

    He want to be the only President Clinton in American history. From the get-go, he's been subtly undermining her campaign – and I certainly don't think he's dumb or lacks common sense. If I was Hillary, I'd make sure he never speaks on my behalf. I think his narcissism won't allow him to take second place to her, either now or later, in the very remote event that she actually wins the nomination and the presidency. I actually feel sorry for her ..and I'm a staunch Obama supporter.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  36. TJ of South Carolina

    It's a wise move, from a wickedly, wise Devil.........he's a smart, crooked deceiver who is attempting to maneuver the public's attention away from their misdeeds concernign their finances. Do we really expect something different from them.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  37. Mike Severna Park, MD

    Two words, "Speaking Engagements". That's a lot of money to give up. Am I wrong, or did she not bring up the same fantasy scenario back in December and January while speaking at a reasonable hour with plenty of rest? I've seen footage of it.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  38. Bill Sharar

    Bill Clinton: she made the comment “one time late at night when she was exhausted, misstated — and immediately apologized for it.”

    What's Bill's statement really say about Hilary's ability to handle that 3am telephone call?

    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  39. Omorogbe Fredrick

    Hello Jack,

    The president knows that it's unprofessional and unethical for a presidential aspirant to stress the truth. And he wants to soothe the public. If Bill thinks his wife made up stories due to tiredness, I recommed she visits a dcotor forcheck ups so that she can make the right judgment when the phone rings at 3am.


    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  40. Dee

    Plain and simple, he knows her better than anyone else. He doesn't want her to win the nomination. Why else would he opt to splice her campaign constantly? Bosnia was a dead issue. There are real issues he could discuss with clarity . But those are issues that could help her win. He wants her to lose and he tries at every chance. Oh, how I have counted the ways he has tried. Remember he's knows strategy quite well.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  41. Kentucky Bob

    Ego. Just ego. When you think that you're smarter than everybody else, you do things like that.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  42. Angus McDugan

    This man believes he is the center of the universe and that he will be the leader of this nation if his wife is elected. He probably assumed that he knows best how to lead the little people away from thinking for themselves.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  43. Dave from Maine

    Bill's to smart for these mistakes...there will only be one "President Clinton". I'm sure the prospect of being runner up ("First Man") doesn't sit very well with Bill.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  44. Michael


    If this is Hillary's 11pm recollection of her life threatening Bosnia encounter then it beg the question.... "Who do you want answering the phone at 3am'?


    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  45. les kalimootoo

    bill clinton lied to us and we loved him
    george bush lied to us and we reelected him
    then i guess it's ok for hillary clinton to lie to us – may be we will elect her too

    April 11, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  46. Smilingtall

    Bill Clinton is intentionally destroying his wifes campaign. You have seen how he has treated women in the past. He does not think very highly of them,.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  47. Greg

    Golly ... did Bill Clinton lie? That's never happened before.

    ... no wait ... there was that one time ...

    Jack, how much does CNN pay you to come up this sort of silly nonsense? Food prices are up. Energy prices are up. The equity in my house is falling and the employment outlook isn’t so bright. Use your super-powers for the forces of good … don’t squander them.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  48. garrick

    hi jack
    Bill has been a very bad person to talk for his wife and alot of us are glad to see him destroy her campaign,keep it up Bill
    florida love to her Hillarys dirt

    April 11, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  49. Adela from Friendswood, TX

    I think that Bill feels that as the "Man" he has to come to the aide of his wife. He sees the daily bashing that she gets in the media and I think he's just fed up like the rest of us. There are alot of wives out there that get embarrased by their husbands on a daily basis... so just let it go.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  50. Richard

    If Bill thinks it is OK for Hillary to make a mistake late at night because she is tired, how is she going to answer the phone at three in the morning and make the right decision?

    April 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  51. Bob

    Because he wants to be Obama's VP.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  52. Mark from Somerville, MA

    Since trust doesn't seem to mean squat in this marriage, I'd be shocked to see communication make an appearance. Barack and Michelle are often seen on stage together whereas Bill and Hillary try to avoid being in the same state as often as possible. If you can't unite yourself to your spouse, how the devil are you going to unite the country?

    April 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  53. Chris

    Wow- i just can't get over the amount of venom that is being spewed at the Clintons. Why can't people love Obama without being so hateful to Hill and Bill? Just keep counting the Clintons out and just keep watching them come back. They are the comeback kids after all.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  54. bobbie j./great, grand state of texas

    I'm torn between thinking its because he really doesn't want her to win (although the truth is she wouldn't have a snowballs chance in odessa) and thinking as Janice Sullivan/NY says "Bill did it because both of them have a distorted self image, like alcoholics who are in denial about their drinking. They lie so much, they don’t even know they’re lying".

    There is something compulsive and out of control about their lying – it would make an excellent psych. study that's for sure.

    I wish he'd "knock it off" because I am embarrased by my past support of him – its like he's turned into a cartoon version of what the opposition always claimed him to be... or, hard as it is to admit, perhaps they were right all along and I was just too blind to see.

    I see now, boy oh boy, do i see now and will be grateful to be rid of these two for good.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  55. IF

    Quite often he has acted as if he wants her to lose. And the remark that she, at 60 might be forgetful. is a somewhat spiteful remark and also doesn't help her, especially because it means that at 11 at night, she won't be able to remember things, or will remember things that didn't happen. All in all, not a reassuring picture of a "commander-in-chief".
    So, either he's plain dumb or he's sabotaging her. Getting his own back, probably. for his sins past not forgotten.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  56. Bill in New London, CT

    It seems the Clinton's are full of crap 24/7. Whenever they come under fire, they believe they can try and spin it as "no big deal" and we'll just fall in line like robots and say "...no...big...deal..." Well, we remember "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" and "vast, right-wing conspiracy," and we aren't buying it anymore.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  57. david from texas

    Our democratic party is in trouble this year. Both Obama and Clinton are liars. Obama is racist, Clinton is sexist, Bill is out in left field, Michelle "hates" America, and so on and so on. Man, I wish they could come together and start being positive and dwell on the issues at hand for once! Neither of them is better than the other. I'm almost ashamed to be a Democrat these days! The Republicans are loving this…..they know that in November, if this keeps up, it will be an easy win for them. Ok , Obama, Clinton….stop acting like school kids and start acting like candidates! Time is running out!

    April 11, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  58. Lyn-Woodbridge, NJ


    Why dont you focus on issues like-Hillary's anti crime plan? You and CNN like to expand on non-issues and make them issues.


    April 11, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  59. Rob

    Hi Jack, I think this is just another example of how poorly organized the Clinton campaign really is. After all the blunders that have come out of that campaing in the last few months, one has to cringe thinking that this is how she'd run the white house.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  60. Oops

    When I was a child, my grandfather was the first to tell me the popular mantra: "When you tell the truth, you never have to remember what you said."

    It is something that has worked well for me throughout my life. I think our friends from Arkansas should give it a try.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  61. Gideon in North Carolina

    I am sure Bill is very jealous the way Hillary was hugged by Elton and the excitement on her face. Bill is thinking, if she becomes elected, she might be the one "not having sexual relations with amy man"
    So the best thing to do is to prevent his wife from winning the nomination. Also too many secrets will come out should she become the nominee.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  62. Donna in Calgary

    Welll......maybe it's because he doesn't want her to win...maybe it's because he won't be able to make the kind of money he is making now....maybe it's because he is an old man with the memory of an old woman....mabe he's just an idiot.....

    April 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  63. Pete-Waynesboro, VA

    He would bring it up again and again JUST so she could tell him to "knock it off" and he could reply "yes m'am". That's the whole point. Calculating isn't it?

    April 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  64. Albert Garciq

    Jack, what surprises me is that people are so easily fooled. Here is a pair who lie all the time; Hillary has change her views on issues more than once and yet the people are willing to throw their vote away by voting for her. I was shock when a total outsider from New York who had never lived there was able to run and win the senate seat. I grew up in New York and couldn’t believe that people there had become so stupid. Now she is running for president which is incredible and people are willing to vote for her again. Is this whole country so blind that it can’t see her for what she is; a fraud who just wants power and will say anything to get it? God help the USA if she is elected.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  65. Marjorie

    Because he is Bill Clinton. The Clintons have an amazing capacity to self destruct. And the same ability to resurrect. Years ago we gave them the benefit of the doubt and we can safely sumise that our faith in them has not paid off. This time they are doing it to themselves. They are no Right Wing Conspiracy (it seeems that Melon-Sacffe like her now...how sick is that). The Clintons should have a part of our past and I HOPE that this year the American People will send them the message that we've had it and we are ready to move on.
    By the way Jack, do you think Bill really wants her to be President?
    Brentwood NY

    April 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  66. lbw

    Seems like he's still stuck on the one true thing he said about Monica:
    "I did it because I could". Some people don't think they need to live by the same "rules" the rest of us do.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  67. Dottie M


    Don't you see that ole Bill is on Obama's payroll. Why else would he continue to undermine Senator Hilary Clinton's campaign? Maybe that is why we have yet to see their 2007 taxes!!!!

    Go Obama 2008!!!! 🙂

    April 11, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  68. Kel from Bham, AL

    None of this make any sense. The Clintons keep screwing themselves over a little bit more every week.

    I’ve just got one question: If she’s supposedly “ready to answer the phone at 3am”, how is she so sleepy at 11pm that she can’t remember what actually happened in her own life?

    Hillary is 60 and Bill blames this for her forgetfulness. I’m throwing the BS flag on that one, buddy. My grandmother is in her 70’s, she has a brilliant mind, and has the ability to tell the truth no matter what time of the day it is!

    I think the nature of the Clinton’s is truly beginning to unfold and America is being forced to come to terms with this disingenuous beast of a couple. We can’t even trust the Clintons to tell the truth about what was a lie in the first place!

    When is this fiasco going to end?

    April 11, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  69. showbaba

    I think Bill is like you now, he secretly loves Obama to win.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  70. Mike

    Bill is bringing up Bosnia now because he is trying to make sure that he remains the only President Clinton in the family. I voted for him twice and believe that he was a good President but his personal misconduct in The People's House has forever diminished his legacy.

    Hillary has run an abysmal campaign that appears to be on life-support at best. Clinton fatigue is beginning to sweep the nation.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  71. Darin P.

    It is amazing to watch everyday as the Clintons posit themselves as persecuted underdogs. The former president and first lady demand an amazing amount of grace and credulity form the American people. They truly seem stunned that a growing amount of the electorate is not buying it. Granted, they are receiving a great amount deference from the American media who have still not corrected the slander towards Obama concerning allegations of NAFTA meetings with Canada.

    The Clinton administration was truly horrible for working Americans, through NAFTA and the welfare cuts. It has only been by comparison to the successive Bush administrations that Clintons have not faced widespread criticism until now.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  72. Steve Rosenthal

    Gee, If only Hillary had divorced Bill she woudn't have this problem now! They truly deserve each other.

    April 11, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  73. Chinez

    Clintons have a demon that has possezed them and may need prayer to get it out of them. They are campaigning against themselves and they should just do us a favour by getting out NOW and allow normalcy in the presidential campaign.

    OBAMA 08

    April 11, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  74. Rachelle

    Hi Jack

    Despite the lemmings willing to throw themselves after an untested and inexperienced Obama, I could never have a hand in subjecting my country to another round of the most arrogant couple in Washington. People are galled by their incredulous assumptions that we're waiting for them to return 'home' the White House.

    Somebody better jump into this race...

    April 11, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  75. sweetangel

    I have to agree with Brian in Cinci –

    I really believe that if his wife wasn't running, he would be behind Barack 100%. Bill doesn't make these kinds of mistakes... not continuously anyway. He doesn't want to be 'First Man!'

    April 11, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  76. Mike from Syracuse NY

    Why do the Clintons do anything they do? Because they think they can get away with it. Regarding Bosnia, one would think that one could remember ever being shot at. I know I would. It's not like it's something that happens every day. Hopefully the overly tired Hillary will rest up for those 3:00 AM phone calls. Otherwise she might get a crisis call on the economy and nuke France by mistake. Not that that would be a bad thing.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  77. Paul


    He was trying to hoodwink people into believing that the media is the reason for Hillary’s shortcomings. It’s frightening to think what garbage he would spew to other nations in the role as “Ambassador to the World” Hillary suggested for Bill last year. She would be in the White House while he cuts deals in Colombia. She doesn’t just deal with lobbyists, she’s married to one.

    Can someone please ask Chelsea why she never stepped forward and clarified her mother’s account of the sniper fire or is that question too personal as well?

    April 11, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  78. Harriet J. Brown

    I think that Former President Clinton brought up the Bosnia issue so that people would remember the fact that he ended the genocide in Bosnia. It was one of his greatest achievements.

    Harriet Brown
    Bayside, NY

    April 11, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  79. Kulick from Massachusetts

    They should at least discuss their lies together so they are on the same page. This is a perfect example of the carelessness of the Clintons.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  80. Nate

    On a more important note Hillary couldn't answer questions about the conflict of interest between her campaign lobbyist husband and what she says about the free trade agreement with Columbia.

    I sincerely believe Bill's mistatements on Bosnia are intentional- it's a deflection from the real issue. She has no answer to why her campaign strategist and husband support agreements that she says she opposes.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  81. David Bakody

    Jack, God only knows why a man with the experience of being President of the US of A for two terms would act so is beyond words.
    More proof Bill Clinton will not be able to handle the position as First Man by keeping his mouth shut.

    Dartmouth NS

    April 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  82. Allen G. From Pa.

    Just like the 3am Lie.If we have to wait on her or any President for a GO or NO GO then this country will be Blown To Hell and Back. In the 50s you had Ten Minutes to get all the aircraft you could into the air.Today I dought it would be more than 60 seconds.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  83. Jenny from Nanuet, New York

    They both must have Liars' Tourettes Syndrome. If Hillary really told Bill to "knock it off" because HE wasn't there, how does she explain that she WAS there and STILL "misspoke"? I've had enough of BOTH of 'em.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  84. Pinocchio from Austin, Texas

    Well, Jack – Oh my gosh! I was just shot at by a sniper and had to run to my car with my head down while typing this comment! – No, wait a minute, I guess I made a mistake. Actually I never left my chair. Proves I'm human!

    Bill wanted to say that Hillary just "forgot something" when she claimed to have run through an airport with her head down straight to a vehicle.

    But this was not just a matter of Hillary merely "forgetting something." She knew very well that what she was describing had never happened. Hillary was not just forgetting something, she was fabricating a whole story.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  85. Bud Curtis

    It was probably something he did not think about too much before he spoke. He is defending his wife from constant ridicule and stupid attacks, and his intentions are honorable.
    I think that the fact that some people are so fixated on finding fault with the Clintons says more about the fixated fanatics than is says about the Clintons.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  86. A Kraft

    birds of a feather

    April 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  87. don from canada

    Jack, we all know the truth !
    Bill brought this up to deflect comments on the real stuff like the Clinton library donors, like the tax information on why he was paid all that money, like why are they keeping Penn on staff after he is found to be in on the Columbia Free Trade deal, like the fact that Hillary has gone from double digit leads in Pa to a mere four points in the polls. There is always a reason for every thing that the Clintons do and in this case it’s to keep the real issues that the voters are asking about out of the news. Come on voters in Pennsylvania don’t be fooled anymore, stand up on April 22nd. and send Hillary back to where she belongs and out of the race.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  88. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    He just has to say something–even if it doesn't make sense!!
    He was an extemporaneous bluster bag in office–and he still is.

    He may also want to highlight–that even though there were no "snipers"...Hillary was in a war zone visiting combat forces during a time of war. Obama is the only candidate who has never even been to an area of conflict to assess the situation–or visit the troops he purports to support.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  89. Tom, Ft Lauderdale

    We the people cannot support a candidate to the highest job in the free world who admitedly dosn;t know what she talking about. Misspoke is a grave character flaw

    April 11, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  90. Tommy

    Keep up the good work Bill.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  91. kay

    Because he's a narcissist and will do anything to be the center of attention, even if it hurts his wife's campaign.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  92. Shu

    Bill Clinton has been regarded by many as one of the smartest American and the greatest strategist in the Democratic Party. However, he keeps doing stupid things in his effort of helping his wife’s campaign. There is only one reason for his stupidity: pride. Pride blinds his eyes. I guess he never believes he and his wife may make mistakes. If something awkward happens, it is always somebody else’s fault.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  93. Peter

    Liar is virus that the cannot be rid of.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  94. Patrick

    Before this election I liked, even admired, Bill Clinton. Through the course of this election, every time I hear him talk now, it seems he talking down to the American public. I believe he thinks that Senator Clinton should be given the presidency without an election.

    Also he stated that she forgot something when she it was late and she was tired. I'm curious if Senator Clinton is elected president won't she be working late and often tired? What else will she "forget"?

    April 11, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  95. YS of NJ

    Jack – this is part of the kitchen sink strategy...must be throwing the dirty dish rags. I think Bill inhaled...

    April 11, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  96. Bruce

    Former President Clinton is no political novice. He's crazy like a fox! He knows that the Bosnia story has run it's course and it has already done whatever damage it's going to do. He brings it up because he is trying to distract attention from the latest Clinton campaign gaffe - the glaring conflict of interest created by the $800,000 he took to give speeches in support of a Colombian free trade deal Senator Clinton claims to oppose.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  97. Jon, Pittsburgh, PA

    I have one question – why does the media focus so intently on every single thing that either Bill or Hillary says?

    Did Barack Obama say anything the last few days, weeks?

    April 11, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  98. JohnTX

    The Clintons are still living in the 1990s when all was well and good. Unfortunately, most of us didn't buy it then and do not buy it now, even as newish Democrats. Many of us want something new and a way to look forward. Only Obama can give us that. Everytime a Clinton steps up, we have to relive our past.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  99. Tom in Oregon

    Perfect example why we don't want the Clintons back in the White House.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  100. Scott - Madison, WI

    Because to the Clintons, lying is synonymous with breathing. They've been so habitual in feeding these lies to us and each other that they get lost in them. Then, they play us all for fools by turning the tables and attempt to appeal to our sympathy by painting themselves as victims of the right-wing or mainstream media. We won't fall for all this drama a second time ... Ahh ... correct that ... Some people have and will continue to do so, but not me!.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  101. Dianne


    Better Campaign strategy to discuss the old sniper story than to discuss current issues like CAFTA and NAFTA that matters to the PA voters.

    Intentional & calculated. Simply more drama!

    "Yes Ma'm" responds Bill Clinton. You's the boss, Ma'am!

    We're observing HRC as the 'tough boss-lady', intentionally demonstrating she can put 'Billy Boy' in his place. Obviously, internal polling must be indicating the "2-for1 Deal" is a negative issue to the Clinton Campaign. And, she needs to get 'tough' & put him in his place.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  102. Dr. Richard Jay (Boise, Idaho)

    Perhaps Bill Clinton thinks being a liar or stupid are qualifications
    for the Presidency?

    April 11, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  103. Don, Michigan's Upper Peninsula

    This is typical of a liar, such as Bill Clinton. Having never been in the military, Bill probably had to look up in a military dictionary what "sniper fire" really is!

    April 11, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  104. Jose'

    You are seeing the exact reasons we cannot afford to have a democrat in the White House!!

    April 11, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  105. Sharon Olds - Birmingham, Alabama

    A very busy President Clinton had time to full around in the white house, now he obviously has too much time on his hands. Imagine what he is going to be doing if he gets back in the white house at 3:00 a.m.?!? Poor Hilliary.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  106. Mike M, Indiana

    I haven't gotten a raise in four years. My wife's pay has been decreased.
    Food and necessities have gone 15% in the past year; energy has gone up 30%.

    Hey Bill.......it's the economy, stupid!

    April 11, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  107. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Maybe there is more to the "sniper story" than what we know. Remember, Hillary used the word "misspoke" and everybody took it that she lied. If she "misspoke" did something really happen and was never to be exposed?

    April 11, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  108. Lynn

    To be honest with you, I believe that Bill Clinton doesn't want his wife to be president. It wil overshadow his own presidency. When you hear the name Clinton years from now, you're going to remember Hillary, not Bill. He will be reduced to that guy who screwed around on the job.
    So he wasn't told, I think he's done a few things to undermine her.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  109. Veronica in Richmaond, VA.

    Hi Jack, Simple, he's sick of liar Hillary, he want his damn FREEDOM! This is a wonder way for him to have his affairs, he's tired of being in the closet. Lol

    April 11, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  110. DET in North Carolina

    Bill thinks whatever he says is the gospel truth because he's a pathological liar. Also, look at the Clinton supporters–according to the press/polls they are less educated than Obama supporters–so maybe big mouth Bill thinks that they're stupid enough to believe everything that spews forth from his lying lips! (i.e. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman").

    April 11, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  111. Kevin McElroy


    Clearly the former president is not on-board with Mrs. Clinton becoming first lady. Bill has never made a public move good or ill without it being a calculated one. The other theory is that with Pennsylvania now not looking like a landslide for Clinton, this generates a potential scapegoat for her to pin her troubles on.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  112. t thomas

    Think Bill hurts Hillary?Just listen to Michelle Obama"s ant-American rants.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  113. Pat Adams

    Bill Clinton last political campagin was essentially in a different media era. This is the instant news generation. Bill could probably have told that story in dozens of small towns and never gotten the network coverage it is receiving Why?, because the blackberries and text messaging that moves todays mountains did not exist during his campaigns. That down home boy "schitck" played well for him in the past, there is no reason to assume he would not use it. He also was throwing in a dose of "picking on the girls" that he has spoken about since Iowa. Its not suprising, but what is, is that the Tuzla story has opened up her campaign to more scrutiny than before. Bill, by his own admition is a very BIG PART of the campaign. No matter how supporters like to say this is the "woman for president race". It is the couple for president race. She was an integral part of his presidency, and he will be a part of hers. She cannot control him now, could not control him then, and has little chance of controlling him in the future. Chelsea said: My Dad is not running, my Mom is. I dont think anyone really believes that.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  114. Riley

    BILL CLINTON brought it up in Boonville, IN because the day before Chelsea was asked a tough question dealing with Bosnia and the Ohio woman.

    I believe the question was, "As an undecided voter and with the recent misstatements from your mom, such as landing under sniper fire in Bosnia and telling thousands of people about a Ohio woman who passed away because of pregnancy complications – which was full of holes and inaccurate – How does your mom plan to build her credibility especially when the race is so close in Pennsylvania and with Obama having a 23 point lead in North Carolina?

    Made the front page of the papers and on news stations.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  115. Tom J

    I don't know I think he's just but stupid! and I voted for this jerk twice.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  116. Mr Derka

    Maybe he is behind Barack and that's why he's rehashing her obvious fabrication?

    Why on earth did she say that (repeatedly) and think that she wouldn't be called to the carpet? Truly odd. It's not even a reasonable lie. Would the secret service possibly have allowed a First Lady to land 'under sniper fire'? It's a misstatement like the one he made 'I did not have...'

    I think the word misstatement is defined as giving a false account of something... in other words LYING. It's a shame the Clinton's lie so often because it really has harmed their reputations.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  117. Tom in New Hope, MN

    Hillary used the Bosnian story on on least three documented occasions. She did not mispeak! Being shot at is a life changing experience and she would have remembered it very explicitely if it happened. She did not mispeak! She lied and just didn't get caught the first two times.

    Bill is an example of a campaign that is totally out of control. Can you imagine if she becomes president what we will have to live through? Another lying president with an accomplice.

    Vote carefully!

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  118. Jack Graham

    Zzzzzz, zzzzzzz, oh I'm sorry Jack. Did you say something? Oh that's right, you were harping on the Clintons again. Really Jack, don't you have somethingbetter to do? Like perhaps talk about Obama's lies – like the one were he claims to have taken no money from lobbyist or PACs. Wait, I forgot ! You are not allowed to. I understand. I wouldn't want you to get fired for being honest, objective and unbiased.

    Des Moines, IA

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  119. Dennis

    LikeTiger Woods, Bill didn't bring his A game this week.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  120. Patty

    I'm reminded of Shakespeare:

    "doth thou protest too much"

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  121. Lisa From Pa

    Sounds like not only voters in Pa has chosen Obama for our Democratic nominee but so has Hilliary's husband.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  122. Lovely in VA

    Because when she loses, and she will, they will divorce within a year. He would rather her not be president because he really doesn't like carrying on the farce of that marriage any longer. He'll have much more fun without her than with her. I can only imagine the distance between these two people. Sad really.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  123. Alon

    Maybe he's secretly an Obama supporter.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  124. Leonard Clint


    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  125. Laurie Hamer

    Like many Americans who supported Bill Clinton during his presidency, I have been shocked by many of the comments he has made publicly, most of them very hurtful to his wife's presidential campaign. The more I listen to his public comments, the more I realize that he is no longer a person whom I deeply admire, respect, or trust. I used to admire him for his intelligence, his class, and his ability to speak and to govern. As time has passed, he has presented himself as a vain, loud-mouthed, belligerent, selfish, childish, and deceitful man. Perhaps he enjoys the media attention so much that he chooses to say things that will attract even more of it. The thought that has also crossed my mind, much to my concern, is the possibility that he has developed a substance abuse problem and is no longer able to think clearly and responsibly.
    Laurie Hamer, Platteville, Wisconsin

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  126. Jack D. Blythe

    Because he's losing it in his dottage. Maybe he needs another 20-year-old intern to jog his sense of right and wrong. Or he really doesn't want to spent 4 to 8 years as "First Gentleman". It will be a blow to an ego as big as his.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  127. Jane

    Bill wants to submarine Hillary's campaign.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  128. Dorothy

    Bill Clinton brought up the Bosnia claim just to make sure you covered it again – as we all know you are doing everything in the free press to make sure Barak Obama has positive coverage and Hillary Clinton has negative coverage. Seems you are still on the job – and, NOT fair and balanced at that.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  129. jim cushing

    Alzheimer disease!

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  130. Matthew H., Anchorage, Alaska

    That's an easy one Jack: Bill is a Closet Obama supporter and is slowly but surely trying to torpedo his wife's campaign.

    His his first attempt was when he said that Hillary had to win certain states to still be a viable candidate. She won those, and now he needs another way out.

    The volunteer coordinators on the projects he works on are a lot easier than White House interns.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  131. Sebastien

    It's worrying how many flaws and poor for-a-President traits they are using. Just simmer done and say it was a mistake. He is saying what Obama or McCain should say. I think the problem is that he gets heated when defending his wife, and doesn't think things through.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  132. Ed G

    Jack - President Clinton grew up in a time where there were no computers, no cell phones, no Internet. He still thinks you can drive into any small town and say whatever you want to sell your stuff - with no consequences. The days of street money and oil-selling politics are coming to an end.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  133. Michele in FL

    A theory: He is shifting focus from the questionable items on the tax returns...........

    April 11, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  134. Brenda B


    One Question:

    If what Bill is saying is "true" and I use that word loosely, that it was late a night and she's 60, then how in the world is she going to answer the phone at 3:00 a.m. "coherent".

    April 11, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  135. Margaret

    I think that maybe Bill is sick of her running. Maybe he's trying to bring Bosnia back up to sink her campain. May he just trting to show voters in Pa that she has a habbit of liying and they should vote for obama

    April 11, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  136. Yvette Currier

    It is really a non-issue. Jack, why don't you ask Wolfe how safe it was in Bosnia at that time. Did he wear a flap Jacket ? It was exactly a trip to Paris.
    Why don't you question some of Obama's statements and actions sometimes?

    April 11, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  137. Chris

    I think that the bigger question is if she has trouble remembering details at 11pm, how can we expect her to recall important details at 3am?

    April 11, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  138. Anna, SW Missouri

    Jack, it is obvious that the Clintons are living in a parallel universe. Probably one that is still debating what the meaning of "is" is. On the other hand, now they can claim media bias and gender bias again, and any day now we will start to see the tears flowing because everyone is picking on Hillary again!

    April 11, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  139. gene

    You don't ever miss a chance to bash Hillary. The Bosnia thing is just a "blip" at this time. Why don't you ask a question why has Obama lost 10 points to Obama over the last two weeks in the National polls and Clinton is still leading him by 3 points. Then you could add maybe its because of the Rev. Wright"s comments. You are a tired sick old man and I think you have a problem with strong women.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  140. Walt


    It's obvious that the Clintons' marriage if purely a matter of potlitical convenience, not love. Why else would he run around on his wife as much as he has. With these two meglomaniacs it's about who can achieve the most. Bill made to President of the United States of America. There is no achievement greater than that. The only thing that would trump that would be "The First Female President", and Bill's ego could never allow Hillary to have a larger significance in history than he. Beside, lying is so ingrained in the Clintons; that it's phyically impossible for either of them to speak for more than 3 sentences without telling a lie. It's a hard habit to break. Tell one lie, then you need to tell another to cover it up, then get caught so avoid the question. He was a sham of a president, and a sham of a husband. they deserve each other.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  141. Lee from Jacksonville, FL

    I think it is just a ploy to ger the votes of all the women out there who think THEIR husbands are idiots...

    April 11, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  142. Melli Ramsey

    I think Bill has been intentionally sabotaging Hillary's campaign effort from the start, his inflated ego cannot accept the idea his wife might to be a better president than he.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  143. B Supplee from California

    Bill Clinton said that Hillary mispoke because she was tired and
    the comment was made late at night. I guess if the phone rings at 3 A.M. in the morning we should have Obama answer it because Hillary may say the wrong thing because she's tired. Go get some rest Hillary.
    It's over

    April 11, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  144. Brenda Elizabeth Cowley-Waters

    it takes the heat away from his little free trade deal they 'have a little family disagreement on'; as one does in all families????!!!!!

    April 11, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  145. Jeff

    Wow she was confused at 11pm, what about that 3 am phone call she keeps telling us about???

    April 11, 2008 at 4:25 pm |

    My impression is that Bill Clinton genuinely believes he has his wife's best interests at heart. By performing as her political/campaign attack dog,and defending her honor at every turn, Bill is overcompensating for his debauch behaviors in the past. His previous indiscretions nearly derailed the White House, now it would seem (inadvertently) he is at it again...
    Durango, Colorado

    April 11, 2008 at 4:25 pm |
  147. Nicole

    Jack, It doesn’t surprise me when one of the Clinton’s lie, the other Clinton correct the lie, with another lie.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  148. don godsey

    the point hillary was trying to make 2 weeks ago on the bosina trip.. was she has more experience in dealing with foreing afffairs...having gone to more than 80 countries as first lady and us senator...i dont care if it was sunny or rainy.or bullets were flyintg or was greeted with flowers..the media missed the point....at last check on obama passport he has vistied 3 countries..kenya..indonesia..and iraq once..by the way they were all muslim countries and he was visiting his kin folk

    April 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  149. Wilma DeRussy

    Give Hillary a break (also Bill, and me!!!!)
    I used to really like you and your comments, but have noticed lately that you are very biased against Hillary! You never seem to notice the mistakes that Obama makes – one of the worst – for about twenty years sitting under a minister who rants and raves against our beloved country!

    I think not only you, but the whole news media are biased against Hillary! Why is this?

    W. DeRussy

    April 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  150. B.L .Cohen

    It's to take the heat off of the Colombia connection. If the news broke big in PA about how much Mark Penn and Hubby Bill hearts Colombia it could be very bad news for Clinton. Kind of like pleading guilty to a lesser sentence, drawing attention away from the bigger problem

    Rehashing last months lies will certainly go away quicker than trying to explain brand new problems.

    Quick...Media...look here!!!

    Bullets in Bosnia part two will go away quicker than The Colombia Connection part one.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  151. John in San Diego

    Jack, its Bill’s paranoia. Even though Americans love him now more than ever and have forgiven him for Monica, he still suffers from a pathological defensive reaction to any criticism – either of himself or his wife.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  152. Deborah from Sausalito, CA

    Because he can't help himself . . .he never met a soapbox he didn't like.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  153. Stephanie


    Isn't the answer obvious? He's secretly pulling for Barack Obama. Why else would he continue to beat a dead horse?

    Washington, D.C.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  154. Anthony Leyva

    The strategy Bill Clinton possesses is he ackowledges that she has been hurt by the Bosnia story so he is trying to minimize it. He is attempting to make it seem that they are under attack by the most bogus of charges.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  155. Dennis from Oregon

    Jack: The lie about the lie might be the norm if Hillary gets in. I think it is a quick peek at the future if we had Bill running around gathering up votes for free trade deals making 200K per visit. Eight more years of the Clintons would likely run a close second to the last eight Bush years. I love some of the other comments...Great Job USA

    April 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  156. Dave

    To make you Happy.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  157. Mark/ Cincinnati


    Bill Clinton is addressing this issue, for many reasons. Hillarys story telling is important. the fact she stated her service in the white house is also a story! I dont know about you but I would never forget if I was under heavy sniper fire, somethings you just do not forget about.

    I also heard about the story in which she stated a young working mother was denied health care resulting in the loss of her baby. The mother and the hospital also said that was not true.

    As we know from past experiences, Bill clinton lied to us all. I would not trust him on any issue. As for Hillary from these advents and now with Bill pushing them, I can no longer trust her. The type of people who exaggerate their stories CAN NOT BE TRUSTED !!!

    April 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  158. Kenneth E. Banks

    Why? I'll repeat what I said while he was in office, he is an imbecile. That is exactly why we do not need the Clintons in office again. Look at Hillary's program on crime. Yep, another gun ban for honest folks. Why doesn't she talk about closing the border and eliminating drugs and a cheap work force that inner city minorities have to compete with for jobs? Why doesn't she concentrate on a plan to keep kids in school and let them dream about a future? Obama talks of hope; she talks of control. She is just like Bill, all blow and no show!

    April 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  159. Wendy, TX

    What! you don't know about the Clintons?....Well look in the dictionary under Clinton.......Lies...Lies..."misspoking and misstating"

    April 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  160. Victor

    Jack, it very clear that President Clinton and Hillary want us to believe whatever they say even it is not true.

    April 11, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  161. Michael, Canada

    Obviously, because they got into some sort of marital spat and Bill is showing her 'what for'. Giving more ammo to the Obama camp will teach her, eh?

    April 11, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  162. tiksay

    It looks like Bill have always been confused about lies. " I didn't not have any sexual encounter with Monica, It was just Oral","Hillary didn't lie, she was just tiered. "I know obama will win, but she will kill me if I say that" .

    April 11, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  163. Maia Ajanaku

    'Why would Bill Clinton revisit his wife's Bosnia fib?' It's as simple as this: 'One lie always deserving of another'. That's what my father told me. But, of course, that was way back in the 1940s. The three year-olds in my childcare center call it contravening.


    April 11, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  164. Chris Salzmann

    Sorry guys but he's trying to (clumsily) distract the media from the fact that he took over $800,000 to make speeches pushing for the Columbia trade deal. That's the very deal Hillary CLinton is campaigning against. On one hand, she claims she doesn't agree with the Columbia trade deal but is happy to add the $800,000 to their bank account which her husband brought in from speaking in favor of it!

    How's that for the Clinton paradox???

    Anyone getting dizzy yet? 🙂

    April 11, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  165. Kay

    We demand an END to Media Bias!

    We demand an END to Hate Speech!

    We demand an END to Prejudice against Hillary!

    We demand Florida & Michigan votes COUNT as cast!

    We demand an END to Rigging of the Democratic Primary!

    I support Senator Hillary Clinton for President as she embraces our struggles as her struggles. Her many years of experience, strength of character, accomplishments on behalf of the people, courage, compassion and willingness to fight for every American, are indeed qualities of a candidate who is ready to lead, and someone who offers solutions that are real and able to pass the tests.

    Typical White Person

    April 11, 2008 at 5:08 pm |
  166. Cheryl in WA

    I think this is a MARK PENN ploy – deliberately taking the focus off of the Clinton financial stories running right now. Those will really damage her much more, since PA voters can hardly avoid the facts associated with their finances.
    Anyone swayed by the Bosnia debacle has already been swayed, and those who have not been, will not be by this little piece of theater.
    Plus, we got to see Bill telling Hillary, Yes Maam!

    April 11, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  167. Annette, Washington, DC

    If Hiliary is exhausted at 11pm, I guess Bill will answer that 3am call.

    April 11, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  168. Bobbie Liegus

    Does Bull Clinton know the words "I'm sorry" "I was wrong"? I think they are foreign phrases to him. The lies, misstatements, fabrications, whatever you want to call them, are among the many reasons I am so tired of the Clintons and want them to go away. I can't wait to vote for Barack Obama in November (on my birthday).
    Bobbie, Alexandria, VA

    April 11, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  169. JoAnn George

    Not sure why Bill brought it up again – but that leads to the question "Do I really want another Clinton in the White House as President with their spouse being a Vice President?" This Clinton regime may never end. Wonder if their daughter is thinking of running some day.

    April 11, 2008 at 5:27 pm |
  170. george

    Are we to understand that Hillary will be wide awake at 3am but to tired at 11pm to think straight?

    April 11, 2008 at 5:27 pm |
  171. entertained in Pgh

    Infidelity didn't do it...
    Impeachment didn't do it...
    The Executive Pardon scandal didn't do it...
    Maybe blocking her from being the Leona Helmsley of D.C. (and the country) will finally convince her to let him go free!!!

    April 11, 2008 at 5:27 pm |
  172. Clinton Country

    Hillary was an awesome First Lady and she'll be an even better "Commander in Chief"

    April 11, 2008 at 5:28 pm |
  173. Al

    This has been planned by her campaign to distract attention from the bigger issue Bill and Penn working for the Columbians.

    April 11, 2008 at 5:28 pm |