Friday, April 18, 2008

Chelsea Clinton: Actual Truth Not So Important

It transpires that Chelsea Clinton has continued to tell the discredited story about the pregnant woman in Ohio who died because she lacked health insurance.

After stating that the woman's family says the story is true -- despite a detailed analysis by ABC News which concluded " hospital or clinic denied her coverage as a pregnant woman. She had insurance when she died" -- Chelsea has said, "What matters to me in the...story is that no one ever doubted that it could be true in our country."

Forget the actual facts, let's just go with our emotions and what "could" be true, and use a phony story to get everyone worked up. If the state of health care is truly that terrible in our country, why can't the campaign go to the effort to use an anecdote that's actually factual?

Chelsea has also stated that a 7-year-old and an 11-year-old asked her on separate occasions, "with terror in their eyes," what would become of Social Security.

The campaign could provide no details as to where or when she met the terrified children.

I fear that Ms. Clinton has learned certain things too well from her parents.


Blogger Dana said...

Perhaps its genetic, eh?

Seriously, why hasn't her mother sternly told her not to bring up either the hospital story, Bosnia, or any other 'misspoken' event? It seems either she or her handlers, if they were indeed concerned for accuracy and truth and the integrity of the campaign would have been very clear on this.

But then as I read about the manipulations of using little girls to question what if's re social security (because all children know about this), I realize its far less about a candidate who strives to evidence integrity and forthrightness and more about her assuming the voters are ignorant and undiscerning and instead she must patronizingly see them as simple suckers who will buy any load of crap, hence vote for her.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Irene said...

The old saying "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" comes to mind :)

10:10 AM  

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