She’s at it again. Yes, Hillary Clinton is back to her old tricks – making things up and exaggerating the truth to make herself seem normal. If she’s not really like the rest of us, then she’ll just pretend she is.
She’s a female Walter Mitty.
So, while campaigning as an ‘everday American’ in Iowa, Hillary spun a story about having four immigrant grandparents. Why make up such an unnecessary story? So she could be like the people in Iowa and appear to empathize with them. That’s what she does. This time, it turns out that only one of her grandparents was an immigrant. The other three were all born in the U.S. – and she knows that – she’s written about it. But she wanted to be one of the folks, so she told a new story.
She got caught by the sleuths at Breitbart, who checked census records. Here’s her explanation for the fib: It seems that she simply got mixed up and thought that her three grandparents were actually immigrants because they talked about the “immigrant experience.” Huh?
She’s done this before. While First Lady, Hillary spoke at a 1997 race-relations forum for teenagers. In an attempt to empathize with victims of racial prejudice, she made up a heart breaking tale.
According to Hillary, she recalled the “pain” of a “childhood encounter” that helped her to understand the injury suffered by racial prejudice. “During a junior high school soccer game, on a cold day, a goalie told her “I wish people like you would freeze.” Stunned, Hillary asked the goalie how she could feel that way when she didn’t even know her. “I don’t have to know you to know that I hate you.” the goalie purportedly replied.
Touching story, but its highly unlikely that it ever happened. Hillary graduated from High School in 1965, and was in Middle School in 1959-1961. There were no girls soccer teams at the time. It was not until well after the passage of Title IX in 1972 that schools were required to provide equal athletic opportunities to girls.
The Athletic Director of the Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Illinois – a 34 year veteran of the school – confirmed to us in 2003 that there were no girls soccer teams there in the 1960’s. In fact, in 1972, there were only 28 schools in the U.S. with girls soccer teams.
The unforgettable incident did not make it into Hillary’s memoirs – for good reason — it never happened.
And remember when she claimed that she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary? That made her seem exotic, not just some ordinary mid-western baby boomer. No, Hillary Clinton was named after the man Time magazine named as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th Century.
There was one big problem with it, though. It wasn’t true. She couldn’t have been named after Sir Edmund. Because until he became the first man to climb to the summit of Mt. Everest in1953, – six years after Hillary’s birth – Edmund Hillary was an obscure beekeeper in rural New Zealand. No one had ever heard of him. So unless her mother was clairvoyant, Hillary made it up.
She basically admitted that in 2008, when she sent out a press release saying she hadn’t been named after Sir Edmund after all.
No problem. Just cross that lie off.
And then there was her Bosnia landing under sniper fire that turned out to be a peaceful landing with greetings from school children handing her flowers.
She apologized for her faulty memory on that one.
And don’t forget her ridiculous claim in her last Presidential campaign that she “helped bring peace to Northern Ireland.” According to David Trimble, lead negotiator for Norther Ireland who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts, she was a “cheerleader” and nothing more. George Mitchell, U.S. Envoy to Ireland, never mentioned Hillary in his book about the process.
And the she claimed to have “negotiated” for open borders in Macedonia to help the refugees. But the borders were already open when she made her one 12 hour visit there. Her schedule was crammed with photo ops, not substance. and the borders were already open when she arrived.
Expect more corrections, apologies, clarifications. She just can’t help herself.