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January 23, 2008

Bill Clinton: "Once you accuse somebody of racism or bigotry or something, the facts become irrelevant"

Irony much? Oh yes, very much.

This is the clip where Clinton supposedly becomes "red-faced" in anger at a reporter asking a question. I'd suggest skipping it, actually, because while he's clearly annoyed, he's not visibly angry. He doesn't lose his composure. Given a tough charge is being leveled against him, he has leeway to get angry, but he really doesn't.

However.... about halfway through his story about overhearing a conversation in a casino about pro-Hillary union workers not being allowed to caucus for her (see the Jon Stewart clip below) transforms into something quite a bit more extravagant: Now he's no longer "overhearing" any such conversation, but escorting six Hispanic women somewhere where they each tell him they were prevented from signing up to attend the caucus. And he adds he's heard "hundreds" of similar stories.

Well! That little fib seems to have grown into a Paul Bunyan-style tall tale in just a couple of days.


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