Bill Clinton says: and what the truth is about Hillary.
“In law school Hillary worked on legal services for the poor.”
The facts are: Hillary’s main extra-curricular activity in law school was
helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and
killing a federal agent. She went to court every day as part of a law
student monitoring committee trying to spot civil rights violations and
develop grounds for appeal.
“Hillary spent a year after graduation working on a children’s rights
project for poor kids.”
The facts are: Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the
California Communist Party. She met Bob when he represented the Panthers
and traveled all the way to San Francisco to take an internship with him.
Then she and her boyfriend Bill flew to Moscow.
“Hillary could have written her own job ticket, but she turned down all the
lucrative job offers.”
The facts are: She flunked the DC bar exam, yes, flunked, it is a matter
of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar. She had no job offers in
Arkansas, none, and only got hired by the University of Arkansas Law School
at Fayetteville because Bill was already teaching there. She did not join
the prestigious Rose Law Firm until Bill became Arkansas Attorney General
and was made a partner only after he was elected Arkansas Governor.
“President Carter appointed Hillary to the Legal Services Board of
Directors and she became its chairman.”
The facts are: The appointment was in exchange for Bill’s support for
Carter in his 1980 primary against Ted Kennedy. Hillary then became
chairman in a coup in which she won a majority away from Carter’s choice to
“She served on the board of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.”
The facts are: Yes she did. But her main board activity, not mentioned by Bill, was to sit on the Wal-Mart board of directors, for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices.
“Hillary didn’t succeed at getting health care for all Americans in 1994
but she kept working at it and helped to create the Children’s Health
Insurance Program (CHIP) that provides five million children with health
The facts are: Hillary had nothing to do with creating CHIP. It was
included in the budget deal between Clinton & Republican Majority Leader
Senator Trent Lott. I know; I helped to negotiate the deal. The money
came half from the budget deal and half from the Attorney Generals’ tobacco
settlement. Hillary had nothing to do with either source of funds.
“Hillary was the face of America all over the world.”
The facts are: Her visits were part of a program to get her out of town
so that Bill would not appear weak by feeding stories that Hillary was
running the White House. Her visits abroad were entirely tourism and
symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them.
“Hillary was an excellent Senator who kept fighting for children’s and
The facts are: Other than totally meaningless legislation like changing
the names on courthouses and post offices, she has passed only four
substantive pieces of legislation. One set up a national park in Puerto
Rico. A second provided respite care for family members helping their
relatives through Alzheimer’s or other conditions. And two were routine
bills to aid 911 victims and responders which were sponsored by the entire
She was also fired from the Watergate Investigation for falsifying information and unethical behavior.