Wednesday, April 23, 2008

More Lies From Hillary

In yet another not-so-surprising development, Hillary Clinton has been caught fudging once again.  Today, she hyped a "double digit" victory over Barack Obama in Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary.  I guess she's counting digits after the decimal point because she only won by 9.33%.

A double digit win was important to Hillary because pundits claimed before the vote that she needed that margin to carry on her campaign.  She didn't get it - but why let the facts get in the way.

But that isn't the only misleading that Mrs. Clinton was doing today.  She's also claiming that she is winning the total popular vote from the combined Democrat primaries.  She's actually about half a million valid votes behind Obama but is choosing to count the Michigan and Florida primaries - which violated party rules - which don't count - and which Obama didn't campaign in.  

Again, it makes a good story . . . but it sure is misleading and definitely isn't the whole truth.

We've come to expect lies and obfuscation from the Clintons over the years.  Hillary seems to be true to her husband's political legacy.


thetimman said...

I think you're reaching a little here-- over nine points is, colloquially speaking, ten. And ten is double digit.

Sure, it is rounding, but this doesn't fall in the same category as ordering the murder of Vince Foster.

Hypothetically speaking, of course.

St. Louis Conservative said...

Just a quibble with your logic . . . 9.33 rounds down to 9 - not up to 10.