Skip to comments.Hillary fibs about S-CHIP “experience”, too: Boston Globe
Posted on 03/14/2008 7:37:41 AM PDT by jdm
Hillary Clinton has tried to claim credit for everything politically popular that happened during her husbands administration, and has even attempted to create a few that never happened at all. Most of these arguments have resulted in repudiation, as when Lord Trimble scornfully dismissed her supposed contribution to the Northern Ireland peace talks as cheerleading. Today, the Boston Globe finds more cheerleading than leadership on S-CHIP, which Hillary had claimed as her initiative (via Memeorandum):
Hillary Clinton, who has frequently described herself on the campaign trail as playing a pivotal role in forging a childrens health insurance plan, had little to do with crafting the landmark legislation or ushering it through Congress, according to several lawmakers, staffers, and healthcare advocates involved in the issue.
In campaign speeches, Clinton describes the State Childrens Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, as an initiative I helped to start. Addressing Iowa voters in November, Clinton said, in 1997, I joined forces with members of Congress and we passed the State Childrens Health Insurance Program. Clinton regularly cites the number of children in each state who are covered by the program, and mothers of sick children have appeared at Clinton campaign rallies to thank her.
But the Clinton White House, while supportive of the idea of expanding childrens health, fought the first SCHIP effort, spearheaded by Senators Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, and Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah, because of fears that it would derail a bigger budget bill. And several current and former lawmakers and staff said Hillary Clinton had no role in helping to write the congressional legislation, which grew out of a similar program approved in Massachusetts in 1996.
The White House wasnt for it. We really roughed them up in trying to get it approved over the Clinton administrations objections, Hatch said in an interview. She may have done some advocacy [privately] over at the White House, but Im not aware of it.
Anyone see a resemblance between Hillary Clinton and Al Gore? At least Gore had some threadbare argument for his claim to have helped create the Internet, having supported initiatives intending to open it to commercial expansion. In this case, Hillary wants to take credit for an initiative that her husbands administration actively opposed. Later, the White House supported another version, but they didnt create it or put much energy into pushing it to approval; it was almost entirely a Congressional effort, and a bipartisan one at that.
That isnt exaggeration or credit by marriage. Its an outright lie. Even Ted Kennedy refused to back her on this, telling the Globe that Facts are stubborn things. I think we ought to stick with the facts. Henry Waxman, who was involved in the effort, concurs later in the article, saying that the issue did not originate at the White House.
She wont win many friends in the current Congress with this claim, either. The ersatz Mother of S-CHIP couldnt be bothered to cast a vote on its extension this year when the Senate wrestled with funding and expansion issues. Hillary, like Obama and the rest of the Senatorial presidential candidates, remained on the campaign trail instead.
Hillary helped build the Frosts two rooftop decks.
Al Gore invents the internet and Hillary the S chip. Right!
"the S chip"??? Did you read the article?
Not s chip... schip (a child healthcare program).
She’s still full of crap though.
She didn't help with the S-CHIP income redistribution scheme.
So, exactly, what has she done?
Actually, stunningly, surprisingly, quite a bit. Go here and click you way through her many, many achievements. Prepare to be astonished.
But...for years the Dems and the media let the Clintons get away with this and all their other lies. Now they are putting out the truth and to Clinton supporters it just seems like sour grapes. What will it take to make people see and understand just how manipulative and criminal the Clintons have always been, and how the public has always, always been duped by the frauds of Hillary and Bill?
Sorry! I am slap happy.
The WH has a travel office? Are you referring to her recent photos shown serving others like a stewardess?
Next she will be taking credit for the V Chip.
Hillary must have ate at Beano’s again and is gassing off into the wind.
“there was insufficient evidence to prosecute her.”
Isn’t that always the case, with the Clintons?
Ted Kennedy telling the Globe that Facts are stubborn things.
Teddy is amazing. How does he say that while keeping a straight face.
Don't give the media too much credit. Note that this broke in the Boston Globe...probably sourced to Ted Kennedy...and Kennedy is big time Obama supporter. The Globe had to run with it. Other than this kind of hand delivered story, they're all still remarkably un-curious about the Clintons.
I do wonder, though, what else Kennedy knows. :)
Note: this topic was posted 3/14/2008. Thanks jdm.
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