The story about Hillary Clinton’s harrowing 1996 trip to Bosnia with esteemed international dignitaries Chelsea Clinton, Sinbad and Sheryl Crow pops up occasionally in the news. To the untrained reader, that trip might seem like the sort of diplomacy-lite errand that First Ladies occasionally run for their husbands. But for Hillary Clinton, that experience makes her tested and ready to serve on Day One. And now another Obama advisor is cheating by bringing up this visit, again, with the press.
Anyone who thinks that the Obama campaign’s foul sniping and gutter talk departed with Samantha Power should think again. This “Susan Rice” character just can’t quit making fun of Clinton’s important foreign policy work with comedians and ex-fiancees of Lance Armstrong. The Obama adviser brought it up in a conference call with reporters today:
Susan Rice, a foreign policy adviser to Obama, mocked Clinton for her claim of having made a corkscrew landing into Bosnia under the threat of sniper fire, when, as Rice pointed out, she made the trip with Chelsea, Sheryl Crow and Sinbad.
“In fact, it was a meet-and-greet and concert with the troops,” said Rice. “So it’s hard to understand exactly what she is referring to when she says she has unparalleled crisis management experience.”
Maybe Sinbad plugged up the in-flight john?
Obama Campaign Steps Up Mockery of Clinton’s Crisis-Management Experience [New York Observer]