Is Hillary Clinton gearing up to give Dan Quayle competition in the PR gaffe category?
Is Hillary Clinton gearing up to give Dan Quayle competition in the
PR gaffe category?
While on a ’listening’ tour of New York - an early volley in her
I-haven’t-said-I’m-running-yet Senate campaign - Hillary appeared at an
anti-violence forum. One of the panelists was Alice McEnaney, whose son
Jason was shot five years ago in a hostage standoff at the State
University of New York/Albany.
Discussing the incident, Hillary turned to McEnaney and said, ’You’ve
really spent a lot of time in the years since your son’s murder ...’
McEnaney cut her off by saying, ’My son is alive,’ and gestured to the
front row of the audience, where Jason was sitting. TV cameras caught
the exchange and it received heavy play in the state.
Perhaps Hillary should stay in DC, Arkansas or wherever else she decides
to call home: following the tour, she saw her 11-point lead in the polls
shrink to a six-point deficit.