If there’s a lesson to be learned from this embarrassing incident it’s always to read what you are about to copy and paste. If you are in politics and looking to promote a candidate for high office, that advice goes double.
Somebody learned this lesson the hard way at a pro-Hillary event sponsored by Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH coalition. Clinton was invited to speak at a convention for the coalition, and staffers handed out programs to hundreds of attendees.
In what appears to be a case of someone lifting information from Clinton’s Wikipedia page, the presidential candidate’s bio contained certain bits of information that she probably would have rather left unmentioned.
The first sign of trouble was when it stated that Mrs. Clinton was “the only first lady to have been subpoenaed.”
From there, things got worse. Much worse.
The program also informed audience members that Clinton had “faced a federal grand jury in 1996 regarding the Whitewater controversy.”
Then there was this:
Her marriage endured the Lewinsky scandal of 1998, and overall her role as first lady drew a polarized response from the public.
Not exactly what you’d want to see in a bio produced by your friends and allies.
Here for your amusement is the entire bio:
Hillary spoke at PUSH Convention at today. Bio in program lifted directly from Wiki. OK. But check out last graf. pic.twitter.com/ZMn42pqGxI
— Mike Fourcher (@vouchey) June 27, 2016
Organizers at Jackson’s coalition attributed the lazy lifting of a Wikipedia page to “a volunteer” who “had a real brain freeze.”
Or maybe it was just somebody who wanted to be thorough and accurate.
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession