Hillary Swings, Misses, Runs Bases Obliviously, Waving Cap To Embarrassed Fans
Criminey. Asked in tonight's debate about why she supports Governor Spitzer's illegal immigrant voter registration drive, Hillary seemed to accidentally back herself into the corner of estimating the number of illegal immigrants in New York State. After stammering a bit, she took a swing: "Several million." Yowza. Spitzer himself pegged the number as being between 500,000 and a million. Still a huge number, but Clinton's guess was off by as much as a factor of 10, depending on how you take your "several". How seriously can we assume she's analyzed this issue if she can't even quantify the problem anywhere near the right ballpark in her own state.
Does she even know the approximate population of the state she represents? Her estimate implies as much as 25% of the state is here illegally. In New York City, it's thought to be about 6%. About half of upstate and Long Island residents must be in the shadows.
It'd be one thing if she'd just made a calculation error in the throes of evading a question. But when she finally settled on her estimate, she slung it with a smirky "Can ya believe that?" grin, as if the impressive statistic had scored her a point in her unresponsive answer.
Russert went on to press her about whether she does or does not support the plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, something she's explicitly supported in recent days in New Hampshire. Ever resolute, she went on to firmly declare that she both does and does not support such a plan, and furthermore, that she both did and did not ever say such a thing in New Hampshire.
Even more amazing is the fact that she's absolutely right. She managed to do both.
Update: Elsewhere at Hot Air, Bryan has posted the video of Hillary's incredibly inept at bat. She drops the "several million" bomb about 30 seconds in. Watch for the gratified "Yeah, I just dropped some knowledge on y'all" head-bobs immediately afterward. Despite the complete whiff, you're witnessing a finely tuned, major league, hall-of-fame bull$#!tter.
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