This is awesome. Hillary goes on Today for a one-on-one chat with Meredith Vieira. Probably expecting a last-minute pre-caucus fluff interview, Hillary starts trotting out some of the same old shit that she was personally involved and integral in everything from brokering peace in Northern Ireland to creating the budget surplus while splitting the atom, all as First Lady...
Hillary: "I was the first high-profile American to go into Bosnia after the Dayton Peace Accords..."
Really? I had no idea...And what other high-powered world leaders accompanied her on this momentous diplomatic mission?
No, seriously. Fucking Sinbad.
Watch the video, it's not often that Hillary gets caught by surprise...
UPDATE: As Smitty points out in the comments, this isn't really a classic "gotcha" moment or gaffe situation, but it IS taking one of Hillary's patented lines/claims and dismantling it. Right in front of her. And she is left with not much to say...
Vieira: "But, you went to Bosnia with Sinbad. A performer..."
HRC [interrupts]: "That's right. That's right."
Vieira [continues]: "...that, that wasn't really establishing any kind of foreign policy."
HRC [dismissively]: "Oh, you know, again...I put my experience up against anybody."
Against anybody. Even Sinbad.
In a sense this is kind of a Romney/MLK moment...Hillary is portraying (embellishing?) her years in the White House as First Lady as something more akin to Vice President, and we only have her word to go on—she has sealed most of the records, etc so there's no way to check. So she can sit there inserting what might have been a simple handshaking/USO tour into a context of phrases like "formal national security council meeting," "intimately involved," "Dayton Peace Accords," "the way decisions were made" and inflate it up into something it might not have been.
And I don't really go for that.