Hillary Clinton has ordered Bill Clinton to keep his trap shut.
But the motor mouth ex-president just can't comply with her wishes without opening his mouth just one more time. To announce that she told him to shut up.
This all started with Hillary Clinton sticking her foot into her mouth by recollecting a trip that she and then first daughter Chelsea took to Bosnia. Claiming that she remembered scrambling to avoid sniper fire.
News video of the arrival showed a smiling Hillary slowly walking down the tarmac meeting and greeting people. Not only was she not ducking sniper fire. But the audio revealed no gunfire in the area at the time.
Riding to the rescue, attempting to explain this obvious faux pas by his wife, comes Bill Clinton. But Hillary believes his explanations only keep the embarrassing misstatement in the public's eye. So she directed him to change his tune.
But Bill, being Bill, couldn't comply without announcing he'd agreed. Which, of course, serves to amplify the original misstep once again.
Hillary has reason to be concerned. Her polling numbers dipped when the story of her poor recollection of events broke. They've now rebounded, but continued attention to her misrepresentation of events can only serve to harm her campaign.
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