Friday, April 4, 2008


DICK MORRIS, FOX NEWS At a 1997 race-relations forum for teenagers in Boston, Hillary recalled the "pain" of a "childhood encounter" that helped her to grasp the injury suffered by the victims of bigotry. Her comments came as her husband was launching his second term in office by calling for a national dialogue on race and reconciliation. In an effort to empathize with her audience and inject herself into the discussion, she made up yet another incident that never happened. "During a junior high school soccer game" on a cold day, Hillary claimed "a goalee told her ‘I wish people like you would freeze.'" Stunned, the future first lady asked how she could feel that way when she did not even know her. "I don't have to know you," the goalee shot back, "to know I hate you."

Nice story, but it never happened. While today's generation of young girls routinely play on multiple soccer teams in their schools and towns, Hillary's generation had no such opportunity. Hillary may have attended lots of Chelsea Clinton's soccer games, but, that seems to be the sum total of her soccer career. As a school sport, girls' soccer teams didn't exist when Hillary went to middle or high school. In 2004, the Athletic Director for South Main High School in Park Ridge - and a 34-year veteran of the school system - confirmed that there were no girls' soccer teams of any kind in Hillary's school district in the 1960s.


At April 4, 2008 6:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, this one's a stretch. Hillary is a serial liar, but there's no reason said game couldn't have been played as part of a regular ol' gym class. Did Hillary play soccer in school? I'd say 'probably' - but she probably made up the story anyway.


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