Clinton Makes Abe Lincoln Flub
GOP pounces on gaffe made on book tour
By Shelley Hazen, Newser User
Posted Jun 12, 2014 12:26 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Illinois native and possible presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton started the second stop of her book tour yesterday by calling Abraham Lincoln a senator, CNN reports. Here’s what she was trying to do: During a speech in Chicago, Clinton compared the 2008 Democratic presidential primary between her and then-Sen. Barack Obama to the 1860 Republican primary. In that primary, Lincoln—at the time a former House member, not senator—was pitted against then-Sen. William Seward of New York. "A senator from Illinois ran against a senator from New York," Clinton said, referring to the 2008 primary. "Just as had happened way back with a senator from Illinois named Lincoln and a senator from New York named Seward." Yeah, that’s not what happened.

As the Washington Times explains, Lincoln was never Sen. Lincoln, having lost his bid for senator in 1858. Republicans took a dig at Clinton for the gaffe almost immediately: "With Hillary Clinton trying to rewrite her own history during through (sic) this book tour, it’s only fitting that she tried to rewrite Abraham Lincoln’s history," said a party spokesman. And it wasn't Clinton’s first flub this week...

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Bo Honk
Jun 13, 2014 10:58 AM CDT
Moron.
JERZJOE
Jun 13, 2014 7:17 AM CDT
Hillary flub? Hillary broke? Hillary ask me 2016!! ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha..etc.... i can't stop laughing!! ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,etc... stop it!! ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha, etc.. my sides are hurting from laughing & i am rolling on the floor!! ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha, etc... there ya go!!
Chris Farley
Jun 13, 2014 7:14 AM CDT
The entire book is a flub. Only Clintonheads are buying it. Its already on the clearance bin. Its getting hammered by most non mainstream reviews.