June 27, 2004

What's in a Name?


Is there anything interesting in "My Life" by Bill Clinton? Oh, yes. Page 870.

The Clintons are in New Zealand and finally get to meet "Sir Edmund Hillary, who had explored the South Pole in the 1950s, was the first man to reach the top of Mount Everest and, most important, was the man Chelsea's mother had been named for."

Hmm. Edmund Hillary reached the top of Everest in 1953. Hillary Rodham was born in 1947, when Sir Edmund was an obscure New Zealand beekeeper and an unlikely inspiration for two young parents in the Chicago suburbs. I mentioned this in Britain's Sunday Telegraph eight years ago this very week, after this little story was trotted out the first time, but like so many curious anomalies in the Clinton record, it somehow cruises on indestructibly.

Posted by Vanderleun at June 27, 2004 8:06 AM
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Typical Right Wing carping.

Posted by: Walter E. Wallis at June 27, 2004 10:46 AM

Ah, yet another who has "had the experience but missed the meaning."

Posted by: Gerard Van der Leun at June 27, 2004 11:31 AM

You mean you really had to bring that subject up ?

Posted by: ellen at June 27, 2004 10:12 PM

Glad you're right on top of the really important public mendacity these days. Seen a newspaper recently? Or still in the clutches of that Clinton obsession? Breathe deeply; let it go.

Posted by: Ken at June 28, 2004 3:16 PM

For Leftists whose Bush-hate campaign is mostly about lies (and higher taxes), I'd think Bill C. could have easily left this known lie (knowingly false) out of his book.

Posted by: Tom Grey at June 29, 2004 7:55 AM