Sunday, April 06, 2008

Well, it could have happened that way!

From Clinton drops hospital story from stump speech.

Sen. Hillary Clinton will stop telling an emotional story about a uninsured pregnant woman who died after being denied medical care, Clinton's campaign said.

Turns out the hospital said it wasn't true. Seems someone had told the candidate, or her campaign, the story and though they could not or did not try to verify it, they repeated it anyway.

"Candidates are told stories by people all the time, and it's common for candidates to retell those stories. It's not always possible to fully vet them, but we try. For example, medical records are confidential. In this case, we tried but weren't able to fully vet the story," he said.

But, y'know, it doesn't matter because it could have happened, and that's just as good.

"She never mentions the hospital by name and isn't trying to cast blame. She tells this story because it illustrates the point that we have a very serious health care problem in America. That's a point very few people will dispute."

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