Clinton was asked to discuss gun control which prompted Clinton to talk
about her days holding a rifle in the cold, shallow waters in backwoods
I'd be prepared to believe that Hillary Clinton has gone hunting before. I'm not saying I'd take her unsupported word for it, but it's not impossible. I'm not prepared to believe that her little hunting anecdote is anything more than a thinly-veiled attempt to pander to the Democratic pro-gun vote just barely long enough to maybe get an edge over Obama, whose position on guns is worse.
UPDATE: I should point out that Clinton is depending on Texas Democratic voters to even keep her in the race for the Democratic nomination, so of course she's trying to pander to gun owners. In Texas, even most Democrats are gun owners. However, John Lott noticed something I didn't about Hillary's story. You don't usually go duck hunting with a rifle. Unless Hillary was a child sharpshooter, she doesn't know the difference between a rifle and a shotgun. Or else she was lying through her teeth. I can't say I'm surprised.
This entry was published Tue Feb 19 10:35:51 CST 2008 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2008-02-19 10:35:51.0.