Pro-tip – Never get lazy by simply cutting and pasting information.
Somebody learned that the hard way at a pro-Hillary event held by Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH coalition. Clinton was invited to speak at a convention for the coalition, and staffers handed out programs to hundreds of attendees.
In what appears to be a case of someone lifting information from Clinton’s Wikipedia page, the presidential candidate’s bio contained certain bits of information that she probably would have rather left unmentioned.
The first sign of trouble was when it stated that Mrs. Clinton was “the only first lady to have been subpoenaed.”
From there, things got worse. Much worse.
The program also informed audience members that Clinton had “faced a federal grand jury in 1996 regarding the Whitewater controversy.”
Then there was this: “Her marriage endured the Lewinsky scandal of 1998, and overall her role as first lady drew a polarized response from the public.”
Not exactly what you’d want to see in a bio produced by your friends and allies.
Via the Chicago Tribune:
Hillary Clinton got a warm welcome from Jesse and Jacqueline Jackson as she brought her presidential campaign to Chicago on Monday — but a program put together by Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition for her big speech at McCormick Place wasn’t so kind.
A biography for the former U.S. secretary of state, senator and first lady printed in a glossy program handed to hundreds of attendees at Rainbow/PUSH’s Women’s luncheon noted that Clinton is “the only first lady to have been subpoenaed,” that “her marriage endured the Lewinsky scandal of 1998” and added that “overall her role as first lady drew a polarized response from the public.”
Ouch! That’s not the type of sanitized biography typically afforded keynote speakers at public events. Politicos normally have their own offices supply biographies scrubbed clean of any controversy or personal strife, and the first rule of etiquette for anyone hosting Clinton is: Don’t mention Monica Lewinsky.
Check out the Hillary bio below …
Hillary spoke at PUSH Convention at today. Bio in program lifted directly from Wiki. OK. But check out last graf. pic.twitter.com/ZMn42pqGxI
— Mike Fourcher (@vouchey) June 27, 2016
Organizers at Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH coalition attributed the lazy lifting of a Wikipedia page to “a volunteer” who “had a real brain freeze.”
Or maybe it was just somebody who wanted to be thorough and accurate.
Comment: If you had to write a Hillary Clinton bio, what sorts of information would you have included? Tell us below.