Commentary Magazine


Tim Russert: Mrs. Clinton, May I Defeat You?

Russert asks Hillary to explain how she can promise to create 5 million new jobs when her promise to create half a million jobs in New York State in 2000 went unfulfilled. Her answer: It would have happened if Al Gore had been president. It’s a good question, actually, since a Senator’s promise to create jobs is a ludicrous joke in any case. But in this context, it’s just like he’s taken a shovel and thrown some more dirt on her campaign coffin.