Sidney Blumenthal, a top aide to Hillary Clinton and a past aide to Bill Clinton, will plead guilty in New Hampshire to drunk driving. It makes this a particularly bad day for the Sen. Clinton. She is being pummeled by questions over her Iraq vote after the death count passed 4000. Gov. Richardson not only endorsed Obama but criticized her campaign for “gutter” tactics. And then there is the release of the video below debunking a claim that she made concerning a landing in Bosnia under sniper fire as first lady . . . and its only Monday.
Blumenthal was arrested on Jan. 7 while driving under the influence, click here. He pleaded guilty shortly before his trial.
Under the plea to driving while intoxicated with enhanced penalties, Sidney Blumenthal will reportedly lose his license for a year and a half.
He will also pay a $750 fine plus a 20 percent penalty fee assessed as well as undergo an alcohol intervention program.
If that was not bad enough for the Clinton campaign, the video below is the rage on the Internet. Clinton has been arguing that her eight years as first lady qualify as “experience” that Obama does not have. But, in claiming a harrowing landing in Bosnia, critics have charged that she radically misrepresented the event, which appears pleasant and commonplace. The campaign insists that she just misspoke but “misspoke” hardly seems to capture a story about a virtual crash landing, sniper fire, and running to cars. What is most striking about this video is how the campaigns are now tailoring such products for the Internet and specifically YouTube.
For the video, click here