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February 22, 2008

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Duck, It's Hillary!

This was apparently posted by one Fernando Suarez of CBS News. I've read it several times with a rising sense of bafflement.

"WAUSAU, WIS. -- At a campaign stop this afternoon, Hillary Clinton’s focus was on the economy and health care but some in the crowd had other things on their minds. 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 Arkansas.

'I’ve hunted. My father taught me how to hunt. I went duck hunting in Arkansas. I remember standing in that cold water, so cold, at first light. I was with a bunch of my friends, all men. The sun’s up, the ducks are flying and they are playing a trick on me. They said, ‘we’re not going to shoot, you shoot.’ They wanted to embarrass me. The pressure was on. So I shot, and I shot a banded duck and they were surprised as I was,' Clinton said drawing laughter from the crowd."

I am not baffled that Hillary was hunting ducks with a rifle. Hillary always looks for an edge, and maybe she wanted to shoot out past 70 yards. Or maybe it's just that Fernando Suarez doesn't know the difference between a rifle and a shotgun.

What I am baffled about is, where was the trick? It sounds to me like a bunch of older hunters giving a newcomer the courtesy of the first shot. Or maybe they knew she was a lousy shot and didn't want to handicap her with a volley going off in her ears. Also, what is the significance of the banded duck?

When last rated by the NRA/ILA, Mrs. Clinton got an F.

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Comments

Mark-1

What a Charlatan!

GREG

An "F" indeed! Ill vote for Billiary when hell freezes over! Although she is one heck of a shot to kill a duck with a rifle.LOL Also illegal.

Keith

I think all of (you to Dave) are reading a little to deep into the whole thing.

Jason B

Reminds me of John Kerry telling that he could remember "Crawling on his hands and knees through the woods with his trusty double barrel shotgun" while deer hunting.
The thing about Hillary that infuriates me is this: She is completely dishonest, knows it, and assumes the average citizen is too dumb to notice.

YooperJack

Hey,she's pandering. Also, she's drowning in her sea of lies. Just another dumb stunt to try to appeal to voters who wouldn't vote for her if she were the only candidate! You see how well it worked. What was the margin 57 to 41?
YooperJack

Frank

Is this a firearm blog or a political forum? Heck, most mainstream rifle enthusiasts are leaving the NRA in droves because they have become a shallow lobbyist group that has lost touch with the average gun owner. If you want to have laughs over politicos and guns, did you hear the one about the joker on a canned-hunt who shot his fellow hunter in the face?

Brian

Is the Cold Water a reference to the White Water scandal in Arkansas?

YooperJack

Frank:
I agree with you that the primary focus should be firearms (specifically, firearms for left-handed people), but if we don't watch whom we elect, this blog could very well become historical!
I believe that we are at a time when a lot of our rights will be challenged, and no candidate who supports our rights will get a fair shake from the main stream media. I honestly wish it were different, but its not.
YooperJack

PbHead

The only way Hillary is going to beat Obama is to get on her broom in public and cast a spell.

The most unbelievable part of the "Duck" story is that good money is paid to people on her staff to fabricate these incidents. The worse part is that some people believe them.

Emmanuel

Dave,

Here's how I explain the "trick": In a profile of Clinton by George Packer of the New Yorker, a former friend said of Clinton, "She needs enemies." Competitive and paranoid, Clinton perhaps can't achieve that sense of camaraderie that most hunters would feel sitting with friends in the duck blind. There had to be a trick. Otherwise it might have been a good time.

Another possibility: The trick was a "vast right wing conspiracy." There were a lot of ducks overhead, and they probably all had right wings.

I'd wager Suarez doesn't know the difference between a rifle, a shotgun or a paintball gun. At the University of Missouri, where I studied journalism, the television station at which the broadcast reporters train sits just outside of town, next to a farm pasture. I recall more than one broadcast buffoon saying his first trip out there was the first time he "saw a real cow up close."

If you think that's rich, my fellow aspiring journalists would freak out when I talked about dove hunting.

"You shoot doves?" they would stammer. "Doves are international symbols of peace!"

"Sure they are," I'd say, "but they're also incredibly tasty wrapped in a strip of bacon."

The vegans usually fainted right about then.

jack

When Romney talked about hunting, the media ran (not walked) to the DNR in every state he'd lived and asked for verification of his hunting licenses over the years. Wonder if they will do the same for HRC?

Seems like a simple FOIA request should reveal whether one Hillary Rodham ever had a valid hunting license, waterfowl endorsement and duck stamp.

NH Philosopher

Pandering for voters she'll then turn her back against. The irony is not her mis-usage of the object "rifle" but rather the inane story itself. Standing in the cold water - with a gaggle of individuals with the ducks so obviously flying overhead. The "banded" comment is clearly a device to add some element of truth/understanding of the sport.

This whole entry has given me such a laugh I may have busted a bowel.

yo mamma

I think that she is unbeleveable she lies all the time and she sould be in prison right now for what bill did not to long ago they should both be in prison

WA Mtnhunter

The old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years, he had faithfully served the people of the nation's capital in Washington D.C. He motioned for his nurse to come near.
"Yes, Father?" said the nurse

"I would really like to see President Bill and Senator Hillary Clinton before I die," whispered the priest.

"I'll see what I can do, Father" replied the nurse.

The nurse sent the request to the Senate and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived; the Clinton's would be delighted to visit the priest.

As they went to the hospital, Hillary commented to Bill, "I don't know why the old priest wants to see us, but it certainly will help our images and might even get me elected President. After all, I'm IN IT
TO WIN IT."

Bill agreed--it was a very good thing for her campaign once they put out a press release about it.

When they arrived at the priest's room, the old priest took Bill's hand in his right hand and Hillary's hand in his left. There was silence and a look of serenity on the old priest's face.

Finally Bill Clinton spoke. "Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the end?"

The old priest slowly replied, "I have always tried to pattern my life-after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

"Amen" said Bill.

"Amen" said Hillary.

The old priest continued...

"He died between two lying thieves. I would like to do the same."

WA Mtnhunter

The old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years, he had faithfully served the people of the nation's capital in Washington D.C. He motioned for his nurse to come near.
"Yes, Father?" said the nurse

"I would really like to see President Bill and Senator Hillary Clinton before I die," whispered the priest.

"I'll see what I can do, Father" replied the nurse.

The nurse sent the request to the Senate and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived; the Clinton's would be delighted to visit the priest.

As they went to the hospital, Hillary commented to Bill, "I don't know why the old priest wants to see us, but it certainly will help our images and might even get me elected President. After all, I'm IN IT
TO WIN IT."

Bill agreed--it was a very good thing for her campaign once they put out a press release about it.

When they arrived at the priest's room, the old priest took Bill's hand in his right hand and Hillary's hand in his left. There was silence and a look of serenity on the old priest's face.

Finally Bill Clinton spoke. "Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the end?"

The old priest slowly replied, "I have always tried to pattern my life-after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

"Amen" said Bill.

"Amen" said Hillary.

The old priest continued...

"He died between two lying thieves. I would like to do the same."

YooperJack

Ain't often, you have no idea where the joke's going until you get there!
Excellent job! Youve made my day WA Mountainhunter.
YooperJack

Air Force Vet

I was watching a commentator on the news recently and he said something that made the thought of Hilary getting elected even more scary--Bill Clinton in the White House with nothing to do.

Clay Cooper

Can someone explain to me why the involvement of former Governor Bill Clinton gets a pass for being involved in drug trafficking in Mena Arkansas Airport?

Jason

Wonder what kind of "safety protocol" Hillary would think up.

WA Mtnhunter

I dunno, Clay. Maybe you folks in Arkansas should have done some "bud-nippin'" a long time ago....

Heck, Ol' Billy Bob can entertain himself at the White House with Hillary's girlfriends!

Thank goodness she hit the thing...otherwise she'da probably killed a guy in the next county when the round dropped back down!

Bubba

The old saying: "It is better to be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt!" comes to mind!
Way to go HRC, you just removed all doubt!

Bubba

Gary

To be fair to Mrs. Clinton, I think the author of the article is the one who suggested she was hunting with a rifle. I don't believe the appropriate quotation protocol was used to seperate his thoughts from her actual words.

However, I find it plausible that she could have shot a duck with rifle. After all, she claims her mother named her Hillary after reading about Sir Edmund Hillary's summit of Everest. The problem being that Hillary and his sherpa summited Everest about ten years after Mrs. Clinton was born.

Gary

By the way, this ignorance is not limited to Democrats either. In the last election cycle President Bush was asked by Field and Stream what his favorite gun was and he replied, "my .248 rifle that Weatherby gave me after the 2000 election."

WA Mtnhunter

How could you expect Hillary to remember such details. Why, she can't remeber a darn thing about those Rose Law Firm records.

I have my own theory where the "ham" in Rodham comes from! LOL

At least GWB remembers that he has a rifle and who gave it to him!




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