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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

Jason

Im short on time today guys so this will be brief(maybe). This thread is slowing down too much, and isnt attracting many posters. Most likely, cause its hidden in the depths of field and stream blog archives and not out front and center..and since I am in a more heated debate with a higher volume of posters on another forum, I'll leave this one as is. Im not saying that today's posts weren't good or worthy of continued debate, its just slowing down too much on here. Thomas, you bring up some good points on the child healthcare bill and look forward to debating you on other issues in the future.

Bubba, Youve been a worthy opponent and I appreciate the info in your last post. I'll check out the magazine you are touting. Thanks.

I'll check the site here and there to any see if any of Mr. Petzals blogs catch my eye.

Since Im leaving for now, its a good chance for the classless FEW to take their attempts at petty insults now, as it will do wonders for your ego and self esteem. Notice I capitalized "few" because for the most part, you guys are a good group.

well, Until next time guys, its been fun!

WA Mtnhunter

WTF?

This is a gun and (sorta) hunting blog, not a social reform debate. I appreciate your views, but let's respect the purpose of the blog and stay on, or at least close, to subject please.

edalweber

I wonder if Hillary would like publicised the fact that one of the first things that her husband's administration did, in April 1993, was to undermine and destroy one of the oldest and most important federal environmental and historic preservation laws.Naturally, this did NOT appear in those bastions of "responsible journalism", the Washington Post, and the New York Times.Interestingly, the American Rifleman showed no interest in embarassing "Slippery Bill" with this either.

Clay Cooper

Dr. King 1963- I HAVE A DREAM!

Obama- I REPRESANT THE AMERICAN DREAM!

Hillary- IN YOUR DREAM!

Bill- DOES ANYBODDY WANNA HEAR ABOUT MY WET DREAM?

Vince Bergmann

Just wondering: We know Hillary is no hunter, neither is Barack. What about McCain? Does he hunt or fish?




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