October 24, 2003

Presidential Fun Fact of the Day

Hillary Rodham Clinton.

In September, 1989, President George Bush held a national education summit at the University of Virginia. Hillary was attending and happened to have a serious chat with the President about health care for children.

Hillary told him that America was ranked 17th or 18th in the world for infant mortality. The President didn't believe this was true, telling her, "Our health care system is the envy of the world."

"Not if you want to keep your child alive to the year of his first birthday," Hillary responded. The next day President Bush handed Bill Clinton a note. It read, "Tell Hillary she was right."

(Of course, Hillary headed an attempt to revamp healthcare that failed a few years later. I happen to think her heart was in the right place.)

Posted by Jennifer at October 24, 2003 07:23 AM


Hillary has a heart? Wow, you learn something new everyday.

Posted by: Veeshir at October 30, 2003 02:48 PM