Tuesday, October 17, 2006

What's in a name, anyway?

After years of claiming that she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, the conqueror of Mount Everest, Senator Hillary Clinton has come clean:

For more than a decade, one piece of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s informal biography has been that she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary, the conqueror of Mount Everest. The story was even recounted in Bill Clinton’s autobiography.

But yesterday, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign said she was not named for Sir Edmund after all.

This wasn't exactly the toughest claim to debunk given that Sir Edmund didn't climb Mount Everest until 1953. Hillary Clinton was born in 1947.

Of course, when reading Mrs. Clinton's confession this morning, we immediately remembered the lullabies that Al Gore's mother used to sing to him. When he was 27.

[Michelle Malkin]

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