Remember back in 1992
during the presidential campaign when Bill & Hillary
Clinton appeared on 60 Minutes and were interviewed
by Steve Croft? The reason the Clintons agreed to
the interview on national television was to address
the charge that Bill had carried on an extramarital
affair with Genifer Flowers. The accusation was
threatening to destroy then candidate Clinton's
presidential hopes. When asked on national
television if the story of the affair was true, Bill
Clinton vehemently denied it. The public bought it
and Clinton went on to win the election.
Then came the 2004 Bill
Clinton memoir, "My Life." Inside it's pages
Bill Clinton admitted
he'd bold-faced lied to 60 Minutes interviewer Steve
Croft -- and the American public -- about the
Flowers affair. 'Slick Willy' is a name he
But what's this got
to do with Iowa's Senator Tom Harkin? Lots. Harkin's
lying is legendary. Over the years the press has
tried to pin him down on lie after lie.
We all know Bill
Clinton is slick, but Tom Harkin is even slicker...
he's slicker than 'Slick Willy' Bill Clinton. He's
sold his lies to Iowa's voters for decades. And
that's why Harkin must go!
Below are excerpts from a news
article that appeared
in The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 26, 1991:
Harkin Stretches the Truth
the only instance.
BY JAMES M.
Iowa lawmaker has found himself accused of
misleading reporters about the troubles of his deaf
brother. In addition, the budgetary mathematics he
weaves into his basic stump speech have been
challenged on network television. And allegations
about Mr. Harkin's truthfulness extend back well
before the current campaign, back to his claims that
he was a combat pilot in Vietnam....
Harkin's case, the questions that have lingered
longest concern his Navy record. Mr. Harkin did
serve in the Navy during the Vietnam era, but
exactly what he did, and for how long, remain a
matter of some dispute...."
Other issues covered in the
claimed he flew combat air patrols over Vietnam. It
turns out it was over Cuba...
claimed he spent "eight years, eight months and
eight days as a Navy pilot." His military record
shows he served five years on active duty...
claimed he spent a year in Vietnam, but he was
really stationed in Japan...
referred to himself as a "Vietnam veteran in
Congress" but is actually only a "Vietnam-era
veteran" and has never received the standard Vietnam
Service medal or Vietnam Campaign medal which were
given to all who served in the Southeast Asia
lied about his deaf brother's employment history...
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