Did You Know...

   

The legend of Hillary-Sir Edmund Hilary

Share
By Michelle Malkin  •  October 17, 2006 10:48 AM

She finally admitted her ridiculous story isn’t true:

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.

“It was a sweet family story her mother shared to inspire greatness in her daughter, to great results I might add,” said Jennifer Hanley, a spokeswoman for the campaign.

In May 1953, Sir Edmund and his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, became the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest. In 1995, shortly after meeting Sir Edmund, Mrs. Clinton said that her mother, Dorothy Rodham, had long told her she was named for the famous mountaineer.

“It had two l’s, which is how she thought she was supposed to spell Hillary,” Mrs. Clinton said at the time, after meeting Sir Edmund. “So when I was born, she called me Hillary, and she always told me it’s because of Sir Edmund Hillary.”

…But one big hole has been poked in the story over the years, both in cyberspace and elsewhere: Sir Edmund became famous only after climbing Everest in 1953. Mrs. Clinton, as it happens, was born in 1947.

Well, ok. Now, it’s my turn:

I was not named after 26-year-old figure skating Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan. ‘Cuz see, she was born ten years after me.

***

Reader Thomas:

So, Michelle Kwan was then named after you! Famous at 10 years old. I should have known.

LOL.

Reader Marty:

Looks like Hillary’s peeps are clearing the debris field. Then when someone asks about it (not that she’s taking any questions, mind you), they’ll pooh-pooh it as “old news”. Next thing we’ll find out where the FBI files are.

Death be not loud

September 5, 2018 09:18 AM by Michelle Malkin

Shocker: FBI was ‘unable to preserve and retrieve’ some texts from Trump-hating agent

January 22, 2018 05:28 AM by Doug Powers

Plus: Lynch already knew “no charges will be brought” against Hillary

Epilogue XXIV: Hillary forgets different reason Bill ‘survived’ ’92 campaign

November 19, 2017 08:29 AM by Doug Powers

The neverending farewell gets more pitiful by the day

It’s ALIVE! VRWC resuscitated to explain ‘why many doubted Broaddrick’s claims’

November 14, 2017 11:16 AM by Doug Powers

Time-honored excuse

Hillary: We need *open & honest sexual assault discussion (*that does NOT mention Bill)

October 13, 2017 09:31 PM by Doug Powers

BleachBit for your history book!


Categories: 2016 Campaign, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton