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Memory is a funny thing, and it’s even funnier when you’re in the midst of a bitter fight for the highest political office in the country.
In one recent slip-up, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton showed us the folly of memory, and how it can lead us to do some very careless things. Amy Chozick, a reporter for The New York Times, tweeted out something Clinton said at a campaign event in St. Louis on Saturday, an effort to disparage her adversary Sen. Bernie Sanders’ history on health care reform.
"I don't know where he was when I was trying to get health care in '93 and '94," a fired up @HillaryClinton says of Sanders.— Amy Chozick (@amychozick) March 12, 2016
Soon enough, we had our answer—via Mike Casca, a rapid response coordinator for Sanders’ campaign.
A video of the speech, in which Clinton called for a health care overhaul at Dartmouth College, can be seen here. Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein added a note from Clinton to Sanders in 1993, thanking him for his “commitment to real health care.”
Clinton today: "I don't know where he was when I was trying to get health care." Clinton in '93: pic.twitter.com/H4ETjeH4gU— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) March 12, 2016
Memories, like the corners of our minds, are soft and mushy.