They Shoot E-Mails, Don't They?

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By Dana Milbank
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Who says Hillary didn't come under sniper fire?

Yes, her story about dodging bullets in Bosnia turned out to be a figment of her imagination. But that doesn't mean people aren't gunning for her.

The latest hostile fire directed at Clinton began at precisely 11:55 a.m. yesterday, in an e-mail from Barack Obama's press secretary, Bill Burton.

To: Interested Parties

From: Obama Campaign

Re: Clinton's Exaggerations: The Domestic Record

Date: March 26, 2008.

"Unfortunately, Clinton's fantastic invention of a sniper-raked landing is only one in a growing list of instances in which she has exaggerated her role as First Lady," the memo said. "Clinton has credited herself with 'creating the State Children's Health Insurance Program' and 'helping to pass' the Family and Medical Leave Act. Like the Tuzla story, both of these claims turn out to false" -- the Obama side fired so hastily it forgot the word "be" -- "raising serious questions not just about the rationale for Senator Clinton's campaign, but about her willingness to adhere to the truth."

Incoming! Of course, the Clinton campaign had reason to expect some sniping from the Obama forces; just 47 minutes before this fusillade, Clinton's press office had fired its own "memo" at Obama.

To: Interested Parties

From: The Clinton Campaign

Date: March 26, 2008

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