Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fact Checking Bill Clinton

I am sure the Orcosphere was lying in wait for the fact-checkers to go over Bill Clinton’s speech last night, waiting to pounce on the slightest misstatement. Well, I hate to pee on their Wheaties, but FactCheck.org couldn’t find much to pounce on.

Former President Bill Clinton’s stem-winding nomination speech was a fact-checker’s nightmare: lots of effort required to run down his many statistics and factual claims, producing little for us to write about.

Republicans will find plenty of Clinton’s scorching opinions objectionable. But with few exceptions, we found his stats checked out.

But hey, the Romney campaign said they wouldn’t be dictated by fact-checkers, anyway.