In her book “Living History,” Hillary Rodham Clinton described what she found while working for the children of New Bedford: “Knocking on doors was revelatory and heartbreaking. I found children who weren’t in school because of physical disabilities like blindness and deafness.
Instead of looking to make money at a DC or NY law firm, the idealistic young woman joined Marian Wright Edelman’s fledgling Children’s Defense Fund in New Bedford to save the children, or so the story goes about a young Hillary.
Nice story. Only it’s not true but she told it again during her DNC acceptance speech anyway.
First of all, she failed her bar exams which is why she ended up with the defense fund. She finally passed them in Arkansas. She ended up at that big firm eventually – the Rose Law Firm.
During her DNC acceptance speech, she continued the story of New Bedford and their poor treatment of handicapped children in 1973 before the handicapped laws were passed on both state and federal levels and she seems to suggest she was responsible for the laws.
I remember meeting a young girl in a wheelchair on the small back porch of her house. She told me how badly she wanted to go to school — it just didn’t seem possible in those days…
It became clear to me that simply caring is not enough. To drive real progress, you have to change both hearts and laws. You need both understanding and action.
So we gathered facts. We built a coalition. And our work helped convince Congress to ensure access to education for all students with disabilities.”
Ken Pittman and Chris McCarthy of WBSM knew it had BS written all over it.
Pittman knows the Mayor of New Bedford in 1973, Mayor John Markey (81 years old and a lifelong Democrat now living in Dartmouth, MA.). Mayor Markey is also a retired judge and a man whose credibility and character are beyond reproach. He tells a different story.
“I took over as Mayor in January of 1973. We had a budget for vans with drivers and provided services to students with disabilities. It was Tremblay Bus. They would pick them up and drop them off at their homes. Now, they may not have been able to go to the local school, depending on whether or not the schools were accessible for wheelchairs but there were many schools then which could and did accommodate our handicapped students in wheelchairs”.
“In fact, we had a local guy who was a paraplegic, injured in a diving accident who came to my office many times to advocate for the disabled and I actually spent an entire day in 1973 in a wheelchair to better understand the challenges they face everyday. Soon after that we were cutting out sidewalks for wheelchairs and doing things in New Bedford before the laws ever compelled us to.”
Apparently, the Democrats of New Bedford were taking care of the children and their reward was for her to throw them under the bus.
Does she ever tell the truth? How do you get up before tens of millions and just lie???