Hillary Clinton attempted to have it both ways last night in a Democratic debate. She said that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is "filling a void" by giving illegal aliens driver's licenses since Comprehensive Immigration Reform, better known as amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, wasn't passed.
Hillary Clinton caught like a deer in the headlights on illegal alien drivers licenses
After Senator Chris Dodd pointed out that driver's licenses are a privilege, not a right, and that they shouldn't be given to illegal aliens, Hillary Clinton then said "I just want to add I did not say that it should be done". This right after she said she agreed with the Spitzer plan a minute earlier.
It should also be noted that when Tim Russert asked "Does anyone here believe that an illegal immigrant should not have a driver's license?" Chris Dodd was the only Democrat candidate that opposed illegal alien driver's licenses. (Correction: Bill Richardson and Barack Obama also raised their hands, but Dodd was the one who spoke. Don't let that fool you though Bill Richardson is a racist pro-Hispanic, pro amnesty candidate and Obama is clearly for amnesty).
So while Hillary supports them, so do
all the most other Democrat candidates, since they didn't speak out against it.
This is an obvious attempt by Hillary Clinton to give illegal aliens privileges, yet deny that she supports them.
Tim Russert then puts it plain and clear "Do you the New York Senator, Hillary Clinton, support the New York Governor's Plan to give illegal immigrants driver's licenses? You told the New Hampshire Press 'it made a lot of sense'."
"You know Tim, this is where everybody plays gotcha." Hillary Clinton said.
And yes I'll play gotcha, Hillary. It's a simple yes or no answer. You either think illegal aliens should get a driver's license or you don't. There's no double talk. There's no beating around the bush. There's no "well maybe" type answers.
Here Dick Morris has his take on Hillary being caught (tipped by Ruth of Illegal Protest)
"Hillary Clinton finally got too cute by half in her explanation of her convoluted position on giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. The American people saw her tying herself into a knot over the issue, trying to have it both ways.
"It was a moment in the 2008 campaign akin to Ted Kennedy's inability to explain to Roger Mudd why he was running for president in 1980. It was one of those few moments when the real candidate is on display and visible to all.
"It came about because Senator Chris Dodd had the courage to defy the uni-speak of the Democratic debates, where everybody agrees with everybody else and spoke out against the proposal to give licenses to illegal immigrants.
"Hillary, suddenly realizing how exposed she was by her seeming endorsement of Spitzer's plan to illegals, backtracked and pointed out that she had not explicitly endorsed the plan. It was her equivalent of Bill saying that it depended on what the definition of "is" is.
"It was a Hillary moment and her parcing and mincing of the vocabulary to have it both ways was on full public display. Caught, she retreated, with asperity, to the claim that everybody was playing "gotcha" but, indeed, she had been got!"
Anyone who opposes illegal immigration, yet supports Hillary Clinton, needs to watch this clip.
Hillary Clinton on the illegal alien driver's license: