Bill Clinton explained at a town meeting that blame for the collapse of HillaryCare lies with him:
GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) – Former President Clinton said Thursday that he is to blame for his administration's failed health care plan, not his wife, who spearheaded the effort.
Clinton was asked about the plan during a campaign event, where he spoke to about 600 people crowded into a YMCA gymnasium. The health care effort was led by then-first lady Hillary Clinton, now a New York senator and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.
"She has taken the rap for some of the problems we had with health care the last time that were far more my fault than hers," the former president said.
In his extended remarks, the former President also explained that Hillary deserved credit for the magnificent job creation and budget surpluses during his two terms; the collapse of the Palestinian peace talks occured only because her invaluable advice went unheeded; and one of his great regrets is that he didn't listen more carefully when she made the case for aggressively pursuing Osama Bin Laden.
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