Memory Problems Could Doom Hillary’s White House Run

AP

Wealthy grandmother Hillary Clinton embarrassed herself on Wednesday by butchering a basic detail about the work of Alexis de Tocqueville, a notable Frenchman who loved America.

"There's a wonderful phrase that was first used by Alexis de Tocqueville, who came to the United States in the very early 1930s and traveled around our country," Clinton said. "And he was so amazed at how Americans organized themselves—you know, coming from aristocratic Europe, which was totally top-down and hierarchical—he couldn't believe how many of us were joiners."

Clinton was only off by a hundred years. The Frenchman famously toured the United States in the 1830s before writing Democracy in America. It is unclear if Hillary’s flub was a result of poor historical knowledge or a result of the lingering side effects of her recent brain injury. Could this be an early sign that the almost-67-year-old homeowner's memory is beginning to fade? It probably is. Can she be trusted to remember the code to the nuclear football in the event of a military confrontation with Putin's empire? Probably not.

Clinton recently became a grandmother when her daughter Chelsea gave birth to a baby girl, Charlotte, named after the wife of King George III, the oppressive British monarch who fought a war to prevent American independence.