|Nowhere near Park Ridge, IL|
Here's another Hillary boast from 2007, as she spoke about growing up in Park Ridge, Illinois, which borders Chicago. The old Rodham family home sits three blocks from Chicago's city limits.
She recalled Park Ridge was surrounded by farms that relied on migrant labor and that she used to baby-sit the workers' children, an experience that awakened her to the complexities of the immigrant experience.She used the same aren't-I-great-narrative in 2000, as Media Matters reported at the time, when Hillary said those migrant kids were from Mexico. (My God, did I really link to Media Matters?)
As I blogged in 2007, there weren't many farms left in Chicago's inner suburbs by the time Hillary was of baby-sitting age, which would have been in the early 1960s.
So, CNN, you may want to seek out some senior citizens who knew Clinton in her Park Ridge days and ask them if she really did baby-sit children of Mexican migrant farm workers. Or see if there is a Juan or Juanita who remembers when Hillary was her sitter.
I believe Hillary is lying--again. She doesn't seem have the temperament to watch kids for more than a few minutes.
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