Much of Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been about her devotion to public service and how she helped the public rather work for a big law firm. In an article by Matt Stearns, the details of this claim are examined. Bill Clinton said recently about his wife that she, “could have taken a job with a firm … Instead she went to work with Marian Wright Edelman at the Children’s Defense Fund.” Thought the claim is true, it’s spun like the rest of these public servant claims-Clinton only worked at the Children’s Defense Fund for less than a year.

Hillary herself told told a voter in New Hampshire: “I’ve spent so much of my life in the nonprofit sector.” Looking further into the claim, 15 of her 35 year career was spend working for a prestigious law firm in Arkansas practicing as a very well paid attorney while representing big corporations and sitting on some of their boards.

How does her campaign respond to these claims? “It’s important for voters to know that she worked to improve rural health care, to improve education,” Singer said. “Yes, she worked at a law firm. Are voters interested in hearing about some accounting case she worked on, or things people care about in the real world? … That’s the point, that’s the rationale. It’s nothing more complicated than that.” Singer should let the voters decide what they want to hear. Leaving out details about how she sat on Wal-Marts board, or things like the Whitewater investigation are only telling the voters half the truth.

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