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Press Release - Attn. Editors: Check Your Double Standards

September 30, 1996

When Bob Dole made a joke about the "Brooklyn Dodgers," it was national network news and a tempting sidebar story. So, when Bill Clinton -- a candidate who could easily be described as out of touch with the truth -- loses track of who, what when and where, that's news, too. Isn't it? Shouldn't there be a single reporting standard for these kind of items? You be the judge of why only the Providence Journal took note of the following.

WHO AM I AND WHAT AM I DOING HERE?

At a midafternoon rally that began at 1:50 p.m. EDT: "Good morning, Rhode Island!"

-- Bill Clinton, Providence, Rhode Island, 9/29/96

GO EASTERLY, YOUNG MAN!

"I want to say a special word of thanks to the people who provided our music.. - the Easterly High School -- Westerly High School Jazz Band."

-- Bill Clinton, Providence, Rhode Island, 9/28/96

AND MUCH MORE FUN THAN A DRIVE-IN MOVIE

"And in that bill which ended drive-by pregnancies, we also said at long last and too late, we're finally going to give some help to those people."

- Bill Clinton, Providence, Rhode Island, 9/28/96

Of course, the fun isn't limited to Rhode Island:

EXCEPT FOR GEORGE BUSH AND LLOYD BENTSEN AND JOHN CONNALLY AND PHIL GRAMM AND ROSS PEROT AND LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON...

"And here you were, the biggest state in -- the second biggest state in the country, representing so much of the future, and I know I'd spent more time in Texas than anybody else years."

-- Bill Clinton Houston, Texas, 9/28/96

Robert Dole, Press Release - Attn. Editors: Check Your Double Standards Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/316455

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