Sinbad vs. Hillary Clinton

0312sinbad.jpgHere’s a fun little sidebar to the Eliot Spitzer madness today.

In the pages of the Washington Post, ’90s comedian Sinbad is accusing Hillary Clinton of exaggerating her 1996 “harrowing” trip to Bosnia:

Harrowing? Not that Sinbad recalls. He just remembers it being a USO tour to buck up the troops amid a much worse situation than he had imagined between the Bosnians and Serbs.

In an interview with the Sleuth Monday, he said the “scariest” part of the trip was wondering where he’d eat next. “I think the only ‘red-phone’ moment was: ‘Do we eat here or at the next place.'”

Clinton, during a late December campaign appearance in Iowa, described a hair-raising corkscrew landing in war-torn Bosnia, a trip she took with her then-teenage daughter, Chelsea. “They said there might be sniper fire,” Clinton said.

Threat of bullets? Sinbad doesn’t remember that, either.

“I never felt that I was in a dangerous position. I never felt being in a sense of peril, or ‘Oh, God, I hope I’m going to be OK when I get out of this helicopter or when I get out of his tank.'”

This marks, to the best of our knowledge, Sinbad’s first newspaper mention of 2008.

(Image via Rivalfish)