Yes, that’s an accurate quote. That’s Hillary’s quote from an interview she did with CNN’s Candy Crowley. Here’s that statement in context:

“I wasn’t at my best the other night,” Clinton told CNN’s Candy Crowley. “We’ve had a bunch of debates and I wouldn’t rank that up in my very top list. But I’ve answered probably, I don’t know, more than 5,000 questions over the last 10 months and I have been very clear about where I stand and what I want to do for the country.”

Suffice it to say that Dick Morris doesn’t agree with Hillary on her being clear about where she stands:

Every time she approaches a microphone, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton labors under the necessity of fudging on her program, offering, instead, an artificial personality and a variety of poll-tested bromides that let her duck key issues.

The resulting circumlocutions were evident in Tuesday night’s Democratic debate. Her plans for Social Security? Clearly, she thinks she may need to raise Social Security taxes – but she can’t say so. Instead, she repeats the poll-tested mantra of “fiscal responsibility” and a “bipartisan commission.”

By “fiscal responsibility,” she means ending Treasury borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund, a policy already in place. By a “bipartisan commission,” she means sharing the blame for unpopular policies with Republicans to minimize the deadly electoral impact. But she can’t explain any of that, so she just repeats the mantra.

If there’s anything that I won’t believe about Hillary, it’s that she’s the re-incarnation of John McCain’s Straight Talk Express. That’s utterly laughable. The Clintons turned parsing sentences into an art form. Does anyone seriously think that the woman who manned the “Bimbo Eruptions” desk in the Clinton War room, then said that Monicagate was “part of a vast Right Wing conspiracy” is capable of being “very clear” on what she believes?

If Hillary’s been very clear on where she stands, why didn’t Hillary give a straight answer on whether she supports giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrants? That’s a straightforward question. It’s an answer that Rudy Giuliani or Fred Thompson would answer in their sleep.

In the wide-ranging interview exactly a year before the election, Clinton continued to hold back from offering full-fledged support for a plan offering illegal immigrants driver’s licenses, saying it’s a question that doesn’t allow a candidate to answer simply by “raising their hand.”

“It depends upon what state they’re in, it depends upon what [governors] think the risks are,” Clinton said. “The governor of New York has a lot of immigrants, many of whom we know are not their legally; [he] has to worry about security. A governor of another state where that’s not a problem doesn’t.

“This issue has been so politicized,” Clinton continued, “and I understand that, because you can score points, you can score all kinds of political, demagogic points.”

That’s typical Hillary. If someone tries getting a straight answer from Hillary about the most important issues in a generation, she goes into evasive mode. She acts like it’s a difficult moral question that’s painted in shade of gray. This isn’t difficult. It’s extremely straightforward.

Furthermore, when she says that “it’s a question that doesn’t allow a candidate to answer simply by ‘raising their hand'”, she’s exactly wrong. Of all the possible questions she could’ve been asked, this is the most tailor-made for a straight yes or no answer. There isn’t much nuance to this. Either she’s for maintaining America’s sovereignty or she doesn’t care about maintaining America’s sovereignty.

Another telltale sign that she’s being evasive is her saying that “you can score all kinds of political, demagogic points.” That’s Hillary’s way of telling candidates (a)that she’s demagoging this issue and (b) how she’ll defend herself when they exploit her weakness.

The thing to notice is that she’s still taking the same evasive actions that she did during last Tuesday’s debate.

It’s another perfect example of Hillary refusing to board the Straight Talk Express.

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Cross-posted at California Conservative

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