Hillary Clinton

  1. I'm in nursing school and yesterday my instructor said that Hillary Clinton has been quoted as saying "I can take anybody off the street and turn them into a nurse."

    I've looked online and searched on Google and can't find this quote anywhere. I'm wondering if anybody else knows about this and if it's actually true???

    Thanks!
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  2. 55 Comments

  3. by   jo272wv
    I do not know if she said it but, if she did I am sure it would have been all over the news. When I see the clip of her acually saying it then I will beleive it. She is seeking the presidency and I do not really think she would risk offending any group of voters.
  4. by   sunnyjohn
    ..... and so it begins
  5. by   dmarie (GA)
    I was given the impression that this comment was made a couple of years ago, not recently. My instructor told the entire class about the "quote", but I still can't find it to verify it.
  6. by   zenman
    Maybe your instructor doesn't want you to vote for her...which sounds like a good thing, lol!
  7. by   RNfromMN
    If she did say it...or said anything even remotely close to that...you can bet 100% it'll re-surface when she does run for President.
  8. by   dmarie (GA)
    Good point!
  9. by   mydogsowner
    I also heard her say that nurses are paid too much already for what they do. I like her but find this hard to swallow, esp given the fact that her DH's Mom was a nurse.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    She is not alone (if this is true, I can't find for sure) in saying such things. I would listen to what all politicians say,----but you would not vote for any of them. They all seem to say stupid things like this.
  11. by   blueyesue
    I know she will try to bring back her "health-care initiative"
  12. by   Shamira Aizza
    Oh...Ms. Hillary will be very kind to nurses because she has become the number one recipient of special interest dollars from nursing agencies...which completely baffles me, because she is an advocate of socialized health care which results in lower wages for health care professionals, rationing of services, and increased work load for providers.

    Long ago when her husband was early in his first term and Hillary was trying to make a name as a health-care reform specialist, she made a public comment saying that nurses were overpaid.

    That was over 10 years ago; she definitely doesn't make such opinions known publically anymore.

    I don't believe Ms. Clinton is prejudiced against nurses; she has a complete lack of respect for almost everyone equally. This includes Jews, Indians (recalling her Gandhi comment), and her husband. She is a fantastic candidate for the democratic party.
  13. by   agoodusername
    Whoa, whoa, whoa.

    What's with the anti-Hillary sentiment? At least she's intelligent, actually cares about healthcare (and tried to do something to improve it) and a WOMAN...can't say anything close to that in regards to our current leadership.

    I'd be slow to spout off unchecked rumors without sources...especially in light of the BOOK-FULLs of incredibly stupid things Mr. Bush has said in his never-ending reign.

    Good for Hillary -- I HOPE she can turn anyone into a nurse, maybe it'll make healthcare better and our jobs easier!
  14. by   imenid37
    I don't really care for the man at the top right now, to say the least. I get so sick of people saying that we'd be better off w/ Bill Clinton or Hillary Clinton or some other political wannabe who has let us down before. How about being better off w/ some new, honest person w/ fresh ideas? PLMK if anyone sees one of them any place out there! I don't really like Mr. Bush and I didn't like Clinton. Their ideas are different, but they are both bad in different ways, IMHO. I know it is important to vote. I just wish someone worth voting for would run. Any good nurse candidates out there???

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