political: hillary

  1. I heard and am wondering if is true. Did Hillary Clinton say, when she was First Lady and on the Healthcare Committee, "Nurses where over paid and under-educated"?:angryfire
  2. 36 Comments

  3. by   EmmaG
    I'd like to see a direct source for that quote.
  4. by   krazy_coconuts
    I've heard that too.
  5. by   woody62
    I have also heard it. And I believe that it is a urban legend. And it pops up everytime someone wants to put her down.

  6. by   HM2VikingRN
    Sounds like a "swift boat" attack....
  7. by   HM2VikingRN
    • We need to be as well prepared to defend ourselves against public health dangers as we should be to defend ourselves against any foreign danger. http://womenshistory.about.com/cs/qu..._clinton_2.htm
  8. by   HM2VikingRN
    One afternoon in mid-August, Senator Hillary Clinton visited a Nevada hospital to participate in a union-sponsored "Walk a Day in My Shoes" program for presidential candidates. There she learned firsthand about the new realities of work schedules for nurses--and many other wage-earners.
    Clinton expressed amazement at the workload of a typical healthcare professional. "Your mother worked me to the bone today," she told the children of Michelle Estrada, RN, during a dinner-table conversation at their home later that evening.
    Source: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20071105/early_gordon
  9. by   EmmaG
    Quote from HM2Viking
    Sounds like a "swift boat" attack....
    Exactly. If there is an original source for the quote...fine. But blogs and the like don't count
  10. by   HM2VikingRN
    I don't think this is an accurate quote. I looked and all I found were pronurse and prohealth care quotes from Sen Clinton.
  11. by   bagladyrn
    I'd like to see the source for this also.
    I've been searching and the only reference I can even find to such a statement is on a blog with the site name "American Bigot University".
    That kind of says it all doesn't it?
  12. by   HM2VikingRN
    "The nursing shortage has become a nursing crisis, and that means it is a crisis for everyone," Clinton said. "Nurses are the heart and soul of our health care system. When we've got fewer nurses, working longer hours and serving more patients, the result will be worse outcomes."

    Here is a sourced quotation. (I had forgotten that Bill Clinton's mother was a nurse.)
  13. by   EmmaG


    I'll keep an open mind. After all, anything is possible.

    Surely there must be record of something this inflammatory being spoken by someone this high-profile.
  14. by   Kyrshamarks
    I personally HATE Hillary and everything she stands for but I do not think she ever said that.