Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge had a rough time of it this week in an interview on MSNBC with host Craig Melvin.
As Melvin questioned her about Donald Trump‘s fat shaming “Miss Piggy” comments about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, Rutledge tried to bring up Hillary Clinton calling Monica Lewinsky a “neurotic looney tune” and longtime Bill Clinton ally James Carville “dragging a hundred dollar bill through a trailer park.”
“It is sad that we are discussing this,” she said.
But there was something far worse than the sadness of the interview topic. She hadn’t done her homework on all of Bill Clinton‘s exes because when she tried to counter Melvin, she blanked on her bad boy talking points.
“Started with an h,” she stammered, trying to recall something supposedly from a New York Times article about George Stephanopoulos‘s memoir All Too Human. “There were so many, unfortunately, that we can’t recall all of his indiscretions.”
Nice save. But she still sounded pretty dumb on national TV.
“As a woman I can assure you that Hillary Clinton offends me,” she said.
Apparently this isn’t a first for Rutledge.
The Arkansas Times reported that she recently got “torched” when defending Trump to CBS.
The reporter said she was short on facts and evidence.
Even Bob Schieffer was “unimpressed.”