Ben Carson should walk a mile in Hillary's shoes.

Ben Carson should walk a mile in Hillary’s shoes.

“I have always said that I expect to be vetted, but being vetted and what is going on with me —’You said this thirty years ago, you said this 20 years ago, this didn’t exist’ — you know, I have not seen that with anyone else. If you can show me where that’s happened with someone else I will take that statement back,” he said. [NBC News]

BEN CARSON, I’d like you to meet Hillary Rodham Clinton, a candidate for president. Maybe you’ve read The New York Times since 1992, perhaps Maureen Dowd, too. But Dowd not only writes about Mrs. Clinton’s husband and something that happened 18 years ago, but Dowd also believes the fact that Bill Clinton was unfaithful is Hillary’s fault. Or maybe read The Atlantic’s “From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Primer on Bill and Hillary Scandals.”

Surely Mr. Carson doesn’t need to be spoon fed Hillary Clinton’s “baggage,” stories that are regularly regurgitated.

You know, all that stuff that you’re now dealing with and being called “a liar,” because what you claimed isn’t true. Wait until they get to your sex life.

The difference between you and Mrs. Clinton is that people call her “a liar” and worse all the time. It’s just that when it comes to her resume and life story, it’s been vetted, verified and certified in American history.

The reason inquisitive people aren’t taking anything you say at face value is because they keep reading how you’re backtracking on most of what you’ve posited, including in print, so the picture is fuzzy.

It’s true nobody is questioning what Hillary Clinton said 20 or 30 years ago now, because the media has dug so deep there’s nothing that is in question.

That’s what you’re going through now, sir.

…and Hillary’s been going through it since 1975, the year she married William Jefferson Clinton.

I guess you didn’t know that the entire Citizens United case revolves around Hillary and the efforts to keep her out of the White House.

Your baggage is our baggage, so I’ve got to ask… Why is it that you can’t get your own story straight? That you’re constantly changing it, editing it? You came from nothing, and rose to become an esteemed neurosurgeon.

It is pathological.

And yet—it certainly seems likely that this is where Carson got the idea for his story. He remembered the hoax, and then embellished it considerably to turn it into a testimony to the power of God. This even makes sense. It seemed like a strange story for Carson to invent, and it turns out he didn’t. He took a story he recalled from his Yale days and then added a bunch of bells and whistles to make it into a proper testimonial. – Kevin Drum