Hillary Flunked the DC Bar Exam in 1973 – Oops

She failed the DC Exam, then followed Bill to Arkansas in ’73

– Politifact

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“At this point what difference does it make?”

– Plenty?

“In an article for a conservative Internet journal that has been widely distributed via chain e-mail, former Clinton adviser-turned-foe Dick Morris points out a little-known embarrassment about Sen. Hillary Clinton, who was a star law student at Yale.

“She flunked the D.C. bar exam and only passed the Arkansas bar,” he wrote.

It’s true.

In his biography of Hillary Clinton, former Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein notes that in the summer of 1973, 817 people took the Washington, D.C., bar exam; 551 of them passed. Hillary Rodham was not one of them.

“For the first time in her life she had flamed out — spectacularly, given the expectations of others for her, and even more so her own,” Bernstein wrote.

Bernstein said Clinton kept the news hidden for 30 years and shocked some of her closest friends when she made the revelation with a passing reference in her 2003 autobiography, Living History.

“Despite the satisfaction of my work, I was lonely and missed Bill more than I could stand,” she wrote. “I had taken both the Arkansas and Washington, D.C., bar exams during the summer, but my heart was pulling me toward Arkansas. When I learned that I passed in Arkansas but failed in D.C., I thought that maybe my test scores were telling me something.”

So she followed Bill Clinton to Arkansas.

Read the rest @ Politifact

Don’t believe it? Read more @ Snopes – Hillary Flames Out