This was apparently posted by one Fernando Suarez of CBS News. I’ve read it several times with a rising sense of bafflement.

“_WAUSAU, WIS. — At a campaign stop this afternoon, Hillary Clinton’s focus was on the economy and health care but some in the crowd had other things on their minds. Clinton was asked to discuss gun control which prompted Clinton to talk about her days holding a rifle in the cold, shallow waters in backwoods Arkansas.

‘I’ve hunted. My father taught me how to hunt. I went duck hunting in Arkansas. I remember standing in that cold water, so cold, at first light. I was with a bunch of my friends, all men. The sun’s up, the ducks are flying and they are playing a trick on me. They said, ‘we’re not going to shoot, you shoot.’ They wanted to embarrass me. The pressure was on. So I shot, and I shot a banded duck and they were surprised as I was,’ Clinton said drawing laughter from the crowd._”

I am not baffled that Hillary was hunting ducks with a rifle. Hillary always looks for an edge, and maybe she wanted to shoot out past 70 yards. Or maybe it’s just that Fernando Suarez doesn’t know the difference between a rifle and a shotgun.

What I am baffled about is, where was the trick? It sounds to me like a bunch of older hunters giving a newcomer the courtesy of the first shot. Or maybe they knew she was a lousy shot and didn’t want to handicap her with a volley going off in her ears. Also, what is the significance of the banded duck?

When last rated by the NRA/ILA, Mrs. Clinton got an F.