POLITICS

Clinton: No Woman Is Illegal

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

People in the Las Vegas neighborhood saw all the cameras and trucks and buses and police on the streets Thursday, and they began to trickle out of their houses to find out what was going on. Soon, as a sherbet-orange desert sunset filled the sky, they got their answer, as New York Sen. Hillary Clinton began walking up the street of low-slung houses near Eastern and Washington avenues, accompanied by the area's representative, state Assemblyman Ruben Kihuen.

...A man shouted through an opening in the wall that his wife was illegal. "No woman is illegal," Clinton said, to cheers....

..."He was a part-time state senator for a few years, and then he came to the Senate and immediately started running for president," she said. "And that's his prerogative. That's his right. But I think it is important to compare and contrast our records."

Late update: In a July 2007 New York Times' story, Obama described his role in the Illinois Senate as part-time.

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