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Detouring around the Hillary truth

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    FILE: In this June 10, 2011 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as the arrives at Lusaka International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia. ((AP Photo/Susan Walsh))

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    FILE: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, listens to a reporter ask a question during a news conference with African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, not seen, after their meeting at the Department of State in Washington, in this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo. ((AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File))

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    Jan. 2, 2013: U. S. secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right rear, leaves New York-Presbyterian Hospital after being discharged. (AP)

Any fawning story about Hillary Rodham Clinton is obliged to declare her the “most widely traveled secretary of state in American history.”

A gusher Saturday in The New York Times did just that, but quietly inserted the facts later. Near the end, it mentioned that, while Clinton visited the most countries, 112, Condoleezza Rice actually logged more than 1 million miles on the job, 50,000 more than Saint Hillary.

That makes Rice the champ because “most traveled” should mean most miles. But apparently facts don’t count if the winner is a black conservative.

To continue reading Michael Goodwin's column in the New York Post on other topics, including Al Gore and others in the parade of hypocrites, click here

Michael Goodwin is a Fox News contributor and New York Post columnist.