Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: Trump furor stokes fears of unrest Bloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida Hillicon Valley: Productivity, fatigue, cybersecurity emerge as top concerns amid pandemic | Facebook critics launch alternative oversight board | Google to temporarily bar election ads after polls close MORE on Saturday jabbed at New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd over her opinion piece that incorrectly stated a woman hadn't been on the Democratic presidential ticket in 36 years.

"Either @TimKaine and I had a very vivid shared hallucination four years ago or Maureen had too much pot brownie before writing her column again," Clinton tweeted, referring to Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineTrump taps Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court, setting up confirmation sprint Supreme Court fight pushes Senate toward brink Trump plans to pick Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ginsburg on court MORE (D-Va.), her running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket in 2016.


Dowd's column centered around Geraldine Ferraro, who in 1984 was the first female vice presidential candidate for a major American political party.

Ferraro and Walter Mondale, the Democratic ticket that cycle, lost in a landslide to former President Reagan.

A correction note acknowledging the error was placed at the end of Dowd's column.


"An earlier version of this column incorrectly stated the history of the Democratic ticket," it reads. "It has been 36 years since a man chose a woman to run as his vice-president on the Democratic ticket, not 36 years since a man and a woman ran together on a Democratic Party ticket."

In a tweet seeking to share a corrected version of that detail, the newspaper's opinion section also incorrectly stated that it had been decades since a man had selected a woman to join the White House ticket. Twitter users quickly pointed out that former Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCrenshaw looms large as Democrats look to flip Texas House seat Analysis: Biden victory, Democratic sweep would bring biggest boost to economy The Memo: Trump's strengths complicate election picture MORE (R-Ariz.) had picked former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to be his running mate in 2008.

The account later tweeted out another version of the corrected tweet, specifying that it had been decades since a man on the "Democratic ticket" had selected a woman as his running mate.

All of this comes as former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says voters should choose who nominates Supreme Court justice Trump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Joe Biden should enact critical government reforms if he wins MORE, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is expected to pick a woman as his running mate in the coming days. At the top of the shortlist appear to be Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former national security adviser Susan Rice and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.). If chosen, each of them would make history as the first Black woman to be a vice presidential nominee.