Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit More than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows 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 KaineSenate Democrats ramp up push to limit Biden's war powers Sweeping election reform bill faces Senate buzz saw How leaving Afghanistan cancels our post-9/11 use of force 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 McCainRepublicans have dumped Reagan for Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Cheney poised to be ousted; Biden to host big meeting Cheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP 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 BidenFauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall Overnight Defense: Military sexual assault reform bill has votes to pass in Senate l First active duty service member arrested over Jan. 6 riot l Israeli troops attack Gaza Strip Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart 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.