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Hillary Clinton roasts NYT’s Maureen Dowd over column

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 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 Kaine (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 McCain (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 Biden, 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.

Tags 2016 general election 2020 general election Geraldine Ferraro Geraldine Ferraro Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton Joe Biden John McCain Kamala Harris Karen Bass Maureen Dowd Maureen Dowd Sarah Palin Tim Kaine

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