Kathleen McFarland attended a recent event hosted by Suffolk County GOP Chairman Harry Withers in Long Island. There she told the gathering that "Hillary Clinton is worried about me, and is so worried, in fact, she had helicopters flying over my house in Southhampton today taking pictures."
She also said that Hillary’s people were taking photographs of her Manhattan home from an apartment building across the street.
According to the New York Post’s account of the event, the audience was "stunned" when they heard that.
John Spencer said he was in the audience and heard her make the remarks.
"She wasn’t trying to be funny," Spencer told the AP, "And, no one laughed."
Even one of McFarland’s neighbors was interviewed and said McFarland was full of it.
But McFarland says she was only joking.
"This is a perfect example of what is happening in American politics. One misinterpreted joke and your opponents are smearing you in the press," she said in a statement. "I continue to believe that we can be better than that. But, I’ve got to tell you, it’s not easy."
As always, Hillary’s campaign had a lame joke at the ready: "We at the Hillary campaign wish Ms. McFarland the best and hope she gets the rest she needs."