In the 2004 presidential campaign, it was John “Breck Girl” Edwards who proclaimed the paralyzed would walk if only John “Lurch” Kerry was elected president. Well, HIllary Clinton has yet to name her #2, so she has to proclaim her super-human powers all by herself.

Today she bravely declared that she would cut the inner city murder rate by half if America sees fit to put her in the Big Chair at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Well, after a quick look at the murder statistics for 2006 (the latest year for which there is complete FBI data), it looks like Mrs. Clinton would have to single handedly save the lives of about 8,517 people in order to make good on her campaign promise. Even couched in her promise to put another 100,000 cops on the street, this campaign promise is borders on the ludicrous.

Don’t get me wrong, the Breck Girl’s declaration of Lurch’s healing powers still owns the outrageous campaign promise space, but Hillary looks like she’s ready to give those two guys a run for the prize.

Here endeth the lesson.