Trying to frame the discussion over the release this morning of more than 11,000 pages of her schedules as first lady, Hillary Clinton said that they prove the value of her White House experience.
"These documents are outlines of the First Lady's activities and illustrate the array of substantive issues she worked on -- including healthcare, child care, adoption, education, veterans, microenterprise and international development, women's rights, and democracy," the Clinton campaign said in a statement. "Her daily schedules also list some of the meetings and travel she conducted to more than 80 countries in pursuit of the administration's domestic and foreign policy goals. They are a guide, and of course cannot reflect all of Senator Clinton's activities as First Lady.
"The schedules do help illustrate Hillary Clinton's extensive and exhaustive work as a public servant and her role as an influential advocate at home and around the world on behalf of our country," the statement continued. "As such, they are a valuable addition to the substantive and vast public record already made available by President Clinton."
While Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, sued to speed the release of the records, the Clinton campaign said that the documents showed former President Clinton's commitment to public access.
Her campaign also issued a challenge to Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama to release similar records from his years as a state senator in Illinois.