Hillary Rodham Clinton, who once insulted country star Tammy Wynette in defending her husband against adultery charges, has released a photo of her dressed as Dolly Parton in a birthday fundraiser for her hubby, who turns 70.

"We make a really big deal of birthdays in my family — back when we were in the White House, Bill loved to surprise me with theme parties. There was the year he dressed up as James Madison (tights and all), and I'll never forget the time we did a Dolly Parton party — you have to see it to believe it," she wrote over a picture of her in a blond wig, and her husband in cowboy gear.

The email goes on to ask that supporters sign Bill Clinton's email birthday card and send in $1. Clinton is not widely known to like country music, but maybe the email will help her with country fans.

Her coziness with the country star is in stark conflict with how she treated, and later apologized to, Wynette.

Clinton's slap came when her husband was under fire in his first presidential campaign. Among the claims he was facing were adultery and pot smoking. In a 60 Minutes interview that many believed saved his candidacy, Hillary was asked if their marriage was an arrangement.

Hillary flashed, "I'm not sitting here – some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette." It was a reference to one of her most popular songs.

Below is the Washington Post's transcript of the exchange with Steve Kroft.

Kroft: I think most Americans would agree that it's very admirable that you've stayed together – that you've worked your problems out and that you've seemed to reach some sort of understanding and arrangement.

Bill Clinton: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. You're looking at two people who love each other. This is not an arrangement or an understanding. This is a marriage. That's a very different thing.

Hillary Clinton: You know, I'm not sitting here – some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette. I'm sitting here because I love him, and I respect him, and I honor what he's been through and what we've been through together. And you know, if that's not enough for people, then heck, don't vote for him.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com