Give Me A “P”!

posted at 8:10 am on March 8, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Hillary Clinton has claimed a significant role in the Northern Ireland peace process as part of her “experience” argument against Barack Obama. She wants to show that she can answer that ringing phone at 3 AM because she has had to conduct tough international negotiations during her husband’s administration. Now Lord Trrimble, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the process, says the best she can do when she answers that phone is to conduct a cheerleading chant into the receiver:

“I don’t know there was much she did apart from accompanying Bill [Clinton] going around,” he said. Her recent statements about being deeply involved were merely “the sort of thing people put in their canvassing leaflets” during elections. “She visited when things were happening, saw what was going on, she can certainly say it was part of her experience. I don’t want to rain on the thing for her but being a cheerleader for something is slightly different from being a principal player.”

Mrs Clinton has made Northern Ireland key to her claims of having extensive foreign policy experience, which helped her defeat Barack Obama in Ohio and Texas on Tuesday after she presented herself as being ready to tackle foreign policy crises at 3am.

“I helped to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” she told CNN on Wednesday. But negotiators from the parties that helped broker the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 told The Daily Telegraph that her role was peripheral and that she played no part in the gruelling political talks over the years.

What a shock! Hillary exaggerates her importance yet again! Of course, what else can she do?  She’s had an unremarkable Senate career, whose major accomplishment has been to secure almost a half-billion dollars in pork.  She has nothing else on which to run except to steal credit for the palatable actions of her husband’s administration.

This is the reason that Barack Obama has enjoyed the success he has until now.  He hasn’t been twenty pounds of manure in a ten-pound bag, as the saying goes.  He comes across as genuine and believable; Hillary comes across as a BS-er whom no one can trust.

Trimble may have hit on a rather devastating assessment for Hillary.  She was nothing more than a cheerleader for her husband when traveling abroad, not a real player than anyone took seriously.  His amused contempt for her claims speaks volumes about how the people actually involved in foreign policy and serious negotiations view her and her “experience”.


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PICK FLICK!

RobCon on March 8, 2008 at 8:14 AM

But she felt empathy for the cause. For liberals, that’s total involvement.

jgapinoy on March 8, 2008 at 8:15 AM

Hey now, shouldn’t we keep this stuff quiet until after the dem convention? Don’t we want her to get the nomination? oh well.

boomer on March 8, 2008 at 8:15 AM

Please, no jokes about Hillary in a cheerleader costume.

jgapinoy on March 8, 2008 at 8:16 AM

Hillary Clinton has claimed a significant role in the Northern Ireland peace process

So what, Obama has had breakfast at the International House of Pancakes. John McCain must be having a good laugh as he flies around the world this spring meet heads of state in REAL Hilton Hotels. He’s earned it. Hill and Barry have not.

RobCon on March 8, 2008 at 8:17 AM

I’m just “SHOCKED” I thought cheerleaders were supposed to be cute.

RFA on March 8, 2008 at 8:18 AM

I’m just “SHOCKED” I thought cheerleaders were supposed to be cute.

RFA on March 8, 2008 at 8:18 AM

George? Is that you?

Limerick on March 8, 2008 at 8:19 AM

… and she helped Al Gore invent the internet too!!

The Ultimate Clinton Political Machine

serenity on March 8, 2008 at 8:21 AM

But she felt empathy for the cause. For liberals, that’s total involvement.

Yeah, and since 1916, with the bombs going off, the tanks rumbling down the streets, and the innocents being killed in the crossfire, the one thing I am sure the people of Northerm Ireland really needed was empathy. I am sure the reps of the IRA will agree that Shillary played a key role as far as the aspect goes. As to her actually playing a role in ending the violence …… they probably would say that’s a lot of blarney!

pilamaye on March 8, 2008 at 8:21 AM

Hey, she wore green for the photo–that counts for something, doesn’t it?

jgapinoy on March 8, 2008 at 8:24 AM

Ed, PUHLEESE! Are you cheerleading for BHO?

He (Obama) comes across as genuine and believable; Hillary comes across as a BS-er whom no one can trust

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These two are like spit and spittle, they’re one and the same, both are unworthy, unbelievable and completely untrustworthy in any sense of the words, IMO.

el Vaquero on March 8, 2008 at 8:24 AM

el Vaquero

In Ed’s defense, he said “comes across”, which I agree with.

jgapinoy on March 8, 2008 at 8:29 AM

The HildaBeast also invented penicillin, climbed Mt. Everest (the first to do so), and proved the earth was round.
If we elect her, she will cure AIDS, end poverty and bring peace to the middle east, all in her first 100 days.

mountainmanbob on March 8, 2008 at 8:40 AM

sad, just sad.

trailortrash on March 8, 2008 at 8:45 AM

I think Hillary is trying to tell us,
using her hands as speach,that when she’s
done with Obama in the election,using her
hands,he’s squashed!haha

canopfor on March 8, 2008 at 8:46 AM

Hitlery still cannot gain any credibility, especially when the actor in her ‘Daisy’ ad admits to being an Obama supporter who would not even have voted for Hitlery when she made the film.

Further testament Hitlery can only deceive, vice making decisions.

MSGTAS on March 8, 2008 at 8:48 AM

Looking at the picture, is she trying to show us the size of her latest toy?

MSGTAS on March 8, 2008 at 8:58 AM

I have been running scared the last few years thinking this monster could actually become POTUS. Maybe not now. She and Billy Jeff should ride off into the sunset like Adolf and Eva.

JonRoss on March 8, 2008 at 8:58 AM

Hillary always has an excuse. In this case probably the Blarney Stone.

Jeff on March 8, 2008 at 9:13 AM

I’m just “SHOCKED” I thought cheerleaders were supposed to be cute.

RFA on March 8, 2008 at 8:18 AM

She was when she was young. And Republican.

Darth Executor on March 8, 2008 at 9:16 AM

Hillary has been exaggerating her importance since before she entered the whitehouse.

tx2654 on March 8, 2008 at 9:17 AM

“We take zee vast right-wing conspiracy and squash it down like dis! Haaa haaaa haaaa!”
/cackle

MarkABinVA on March 8, 2008 at 9:25 AM

Hillary & Barack are the best the Dems could come up with? I guess that’s what you get with a party that chases Lieberman out simply because he supports the war in Iraq.

rbj on March 8, 2008 at 9:28 AM

Hey, she wore green for the photo–that counts for something, doesn’t it?

jgapinoy on March 8, 2008 at 8:24 AM

Was it a pant suit?

Golfer_75093 on March 8, 2008 at 9:46 AM

Give Me A “P”!

Why? She already has one!

drjohn on March 8, 2008 at 9:48 AM

Please, no jokes about Hillary in a cheerleader costume.

jgapinoy on March 8, 2008 at 8:16 AM

Lost lunch.

p40tiger on March 8, 2008 at 9:56 AM

Was she a cheerleader in the “Monica Piece Process”? Give me a “C-I-G-A-R”

Wade on March 8, 2008 at 10:03 AM

Hillary comes across as a BS-er whom no one can trust.

That should cover it.

Zorro on March 8, 2008 at 10:07 AM

If Hillary Clinton is going to insist that she was intimately involved in foreign policy and she is a foreign policy impresario, then Hillary should explain her infamous photo op with Suha Arafat. The photo should be distributed widely. It is available on the internet and The American Thinker has an article and photo of the disgraceful event and it can be accessed through a google search with the words “Hillary Clinton & Suha Arafat”. Hillary Clinton said nothing as Suha Arafat told an antiSemitic lie about how the Jews were poisoning Palestinian children. It was a replay of the Middle Ages big lie about Jews poisoning the wells. After the speech, Hillary gave Suha a warm embrace and they double cheek kissed. They also gave one another a warm hug. Hillary waited until there was a firestorm of protest and then had the White House press office issue a written statement that was not even read aloud. The statement criticized only Suha’s words, not Suha herself. And the Clintons had Yasser Arafat at the White House more often than any head of state.
The NY Times has never covered this whole sordid episode although the Times has four investigative reporters trying to prove that John McCain had an extramarital affair 13 years ago.

Larraby on March 8, 2008 at 10:22 AM

Half a billion in pork and the streets of my hometown are still axle breakers.

Mommynator on March 8, 2008 at 10:36 AM

She stays at Holiday Inn Expresses everywhere.

jukin on March 8, 2008 at 10:39 AM

mountainmanbob on March 8, 2008 at 8:40 AM

you left off her being the first to land on the moon.

TooTall on March 8, 2008 at 10:39 AM

So would this make her the first Irish President?

Nethicus on March 8, 2008 at 10:40 AM

Hillary & Barack are the best the Dems could come up with?

rbj on March 8, 2008 at 9:28 AM

McCain ain’t exactly a beacon of hope either. Both prties are trying to shove something we don’t want down our collective throats.

Kowboy on March 8, 2008 at 10:45 AM

And the dimwits in her party just go along with this garbage and accept her empty resume. This woman has a sense of entitlement (as all dims do) and she’ll say anything because she knows she can get away with it when she talks to morons.

Richdellavalle on March 8, 2008 at 10:46 AM

But…but…she was there!

Geez, if someone compiled a list of the straight-up lies this woman has told the public, it would be staggering. Of course, that would take a while since most everything she says is a lie.

So would this make her the first Irish President?

Nethicus on March 8, 2008 at 10:40 AM

Heh.

CP on March 8, 2008 at 10:56 AM

His amused contempt for her claims speaks volumes about how the people actually involved in foreign policy and serious negotiations view her and her “experience”.

It’s a knee-slapper. And ya don’t need to be a senior foreign policy person to see how ludicrous are her claims.

If it’s White House experience you want, you’d just as well vote for Chelsea.

petefrt on March 8, 2008 at 11:37 AM

Wasn’t Dick Morris who made the crack about Hillary’s being in the White House for 8 years. “so was the pastry chef”.

Jeff on March 8, 2008 at 11:53 AM

I have always sat back and laughed when the sheep-like Dem. electorate and the MSM characterize the choice as being between experience and change. What experience? It just goes to show that if you say something over and over and over, it becomes believable and believed whether or not it is true. This is why the results of lie detector tests are inadmissible in court.

HawaiiLwyr on March 8, 2008 at 12:21 PM

Resume Embellishment – everybody’s doing it

Kini on March 8, 2008 at 1:08 PM

“Hey, she wore green for the photo–that counts for something, doesn’t it?”

She was wearing orange underwear, though…

GeneSmith on March 8, 2008 at 1:30 PM

While she didn’t really bring peace to Northern Ireland, she did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express.

irishspy on March 8, 2008 at 1:33 PM

She was nothing more than a cheerleader nagger in chief for her husband when traveling abroad, not a real player than anyone took seriously.

Entelechy on March 8, 2008 at 1:37 PM

I thought she invented Global Warming, myself…..I could be wrong though….

Yes on Dick Morris adding “the pastry chef” comment.

The only thing that scares me more then Hill answering the phone is Bill in the White House again with nothing to do and interns around. We know why he smiles and I suspect that his smile would be MUCH larger in that case.

Personally I’m not happy with any of the three. I wrote and asked Newt to jump in and ask Duncan Hunter to join him as a running mate LONG ago!

Vntnrse on March 8, 2008 at 1:57 PM

Well, what was she doing the country’s business for back then, (presuming she was) No one voted for her then, and hopefully no more will vote for her now.

johnnyU on March 8, 2008 at 2:29 PM

I can’t believe we are down to the candidates that are left on both sides. Horrible. They all suck.

echosyst on March 8, 2008 at 2:48 PM

Yeah both the Dem candidates are horrible….and it doesn’t mean a thing. Why is everyone phoo-phooing the turnout.

Dem caucus in Wyoming 2004…statewide 625 people
Dem caucas in Wyoming 2008…ONE county…1000 people.

Same in Texas and Wisconsin.

Please don’t tell me it is ‘crossovers’. Horsepotatoes on that. Both the Dem canididates might be hot air (excuse the pun) but you can’t lay all this turnout on ‘Dems always show up for the primaries’ nonsense.

Limerick on March 8, 2008 at 2:58 PM

She gravy trains everything she does…. has she given Marx and Engels credit yet? Wonderful irony jamming Barry, while the whole time having a similar resume’. All these years in “offices,” (Bill’s of course), and she too has nothing of substance.

Cold Steel on March 8, 2008 at 3:02 PM

I know they base everything on emotion and feelings rather than logic and facts, but do liberals try to find the most unqualified candidates possible or is it just a coincidence election after election?

Grayson on March 8, 2008 at 3:40 PM

Grayson asks:

I know they base everything on emotion and feelings rather than logic and facts, but do liberals try to find the most unqualified candidates possible or is it just a coincidence election after election?

What matters to liberals is how their choice makes them feel, not the results. This seems to be a consistent pattern (i.e., a failure) with everything they try to do.

Right_of_Attila on March 8, 2008 at 3:49 PM

What we didn’t know is in the caption she was explaining to a reporter how big her testicles are compared to her husbands.

Weebork on March 8, 2008 at 4:01 PM

I question the timing.

Monster.

Jaibones on March 8, 2008 at 7:17 PM

Ed, it’s more like: Give me a “P”…give an “E”…give me an “A’…give me a “C”…give me an “E”… WHAT DOES THAT SPELL…PEACE-PEACE-PEACE, YAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

Now Bill, make darn sure that is included in my package of “extensive foreign policy experience” when I run for the presidency. Okay! ! !

RMR on March 8, 2008 at 7:21 PM

And the smartest woman in the world did not know how the F.B.I. files got on her table.

Johan Klaus on March 8, 2008 at 8:18 PM

Sir Edmund Hillary Rodham Clinton …..

Investor extraordinaire (with inside help),
Protector of women’s rights (except BJ’s rape victims),
Feared for Chelseas life on 9/11 (if only she had been there),
Tried to join the Marines (with glue),
Great White Duck Hunter (in a camouflage pantsuit),

……… 35 years of experience (fabricating stories)

Whatever.

fogw on March 8, 2008 at 8:28 PM

I really wish the Democrats could run a candidate I could vote for. The Republicans haven’t really impressed me these past few years.

But instead, the Democrats just give us an empty suit, a head of pony hair, and a harpy.

Montana on March 8, 2008 at 8:39 PM

He (Hussein Barack) comes across as genuine and believable

posted at 8:10 am on March 8, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Another delusional.

Maybe you should join the Brit Hume and Chris Wallace gang of Hussein’s cheerleaders on Fox News.

Unbelievable.

No wonder.

No one cared at the polling places about the so-called “pundits” starting by Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity who asked the voters to vote for Romney when he was there from the very beginning.

Empty suits cheer for empty suits.

Empty Suit Pundits For Hussein.

Indy Conservative on March 8, 2008 at 9:35 PM

Hillary’s first visit to Ireland:

No! No! Hillary! You misunderstood.
You don’t kiss Mr. Blarney’s stones…
You kiss the Blarney stone…

evenkeel on March 9, 2008 at 12:13 AM

All of you remember she is the smartest person in the world.

Of course being the first lady gives all the training that a person needs to be our President.

Oh! sorry! I think I have been smoking something.

tazmebro on March 9, 2008 at 4:47 AM

It’s a knee-slapper.

petefrt on March 8, 2008 at 11:37 AM

What? Medusa doing her cheerleader routine?

OldEnglish on March 9, 2008 at 6:15 AM

Don’t worry about her puffing up her CV. She’s just trying to appeal to the Gore voters.

DrSteve on March 9, 2008 at 9:47 AM

My understanding that as fist lady, she is still a private citizen and I am not aware of any diplomatic appointment. Would that not make it illegal for her to have any influence or involment in non-domestic affairs?

Franklyn on March 9, 2008 at 1:58 PM

“Mrs. Clinton has made Northern Ireland key to her claims of having extensive foreign policy experience, which helped her defeat Barack Obama in Ohio and Texas on Tuesday after she presented herself as being ready to tackle foreign policy crises at 3am.”
I hope I’m not the millionth poster to point out the obvious: Making a commercial saying that you’re ‘tested’ and ready to answer that 3am call don’t make it so. The old song: ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’ comes to mind…This may be the Achilles heel of HRC’s BS approach. I hope so, ‘cuz I’ve run out of acres to spread all the compost she’s spewed so far. MoooooooveonHRC.org!

Christine on March 9, 2008 at 2:08 PM

But…but…she was there!

Geez, if someone compiled a list of the straight-up lies this woman has told the public, it would be staggering. Of course, that would take a while since most everything she says is a lie.

CP on March 8, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Careful, there. Last time someone called Hillary Clinton a “congenital liar”, Bill Clinton suggested he’d like to punch him in the nose, if only he were not president. Well, now he’s no longer president!

theregoestheneighborhood on March 9, 2008 at 2:52 PM

Dare we ask the question? Is Hitlery signing who’s on top?

MSGTAS on March 10, 2008 at 9:55 AM