WaPo wonders: Say, where’s Hillary these days?

posted at 9:21 am on October 10, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Good question.  After all, the State Department actually conducted the dog-and-pony show on behalf of the White House after the terrorist attack on our Benghazi consulate that left four Americans dead, including the first US Ambassador assassinated on assignment in 33 years.  Hillary Clinton’s UN envoy Susan Rice went on five Sunday talk shows to propagate a cover story that Hillary Clinton’s own organization announced last night it never believed.

So where is the Secretary of State these days, anyway?

The fatal attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya last month has become a test of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s leadership and a threat to her much-admired legacy as America’s top diplomat just a few months before she plans to step down.

Clinton was among the first Obama administration officials to publicly condemn the attack and mourn the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But as the State Department has weathered Republican-led criticism that it misread warning signs before the Sept. 11 attack, Clinton has been far less visible. …

Clinton briefed members of Congress privately days after the attack and has called individual members frequently. She spoke to Issa on Monday, another senior State Department official said.

“They did not ask, and there was no serious discussion at this point that she would testify,” the official said.

Clinton has made no public mention of the attack or investigation since Oct. 3. She has no public speaking events on her schedule this week. A trusted Clinton confidant who is the chief protector of her image is reviewing all media inquiries related to the attack.

Issa isn’t asking yet, but eventually the Secretary of State will have to answer — or answer for — serious questions that have arisen in the wake of the Obama administration’s narrative collapse on Benghazi.  First, the State Department will have to reveal who told Susan Rice to go out and lie on national television about the nature of the attack.  Either Rice did that willingly or unwittingly, but she clearly wasn’t being briefed by the State Department before those television appearances, as State now says they never believed that there were protests at the consulate before the attack.  Did her superior at State — who can only be Hillary — tell her to use that story?  Or did Rice take her marching orders from the White House itself? If so, who, and under what understanding: that the story was true, or that it was false?

Next, and more importantly, come questions of security precautions at a consulate already under attack and located in Islamist Terrorism Central since the fall of Qaddafi.  Hillary is ultimately responsible for that, too.  Who told Benghazi and Ambassador Stevens to stop asking for more security, and who told that person to tell Stevens that?  That buck either stops with Hillary or with Barack Obama himself.

Under these circumstances in earlier and more honorable times, both Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice would have already resigned their posts.  That’s especially true in Rice’s case, who got caught pushing a lie that tried to cover up the fact that the US suffered a terrorist attack.  Either the lie is hers, in which case resignation is the only possible step, or someone lied to her and used her to push it out to the public, in which case a person of her rank should resign immediately in protest and reveal what happened.  The fact that Rice has not resigned as of yet tells us that the latter was not the case, and also tells us all we need to know about her integrity.  As for Hillary Clinton, her “legacy” is about to get defined — unless she starts talking about who ordered the cover-up.  If not, then we probably know all we need to know about her integrity and legacy as well.

Update: I know we’ve posted this Heritage video before, but it’s worth watching again in light of what the State Department announced last night and Hillary’s disappearance in the last few days.


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Slightly OT: I juse clicked on MSNBC for 2.4 seconds and Chuck Todd said that there was poor security in Benghazi because of Republican budget cuts. These Leftists are desperate and pathetic and crapping themselves over the looming collapse of their statist utopia.

Jackalope on October 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM

She’s in hiding trying to buy time til Election Day. I guess the Obama folks figure that either A)he wins the election and this all magically goes away or B)he loses the election and the GOP(and a handful of Dems) lose interest in pursuing the matter. I don’t foresee either happening.

Doughboy on October 10, 2012 at 9:26 AM

She is working fast & furious to put together a coalition to attack Iran or invade Libya. Time is critical here.

cozmo on October 10, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Who cares what or where Hillary is, Where’s the EMPTY SUIT?

belad on October 10, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Rice is a Cabinet level official of the Obama Administration.

claudius on October 10, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Under the bus

She’s supposed to meet up with dear leader today….dear leader will probably ask her to fall on her sword today…. he’s got a re election to win doncha know

cmsinaz on October 10, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Slightly OT: I juse clicked on MSNBC for 2.4 seconds and Chuck Todd said that there was poor security in Benghazi because of Republican budget cuts. These Leftists are desperate and pathetic and crapping themselves over the looming collapse of their statist utopia.

Jackalope on October 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM

That’s quite possibly the dumbest political counterattack they could make. First of all, since when did this administration ever care about budgetary matters? And secondly, how then do they justify Valerie Jarrett getting her own security detail? But by all means, let them try to play the “it’s the GOP’s fault” card.

Doughboy on October 10, 2012 at 9:28 AM

they’re protecting her from a scandal for a 2016 run for the WH. plain and simple.

maineconservative on October 10, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Don’t ask Hillary under oath because she can only say “I don’t recall.”

viking01 on October 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Hillary is off getting an extreme makeover before her mug shots are taken.

meci on October 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM

One of the things that came out is that our people don’t know how Ambassador Stevens got to the hospital. Yet, I clearly recall both Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama telling a story of Libyans rushing the injured ambassador to the hospital. Could that have been the first of many lies?

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Chuck Todd said that there was poor security in Benghazi because of Republican budget cuts.
Jackalope on October 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM

I thought we haven’t had a budget in 4 years.

rhombus on October 10, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Shes about to raze the White House.

Philly on October 10, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Putting on the tin-foil hat…

I’m starting to think this was all a grand scheme by Obama to keep the Clintons out of politics after he loses. I know this would be absolutely abominable given what occured, but I honestly wouldn’t put anything past Obama at this point.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Rice is a Cabinet level official of the Obama Administration.

claudius on October 10, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Rice is a filthy liar who should have already been forced to resign. Ditto Hillary Clinton.

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

If she’s smart…she’s lawyering up, before the Congressional hearings in her future.

And, her agent is arranging future speaking gigs.

kingsjester on October 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Hillary has a lot on her plate. She wishes she had even more on her plate.

Akzed on October 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

We all know the chain of command here and I believe incompetence is off the table and we have arrived at dereliction of duty, going straight to the oval office.

Clinton and Rice should resign and a special prosecutor should be appointed. Then again maybe it is payback time for the President and Hillary will grandstand and toss him right under the bus with less than 28 days to election day.

Karma never misses her mark and she might actually be right on time with regard to this train wreck.

Tilly on October 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Everything these people do and say blows up in their faces. It’s only a question of whether it blows up before or after November 6th.

Finbar on October 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Chuck Todd said that there was poor security in Benghazi because of Republican budget cuts.
Jackalope on October 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM

pathetic.

Even if it was true, isn’t that the portion of the budget donks love to cut?

hawkdriver on October 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Where is Huma?

ctmom on October 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Where’s Hillary, where’s Carney, where’s Biden, where’s Obama?

None of them are out in the “open”…they are all penned up and being sequestered, except for fund raising.

right2bright on October 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM

She and Bill arent going under the bus unless everyone, including Barky, go with them.

Philly on October 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Putting on the tin-foil hat…

I’m starting to think this was all a grand scheme by Obama to keep the Clintons out of politics after he loses. I know this would be absolutely abominable given what occured, but I honestly wouldn’t put anything past Obama at this point.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Obama’s record alone should be enough to make a Hillary run in 2016 an impossible task. I don’t think a dead Ambassador(and 3 others) along with a subsequent coverup was necessary. But who really knows with this Chicago bunch?

Doughboy on October 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM

I’m starting to think this was all a grand scheme by Obama to keep the Clintons out of politics after he loses. I know this would be absolutely abominable given what occured, but I honestly wouldn’t put anything past Obama at this point.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I think the truth is that Hillary Clinton was unwilling to lie her ass off so Susan Rice was sent out to do the dirty work. Hillary’s motives aren’t pure, she wants to run for President in 2016, but she was unwilling to go along with the lies.

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Packing her hag-bags and preparing to resign in order to avoid IMPEACHMENT?

Pork-Chop on October 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM

the campaign of 2012 will be known as the “Stealth campaign”…

right2bright on October 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM

I just flipped over to ABC. They were interviewing the cast of Jersey Shore! I’m not surprised but, God help us all!!

kcd on October 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Slightly OT: I juse clicked on MSNBC for 2.4 seconds and Chuck Todd said that there was poor security in Benghazi because of Republican budget cuts. These Leftists are desperate and pathetic and crapping themselves over the looming collapse of their statist utopia.

Jackalope on October 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM

NO WAY! How appalling that they would resort to this tactic. How utterly vile. I hope that the families of those four men were not watching this.

Budget cuts? Ahem, what budget would that be–the one(s) that never passed?

Meh.

ABO2012

herm2416 on October 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Opps hit the button:

You can’t see them, they come out of the stealth mode, attack, than disappear…

Stealth campaign…

right2bright on October 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM

To paraphrase a paramount paragon of principal:

It depends on what these meanings of the word “these” is.

ShainS on October 10, 2012 at 9:36 AM

As for Hillary Clinton, her “legacy” is about to get defined — unless she starts talking about who ordered the cover-up. If not, then we probably know all we need to know about her integrity and legacy as well.

We’ve known quite a bit about her integrity (or lack thereof) for a long time. Whitewater, Travelgate, (General Betray us) “Willing suspension of disbelief,” etc. etc.

Mitoch55 on October 10, 2012 at 9:36 AM

I think the truth is that Hillary Clinton was unwilling to lie her ass off so Susan Rice was sent out to do the dirty work. Hillary’s motives aren’t pure, she wants to run for President in 2016, but she was unwilling to go along with the lies.

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM

This will ruin her chances as well as husseins!

kcd on October 10, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Ummmm…. getting ambassadors killed? {shrugs}

Axeman on October 10, 2012 at 9:38 AM

but I honestly wouldn’t put anything past Obama at this any point.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 10, 2012 at 9:32 AMz

FIFY : )

herm2416 on October 10, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Rice is a Cabinet level official of the Obama Administration.

claudius on October 10, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Exactly! As I noted on another thread, when Obama appointed Rice to the UN ambassador position he made the unprecedented move of making the appointment a cabinet-level position, reporting directly to the president. It’s likely that Rice wasn’t sent out on the talk shows on the orders of the State Department, but on the orders of her actual boss…the president.

Trafalgar on October 10, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Chuck Todd must have gotten the Jarrett memo

Deflect and blame the gop

cmsinaz on October 10, 2012 at 9:39 AM

If only Hitchens was around now…….

50sGuy on October 10, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Time to take away Hillary’s self-imposed title, “Smartest Woman Ever”, and proclaim her “Just Another Lying Clinton”.

fogw on October 10, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Perhaps Hillary is too broken up by Romney’s brutal beatdown of Big Bird to make any public statements right now.

Cicero43 on October 10, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Busy trying to cover her tracks and protect Rice’s backside. Lies are malignant and one begets another.

rplat on October 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Say, where’s Hillary these days?

Hmmmm…let’s see….multiple choice:

Under the bus?

Wishing she never agreed to join this clusterfark of an administration in the first place?

With Huuuummma?

Practicing her 5th Amendment line?

Getting ready to write her memoirs ’cause any hope of 2016 just blew up into a million pieces?

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on October 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM

As for Hillary Clinton, her “legacy” is about to get defined — unless she starts talking about who ordered the cover-up. If not, then we probably know all we need to know about her integrity and legacy as well.

It disgusts me that Hillbarry stood at the funerals of these men and outright LIED about their deaths. They used the opportunity of the grieving families, (and all Americans) to further their video agenda. That’s beyond contemptuous.

BettyRuth on October 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Where is Huma?

ctmom on October 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM

I’m wondering that too.

Next press conference (if there is one) with Hillary Clintoon if anyone asks where she’s been Hillary may stammer huma-huma-huma…..

viking01 on October 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Probably waiting to see if the pros in the intel community drop the other shoe on her, or Dear Leader.

The chain of lies concerning Libya are waiting to coil around somebody’s neck… I suspect she’s prepping her ‘fall guy’ for insurance.

The question is: who has she picked out?

CPT. Charles on October 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM

She and Bill arent going under the bus unless everyone, including Barky, go with them.

Philly on October 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM

GOP should ask the klintoons to hand over Obamas head on a plate.

Only one of them can possibly survive this.

the_nile on October 10, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Still waiting for someone to tell me what her “Qualifications” were to be the Junior Senator from New York.

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Hillary has blood on her hands.
Although she also has a thick membrane that makes her conscience nearly impenetrable, hopefully that reality is starting to sink in.

22044 on October 10, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Time to take away Hillary’s self-imposed title, “Smartest Woman Ever”, and proclaim her “Just Another Lying Clinton”.

fogw on October 10, 2012 at 9:40 AM

DITTO!!

kcd on October 10, 2012 at 9:47 AM

So where is the Secretary of State these days, anyway?

Don’t know exactly. Perhaps with Bill in California campaigning for Brown’s Prop 30 for higher taxes, yesterday?

socalcon on October 10, 2012 at 9:49 AM

BettyRuth on October 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM

+ 100

I disgusted beyond measure that she dishonored our brave men right after their caskets had been unloaded off the plane.

mwbri on October 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM

The cover up is what Chris Stevens was doing in Benghazi…negotioating with whom? Al/Q and arms trading? What was it?

gracie on October 10, 2012 at 9:51 AM

So where is the Secretary of State these days, anyway?

In all truth, I suspect she is laying low so the blowback for the foreign policy debacle hits the Boy King directly after tomorrow’s debate.

socalcon on October 10, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Hillary: “I did not have security relations with that Consulate.”

rbj on October 10, 2012 at 9:52 AM

There’s sumpin’ awfuwwy scwewy goin’ on awound heah.

kingsjester on October 10, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Chuck Todd said that there was poor security in Benghazi because of Republican budget cuts.
Jackalope on October 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Who is Chucky Toad?

bayview on October 10, 2012 at 9:52 AM

It’s likely that Rice wasn’t sent out on the talk shows on the orders of the State Department, but on the orders of her actual boss…the president Valerie Jarrett.

Trafalgar on October 10, 2012 at 9:39 AM

FIFY

socalcon on October 10, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Jackalope on October 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Pre-sequestration cuts, perhaps?

BTW, No budget has made it out of the Senate.

socalcon on October 10, 2012 at 9:54 AM

From here on out we can expect the left to double down on the GOP, they will be blamed for everything!

I mean come on, Big Bird is sooooooooooo important to the WH that BB HAS to be front and center on the news daily…

I wish I had my Witty Cap on!!

My brain isn’t fired up yet…

Need more coffee

Scrumpy on October 10, 2012 at 9:57 AM

I was wondering that yesterday when one of the posts asked about where Carney had been. Most transparent administration ever!

scalleywag on October 10, 2012 at 9:58 AM

pathetic.

Even if it was true, isn’t that the portion of the budget donks love to cut?

hawkdriver on October 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM

I don’t think the sequestration cuts have happened yet. I suppose it’s possible that some budgets got cut in anticipation but you’d think that security of foreign service men and women would be a priority.

Also, the only reason that the sequestration cuts are on the way is because Obama refuses to cut back any non-defense spending.

gwelf on October 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM

We need a “missing” milk carton photoshop for Obama and Hillary.

whatcat on October 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM

WaPo wonders: Say, where’s Hillary these days?

Drinking….those tumbler glasses of Makers Mark
are going down much easier these days…

ToddPA on October 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I thought we haven’t had a budget in 4 years.

rhombus on October 10, 2012 at 9:31 AM

This. Just another ignorant statement thrown out there by a so-called journalist without being fact checked, but no one will ever ask him how he came to this conclusion or to back it up.

I expect a press briefing about Benghazi any day now from the President and his SOS hahahahahahahahahahahah.

scalleywag on October 10, 2012 at 10:08 AM

If not, then we probably know all we need to know about her integrity and legacy as well.

I already know all I need to know about her integrity.

Cleombrotus on October 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Slightly OT: I juse clicked on MSNBC for 2.4 seconds and Chuck Todd said that there was poor security in Benghazi because of Republican budget cuts. These Leftists are desperate and pathetic and crapping themselves over the looming collapse of their statist utopia.

Jackalope on October 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM

So if we can’t afford Marines, how can we afford Big Bird’s $444 Million limo?

barnone on October 10, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Issa isn’t asking yet, but eventually the Secretary of State will have to answer — or answer for — serious questions that have arisen in the wake of the Obama administration’s narrative collapse on Benghazi.

Rep. Issa closes in on Clinton

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is setting his sights on his biggest political target yet: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is treading more carefully than he did with his investigation of Attorney General Eric Holder and the Fast and Furious gun-tracking program, which led to a House vote placing Holder in contempt.

Issa has not called on Clinton to testify at a hearing Wednesday morning meant to investigate security lapses at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

[snip]

Issa has called four witnesses for the hearing.

Two of them have alleged that the State Department refused requests for more security in Libya, prompting Issa’s probe.

Eric Nordstrom, a regional security officer who left Tripoli about two months before the attack, told the committee that Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs Charlene Lamb wanted to keep the number of U.S. security personnel in Benghazi “artificially low,” according to the Democratic memo.

And Lt. Col. Andy Wood, the head of a 16-member special operations team that left Libya in August, said Stevens wanted his team to stay in the country.

The State Department is sending Lamb and Patrick Kennedy, the undersecretary for management, to give its version of events. Source

You can watch the hearing, which begins at noon, streaming live here.

Flora Duh on October 10, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Hillarious is still playing CYA…out of sight, out of mind… Where’s Huma???????

aposematic on October 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Either the lie is hers, in which case resignation is the only possible step, or someone lied to her and used her to push it out to the public, in which case a person of her rank should resign immediately in protest and reveal what happened.

Ed, you pose two alternatives. I see three scenarios. First (and your first), Rice fabricated this story and lied on national television–impossible. Second (and your second), someone lied to her, and she unwittingly repeated it on national television–I’m not buying it. Third, and this has three variations depending on who above her was involved: she collaborated with the WH alone on this story; she collaborated with Hillary alone on this story; or she collaborated with the WH and Hillary on this story. Here, I doubt that she collaborated with Hillary alone. As a result, I think she collaborated with the WH and the question is whether Hillary was in the mix as well.

BuckeyeSam on October 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM

The cover up is what Chris Stevens was doing in Benghazi…negotioating with whom? Al/Q and arms trading? What was it?

gracie on October 10, 2012 at 9:51 AM

This is the Obama administrations Iran Contra scandal, I wonder who will be playing the role of Co. Oliver North…

SWalker on October 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM

As a result, I think she collaborated with the WH and the question is whether Hillary was in the mix as well.

BuckeyeSam on October 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM

You can replace WH with one name – ValJar.

Flora Duh on October 10, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I already know all I need to know about her integrity.

Cleombrotus on October 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Whitewater, Vince Foster, White House travel office firings, Cattlegate, 1000 FBI files in her possession, covering for Bill’s infidelities and acts of sexual violence. Need more?

SKYFOX on October 10, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Where’s Huma???????

aposematic on October 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Huma is still seething over that picture of Hillary drooling all over Christina Aguilera’s boobs… You know what they say about a woman scorned…

SWalker on October 10, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I think we’re witnessing a political Quigly. Clinton takes herself and Obama out in one shot.

DanMan on October 10, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Hill will resign and take the fall…she will state she misspoke and that she was wrong…

right2bright on October 10, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Not Hill, Rice…Rice will take the fall…

right2bright on October 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM

If only Hitch and Breitbart were here. In spirit and memory.

Philly on October 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Not Hill, Rice…Rice will take the fall…

right2bright on October 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Of course she will take the fall but it won’t be enough.

Why? Because Obama and Clinton stood in front of the caskets of four American patriots, looked directly at the families and the American people, and lied to protect their own asses.

Truely dispicable.

WisRich on October 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM

In her bedroom – with her beloved bottle of Makers Mark

jake-the-goose on October 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Rice and various national security officials will go under the bus. Lets see how stupid the White House is. If they try to throw Hill under, its all over. I wonder if we have a Sandy Burglar who has documents stashed somewhere.

Philly on October 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM

As for Hillary Clinton, her “legacy” is about to get defined — unless she starts talking about who ordered the cover-up. If not, then we probably know all we need to know about her integrity and legacy as well.

So, again,in reality, both Clinton and Obama sucked as choices in 2008 as the LSM sucked everyone in with the minority women and black guy for Prez meme.

The LSM is duplicitous in helping the liberals advance an agenda that had never been theirs, namely equitable treatment for everyone under the Constitution.

This is just another expose and also a rationale to drum these people out of office. When will we start trying elected officials for these crimes? When will we learn that when these a$$holes lie about “small” things, they’ll lie about ANYTHING. They ARE criminals. Period.

DevilsPrinciple on October 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM

DanMan, thats what Obama gets for messing with the Clintons.

Philly on October 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM

in earlier and more honorable times, both Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice would have already resigned their posts.

For several months, I’ve been thinking of the virtues of seppuko.

burt on October 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Take the fight to Hillary. She will blame Obama.

Dem Civil War!

faraway on October 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Maybe Obama will invoke Executive Privilege.

GarandFan on October 10, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Obama can’t throw Hillary under the bus with the national security/foreign policy debate coming up in two weeks. He’s got to keep her close, even if that means allowing her to stay in the State Department’s Witness Protection Program.

If he orders Hillary to lie down on the road and take one for The One, Obama risks having the entire Benghazi kerfuffle blow up in his face before the final debate, to the point the President of the United States would have to claim he wasn’t running his own foreign policy, Mrs. C was. Not even MSNBC can spin that into a winning message, so the goal right now is just to have Hillary lay low until at least the end of October, after Obama has to face Romney and talk about the Libyan diplomatic disaster.

jon1979 on October 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Under these circumstances in earlier and more honorable times, both Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice would have already resigned their posts.

Without a media uproar it is unlikely they will resign, and without a Republican President handy, a media uproar is also unlikely.

The corruption of the media has made the Democrat Party utterly dependent on it for success.

drunyan8315 on October 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Hillary is inspecting secret CIA bases.

Until November 7th.

profitsbeard on October 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM

her much-admired legacy as America’s top diplomat

Admired by who exactly? Al Queda?

CorporatePiggy on October 10, 2012 at 10:56 AM

WaPo wonders: Say, where’s Hillary these days?

Drinking….those tumbler glasses of Makers Mark
are going down much easier these days…

ToddPA on October 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Hil has been scoring opened bottles of booze from Hillary One for years now, just as Princess Nana did when she was speaker. Nice fringe when you can get it.

slickwillie2001 on October 10, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I would love to know how many people in the media, military, politics, the Democrat Party, the WH, etc wish they had never laid eyes on Obama.

In the end lives and careers will be ruined by their involvement with this manipulative, vindictive, destructive, self-absorbed president.

Hillary should have known better than to join his administration.
She and Bill knew all along the real Obama.
Now she will pay the price unless she is delusional and thinks Libya won’t hurt her in 2016.

I wish Hillary would throw Obama under the bus as she leaves politics. Go out with a bang.

bailey24 on October 10, 2012 at 11:01 AM

If she’s smart…she’s lawyering up, before the Congressional hearings in her future…

kingsjester on October 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Maybe Obama will invoke Executive Privilege.

GarandFan on October 10, 2012 at 10:39 AM

If Issa wants to put an end to this misadministration, he needs to subpoena Hillary today. Otherwise, they will stall to run out the clock. If he thinks they might invoke privilege, make them play that card before Election Day.

Remember, folks in Ohio (Oiho, for you Dems) are already voting. There is no time to waste.

Droopy on October 10, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Flora Duh on October 10, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Witness, Charlene Lamb, looks like a good candidate to go under the bus for Hillary. It will be interesting to see whether she defends her boss or decides to save her own career.

Charlene R. Lamb
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs

As the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs, Ms. Lamb is a key member of the DS management team, responsible for providing strategic planning, management support, and establishing budget priorities to senior DS management. Ms. Lamb manages more than $1.2 billion in security assets and programs and thousands of personnel dedicated to that purpose. She is also responsible for the safety and security of over 285 overseas Embassies and Consulates and oversees the 550 special agent/security professionals posted at those locations.

jffree1 on October 10, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Hillary is busy running for President in 2016.

albill on October 10, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Where is Bill Clinton?
Is he still out campaigning for Barry?

albill on October 10, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Say, where’s Hillary these days?

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Bill says… Who cares? She’s one of the biggest jokes to ever grace national politics. NOTHING she says is to be trusted, and 9 times out of 10 she doesn’t even know the truth; she is the perfect stooge for the left.

RalphyBoy on October 10, 2012 at 11:14 AM

This is the Obama administrations Iran Contra scandal, I wonder who will be playing the role of Co. Oliver North…

SWalker on October 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM

No, Operation Fast and Furious is Obama’s Iran Contra scandal. The attack on Benghazi and subsequent cover-up is their version of Watergate. I’m guessing they, like Clinton, will peddle pardons in the final days of the administration.

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Hillary was last seen at the copy center carrying two large boxes with “PARDONS” stamped on the side.

sdbatboy on October 10, 2012 at 11:33 AM

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