Hillary: I take responsibility for Benghazi

posted at 8:48 pm on October 15, 2012 by Allahpundit

Fearless prediction: With Hillary having now formally accepted blame, President Above The Fray will magnanimously volunteer at tomorrow night’s debate that, no no, it is with him that the buck ultimately stops. The White House has been holding off on doing that because they’re desperate to frame this as an internal problem at State. Now that Clinton’s gone and done that, Obama can pose as a stand-up guy and loyal boss by symbolically accepting responsibility on behalf of the people who are really at fault.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the bucks stops with her when it comes to who is blame for a deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.

“I take responsibility” for what happened on September 11, Clinton said in an interview with CNN’s Elise Labott soon after arriving in Lima, Peru for a visit. The interview, one of a series given to U.S. television networks Monday night, were the first she has given about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Clinton insisted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not involved in security decisions, Clinton said.

“I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha,” she added, noting that it is close to the election.

Ace has another quote from her that essentially puts the whole thing off on her underlings, but there’s no link and I don’t see it in the CNN story. No matter, though: She’s not claiming actual responsibility in the excerpt above, just symbolic responsibility as the head of the Department that’s at fault. Given how the public generally respects showy professions of blame, it’s really the easiest thing in the world to make a “buck stops here” statement. The One himself would have done it weeks ago, I’m sure, if not for the fact that he’s caught in an election death struggle and knows the GOP would have hammered him with it. (As I explained above, it’s safer politically for him to do it now that Hillary’s chimed in.) The only way to make a “buck stops here” admission truly meaningful is to put some meat on the bone by identifying and correcting all the things that you’ve done wrong. Has Hillary done any of that yet? What protocols at State are going to change from all of this? Are we finished, at least, with pitiful public groveling to Islamists about how awful and terrible and reprehensible that Mohammed movie that hurt their feelings was?

Here’s the real question: Did Obama put Hillary up to this or did she do it on her own initiative to put O on the spot? As I’ve explained, I think this actually helps him by letting him accept symbolic responsibility while continuing to shunt actual responsibility onto State. But maybe I’m wrong. A friend e-mailed me after I wrote this post on Friday scolding me for thinking that Obama might throw Hillary under the bus rather than vice versa. After all, she’d have an easier time running in 2016 against President Romney than she would trying to succeed a two-term Democratic president. (Although, in that case, why did Bill Clinton give a wildly successful speech for O at the convention?) And as I said Friday, there is political peril for O in having Hillary go first on this. Potentially, he’ll look weak and diffident tomorrow night by following her lead, not loyal and magnanimous — and maybe Hillary knew that when she stepped up. Expect Romney to hammer that point, especially given how much he enjoys playing the Clintons off of Obama. What kind of “leader” says “the buck stops here” only after it’s already stopped somewhere else?

Here’s the vid, via CNN. This will, assuredly, be used against Hillary in 2016 if she runs, but I think she figures that between her high favorables and the fact that the public likes when executives “take charge” by accepting blame or whatever, she’ll be forgiven by voters. Quite possible.

Update: Ace e-mails to say that the Hillary quote in his post came from Wendell Goler on Fox News, who also interviewed Clinton today. They put it up on the screen sometime early this evening.


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OH oh!

KOOLAID2 on October 15, 2012 at 8:49 PM

“Take responsibility” means you resign, girlie.

fossten on October 15, 2012 at 8:50 PM

They have all been lying for over a month. This is not over.

BetseyRoss on October 15, 2012 at 8:50 PM

…and after you resign, go make me a sammich and iron my shirts!

fossten on October 15, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Shocked and yet not surprised.

John the Libertarian on October 15, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Sacrificial lamb.

Glenn Jericho on October 15, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Clinton insisted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not involved in security decisions, Clinton said.

…oh that’s right!…I forgot!…we elected Hillary for that!

KOOLAID2 on October 15, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Hillary: I take responsibility for Benghazi

And we will accept your resignation .

DeweyWins on October 15, 2012 at 8:51 PM

How have you taken responsibility? What have you done that would show even the smallest hint of taking responsibility?

Flange on October 15, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Somewhere, Richard Milhouse Nixon is laughing his ass off.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Copying my post from the other thread:

Drudge has it now…in red. This is going to make for a hot mess for Zero just hours before the debate. “Mr. President, are you satisfied that this was all Hillary Clinton’s fault? Mr. President, will you fire Mrs. Clinton? Mr. President, doesn’t the buck stop with you? Mr. President, how involved are you in the State Department? Mr. President, did Mrs. Clinton lie to you about the videotape?”

Well played, Hillary. Well played. Sometime waaaay back in 2008, Bill or Hillary whispered in Zero’s ear, “You’re gonna regret this….”

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

Rational Thought on October 15, 2012 at 8:51 PM

I am Spartacus!

hawkdriver on October 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

President Above The Fray will magnanimously volunteer at tomorrow night’s debate that, no no, it is with him that the buck ultimately stops.

That’s all I can think of.

cozmo on October 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Here’s the real question: Did Obama put Hillary up to this or did she do it on her own initiative to put O on the spot

Hillary trying to look presidential for 2016 campaign ads?

malclave on October 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

This is like Janet Reno after Waco. Nothing changed and no heads rolled.

Nothing to see here Citizens. Move on. Move on.

FiveG on October 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

This makes it harder for Romney to hammer Obama on it at the debate as a well respected, generally liked (ahem, Hillary) has “taken responsibility” for it. It would lend to Obama’s argument that Romney is politicizing what happened.

stuckinwisconsin on October 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

This would have more impact if it had been days later not over a month later.

Obama looks like he is hiding behind a woman – typical.

gophergirl on October 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Hahaha.
Leave it to Allahpundit to spin this as a net positive for Barry.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

The One himself would have done it weeks ago, I’m sure, if not for the fact that he’s caught in an election death struggle and knows the GOP would have hammered him with it.

You don’t actually believe this, do you Allah? Or is this just snarky sarcasm. If so, then OK. But Obama has never taken responsibility for a negative event in his entire life.

Right Mover on October 15, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Gaaaahhhh! Hillary, dear, you don’t wear a ponytail well.

PatriotGal2257 on October 15, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Hillary: I take responsibility for Benghazi

Okay, great. So go to your knees and clasp your hands in front of you.

minnesoter on October 15, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Sacrificial lamb.

Glenn Jericho on October 15, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Hilary is many things, but lamb ain’t one of them.

cozmo on October 15, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Now that Clinton’s gone and done that, Obama can pose as a stand-up guy and loyal boss by symbolically accepting responsibility on behalf of the people who are really at fault.

So, Allah, we are supposed to believe that Charlene Lamb, who followed the attack in real time on video/telephone from the Command Centre, didn’t tell Hillary that it was a terrorist attack and Hillary didn’t tell Obama before standing next to him in the Rose Garden when he made his first address to the nation?

Yeah, riiiiiight.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I can’t believe she did this; it makes me thing there’s something REALLY bad that the state dept. Is guilty of, and she’s deflecting. Doesn’t do a thing in my mind to whitewash Obama. heh.

BettyRuth on October 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM

So either:
1) Obama is incompetent and has not been communicating AT ALL with his STATE department during a TERRORIST attack
2) Obama has appointed someone who is completely incompetent and deliberately left him “out of the loop” for political purposes
3) Obama is/has been lying.

None of these exactly speak to Obama’s brilliance as commander in chief.

*sigh*

Violina23 on October 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Shrillary takes blame for security lapse, as well she should.

Now, who takes blame for the coverup, the YouTube video crap?

Security lapse may be (or may not be) poor judgement. But the coverup is an impeachable offense.

petefrt on October 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM

This makes it harder for Romney to hammer Obama on it at the debate as a well respected, generally liked (ahem, Hillary) has “taken responsibility” for it. It would lend to Obama’s argument that Romney is politicizing what happened.

stuckinwisconsin on October 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

All Romney has to do is if he does say “the buck stops here” is turn to him and say why the coverup and why did it take you so long to accept responsibility.

Romney wins on Libya.

gophergirl on October 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM

If she resigns how does that play for her presidential run in 2016?

She stays till the bitter end I’m thinkin.

eyesky on October 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM

If there is no immediate resignation for Hillary, this is very insincere…

Khun Joe on October 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM

So when you take responsibility for the death of one of your ambassadors…

… what does that mean?

Seven Percent Solution on October 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I don’t think this was done to help Barry, but to stop Issa.

This was on track to become Iran-Contra.

If she had to take the oath, that video kills whatever future she might envision.

Now, she admits to her failure.

But the question is still alive thanks to Biden.

He said Intel, not State, put the blame on the video.

budfox on October 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM

My pea-brain is trying to figure out how they might think this looks good for or helps obama abdicate any responsibility for the failure to secure that post.

Not factoring.

hawkdriver on October 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM

What kind of “leader” says “the buck stops here” only after it’s already stopped somewhere else?

That’s the line. Somebody please flag this for the campaign.

Patrick Ishmael on October 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM

was waiting on this post as I posed a 5 dollar bet with a Canadian Colleague.

I lost. He appointed her.

It’s only 3 weeks out my friends.

No drama Obama. Really?

seesalrun2 on October 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Security Before =/= Cover-up After

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Thump
Thump
Thump

Good Lt on October 15, 2012 at 8:56 PM

With Hillary having now formally accepted blame, President Above The Fray will magnanimously volunteer at tomorrow night’s debate that, no no, it is with him that the buck ultimately stops.

I doubt that. Rat-ears has not taken responsibility for anything but, if he does, Gov. Romney should politely ask that if the buck stops with him- why did he go off to party and fundraise in Vegas when one of our ambassadors was still smoldering in a third-world rathole.

Happy Nomad on October 15, 2012 at 8:56 PM

This doesn’t change the fact that, on the night he knew a U.S. ambassador has been murdered, Obama went to sleep. And the next day, he flew to Vegas for a fundraiser.

Those are unforgivable responses that no amount of equivocating or spin can possibly undo.

The President is an indifferent, unaccountable coward. This development only underscores that.

Right Mover on October 15, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Didn’t she also just say yesterday that the LYING by Susan Rice came directly from the WH ?
How does that all play into this web ??
Sheesh.

pambi on October 15, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Obama is still head of State. His ultimate responsibility.

tdarrington on October 15, 2012 at 8:57 PM

If they can just get past the election, she will resign but not because of this. James Clapper seems like the natural fall guy.

d1carter on October 15, 2012 at 8:57 PM

I take full responsibility. In other words, I take no responsibility whatsoever. Please contribute to my Hillary 2016 presidential PAC.

minnesoter on October 15, 2012 at 8:57 PM

In the normal world ” I take responsibility ” means you take the consequences but not in Washington

jaywemm on October 15, 2012 at 8:57 PM

After all, she’d have an easier time running in 2016 against President Romney than she would trying to succeed a two-term Democratic president.

Chilling thought…. just chilling…

kcd on October 15, 2012 at 8:57 PM

4 Americans are dead, including the first Ambassador to be killed in decades. If she wants to take full responsibility, then I expect her resignation.

Daemonocracy on October 15, 2012 at 8:57 PM

I don’t think this was done to help Barry, but to stop Issa.

This was on track to become Iran-Contra.

If she had to take the oath, that video kills whatever future she might envision.

Her statement is not going to end Issa’s hearings or stop Lieberman-Collins’ hearings from commencing.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 8:57 PM

PUMAs I know will not be happy. Alienate part of their base?

hawkdriver on October 15, 2012 at 8:57 PM

“I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha,” she added, noting that it is close to the election.

That’s a kneeslapper, Hill.

Philly on October 15, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Les Aspin resigned…..

and your husband accepted it, girl.

ted c on October 15, 2012 at 8:58 PM

My pea-brain is trying to figure out how they might think this looks good for or helps obama abdicate any responsibility for the failure to secure that post.

Not factoring.

hawkdriver on October 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Trust your pea brain.

You ain’t dealing with anyone with an IQ over 110 around obama.

He got elected because he was black and could read a teleprompter. Nothing more.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 8:58 PM

This makes it harder for Romney to hammer Obama on it at the debate as a well respected, generally liked (ahem, Hillary) has “taken responsibility” for it. It would lend to Obama’s argument that Romney is politicizing what happened.

stuckinwisconsin on October 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Hardly. This gives Romney an absolutely awesome opportunity to say: “You take all the credit in the world for the rare success, and assign all the blame in the world on others for your many failures. Leaders take responsibility in good times and bad. When I’m president I won’t be asking the people who work for me to fall on their swords hours before the biggest debate of my political life to save me from a growing scandal. That’s not what a leader does.”

Rational Thought on October 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM

They’re all a bunch of lying slugs. As the chief executive and commander in chief Obama is responsible, just as a general is responsible for a major combat loss. Hillary knows that with Obama she’s home free so she has nothing to fear by falling on her sword. It’s time to get rid of all those incompetent losers.

rplat on October 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Clinton insisted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not involved in security decisions, Clinton said.

Then why did Joe Biden say in the VP debate that he would know the instant that Iran had the capability to build an atomic weapon…?

Seven Percent Solution on October 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Clinton lied – people died.

Or something

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Oh no, honey, no no no. It doesn’t work that way. You just don’t get to throw yourself under Obama’s bus.

Left Coast Right Mind on October 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM

No. As much as I would like to think this is Hillary plotting to take down Obama, I think it’s the Janet Reno kind of admission. It will quietly away. I hate Obama and the Clintons; they’re both guilty as hell.

BettyRuth on October 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Romney should point blank ask Obama tomorrow night at the debate when he will fire Clinton for failing to secure the consulate which resulted in the deaths of four Americans.He should also ask him if his administration will report to the American people on the truth of what happened in Benghazi before the election.

redware on October 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

She’s not claiming actual responsibility in the excerpt above, just symbolic responsibility as the head of the Department that’s at fault.

The Dems always take “symbolic” responsibility, but never the consequences. (resigning or being fired).

Reno took “responsibility” for Waco, but never resigned or was fired, either.

Wethal on October 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Security lapse may be (or may not be) poor judgement. But the coverup is an impeachable offense.

petefrt on October 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM

That’s why Shrillary took the bullet to distance herself from the YouTube story line. She went for it at first, but soon realized it was political poison, and then backed off.

petefrt on October 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

The secretary of state also described the desperate scene in the State Department during the hours of the attack on the night of September 10.

I thought it was the night of Sep 11th?

Are they changing the story… again?

faraway on October 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Convenient. She’s leaving State anyway after the election so Obama doesn’t even have to fire her. It’s too bad that Obama’s greatness is always being compromised by people like Hillary who let him down with these bad decisions. Hard to get good help.

DaveDief on October 15, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Interesting. I see no mention of a resignation, however.

Midas on October 15, 2012 at 9:01 PM

hawkdriver on October 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Trust your pea brain.

You ain’t dealing with anyone with an IQ over 110 around obama.

He got elected because he was black and could read a teleprompter. Nothing more.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Get the conversation going, seriously. So your bet is that they did it because they’re still too stupid to think the media can cover them on this one? Serious question, Lance. Because it’s not making sense from any angle to me.

hawkdriver on October 15, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Modified limited hang-out. Hillary makes Obama look weak, and I doubt she even cleared this interview w Barry today.

Step #1 of Clinton retaliation for attempting to throw her under the bus.

More leaks from State and CIA to follow.

matthew8787 on October 15, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Les Aspin resigned…..

and your husband accepted it, girl.

ted c on October 15, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Les Aspin? Jesus, I’m pretty good with crossword puzzles, but WTF?

minnesoter on October 15, 2012 at 9:01 PM

This attempts to shove under the carpet the “Lack of security” issue but not the LYING and COVER UP issues.

Hillary Clinton can’t claim responsibility for the American people being lied to repeatedly for weeks.

Varchild on October 15, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Problem is, AP is right in this instance and you know it: BHO will grandstand while he and Biden and Hillary all skate, and to show you they “mean business”, a few underlings will be thrown under the bus at State – and any further questions will be rejected as “politicizing” the issue.

Republicans need to seriously grow a pair and hold this group of idiots accountable.

Wanderlust on October 15, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Resist We Much, I am sure Issa and Lieberman have a lot of questions to ask Hillary.

Philly on October 15, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Hardly. This gives Romney an absolutely awesome opportunity to say: “You take all the credit in the world for the rare success, and assign all the blame in the world on others for your many failures. Leaders take responsibility in good times and bad. When I’m president I won’t be asking the people who work for me to fall on their swords hours before the biggest debate of my political life to save me from a growing scandal. That’s not what a leader does.”

Rational Thought on October 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Perfectly stated.

kcd on October 15, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Look at the comments on the CNN story! Brutal! It’s CNN, and the commenters are just savaging Zero — and a whole lot of ‘em think this ends Shrillery’s future political ambitions.

Rational Thought on October 15, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Hopefully, Issa can now subpoena her and have her testify in front of Congress this week.

faraway on October 15, 2012 at 9:03 PM

‘Responsibility.’

To channel my subconscious ‘Inigo Montoya’…

‘You keep using that word; I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Midas on October 15, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Rational Thought on October 15, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Two more.

“Mr. President, do you think it was a good idea to skip 60% of your daily intelligence briefings, and in hindsight, what would you have done differently?”

“What were the things that you weighed off in making the decisions to skip those briefings…what was more important at the time?”

Mimzey on October 15, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Meanwhile, undecideds pay no attention.

Dan_Yul on October 15, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Get the conversation going, seriously. So your bet is that they did it because they’re still too stupid to think the media can cover them on this one? Serious question, Lance. Because it’s not making sense from any angle to me.

hawkdriver on October 15, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Of course not. You ain’t a lyin’, conniving ‘rat desperately trying to hold onto the power to subjugate.

There buttholes are desperate. Flailing blindly hoping something will sucker the voters.

You wouldn’t want to be inside their heads right now.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 9:04 PM

These buttholes, not there buttholes.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Didn’t think she would fall on her broomstick for Barry – but I think the regime still has a lot of problems with this. I’m pretty sure they instructed Susan Rice to go on national television and lie to the American people.

TarheelBen on October 15, 2012 at 9:05 PM

So no one has actually HEARD Hilary say she takes responsibility except for this CNN reporter?

ctmom on October 15, 2012 at 9:05 PM

What’s that widget screwed into the back of her head, holding the ponytail? Mind Control?

The political plot thickens, and becomes more obscure, but it ain’t gonna work.

You can’t throw underlings under the bus when they are YOUR underlings. You’re supposed to be in charge, Mr. President. These are YOUR SUBORDINATES, so it’s YOUR FAULT.

Who is John Galt on October 15, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Clinton lied – people died.

Or something

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM

In case you’re dyslexic, please igore: But you got it backward. People (America’s finest, in fact) died, Hillary (et al.) lied.

minnesoter on October 15, 2012 at 9:05 PM

So, I assume that Hillary will be arrested soon, and tried for treason, Right?

Pork-Chop on October 15, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Redware, NO. Don’t turn Hillary into a victim. Rather, you demand OBAMA assume responsibility and ask him why he and Biden are throwing the SOS under the bus (war on women!) jetted off to Vegas and The View rather than convene a national security meeting.

It was September 11, not some random day.

matthew8787 on October 15, 2012 at 9:05 PM

What are the State Department Rules of Engagement with regard to security at consulates? Did they come from Hillary or from Obama? Were they why State hired insufficient security?

txmomof6 on October 15, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Everybody always looks for an angle when the Clintons do something. What are they up to? What is the real story here? Maybe there isn’t anything more here. Maybe the Clintons just aren’t the expert backroom players eveybody thinks they are.

Mark1971 on October 15, 2012 at 9:06 PM

But did she not say in the interview that security in the State Department was the responsibility of those in charge of running security?

bayview on October 15, 2012 at 9:06 PM

This attempts to shove under the carpet the “Lack of security” issue but not the LYING and COVER UP issues.

Hillary Clinton can’t claim responsibility for the American people being lied to repeatedly for weeks.

Varchild on October 15, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Yeah. She’s done a “ball’s in your court, barack” thing here, hasn’t she? “I’ll take responsibility for the screwed up security. The cover up? Well that’s the story now, and you’re on your own, champ.”

Rational Thought on October 15, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Obama appointed Holder and we got Fast&Furious. He appointed Clinton and we get Benghazi. There is a pattern here and if Obama were a Captain on a US Naval vessel he would be fired.

banzaibob on October 15, 2012 at 9:06 PM

A true executive would be accepting her resignation tomorrow.

Republican Yogi on October 15, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Billy Jeff (re)sharpening the Clinton Machine™ knives?

Jeddite on October 15, 2012 at 9:07 PM

OT: Look who’s out and about – allegedly.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/15/jesse-jackson-jr-medical-_n_1967456.html

Philly on October 15, 2012 at 9:07 PM

The Obama administration has made one bad decision after another; this is probably just another. I can’t see how the media buys it- they love Hillary.

BettyRuth on October 15, 2012 at 9:07 PM

This is like Janet Reno after Waco. Nothing changed and no heads rolled.

Nothing to see here Citizens. Move on. Move on.

FiveG on October 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Yep, exactly like that.

This is disgusting Clinton crud, just disgusting.

As also disgusting Obama b.s.

Disgusting.

Lourdes on October 15, 2012 at 9:08 PM

The Sec. of State being responsible for security at the embassies is obvious.
The bigger question is who decided to send out Jay Carney, Susan Rice, eta all with that “spontaneous protest over a video that turned violent” lie that the Obama White House shilled for 2 weeks?

Dark Star on October 15, 2012 at 9:08 PM

You take all the credit in the world for the rare success, and assign all the blame in the world on others for your many failures.

Exactly!

“I killed Osama bin Laden!”

“I had nothing to do with Benghazi!”

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 9:08 PM

So then it was Hillary posted that YouTube video?

Chuck Schick on October 15, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Falling on this sword is going to hurt.

The State Department: Where political careers go to die.

NeighborhoodCatLady on October 15, 2012 at 9:09 PM

You wouldn’t want to be inside their heads right now.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Swatting at the bat? No, no. Of course not.

Serious question for anyone. Odds Hillary did this against the will of the White House knowing it …

Makes her look like a martyr.

Makes him look weak.

The freaking day before debate two without any assurance of how the public will take it.

hawkdriver on October 15, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Me thinks,HilRod is sick and tired of doing Obama`s bidding!!

And again,the Debate is tommorrow,I still question the timing!

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Les Aspin resigned…..

and your husband accepted it, girl.

ted c on October 15, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I’m assuming you are equating Mogudishu to Benghazi but, as much as I like your posts, I think you are a tad off base here. Aspin also had serious health problems and had proven himself unfit for the job.

This is more akin to Janet Reno incinerating all those innocent Branch Davidians by her incompetence, taking responsibility, but refusing to resign.

Happy Nomad on October 15, 2012 at 9:10 PM

So, I assume that Hillary will be arrested soon, and tried for treason, Right?

Pork-Chop on October 15, 2012 at 9:05 PM

When PIGS FLY! And there’s a shortage of bacon ya know….

kcd on October 15, 2012 at 9:11 PM

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