State Dept to Senate: You can only look at Benghazi documents when you’re not here

posted at 10:31 am on November 9, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

After weeks of intense criticism over the White House handling of security for the Benghazi consulate before, during, and after the terrorist attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the Senate will begin holding hearings in less than two weeks to get answers on all of these questions.  The House has already begun an investigation through the Oversight Committee, but the State Department has refused to fully cooperate with either — at least until now.  For the first time, State has agreed to allow Senators to view diplomatic cables and other documents related to the failures surrounding the Benghazi incident, for a limited time.

How limited?  They can only access the documents while they aren’t within a hundred miles of them:

Under pressure from senators, the State Department is allowing some lawmakers to look at cables and other documents related to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, but only today and tomorrow, when most senators are not in Washington. …

“To facilitate your committee’s work, we want to offer you and other members of the committee the opportunity to review these cables and memoranda. This set of material contains classified and other sensitive information… Mindful of these concerns, the Department is prepared to make copies of these documents available for the committee’s in camera review.”

One senior GOP Senate staffer told The Cable that State is only making the documents available for senators and committee staff to view today and tomorrow, which won’t actually allow the members to prepare for the hearing. Staffers for committee members are also not allowed to see the material.

“Funny since no member is in town,” the aide said. “The timing and limited access clearly demonstrates the administration cares more about playing politics with the tragedy than accepting responsibility.”

Bob Corker and Johnny Isakson have sent a letter to Hillary Clinton demanding that the State Department release the documents fully to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which oversees State and which will conduct the investigation.  Committee chair John Kerry had already written his own letter requesting access to the documents, which apparently produced this rear-end-covering exercise of hide-and-seek during the Senate recess.

That has some interesting ramifications, too.  Clinton has insisted that she will leave the State Department by the end of Obama’s first term.  Kerry has been widely rumored to be Obama’s first choice to replace her.  If that’s the case, don’t expect Kerry to press too hard on broadening the faux access that State has granted to Senators while they’re out of Washington, and don’t expect Kerry to press too hard at all on the failures surrounding Benghazi.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is entitled to full access to those documents.  So is the Oversight Committee in the House.  The State Department answers to Congress, and cannot withhold documents and testimony relevant to an investigation for long.  It will probably take subpoenas to pry them loose for any significant access, though, and that means that the only meaningful investigation will take place in the House.


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The transparency is transparent!

upinak on November 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

This is the transparency you voted for, America. Good times.

Bishop on November 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

This is the transparency you voted for, America. Good times.

Bishop on November 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

The only transparency today’s American craves is that of Lady Gaga’s dress.

Archivarix on November 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM

It will probably take subpoenas to pry them loose for any significant access, though, and that means that the only meaningful investigation will take place in the House.

Can’t Obama just use executive privilege again like he did with Fast & Furious?

Doughboy on November 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

don’t worry the media cause a sh!t storm demanding answers /sarc off

amazing how having a D in front of your name enables you to get away with damn near anything.

gsherin on November 9, 2012 at 10:37 AM

I’d hoped we’d never be subjected to that picture again. Have mercy Ed!

DarkCurrent on November 9, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Cripe

Where’s that rug?

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cane_loader on November 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Doughboy…. soon

cmsinaz on November 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM

It will probably take subpoenas to pry them loose for any significant access, though, and that means that the only meaningful investigation will take place in the House.

Apparently it is just as difficult to mount a defense for our heroes in Benghazi too.

Electrongod on November 9, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Most transparently corrupt regime ever.

rbj on November 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Republicans huff and puff, but don’t they always back down?

Scandals only have legs if the media is actively promoting and pushing them.
So….nothing will happen.

albill on November 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Can’t Obama just use executive privilege again like he did with Fast & Furious?

Doughboy on November 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

No..
Because Obama was never involved.. /
or engaged.

Electrongod on November 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

How about Republicans call their bluff, do their jobs show up to start looking at the documents, and not leave until the documents are either pried from their hands, or they’ve been able to see them all?

amazingmets on November 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

State Dept to Senate: You can only look at Benghazi documents when you’re not here

The new Catch-22. Just like the voter fraud that put Obama back in office in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virgina.

SWalker on November 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Get used to that pix of the Hildabeast, shipmates. We’re going from first “black” Prez to fist woman Prez…and that mug ain’t gettin any prettier. Jus sayin

SwabJockey on November 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Benghazi is going to be the rat-eared wonder’s Watergate moment. It isn’t the crime it is the cover-up.

Happy Nomad on November 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Get used to that pix of the Hildabeast, shipmates. We’re going from first “black” Prez to fist woman Prez…and that mug ain’t gettin any prettier. Jus sayin

SwabJockey on November 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

But the First Lady is a knockout..
/

Electrongod on November 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

No..
Because Obama was never involved.. /
or engaged.

Electrongod on November 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

That didn’t stop him with Fast & Furious. Obama knows there’ll be no repercussions on his part. Sure the political fallout could be ugly(Charles Woods will become more ubiquitous than Cindy Sheehan), but what the hell does he care?

Doughboy on November 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Code Pinko and MorOn.org will be shutting down Pennsylvania Ave. over this pretty soon, so there is that.

Bishop on November 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

How about Republicans call their bluff, do their jobs show up to start looking at the documents, and not leave until the documents are either pried from their hands, or they’ve been able to see them all?

amazingmets on November 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Why play the game by the rat-eared wonder’s rules? The Congress is entitled to full disclosure as a co-equal branch of government with oversight authority. Make them obey the law instead of agreeing to such a farce of “cooperation.”

Happy Nomad on November 9, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Get used to that pix of the Hildabeast, shipmates. We’re going from first “black” Prez to fist woman Prez…and that mug ain’t gettin any prettier. Jus sayin

SwabJockey on November 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

To quote immortal words from Lorax – “That’s a woman?!!!”

Archivarix on November 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Code Pinko and MorOn.org will be shutting down Pennsylvania Ave. over this pretty soon, so there is that.

Bishop on November 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I think you made a typo in the word I marked.

Archivarix on November 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

No wonder the Clenis went after that ugly fat jewish intern. She looked like a Barbarella Jane Fonda compared to the hilldabeast.

tom daschle concerned on November 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Benghazi is going to be the rat-eared wonder’s Watergate moment. It isn’t the crime it is the cover-up.

Happy Nomad on November 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Sorry, but that is what is absolutely NOT going to happen. America’s greatest enemy, The Fifth Column Treasonous Media and those treasonous ba$tards Boehner and Reid will guarantee nothing is ever done about Benghazi, just like they conspired to ensure that nothing happened about “Operation Fast and Furious”…

SWalker on November 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

This administration knows that the media won’t call them out on it, they know their supporters are only concerned with “what can you give me now”, so they’re pretty much going to be able to skate thru the next four years without any issues at all.

You want to investigate? OK Grasshopper. Snatch the documents from my hand.

Too bad.

Maybe next time.

Hill60 on November 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Why play the game by the rat-eared wonder’s rules? The Congress is entitled to full disclosure as a co-equal branch of government with oversight authority. Make them obey the law instead of agreeing to such a farce of “cooperation.”

Happy Nomad on November 9, 2012 at 10:46 AM

See my 10:51 AM post…

SWalker on November 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Get used to that pix of the Hildabeast, shipmates. We’re going from first “black” Prez to fist woman Prez…and that mug ain’t gettin any prettier. Jus sayin

SwabJockey

Wrong.

Elizabeth Warren with be the 1st woman POTUS. You raed it here.

philw1776 on November 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Nothing will come of this. They will stonewall. The media won’t cover it. Waste of our time. I really feel for the families. Hopefully, at least Fox will follow and inform us who actually give a damn what really happened. Too bad it wasn’t that the Libyan’s banned tampons or threaten someone’s vagina. THAT is newsworthy to the MSM.

Rockshine on November 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Benghazi is going to be the rat-eared wonder’s Watergate moment. It isn’t the crime it is the cover-up.

Happy Nomad on November 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

It should be but it won’t. The press despised Nixon. They literally love Obama. This will not gain legs.

IMHO there is one remote possibility to turn that around. That is as a result of going over the fiscal cliff newspaper organizations get hit harder than everyone else. Faced with the loss of jobs and income they might give up their love affair and actually to their jobs.

chemman on November 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Wrong.

Elizabeth Warren with be the 1st woman POTUS. You raed it here.

philw1776 on November 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Oh, come on! The Fauxahontas scandal has never reached national scale – yet – outside Hot Air and other circle-jerk conservative forums. She’d be the nation’s laughing stock for years if she tried.

Archivarix on November 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Any moment now, one of our resident Obamacrites will happen by to tell us that:

A) It doesn’t matter.
B) LOL! Nobody cares about Benghazi!!1!!!eleventy!!1!
or
C) Bush did it first.

Left Coast Right Mind on November 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Everyone in MSM are complicit in murder.

They have no morals , only smug and vanity.

the_nile on November 9, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Faced with the loss of jobs and income they might give up their love affair and actually to their jobs.

chemman on November 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Not a chance, they would rather douse themselves and their children in gasoline and set themselves on fire than give up their dream of transforming America into a Marxist Utopia.

SWalker on November 9, 2012 at 11:02 AM

You’re probably right, it will be Fauxahontas.

ORconservative on November 9, 2012 at 11:02 AM

I think you made a typo in the word I marked.

Archivarix on November 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Well, there is that.

Bishop on November 9, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Am I the only one that thinks she looks like Roseanne Barr in that picture?

Rufus on November 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

IMHO there is one remote possibility to turn that around. That is as a result of going over the fiscal cliff newspaper organizations get hit harder than everyone else. Faced with the loss of jobs and income they might give up their love affair and actually to their jobs.

chemman on November 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Newspapers and entertainers are usually last to be hit by economic crises. During hard times, people crave two things foremost, news and relief. Plus, newspapers are awfully cheap to print these days, especially when all news are helpfully supplied by DNC and WH.

Archivarix on November 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Why don’t what’s left of the Republican senate book hotel rooms in Wisconsin and flee en mass and refuse to do any work on anything until they get what they want.It works for the dems with no repercussions.

docflash on November 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Elizabeth Warren with be the 1st woman POTUS. You raed it here.

philw1776 on November 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

She came out of the same satanic liberty hating swamp Obama did.

tom daschle concerned on November 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Why don’t what’s left of the Republican senate book hotel rooms in Wisconsin and flee en mass and refuse to do any work on anything until they get what they want.It works for the dems with no repercussions.

docflash on November 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM

What makes you think that the Republican Leadership isn’t getting exactly what it wants?

SWalker on November 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

The most transparent, oh forgeddaboutit. Kerry can write letters and sound full of fury for the kabuki to continue. The Hildebeast will just ignore them

Kissmygrits on November 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

What makes you think that the Republican Leadership isn’t getting exactly what it wants?

SWalker on November 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

That’s why they need to be punished. To many perks for them in DC.

the_nile on November 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM

2 previous terror attacks in Benghazi, after which Ambassador Stevens & his staff asked for additional security. Stevens warned there were 10 terrorist training camps in Benghazi, Al Qaeda flags flying over Libyan Govt buildings, & how they would not be able to fend off a coordinated attack & Hillary, who is ultimately responsible for their protection, IGNORED thoe warnings & requests for additional security! She even declared to the media several weeks ago that she ACCEPTED FULL RESPONSIBILITY for the deaths of Ambassador Stevens & the 3 other Americans! FIRE HER A$$!

The fact that she hosts some awards ceremony honoring the man she refused to adequately protect, resulting in his assassination, is a D@MN TRAVESTY! If I was Stevens’ sister I would have REFUSED to attend and share the stage/’spotlight’/photo-op with Hillary Clinton! The Fact that Hillary Clinton is being ALLOWED to make the decision to resign as Secretary of State on her own terms is a FRIGGIN’ CRIME & yet another PATHETIC example of Obama’s lack of leadership and the lack of ACCOUNTABILITY within the Obama administration!

Eric Holder, Atty General, perpetrated 3 Felony Counts of PERJURY – CRIMES – before Congress in an attempt to continue to cover up Fast & Furious, a program that resulted in over 300 civilian deaths (and counting) – his hand-picked Justice Department REFUSED to press charges, & Congress was forced to ‘award’ Holder with being the 1st Cabinet Member to EVER be held in ‘Contempt’ (for CRIMES) & Obama has never even CONSIDERED holding him accountable or punishing him for his CRIMES! Like Hillary, Obama is instead allowing him to consider leaving ON HIS OWN TERMS!

If FAILING TO DO YOUR JOB or DOING IT SO HORRIBLY THAT PEOPLE NEEDLESSLY DIE (300+ for Holder / 4 – including the 1st Ambassador in 3 decades – for Hillary) DOESN’T MERIT BEING FIRED, WHAT DOES?

easyt65 on November 9, 2012 at 11:11 AM

That’s sort of like invisible boy, who can only turn invisible if nobody is looking at him.

The Rogue Tomato on November 9, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Fox News Reporting a Blizzard striking the East Coast. the pain is coming, it’s coming at 120 miles per hour…

SWalker on November 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM

SWalker on November 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

They need to play the game more ruthless.Send their candidates to some acting school to learn how to lie and be convincing at it.It sure as he!! works for the other side.

docflash on November 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Why not? No one influential to the Grand Masses would call them out for it.

vnohara on November 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Fine. Play their childish game.
Hop on a plane, take notes and ask to review again if needed.

Jabberwock on November 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

If FAILING TO DO YOUR JOB or DOING IT SO HORRIBLY THAT PEOPLE NEEDLESSLY DIE (300+ for Holder / 4 – including the 1st Ambassador in 3 decades – for Hillary) DOESN’T MERIT BEING FIRED, WHAT DOES?

easyt65 on November 9, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Why, being a Conservative, Republican or God fearing Christian of course.

SWalker on November 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

How about Republicans call their bluff, do their jobs show up to start looking at the documents, and not leave until the documents are either pried from their hands, or they’ve been able to see them all?

amazingmets on November 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

How about they just jam them in their pants like Sandy Burgler.

wi farmgirl on November 9, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Fox News Reporting Gas Rationing in New York City… Suck it up New York, it’s what you deserve.

SWalker on November 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Fox News Reporting a Blizzard striking the East Coast. the pain is coming, it’s coming at 120 miles per hour…

No worries. Good thing Obama got that mess cleaned up in time. Those folks were right to rely on him.

DanMan on November 9, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Ben-what-zi?

sorry, I only read the NYTimes

Slade73 on November 9, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Fox News Reporting Gas Rationing in New York City… Suck it up New York, it’s what you deserve.

SWalker on November 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM

I call it “the revenge of the Whites”. You voted for Obama, you will hurt.

Archivarix on November 9, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Hillary will love it in ’16 when the slain Seal’s families talk about how they were left to die by the Clinton run State Dept.

Tater Salad on November 9, 2012 at 11:20 AM

SWalker on November 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM

I call it “the revenge of the Whites”. You voted for Obama, you will hurt.

Archivarix on November 9, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Sadly I live in California, and California deserves the pain every bit as much as New York…

SWalker on November 9, 2012 at 11:21 AM

easyt65 on November 9, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Rinse and Repeat.
Over and over. You might think no one is listening but keep repeating.

ORconservative on November 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Elizabeth Warren with be the 1st woman POTUS. You raed it here.

philw1776 on November 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Count me in, I always like the FSU Seminole indian war chant.

Tater Salad on November 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Ah, the Obama administration, where no law is meant for them to keep.

sadatoni on November 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Where does Hot Gas find all these super erotic photographs of Hillzilla?

CorporatePiggy on November 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Obama reportedly told Congress, both the house & Senate currently investingating Benghazi, that he WAS in command during the attack and that HIS DIRECTIVES were given and followed DURING and IMMEDIATELY AFTER the attack. Combine that with all the evidence coming out, and THAT means Obama, Commander & Chief of the US Armed Forces, was the one who gave the order to the military Spec Ops Teams in Sig. AB (only 2 hours away from Benghazi — remember the attack went on for over 6 hours) generating a Rescue Mission to ‘Stand Down’, betraying/abandoning Stevens & the 3 Americans fighting for their lives. This also means it ws Obama who relieved AFRICOM/CC General Ham of his command for verbalizing his intent to ignore that order and was going to launch a rescue mission anyway!

Although he was just re-elected, too bad we can’t FIRE that inept, ignorant B@stard for his betrayal of Americans under fire.

Further evidence oming out about the attack has also exposed that planning of/participation in this attack rund deep into EGYPT and reportedly even into Obama’s new ‘buddies’, the Muslim Brotherhood. If people remember, Obama helped them take over Egypt, invited/hosted Muslim Brotherhood members – even those on the NO FLY list – to attend WH Staff Meetings! He has REFUSED to call them ‘terrorists’, even though they are a recognized terrorist organization. He also refused to call them an ‘enemy’ or ‘threat’ to the US as our Embassy and flag burned in Cairo on 9/11 – 9/12/2012! NOW we find out that the Mudlim Brotherhood had at least some small part in the Benghazi attack & the assassination of Ambassador Stevens!

The News is silent, no accountability…let’s all join hands & sing ‘kumbaya’ before sticking our heads in the sand. Our embassies have already been burnt, but no ine is noticing our nation here at home is also burning…

easyt65 on November 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

“The timing and limited access clearly demonstrates the administration cares more about playing politics with the tragedy than accepting responsibility.” – Senate Aide

Yessirree, Bob!
It’s similar to: “You have to read the bill to see what’s in it” – N. Pelosi (D-CA)
But the bill was passed before it was passed out!

“The State Department answers to Congress, and cannot withhold documents and testimony relevant to an investigation for long.” – Ed

Says Ed …
All the while knowing that King Barry the 1st will do what he wants when he wants.
‘Tis indeed a sad experience for Americans who have an I.Q. above room temperature.
What those men went through while wondering, “where the **** is our back-up”, is heart-wrenching. Sadly most Americans don’t know and obviously don’t care.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on November 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Dude – that picture: you’re scaring the children…

affenhauer on November 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

It should be but it won’t. The press despised Nixon. They literally love Obama. This will not gain legs.

IMHO there is one remote possibility to turn that around. That is as a result of going over the fiscal cliff newspaper organizations get hit harder than everyone else. Faced with the loss of jobs and income they might give up their love affair and actually to their jobs.

chemman on November 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Oh! We definitely are going over the cliff. That along with the Obamacare taxes set to hit in January and tax increases due to expiration of the Bush tax cuts is going to hit all those stupid greedy people who voted for Obama harder than they realize. I suspect there will be a whole lot of people “disillusioned” about voting the rat-eared wonder in for a second term.

Unfortunately, this pain is going to be necessary to put the nation on a corrected path.

Happy Nomad on November 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Ben-who’s-zi?

I don’t think that’s on the JounOlist

Slade73 on November 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM

HILLARY CLINTON’S POLITICAL CAREER SHOULD NOW AND FOREVER BE OVER! If she runs for president, or any other office, the GOP / her opposition should be able to RAM Benghazi up and BREAK IT OFF!

She got that ’1am Wake Up Call’ SEVERAL TIMES from Stevens asking for more, adequate security after 2 previous terror attacks, & she ‘hit the snooze alarm’ – REFUSED TO ANSWER THE CALL! She proved herself to be completely UNQUALIFIED, UNTRUSTWORTHY, INCAPABLE of leading the country…or protecting U.S. Lives!

Benghazi should ‘haunt’ Hillary Clinton for the rest of her life & prevent her from EVER holding any position ever again.

easyt65 on November 9, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Hillary just issued her first “Executive Privilege” exemption.

Either that, or the documents are so incriminating, she’s looking for a comfortable spot under the bus while she waits for 2016.

She can then brag that when she got the 3am Benghazi phone call, she was ready.

GarandFan on November 9, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Nothing to see here. Where’s my free stuff?

ProfessorMiao on November 9, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Why don’t what’s left of the Republican senate book hotel rooms in Wisconsin and flee en mass and refuse to do any work on anything until they get what they want.It works for the dems with no repercussions.

docflash on November 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Because they are Republicans and that means there would be Hell to pay if they pulled that crap. Hillary is doing her version of three card monte government. The Repubs will bluster and complain the way geldings do. Maybe (if he works up enough nerve) Boehner will even issue a sternly worded suggestion to State and the white House before he heads off to the tanning booth/bar. The media will continue to aid and abet and those who abandoned people in the field will continue business as usual. Bumps in the road, you know.

ghostwalker1 on November 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Benghazi should ‘haunt’ Hillary Clinton for the rest of her life & prevent her from EVER holding any position ever again.

easyt65 on November 9, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Why should she be “haunted”? Hillary watched as her hubby murdered 80+ innocent men, women, and children in Waco. The AG, Janet el Reno, “took full responsibility” too, yet was never held accountable. (neither was gen. wesley clark)
That’s how it works: All one has to say is, “I take full responsibility” and the MFM applauds them and moves on.
SSDD
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on November 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Where does Hot Gas find all these super erotic photographs of Hillzilla?

CorporatePiggy on November 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

The winking, oh, the winking is horrible.

It looks as though a funeral director does her makeup. Get thee to a MAC counter, stat.

Nordeast on November 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM

easyt65 on November 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

yep

DanMan on November 9, 2012 at 11:47 AM

REALLY disappointed not to see a photo of Major Major in this article. I know we lost, but that’s no excuse for getting sloppy!

grahampowell on November 9, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Fox News Reporting a Blizzard striking the East Coast. the pain is coming, it’s coming at 120 miles per hour…

Who gives a shiite, it’s a balmy 82 degrees in Bangkok right now, and Mooch will enjoy a day at Pattaya Beach.

Bishop on November 9, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Amerika, you foolish land!

Schadenfreude on November 9, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Count me in, I always like the FSU Seminole indian war chant.

Tater Salad on November 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

.
well guess what…..
liberal idiots have been complaining about FSU and mascot Chief Osceola for years as discriminatory toward the Indians, of course- The chief- dressed in headress and war paint ritually spears the football field from his horse at the football games- and have been getting closer and closer each year to creating enough outrage to do away with this awfual tradition of dissing the Seminole “Casino Rich” Indians. FL legislature has been Rep controlled, but things are starting to change here in Fl….. so the Seminoles and their Horse may get neutered soon in the near future.

Savages.

FlaMurph on November 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

What a difference a few days make. Looks like the voters are getting what they asked for.

Utah coal mine lays off 102 workers over Obama “war on coal”
This is just be the start of the lay offs that were postponed until after the election.

Boehner: ObamaCare is the law of the land.
Now they can take back the exceptions and waivers.

State Department to senate: You can only look at Benghazi documents when you’re not here.
No longer have to be transparent and open.

This is the start of a closed totalitarian government starts. You asked for it, you voted for it, bend over, your getting it.

jpcpt03 on November 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Wrong.

Elizabeth Warren with be the 1st woman POTUS. You raed it here.

philw1776 on November 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

hahaha We may be stupid, but we’re not all senile-only Massachusetts

congma on November 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Where does Hot Gas find all these super erotic photographs of Hillzilla?

CorporatePiggy on November 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

The winking, oh, the winking is horrible.

It looks as though a funeral director does her makeup. Get thee to a MAC counter, stat.

Nordeast on November 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM

That’s actually a picture of her between the patch and popping in her glass eye in the morning. Aarrgh!

slickwillie2001 on November 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Future-POTUS Hillary has spoken…

“KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!!”

Khun Joe on November 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Get used to that pix of the Hildabeast, shipmates. We’re going from first “black” Prez to fist woman Prez…and that mug ain’t gettin any prettier. Jus sayin

SwabJockey on November 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Actually, this is one of the good pics of Hil. It is old

congma on November 9, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Mindful of these concerns, the Department is prepared to make copies of these documents available for the committee’s in camera review.”

If they’re allowing an in camera review, the senators should just take pictures of the documents with their cell phones and review them at their leisure. :-)

KS Rex on November 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Get used to that pix of the Hildabeast, shipmates. We’re going from first “black” Prez to fist woman Prez…and that mug ain’t gettin any prettier. Jus sayin

SwabJockey on November 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Nope.

She’s chasing a deal with Obama to protect her from prosecution just in case republicans go after her like Old Times.

After the immediate Benghazi threat has passed…The Dems will burn both Clinton’s again…and do it fairly quickly.

They’ll find a different woman but the Clintons are over as political prospects.

Meanwhile…Republicans will hang onto the Bush Dynasty with totally delusional justification.

workingclass artist on November 9, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Why don’t what’s left of the Republican senate book hotel rooms in Wisconsin and flee en mass and refuse to do any work on anything until they get what they want.It works for the dems with no repercussions.

docflash on November 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Governor Perry used that in Texas…Yellowdogs were useful idiots

workingclass artist on November 9, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Not quite O/T, but Petraeus resigned from CIA

AH_C on November 9, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Ambassador Stevens — murdered in a militaristic offensive by organized groups aided and abetted by Libyan government officials — didn’t even rate a State Funeral. Neither did the other 3 Americans who bravely attempted to save Ambassador Stevens and instead were O‘bandoned in Benghazi and left to die… WHICH THEY DID!

What does the Obama Administration care if some folks are unhappy with the State Dept’s moves?

When have they ever?

Transparency and the Rule of Law will be the touchstones of my Presidency. –President Barack Hussein Obama (Jan 21, 2008 — One-Day after inauguration)

FlatFoot on November 9, 2012 at 3:05 PM

The Imperium will respond to your request with only mockery.

yenober on November 9, 2012 at 9:08 PM

First, I will be very disappointed in President Obama if he appoints John Kerry to any position at all. He is a known traitor and for giving aid and comfort to the enemy during Vietnam. Then again, the people Obama has chosen so far have not been stellar characters either. I don’t know why anyone would be surprised at the State Department playing politics with the death of four Americans, Clinton has a record of not caring much for the Military even back as First Lady. The hearings will never find anyone at fault unless they give a bad write up in the history books because the two SEALs disobeyed orders when they saved the lives of the other people in the Mission Building.

old war horse on November 9, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Ed, if we all promise to be good, will you stop putting up that photo of Colonel Saul Tigh in drag?

VekTor on November 10, 2012 at 3:07 PM