WaPo: Hillary interview whitewashed Benghazi

posted at 9:21 am on September 24, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Over the weekend, New York Magazine posted a glossy and positive profile/interview with former Secretary of State and presumed Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.  “She’s learned from her mistakes,” read the teaser for Joe Hagan’s piece, and now she’s “relaxed, calm, easy,” and enjoying being between gigs.  Before she was in charge of “a smoothly running 70,000-person institution” at the State Department, and …

Hold on for a moment.  “Smoothly running“? Isn’t this the same “institution” that managed to miss the possibility of a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 in a region that had terrorist networks running amok, and then couldn’t organize a response to it over an eight-hour period — and then blamed the whole thing on a months-old YouTube video? In fact, we don’t even hear about Benghazi until page 4 of this People-esque profile, and then it gets just three paragraphs, mainly to note that it’s a Republican talking point:

Hillary might have left the State Department unsullied by controversy if not for the Benghazi episode, in which the ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other consulate staffers were killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate. The NATO intervention in Libya was the most important foreign intervention of her tenure, and a seemingly successful one, but the lack of security in Benghazi and the confusion over how the incident occurred set off a heated Republican attack on Clinton’s handling of the disaster, and she was roasted on the cable-news spit for weeks. In January, she took responsibility for the deaths of the four Americans before Congress—while also questioning her inquisition, snapping at a Republican congressman, “What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator.”

Benghazi will be the go-to bludgeon for Republicans if and when Clinton tries using her experience at State to run for president. It is a reminder that Clinton, despite the cool, centrist façade she has developed in the past four years, is only a misstep away from being a target of partisan rage once again.

Regardless of the facts, Republicans are liable to use Benghazi as a wedge to pry back her stately exterior, goading her into an outburst, once again revealing the polarizing figure who saw vast right-wing conspiracies and tried ginning up government health care against the political tides of Newt Gingrich.

And … that’s it.  Never mind that her gig at State is the only executive experience she can claim for her presidential run, and that the only real crisis she faced turned into a disaster followed by either incompetency or dishonesty, or both.  Never mind that even apart from Benghazi, her tenure produced no foreign-policy victories, and would have been best remembered before Benghazi for the “reset button” with Russia that was a joke then and turned into farce this year.

Erik Wemple at the Washington Post can’t believe his eyes:

To his credit, Hagan covers the relevant factual terrain: Clinton did indeed take responsibility, and there were security issues.

The message of this treatment, though, is that Benghazi is merely and exclusively a political matter, not one of leadership and preparation and integrity. For instance, those security problems — can they be legitimately dismissed in just a sentence fragment? Even Obama administration officials have conceded that the security failures constituted a significant breakdown. How much of the failure appropriately belongs to the State Department’s leader?

There are many more substantive questions regarding Clinton and Benghazi, including why she couldn’t be bothered to represent the administration on the Sunday talk shows on Sept. 16, instead leaving that task to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, who bombed. And those conspiracy-theory-producing talking points: Clinton reportedly played little or no role in their evolution. Why?

Wemple also disagrees with Hagan’s take that the “What difference” moment was a courageous response to a political attack:

Hagan, too, spins Clinton’s famous outburst on Capitol Hill as evidence of Republican attempts to “goad” her, rather than as an example of a public official using righteous indignation to duck a question. At issue was the administration’s initial explanation that the Benghazi attack sprung from spontaneous protests associated with an anti-Muslim video. That account wasn’t valid. In a January hearing, Sen. Ron Johnson pushed Clinton on the matter

For the record, it will always matter how the U.S. government accounts for the killing of our personnel overseas.

Indeed. One would think that an American media outlet would hold a high-ranking government official for the conduct of her department, especially one seeking a higher office down the road, and especially when so many questions remain.  Instead, Hagan and New York can only muster three paragraphs in a seven-page interview on the worst terrorist attack on an American diplomatic station since the twin bombings of our embassies in Africa in 1998.

On the other hand, Hagan’s profile does include this:

Clinton has taken a press hiatus since she left the State Department in January—“I’ve been successful at avoiding you ­people for many months now!” she says, laughing. She is tentative and careful, tiptoeing into every question, keenly aware that the lines she speaks will be read between. In our interview, she emphasizes her “personal friendship” with Obama, with whom she had developed a kind of bond of pragmatism and respect—one based on shared goals, both political and strategic. “I feel comfortable raising issues with him,” she says. “I had a very positive set of interactions, even when I disagreed, which obviously occurred, because obviously I have my own opinions, my own views.”

Is that a tiptoe away from Obama’s foreign policy, especially after jumping in with both feet to support attacks on Syria only to see Obama retreat just days later?  Hmmmm.


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

She is a wretch and liar…

OmahaConservative on September 24, 2013 at 9:24 AM

No objective observer could conclude that Clinton’s tenure at State went smoothly or at all well.

forest on September 24, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Indeed. One would think that an American media outlet would hold a high-ranking government official for the conduct of her department, especially one seeking a higher office down the road, and especially when so many questions remai

Nope. The (D) behind their name is all they need to get out of everything all the time free.

Gatsu on September 24, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Pelosi,Hillary… tack, tack, tack away from the last 5 years… when is Joe Biden going to chime in? “I had positive things to say about shotguns.”

Walter L. Newton on September 24, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Ah yes, and the chocolate rations have also INCREASED each week since Big Brother has been in charge…

Marxism is for dummies on September 24, 2013 at 9:31 AM

C’mon Bezos, if you want to get Wapo out of the downward spiral, you gotta do better than this.

petefrt on September 24, 2013 at 9:33 AM

At issue was the administration’s initial explanation that the Benghazi attack sprung from spontaneous protests associated with an anti-Muslim video. That account wasn’t valid

Wasn’t valid? Hillary Clinton lied her ass off in the Rose Garden on 9/12/12. There really is no other interpretation for that. Susan Rice at the behest of State lied her ass off the following Sunday. This is not a mistake or lack of information but deliberate political spin by a worthless rat-eared bastard and dried up incompetent whore. It will be an issue that the whore had better have better answers for should she decide to run for office in 2016. Personally, I think her health problems are worse than advertised and she’ll opt out of running.

Happy Nomad on September 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Is that a tiptoe away from Obama’s foreign policy, especially after jumping in with both feet to support attacks on Syria only to see Obama retreat just days later? Hmmmm.

It’s laying the groundwork for Hillary eventually running away from Obama’s record in 2016. The media will do everything they can to separate her from his record. How they manage to do that without throwing Obama under the bus will be a challenge though.

Doughboy on September 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Oh boy, here it comes. By the time early 2016 rolls around Killary will be Mother Theresa, Rosa Parks, and Molly Pitcher rolled into one.

Bishop on September 24, 2013 at 9:38 AM

She’s running the Obama playbook. Just pretend scandals don’t exist and that you did/are doing a fabulous job. You’ll never be asked about them except for the off occasion that Fox gets in a question edgewise, which you can just deflect.

crrr6 on September 24, 2013 at 9:39 AM

New York Magazine with a glowing interview of a probable Democrat candidate for President?

Say it ain’t so.
///

Bitter Clinger on September 24, 2013 at 9:41 AM

The unspoken assumption by Democrats is Hillary can’t screw up foreign policy as bad as Obama, because Bill’s going to be there (which assumes that Bill’s foreign policy was all that great to begin with or that after 40 years of being No. 2 politically in the family, Hillary will actually listen to Bill if she’s elected).

But it is fun to watch the Clintons proactively try to deal with the fact that whomever the Democrats nominate will be stuck in some way running as Obama’s third term, and they’re trying to leave themselves as much plausible deniability as possible for 2016 (they’ll still demonize the Republican nominee as the embodiment of pure evil, of course, but on Obama’s current trajectory even that might not be enough to win the day three years from now).

jon1979 on September 24, 2013 at 9:43 AM

When will she at last be imprisoned?

Akzed on September 24, 2013 at 9:45 AM

When will she at last be imprisoned?

Akzed on September 24, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Will never happen…

OmahaConservative on September 24, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Why did Issa let her off so easy?

albill on September 24, 2013 at 9:51 AM

When will she at last be imprisoned?

Akzed on September 24, 2013 at 9:45 AM
Will never happen…

OmahaConservative on September 24, 2013 at 9:49 AM

And the same can be said for her ever becoming President.

Bitter Clinger on September 24, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Oh boy, here it comes. By the time early 2016 rolls around Killary will be Mother Theresa, Rosa Parks, and Molly Pitcher rolled into one.

Bishop on September 24, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Hey, don’t forget Florence Nightingale…Susan B. Anthony….

…Indira Ghandi….

ToddPA on September 24, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Oh boy, here it comes. By the time early 2016 rolls around Killary will be Mother Theresa, Rosa Parks, and Molly Pitcher rolled into one.

Bishop on September 24, 2013 at 9:38 AM

You forgot Marie Curie. Got to get that “worlds smartest women” meme going even though I have no idea why anybody thinks that this stupid grifter has any intelligence let alone genius-level brilliance.

Happy Nomad on September 24, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Wan it whitewashed or white watered?

RdLake on September 24, 2013 at 9:55 AM

What a loused up nation this has become, we’re stuck with these old retreads who physically look worse than the shop rags hanging off my metal bender. I mean Hillary Clinton? Really? And someday not too far off we will have to deal with her equally vacuous daughter who will inform us that she felt “the calling to serve”.

Bishop on September 24, 2013 at 9:55 AM

In a way I can’t wait for the media to coronate the Andrea Yates of Benghazi.

TXUS on September 24, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Personally, I think her health problems are worse than advertised and she’ll opt out of running.

Happy Nomad on September 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM

I agree. I am convinced the fainting episode during the Benghazi hearings was not that, but a stroke. She will not run and there is no one else left in the bull pen for the Dems that can win. Slow Joe Biden is their only hope.

Johnnyreb on September 24, 2013 at 9:57 AM

And someday not too far off we will have to deal with her equally vacuous daughter who will inform us that she felt “the calling to serve”.

Bishop on September 24, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Point her to the nearest Armed Forces recruiting station.

Happy Nomad on September 24, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Oh my.
The only thing I have to say about this biotch is that it will be amusing as hell to watch that lying sack of poop run.
Gennifer Flowers, last week, was when I started the popcorn.

ORconservative on September 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM

The unspoken assumption by Democrats is Hillary can’t screw up foreign policy as bad as Obama, because Bill’s going to be there (which assumes that Bill’s foreign policy was all that great to begin with or that after 40 years of being No. 2 politically in the family, Hillary will actually listen to Bill if she’s elected).

jon1979 on September 24, 2013 at 9:43 AM

What Dems don’t realize is a President Hillary would irreparably harm Bill Clinton’s record(which itself is overrated and cherry-picked, BTW). Hillary is a radical just like Obama. She’d never repeal Obamacare. She’ll be incapable of cutting spending like Bubba did because the lifeblood of the modern Democrat Party is entitlement spending. She won’t have the option of a massive tax hike like Bubba’s because Obama already played that card(twice if you include the Obamacare taxes). And worst of all unlike her husband, she’ll be inheriting a disastrous domestic and international situation from her predecessor. And since that’s Obama who’s both her boss and a fellow Democrat, she can’t fall back on the blame game. At least Obama could play the Bush card for a few years.

So we’ll be left with another term(and likely 2 since only 3 incumbent Presidents have lost reelection in the last century not counting Ford) of what we’ve suffered through over the last 5 years. No wonder that aide of Hillary’s is urging her to take a pass on 2016.

Doughboy on September 24, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Lsm just doing their job to protect Hillary at all costs

cmsinaz on September 24, 2013 at 10:01 AM

She will not run and there is no one else left in the bull pen for the Dems that can win. Slow Joe Biden is their only hope.

Johnnyreb on September 24, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Joe Biden is probably the last person to realize this but he is unelectable if the Dems intend to run away from the record of the rat-eared bastard. Throw in his gaffes and exortation that gun control begins with the purchase of a shot gun and the picture is clear.

2016 is a long way off but I think the Dems are going to get Chris Christie. They’ll make a big deal about him being a Republican who is so appalled by the direction of the GOP that he had to run against the Republican nominee. He will be billed as a uniter since he is a former Republican running as a Democrat.

Happy Nomad on September 24, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Why did Issa let her off so easy?

albill on September 24, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Because at the end of the day, the job – for Issa, HA, etc – is simply to make the grumpy peasants *think* that someone is doing something, when in reality, there will be no consequences, and those on ‘our side’ will be seen to be doing their damndest to simply keep us as quiet as possible while the country is destroyed around us.

Midas on September 24, 2013 at 10:03 AM

What in God’s name does it take to finally finish off this corrupt hag?

rrpjr on September 24, 2013 at 10:03 AM

2016 is a long way off but I think the Dems are going to get Chris Christie. They’ll make a big deal about him being a Republican who is so appalled by the direction of the GOP that he had to run against the Republican nominee. He will be billed as a uniter since he is a former Republican running as a Democrat.

Happy Nomad on September 24, 2013 at 10:02 AM

I’ve been thinking the same, but don’t count out the possibility that instead of switching parties, he’ll get talked into running as an Independent to split the R vote (i.e., a haven for the RINOs), especially if we manage to nominate a true conservative.

There’s no question that the Ds are going to be desperate in 2016 and, with Putin’s B!tch still at the helm, all manner of tricks and fraud will be front and center.

TXUS on September 24, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Point her to the nearest Armed Forces recruiting station.

Happy Nomad on September 24, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Homophobe, Chelsea’s skills lean more toward a comfy office in D.C., surrounded by fawning media lickspittles anxious to hear her wisdom on the big issues facing the nation. Military service is for the little people who don’t have famous fathers.

Bishop on September 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Hold on for a moment. “Smoothly running“? Isn’t this the same “institution” that managed to miss the possibility of a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 in a region that had terrorist networks running amok, and then couldn’t organize a response to it over an eight-hour period — and then blamed the whole thing on a months-old YouTube video? In fact, we don’t even hear about Benghazi until page 4 of this People-esque profile, and then it gets just three paragraphs, mainly to note that it’s a Republican talking point:

And … that’s it. Never mind that her gig at State is the only executive experience she can claim for her presidential run, and that the only real crisis she faced turned into a disaster followed by either incompetency or dishonesty, or both. Never mind that even apart from Benghazi, her tenure produced no foreign-policy victories, and would have been best remembered before Benghazi for the “reset button” with Russia that was a joke then and turned into farce this year.

BRAVO!

scalleywag on September 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Regardless of the facts, Republicans are liable to use Benghazi as a wedge to pry back her stately exterior, ….

THIS!

What a corrupt hack of an excuse for a journalist!

NOMOBO on September 24, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Hagan, too, spins Clinton’s famous outburst on Capitol Hill as evidence of Republican attempts to “goad” her, rather than as an example of a public official using righteous indignation to duck a question.

Her “famous outburst” is painted by most of the MSM as a heroic slap in the face of the sexist, misogynist Rethuglicans. Brave Hillary! Brave, brave Hillary!

KS Rex on September 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

What a loused up nation this has become, we’re stuck with these old retreads who physically look worse than the shop rags hanging off my metal bender. I mean Hillary Clinton? Really? And someday not too far off we will have to deal with her equally vacuous daughter who will inform us that she felt “the calling to serve”.

Bishop on September 24, 2013 at 9:55 AM

IMO, the problem began years ago with Good quaified people
deciding NOT to run….leaving a vacuum, all to happily filled
by Self absorbed, ALWAYS looking for validation, Narcissists.
(John Edwards anyone)

The reason these people do not run is because of the meat grinder
they are put thru by our Media….we need good people who
either have already been put thru said grinder, who are willing to stand up, and fight back, or people who are willing to go
thru it when they decide to run….but that is asking a lot.
Who wants to be subjected to this crap??

At present, we end up with the likes of Hillary Clinton, or
on our side, the likes of Jon Huntsman….

ToddPA on September 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Regardless of the facts, Republicans are liable to use Benghazi as a wedge to pry back her stately exterior

As if State has ever revealed any facts. What a joke.

JusDreamin on September 24, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Wasn’t Hillary going to be able to act when a 3 AM phone call comes in about a global/National problem? It was her commercial touting her experiences, none of which BHO has.

Seems like the phoneline must have been off the hook on 9/11/12!

No longer Presidential material.

Sabercat2 on September 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

IMO, the problem began years ago with Good qualified people deciding NOT to run….leaving a vacuum, all to happily filled
by Self absorbed, ALWAYS looking for validation, Narcissists. (John Edwards anyone)

The reason these people do not run is because of the meat grinder
they are put thru by our Media….we need good people who
either have already been put thru said grinder, who are willing to stand up, and fight back, or people who are willing to go
thru it when they decide to run….but that is asking a lot.
Who wants to be subjected to this crap??

ToddPA on September 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Bingo Todd. I have personal experience on that subject. With a media perfectly willing to blatantly act as a partisan political arm, that meat grinder is a given.

JusDreamin on September 24, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Wasn’t Hillary going to be able to act when a 3 AM phone call comes in about a global/National problem? It was her commercial touting her experiences, none of which BHO has.
Sabercat2 on September 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Yeah, but what is experience compared to content of character anywho? And besides, all of this will be long forgotten by the sheeple before Myley can retwerk.
And our grandchildren will one day read how President Hillary once save the nation from an invasion from Libya. It’s all good.

onomo on September 24, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Bishop on September 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Chelsea’s skills lean more toward a comfy office in D.C., surrounded by fawning media lickspittles anxious to hear her wisdom on the big issues facing the nation.

One of these days, somebody is going have to explain to me what skills Killary or Chelsea have. Lots of talk about how gifted they are but all I see are grifters who have never worked an honest day in their lives. I’m not sure you can call it a skill but the people around the Clintons who pose a political liability do seem to die at a higher rate than the general population.

Military service is for the little people who don’t have famous fathers.

Yeah and suckers too stupid to get in college (according to John Kerry).

Happy Nomad on September 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Never mind that even apart from Benghazi, her tenure produced no foreign-policy victories, and would have been best remembered before Benghazi for the “reset button” with Russia that was a joke then and turned into farce this year.

Don’t forget how she also botched the Honduran situation. The Honduran people expelled their term-limited president, who had attempted to rig an election in his own favor, in blatant violation of the Honduran constitution. The Honduran Supreme Court ruled against the president, but Hillary strong-armed the Honduran government into allowing the corrupt president back into the country.

The only reason Hillary’s tenure at State was nearly “unsullied by controversy” was because the MSM refused to report on the numerous instances of her gross incompetence — instances which would have made her tenure at State controversial, if anyone in the public had ever actually heard about them.

AZCoyote on September 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Doesn’t she bake cookies?That gets alot of votes.

docflash on September 24, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Benghazi will be the go-to bludgeon for Republicans if and when Clinton tries using her experience at State to run for president. It is a reminder that Clinton, despite the cool, centrist façade she has developed in the past four years, is only a misstep away from being a target of partisan rage once again.

Oh, what a Freudian slip;

fa·çade also fa·cade (f-säd)
n.
1. The face of a building, especially the principal face.
2. An artificial or deceptive front: ideological slogans that were a façade for geopolitical power struggles.
[French, from Italian facciata, from faccia, face, from Vulgar Latin *facia, from Latin facis; see dh- in Indo-European roots.]

Translation; the NYM crowd knows perfectly well that she’s a raving leftist under it all, and they’re hoping everyone else overlooks that little detail on Election Day in November of ’16.

I won’t.

clear ether

eon

eon on September 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Taking responsibility in Clinton speak means nothing. Unless she left State immediately, which she didn’t, it might have has some impact. But that would have been a self inflicted wound and she couldn’t afford that.

Remember Janet Reno ‘took responsibility’ for Waco? Yeah, that really worked. She served 2 terms as AG. I was thinking of the SOS and the AG’s in the past. They seem to stay past their due dates in Democrat administrations because the job is easy. You don’t have to do anything except fly around the world and deny any legal problem or take responsibility for it. With Republican administrations they leave regularly because the job is stressful. So do your job, become stressed. Be your job and you don’t have to do a thing. Yeah, I think I’ve got that now.

BetseyRoss on September 24, 2013 at 10:35 AM

What a loused up nation this has become, we’re stuck with these old retreads who physically look worse than the shop rags hanging off my metal bender. I mean Hillary Clinton? Really? And someday not too far off we will have to deal with her equally vacuous daughter who will inform us that she felt “the calling to serve”.

Bishop on September 24, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Really. What’s REALLY depressing is the that not only have we had to endure 5 years of the big oaf’s administration, with 3 more to go, on top of that if the GOP can’t get their game together and find a candidate who can win, we’re likely to be stuck with another Clinton administration for at LEAST 4 years, maybe 8. If that happens (talk about gloom and doom) then you’re talking 2024 before the GOP has another chance. I’m too old for this! :)

scalleywag on September 24, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Point her to the nearest Armed Forces recruiting station.

Happy Nomad on September 24, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Somehow I don’t see Chelsea trading in her ultra lush, $10,000,000+ apartment in NYC, with sweeping views of Central Park, for an Army cot. (Did you see the photos of her place in the Daily Mail a few weeks ago? Political corruption pays off big time!).

I also can’t see Chelsea trading in her 7-figure network contracts for make-work jobs for a $30k a year grunt-work job in the Army.

Chelsea Clinton is one of those animals who is more equal than the rest of us.

AZCoyote on September 24, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Sorry… not trusting any of the info I see on Benghazi. Wanting to get to the bottom of the truth here. I’m going to wait until the Hillary mini-series comes out before I pass judgment.

iceman1960 on September 24, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Hillary has the blood of Bengazi on her hands! Like Lady Macbeth, a little water won’t wash away the blood! “Out, Out, dammed spot” “A little water will clear us of this deed” will not remove her guilt! She will NEVER,NEVER,EVER,be Commander-in Chief of the United States! NEVER!

Marco on September 24, 2013 at 10:52 AM

“To his credit, Hagan covers the relevant factual terrain: Clinton did indeed take responsibility.” – Wemple of the WaPo

Oh please – don’t urinate on my leg and tell me it’s raining.
Hillary Rodham passed on taking real responsibility just like Jjjjanet Rrrreno did re: the murderous Fed attack at Waco, TX.
Hillary was there and she knows that she’ll never be held accountable either.
Four killed by her indifference vs. 80 murdered at Reno’s command.
Take your pick. NO Dems are ever “held accountable” for anything.
IF Leftist grifters like Hillary and her sex-offender hubby are never held accountable “what difference does it make?”
According to the MFM meme anyhow.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on September 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Hillary has no magic.

No matter how many articles are written, she won’t be able to hold back the truth.

Why?

Simply put, no one likes her. She’s the girl the teacher put in charge of taking names while she went down the hall because she knew she would do it.

She rose to her current seat not by courting friendships but by taking names. People went with her not because they liked her, but because they feared her.

While she’ll get breaks from the media, no one on the Democrat side will be unhappy when she falls, except people like her she’s gathered around herself.

itsspideyman on September 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM

The very idea that the WaPo, still another of the kneejerk leftist propaganda sites, is daring to diss Hillary, is just one more piece of evidence that the left does not want her as their standard bearer in 2016. No way would they have done this to Obama before his coronation.
Maybe they want a leftist approved RINO from the GOP to be in when this house of cards falls so they can come in communist style to save us?

Don L on September 24, 2013 at 11:02 AM

She has as much blood on her big body as does obama, not only on Benghazi.

This goon can say this, suspending disbelief, again.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2013 at 11:04 AM

The buck stops with her and obama, before and after his election.

The cow is all over videos and history knows it.

Today the poor bastard with the video gets released from jail.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Personally, I think her health problems are worse than advertised and she’ll opt out of running.

Happy Nomad on September 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM

I have to agree with you on this one. The story of “got a stomach bug, got dehydrated and passed out, and then got a subdural hemorrhage from the fall” is something that usually happens in the frail elderly population. And adding another three years to that will not make her any less frail.

It should be noted that her supporters seem to be much more enthusiastic about having her run than she is herself. There is a message there. She knows something that her supporters do not.

SubmarineDoc on September 24, 2013 at 11:38 AM

I hear they may let Hillary’s political prisoner out of the dungeon soon.

forest on September 24, 2013 at 11:48 AM

I hear they may let Hillary’s political prisoner out of the dungeon soon.

forest on September 24, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Today is actually the day he goes free, the poor bastid.

Schadenfreude on September 24, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Personally, I think her health problems are worse than advertised and she’ll opt out of running.

Happy Nomad on September 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM

No, she’s a diesel truck. She’ll run and but get humiliated again, this time by Elizabeth Warren.

rrpjr on September 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Personally, I think her health problems are worse than advertised and she’ll opt out of running.

Happy Nomad on September 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM

No, she’s a diesel truck. She’ll run and but get humiliated again, this time by Elizabeth Warren.

rrpjr on September 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Fauxahontas is only 1 year younger than Hillary! is. Proving yet again that the 2013 Democrats are now officially the Party of Old White Women.

Del Dolemonte on September 24, 2013 at 12:36 PM

2016 is a long way off but I think the Dems are going to get Chris Christie. They’ll make a big deal about him being a Republican who is so appalled by the direction of the GOP that he had to run against the Republican nominee. He will be billed as a uniter since he is a former Republican running as a Democrat.

Happy Nomad on September 24, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Never. They’ll promote him hard, for OUR primary nominee, and if he wins they’ll turn on him in a heartbeat. Suddenly they will tell the truth about New Jersey’s economy, and unemployment rate, etc. It’ll be Johnny Mac ‘the maverick’ all over again.

The democratics don’t want moderates, they just want us to choose moderates because history proves it’s a losing position.

slickwillie2001 on September 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Gennifer Flowers, last week, was when I started the popcorn.

Don’t make too much popcorn. Money-machine Billy Jeff can convince one of his rich cronies to make Gennifer an offer she can’t refuse.

Did you ever wonder why all the other Bimbos never spoke up? (Juanita Brodderick, Kathleen Willey, and Paula Jones were the only brave ones that I remember.)

Qzsusy on September 24, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Hillary flat out lied to the American people and to the middle east in a speech saying the attacks were the result of a very bad naughty boy video.

I certainly hope people are keeping that footage of her lying, she commit negligent homicide and the media covered it up.

We can not let her get to the Whitehouse we just can’t.

petunia on September 24, 2013 at 1:22 PM

One would think that an American media outlet would hold a high-ranking government official for the conduct of her department, especially one seeking a higher office down the road, and especially when so many questions remain.

Please. It’s not like she’s a Republican.

There Goes the Neighborhood on September 24, 2013 at 3:51 PM