Former SecState with presidential ambitions can’t tell the players in UK?

posted at 12:41 pm on July 3, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

When I first saw this clip earlier today, I was inclined to dismiss it. After all, plenty of people make the mistake Hillary Clinton does in this interview with BBC Radio today. The interviewer asks the former Secretary of State to gauge the strength of the “special relationship” between the US and the UK, and offers a rather insipid answer that applies to nearly all of our allies in the West. But it’s the apparent ignorance of the UK’s political parties from a woman who served for four years as America’s chief diplomat that got the buzz (via TWS and NRO):

BBC: So how special is the special relationship?

CLINTON: It is so special to me, personally, and I think it is very special between our countries. There’s just a — not just a common language — but a common set of values that we can fall back on. It doesn’t matter in our country whether it’s a Republican or Democrat, or frankly in your country whether it’s a Conservative or a Tory. There is a level of trust and understanding. It doesn’t mean we always agree because of course we don’t.

In case you don’t get the joke, the Tories are the Conservatives in the UK. Their other major political parties are Labour and Liberal Democrats, which means this is another way in which the comparison is a bit inapt. That confusion shouldn’t surprise anyone who recalls this gem from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shortly after assuming that position in March 2009:

“I have never understood multiparty democracy.

“It is hard enough with two parties to come to any resolution, and I say this very respectfully, because I feel the same way about our own democracy, which has been around a lot longer than European democracy.”

Let’s not forget that most Western democracies use parliamentary systems with three or more major parties, including our two closest allies, the UK and Canada. So does the system we set up in Iraq. They’re not terribly exotic or difficult to understand at all, at least not functionally, although they may take slightly more work to study than the US two-party system. At the very least, they’re easy to recognize.

On the whole, though, I figured that fumbling on Conservatives vs Tories was a momentary and extemporaneous brain fade more than a display of actual ignorance. The answer itself is strange even apart from that. The BBC didn’t ask why the relationship was special to Hillary Clinton, but what the status of the relationship was between the US and UK. Clinton begins with a weird celebration of the special relationship as being super-special to herself, and then describes it in terms that are about as generic as one can possibly imagine. “Common set of values … level of trust and understanding,” as if that doesn’t describe nearly every close alliance in history between nations. It all but declares that the US-UK alliance isn’t special at all; I doubt that answer gives any confidence to most of the BBC’s listeners.

National Journal’s Alex Seitz-Wald thought the comment should have drawn more attention than it did, especially in the British press:

Maybe they’re just used to the fact that Hillary Clinton doesn’t understand multiparty democracy, and/or doesn’t apparently recall that the UK has such a system.

Update: Edited the final sentence for better clarity.


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The next “Short Bus Presidency”

SteveInRTP on July 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Their other major political parties are Labour and Liberal Democrats

Don’t forget the up and coming UK Independence Party.

Concussions are a terrible thing.

rbj on July 3, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Julian Castro será un gran VP para:

Hillary
Biden
O’Malley

Si Hillary gana poco Julian será un gran partido para su “experiencia” y “seriedad”.

Si Biden, poco Julian será un gran partido para su senilidad rastrero como el pequeño tejano es una bola de fuego del progresismo.

Si O’Malley gana, Julian será el perfecto equilibrio (desde el recién azul Texas).

¿Quién está en la parte superior del billete es intrascendente. Los progresistas están a cargo de ambas partes por lo que sólo se ciñen sus lomos.

Julian Castro will be a great VP for:

Hillary
Biden
O’Malley

If Hillary wins little Julian will be a great match for her “experience” and “gravitas”.

If Biden, little Julian will be a great match for his creeping senility as the little Texan is a fireball of progressivism.

If O’Malley wins then Julian will be the perfect balance (from the newly blue Texas).

Who is at the top of the ticket is inconsequential. Progressives are in charge of both parties so just gird your loins.

PappyD61 on July 3, 2014 at 12:46 PM

I’d have thought Bill would have had the sense by now to institutionalize her or have her locked-up in his Presidential Library Trailer Park or something …

Killary never fail to heed the first rule of A-Holes: keep digging!

Sir Edmund must be so proud …

ShainS on July 3, 2014 at 12:47 PM

If a person can’t tell the difference between a sniper shooting at her and her daughter and a 12 year old girl handing her flowers how is she suppose to know the difference of anything?

Flange on July 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Hillary is a Leftist, and the Leftist worldview is incorrigibly adolescent.

She, like Obama, is concerned only with what is in her bubble. Tories, Nazis, Liberals- what’s the difference, who cares? How does this affect MEEEEEEE?

Not only unsurprising, but predictable.

Dolce Far Niente on July 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Time for the Hillaryteurism of the Day feature at HA.

I miss the Obamteurism one, a lot, but that would have to now be “of the hour”.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 12:49 PM

They all have a funny accent…what difference does it make?

CBWV99 on July 3, 2014 at 12:49 PM

We are in serious trouble…

ladyingray on July 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM

P-o-t-a-t-o-e.

Akzed on July 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM

It’s not that she doesn’t know that should alarm you; it’s that she doesn’t care. This the Hillary Show; the “players” of the UK are just players in the show. I’ll keep saying it: this woman has narcissistic peronality disorder and she is utterly remorseless and ruthless.

God help the world if Hillary is in charge of the US military and nuclear arsenal.

M240H on July 3, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Ugh, you did it again. The thumbnail (“Overcharged!!!!!!”) is cute and exposes the scumhag’s idiocy humorously. The video cap with the bloated, wrinkled old hag steeped in booze-soaked inebriation and disorientation is hard on my digestion.

(Must avoid HA right after lunch.)

MisterElephant on July 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

To even mention her inconsequential little slip of the tongue labels one forever as a misogynist. /s

Drained Brain on July 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

“It is hard enough with two parties to come to any resolution, and I say this very respectfully, because I feel the same way about our own democracy, which has been around a lot longer than European democracy.”

What? This is the gorilla.

It all but declares that the US-UK alliance isn’t special at all; I doubt that answer gives any confidence to most of the BBC’s listeners.

obama killed it and she’s just his mother.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Head injuries have lasting effects…

d1carter on July 3, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Hillary should be Preznit. We all want America to go back a bit to the past. And there is no one more like Jimmah Carter than Shrillary.

NOMOBO on July 3, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Senile, old, haggard, shrill, and unlikable. And those are probably her best qualities. She is not going to be the nominee.

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 12:56 PM

I like the part when she laughed about getting a child rapist off and smearing the 12-year-old victim.

John the Libertarian on July 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM

If Hillary were an English pub, she’d be The Molting Crone.

cbenoistd on July 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Most qualified presidential candidate evah!

HiJack on July 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

I really do wonder if she’s had one or more small strokes that have caused some focal damage – nothing obvious, but little holes in her thinking and memory?

bofh on July 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM

In case you don’t get the joke, the Tories are the Conservatives in the UK.

Yea, but according to Hillary, they speak a different language.

Probably a derivative of Austrian.

Tsar of Earth on July 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend’s wife asks:

What difference, at this point, does it make?

Galtian on July 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Understanding that a weak economy poses a serious national security threat, I propose that a GOP presidential nominee work from a platform something like that outlined below. I hope you will review it and offer some honest opinion, good or bad. Please ^ vote if you like the platform.

- Exit from the international trade agreements that have caused American jobs to be shipped over seas. Recognize that America was able to succeed in WWI and WWII because the nation had vast manufacting capabilities that could be converted to war production. These capabilities have almost entirely been shipped outside our borders. The manufacturing sector must be restored to put Americans back to work, strengthen the economy and bolster national security.

- Improve the energy sector. Challenge and assist energy companies in building fifty new high technology nuclear power plants in the country over the next ten years. Spur job growth with construction of the plants and the delivery apparatus and improve national security by decreasing dependence upon foreign energy sources.

- Challenge and assist energy companies to improve and harden their energy production and delivery systems against possible Electromagnetic Pulse attack. Recognizing that North Korea and Iran are both sworn enemies of the USA, their move toward nuclear arms capabilities and long range missile systems, the nation is becoming much more vulnerable to this type of attack. With the current soft grid in the nation, one nuclear detonation above the nations heartland could disable much of America’s energy production and delivery. This would shut down the American economy and likely lead to millions of American deaths within a few short weeks. Hardening of the grid would put Americans to work, strengthen the economy and bolster national security.

- Eliminate the Internal Revenue Service entirely with all of the current US tax code. Replace the tax code with a flat tax that taxes every dollar earned at the same rate regardless of who you are or how much you make. Eliminate all loopholes, deductions and credits so as to make the flat rate paid as low as possible. Restore citizen confidence that the tax system cannot be abused and used as a weapon against political opponents. This will create economic growth through encouraging investiment, including investment from outside the nation.

- Strict enforcement of current immigration laws. Real, comprehensive border enforcement and a steamlined deportation process. Prosecution of ALL employers found employing illegal aliens. Expand E-Verify so that employers can better determine if a prospective employee is an illegal alien. These acts will stop the artificial wage stagnation and decreases Americans have been experiencing because of illegal competition for the dwindling supply of jobs now in the nation.

Please advise what you think about this platform.

randy on July 3, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Head injuries have lasting effects…
d1carter on July 3, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Liberalism is a self-inflicted heard wound.

Akzed on July 3, 2014 at 1:01 PM

I really do wonder if she’s had one or more small strokes that have caused some focal damage – nothing obvious, but little holes in her thinking and memory?

bofh on July 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Could be, but in this case she’s simply ignorant.

HiJack on July 3, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Here you go, Killary:

On one side: Grimey

On the other side: a RINO

22044 on July 3, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Brain damage–confirmed

rjoco1 on July 3, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Liberalism is a self-inflicted heard wound.

Akzed on July 3, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Yes, and a wound heard round the world. (Sorry, just couldn’t help it)

HiJack on July 3, 2014 at 1:03 PM

They’re not terribly exotic or difficult to understand at all, at least not functionally, although they may take slightly more work to study than the US two-party system. At the very least, they’re easy to recognize.

Well, she isn’t too bright. After all, she went to Wellesley and Yale. That being said, hard choices shouldn’t include naming the primary political factions in the UK.

Happy Nomad on July 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM

or frankly in your country whether it’s a Conservative or a Tory.

Peregruzka!!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Oops. Why did I think UK meant Kentucky? (hangs head in shame)!

22044 on July 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM

National Journal’s Alex Seitz-Wald thought the comment should have drawn more attention than it did, especially in the British press:

You realise our press is disgustingly socialist, right? She’s a Democrat and therefore one of the good Americans. If Palin said something like that it would be on the front page.

Special Relationship in Tatters as Redneck Moron Makes Monumental Gaffe!!

mudskipper on July 3, 2014 at 1:06 PM

This the Hillary Show; the “players” of the UK are just players in the show.

M240H on July 3, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Alright, you asked for it:

Living on a lighted stage
Approaches the unreal
For those who think and feel
In touch with some reality
Beyond the gilded cage

Cast in this unlikely role
Ill-equipped to act
With insufficient tact
One must put up barriers
To keep oneself intact

All the world’s indeed a stage
And we are merely players
Performers and portrayers
Each another’s audience
Outside the gilded cage

ack: “Limelight”, Neal Peart, Rush.

Tsar of Earth on July 3, 2014 at 1:06 PM

OT: Notice of Intent to Challenge delivered to the Cochran campaign….

d1carter on July 3, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Of course she is not smart. That was pure media invention, no less than the current fool in the WH.

It is far disconcerting to me that so many generally a-political women think of her as a role model….

EastofEden on July 3, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Empty pantsuit.

forest on July 3, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Maybe she should go to Austria, because they speak Austrian there.

22044 on July 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Can anyone be more incompetent and dumber than Obama who by far is the most incompetent and dumbest President in the history of the Republic? Yes, that would be Hillary Clinton…

mnjg on July 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

“It is hard enough with two parties to come to any resolution, and I say this very respectfully, because I feel the same way about our own democracy, which has been around a lot longer than European democracy.”

Heh, the Greeks beg to differ, a lot.

Plus, the scumhag doesn’t realize Magna Carta, 15 June 1215, and where the American democracy got their ideas from. If I wouldn’t laugh at her I’d be tempted to cry for ‘civilization’. She considers herself erudite? Dummies on the left, she’s yours and we are the “rubes”, gladly.

The Magna Carta was the first document imposed upon a King of England by a group of his subjects in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their rights.

Yet, today we have King obama.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Of course she is not smart. That was pure media invention, no less than the current fool in the WH.

It is far disconcerting to me that so many generally a-political women think of her as a role model….

EastofEden on July 3, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Those a-political women never voted Republican and will never do…

mnjg on July 3, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Equally Qualified

dont taze me bro on July 3, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Maybe she hit her head harder than we thought.

petefrt on July 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Empty pantsuit.

forest on July 3, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Ha! An empty pantsuit draped over an empty chair.

HiJack on July 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Hill and Thad are playing with the same deck of cards.

davidk on July 3, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Another question the interviewer should have asked:
“Hilary-just how special are you”?
Answer: ” Well, I’m very special, yes- especially special.”

3dpuzzman on July 3, 2014 at 1:17 PM

I cut her no slack.

I wouldn’t have made that error in my teens.

Leftist are almost all faux intellectuals.

mankai on July 3, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Maybe she should go to Austria, because they speak Austrian there.

22044 on July 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Or got to Latin America, because everybody knows what language they speak there courtesy of our Harvard-educated Dumbo-in-Chief.

HiJack on July 3, 2014 at 1:18 PM

On the whole, though, I figured that fumbling on Conservatives vs Tories was a momentary and extemporaneous brain fade more than a display of actual ignorance.

At HA, Democratics always get the benefit of the doubt.

slickwillie2001 on July 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Yes, but we just keep on voting for these idiots.

rplat on July 3, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Sounds to me like she’s just sleepwalking through the interview, as usual.

As a total aside however, one of the things that I really like about the US political system is its two-party (in theory), winner-take-all way of doing things. No offense to our allies, but that whole multi-party, parliamentary thing seems like a pointless mess.

Can anyone make a convincing argument for the parliamentary, multi-party system? Convince me I’m wrong.

(Of course, I long for the days when there actually were two parties — two real ones — in the US. Today, there is only one: Communists. Some with Rs after their names and some with Ds.)

WhatSlushfund on July 3, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Hillaryclintonhillaryclintonhillaryclinton IM SICK OF HER FACE ON THIS SITE

DontDroneMeBro on July 3, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Can anyone make a convincing argument for the parliamentary, multi-party system? Convince me I’m wrong.

(Of course, I long for the days when there actually were two parties — two real ones — in the US. Today, there is only one: Communists. Some with Rs after their names and some with Ds.)

WhatSlushfund on July 3, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Looks like you just convinced yourself.

HiJack on July 3, 2014 at 1:24 PM

BTW, if you haven’t read “Blood Feud”, give yourself a treat and read it. Klein tells a captivating and highly entertaining story, Clintons vs. Obamas.

petefrt on July 3, 2014 at 1:25 PM

At this point, it’s difficult to call the LibDems are ‘major’ political party. Their electoral showings of late have been absolutely abysmal. UKIP beats them.

Resist We Much on July 3, 2014 at 1:25 PM

P-o-t-a-t-o-e.

Akzed on July 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Yep.

davidk on July 3, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Can anyone be more incompetent and dumber than Obama who by far is the most incompetent and dumbest President in the history of the Republic? Yes, that would be Hillary Clinton…

mnjg on July 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Shrillary is pretty friggin dense … but Barky’s still the holder of the lowest IQ and least talent – by a good bit. Even Incitatus was smarter than Barky.

The incompetence competition among them is about the same. Shrillary is a joke but Barky would be a joke even put up against any normal junior high schooler.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 3, 2014 at 1:28 PM

BTW, if you haven’t read “Blood Feud”, give yourself a treat and read it. Klein tells a captivating and highly entertaining story, Clintons vs. Obamas.

petefrt on July 3, 2014 at 1:25 PM

It should have been called “Fecal Feud”.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 3, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Hillary, like Obama, have been described as highly intelligent their entire adult lives. It makes for an intellectually lazy politician. The results are often gafftastic like this Tory/Conservative comment.

BigAlSouth on July 3, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Huh.

Sarah Palin got shorter shrift from the media for the ‘see Russia from my house’ comment THAT SHE NEVER EVEN MADE.

The hell with Hillary.

fossten on July 3, 2014 at 1:31 PM

HiJack on July 3, 2014 at 1:24 PM

I honestly don’t understand what you mean. Are you suggesting that if there were, say, ten different political parties in the US and we had one of these parliamentary systems that we wouldn’t have slid into our current situation?

It seems to me that we simply lack any organization on behalf of an opposition party, not that we need a million more parties.

As bad as things are here in the US with regard to Communism, every other Western democracy (all parliamentary in nature) are far worse off.

I just think we need to clean house on the Republican side, rather than transform our governmental system to become a parliamentary one.

WhatSlushfund on July 3, 2014 at 1:35 PM

When will people in general just recognize this woman is neither competent or, quite frankly, smart?

nikophil on July 3, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Just another “empty dress pantsuit” in the Obama administration.

Armyspouse on July 3, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Willie said stuff every bit as dumb, but the media always covered for him.

formwiz on July 3, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Dingbat.

Ward Cleaver on July 3, 2014 at 1:44 PM

After all, plenty of people make the mistake Hillary Clinton does in this interview with BBC Radio today.

But those people are not former Secretaries of State. I think we should hold Cankles to a somewhat higher standard.

Occams Stubble on July 3, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Chronic alcohol abuse results in what we recovering alcoholics call “wet brain”. Hillary fits that mold quite nicely.

bimmcorp on July 3, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Marxists are totally focused on the cause. Information is unimportant as are the people they step on along the way. They are all about slogans.

crankyoldlady on July 3, 2014 at 1:46 PM

fossten on July 3, 2014 at 1:31 PM

I’d love to see Hillary get half the heat they gave to Palin.

Here’s a question I’d like to see asked: “The Obama/Clinton Doctrine on foreign policy – please explain what it is and provide examples of it’s success sine 2009 in hotspots such as Ukraine, Libya, Egypt, Syria and Iraq.

Follow up at least four or five times demanding a clear definition of the “Obama/Clinton Doctrine” if she attempts to dodge – just like when Palin was grilled on the “Bush Doctrine” that she had nothing to do with.

forest on July 3, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Where’s the pro-Hillary trolls we used to have?

TarheelBen on July 3, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Hey! Bill Clinton says that ‘Hillary! is the MOST QUALIFIED person to run for President.’ Not that she’s running, of course!

So will Sweet Katie Couric ask Hillary! “What do you read?”

GarandFan on July 3, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Huh.

Sarah Palin got shorter shrift from the media for the ‘see Russia from my house’ comment THAT SHE NEVER EVEN MADE.

The hell with Hillary.

fossten on July 3, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Preach it.

RI_Red on July 3, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Hillary Clinton.
International Dumb@ss.
Coming to a Presidential election near you.

orangemtl on July 3, 2014 at 1:51 PM

“Former SecState with presidential ambitions can’t tell the players in UK?”

…no doubt, Shrillary will list that as one of her “accomplishments”!

MicahStone on July 3, 2014 at 1:51 PM

There’s just a — not just a common language

…they speak UK?

JugEarsButtHurt on July 3, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Meanwhile, in hard news that actually affects our nation (a foreign invasion orchestrated by the current president) some of you may have heard about:

VIDEO: Coyote smuggles illegal migrants across on jet ski…
Ranchers threatened: ‘Look other way or face consequences’…
SHOWDOWN: TOWN BRACES FOR DUMPING BACKLASH…
Packed Town Hall Sounds Alarm On Invasion…
‘Repatriate the aliens!’
Protesters turn back busloads…
Limbaugh: Obama’s Border Patrol — Taxpayer-Funded Coyotes…
Agents Report Increase in ‘Fake Families’…
Interactive map: Government effort to relocate illegals…
FEDS SUE COMPANY FOR ENGLISH REQUIREMENT…
HHS BARS CONGRESSMAN FROM SEEING ILLEGALS…
CDC Activates ‘Emergency Operation Center’…
Dozens quarantined as diseases spread…
RON PAUL: Hospitals under siege…
DMV Clogged by Applicants for Alien Drivers’ Licenses…
Gov. Jerry Brown 1975: Don’t ‘Dump Vietnamese’ Refugees on California…

DRUDGE

fred5678 on July 3, 2014 at 1:52 PM

When will people in general just recognize this woman is neither competent or, quite frankly, smart?

nikophil on July 3, 2014 at 1:37 PM

The media will always tell us how brilliant Hillary is – just like Obama – despite all evidence to the contrary.

TarheelBen on July 3, 2014 at 1:54 PM

If this self-serving, lying cow gets elected, we will see billboards with Obama’s face and the caption: “Miss me yet?”

JetBlast on July 3, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Meh, knowing the players isn’t important. The number of frequent flyer miles she accumulated and the names of the newspapers she reads are the important things.

HumpBot Salvation on July 3, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Totally incompetent and useless. Typical ignorant liberal just like obumble.

ultracon on July 3, 2014 at 2:03 PM

When will people in general just recognize this woman is neither competent or, quite frankly, smart?

nikophil on July 3, 2014 at 1:37 PM

The media will always tell us how brilliant Hillary is – just like Obama – despite all evidence to the contrary.

TarheelBen on July 3, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Every liberal pundit and media source will rave about how well qualified she is and squee about her wealth of experience.

When asked to expand on that and give examples??? Ralph Kramden comes to mind— “Hommina..hommina..hommina…”

bimmcorp on July 3, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Senile, old, haggard, shrill, and unlikable. And those are probably her best qualities. She is not going to be the nominee.
ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Preezy Steezy begs to differ…

“You’re likeable enough, Hillary.”

;)

Marcola on July 3, 2014 at 2:22 PM

which means this is another way in which the comparison is a bit inapt inept.

FIFY, Ed.

BacaDog on July 3, 2014 at 2:36 PM

People struggle to identify any accomplishments by Hillary Clinton while Secretary of State — at least any that she can boast about (or is willing to discuss lucidly).

Someone suggested that she’d “at least” offered Russia that “reset button”.

Then I read that Hillary Clinton had that gizmo (called “the reset button” and shown in this site’s photo of her with it) lifted (meaning, “stolen“) from another facility’s Jacuzzi or something, had an underling go lift it so she could then pretend to be gifting it to Russia.

Lourdes on July 3, 2014 at 3:07 PM

The smartest woman in America, shows us she may be the smartest liberal woman…

right2bright on July 3, 2014 at 3:52 PM

CLINTON: It is so special to me, personally, and I think it is very special between our countries. There’s just a — not just a common language — but a common set of values that we can fall back on. It doesn’t matter in our country whether it’s a Republican or Democrat, or frankly in your country whether it’s a Conservative or a Tory. There is a level of trust and understanding. It doesn’t mean we always agree because of course we don’t.

Of course Hillary will never agree with a Conservative or a Tory. But what difference does it make?

Britain’s “Liberal Democrats” are actually less liberal (and more centrist) than America’s Democrats, which are closer to Britain’s Labour Party. Hillary might get confused about that if she ever becomes Queen.

Steve Z on July 3, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Don’t believe this nonsense! Hillary knows all the players in UK!

Willie Cauley-Stein, Marcus Lee, Aaron and Andrew Harrison, Alex Poythress…

They’re all listed clearly here. She might have done poor Russian research with “peregruzka” but certainly she knows what she’s talking about here.

Gingotts on July 3, 2014 at 4:35 PM

On the whole, though, I figured that fumbling on Conservatives vs Tories was a momentary and extemporaneous brain fade more than a display of actual ignorance.

This is a fair point.

Until you remember the sort of crap we’d all hear from the media if it were Bush or Palin saying it.

Or Scott Walker, because the leftist media only has so many pages in their playbook. They can’t argue “too old” so Walker will have to be called “dumb,” “evil” or both.

Gingotts on July 3, 2014 at 4:40 PM

It doesn’t matter. Bill knows.

kcewa on July 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Don’t believe this nonsense! Hillary knows all the players in UK!

Willie Cauley-Stein, Marcus Lee, Aaron and Andrew Harrison, Alex Poythress…

They’re all listed clearly here. She might have done poor Russian research with “peregruzka” but certainly she knows what she’s talking about here.

Gingotts on July 3, 2014 at 4:35 PM

I LOL’d, then I sighed in disappointment. If WCS hadn’t been injured, UK would have #9 right now.

fossten on July 3, 2014 at 4:55 PM

BBC: So how special is the special relationship?

CLINTON: It is so special to me, personally, and I think it is very special between our countries. There’s just a — not just a common language — but a common set of values that we can fall back on. It doesn’t matter in our country whether it’s a Republican or Democrat, or frankly in your country whether it’s a Conservative or a Tory. There is a level of trust and understanding. It doesn’t mean we always agree because of course we don’t.

LOL. Come on, proggies. Tell us a little more about Sarah Palin’s “word salads”.

ddrintn on July 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

On the whole, though, I figured that fumbling on Conservatives vs Tories was a momentary and extemporaneous brain fade more than a display of actual ignorance.

Except if it was George W. saying it, the press and the Democrats would be all over it as another example of the lack of intelligence of Bush.Yet, when Obama mentions the 57 states of America, and Joe talks about Roosevelt going on TV in 1929, and Shrillary trips on a fundamental fact regarding our most special international relationship, it simply becomes a brain fade and is dismissed out of hand.

I say rake her over the coals with her gaffes, it’s what the Democrats and lame stream media have done in the past to conservatives and will continue to do.

parke on July 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I say this very respectfully, because I feel the same way about our own democracy, which has been around a lot longer than European democracy.”

I had never even seen that quote. Talk about media protection.

ddrintn on July 3, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Except if it was George W. saying it, the press and the Democrats would be all over it as another example of the lack of intelligence of Bush.

parke on July 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Heck, Palin makes a slip of the tongue and says “North Korean allies” and it’s a topic of discussion for a friggin’ month.

ddrintn on July 3, 2014 at 5:04 PM

I tell ya, I don’t think the old nag will be Dem nominee in 2016.

ddrintn on July 3, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Senile, old, haggard, shrill, and unlikable. And those are probably her best qualities. She is not going to be the nominee.

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 12:56 PM

She’s even whiter than Governor Romney is.

After the glow they feel from electing Barry, can the Dem base bring themselves to vote for a fat old white woman that’s led a life of privilege?

slickwillie2001 on July 3, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Obviously she was including a Sharia party….what a nitwit.

cthemfly on July 3, 2014 at 5:53 PM

You could spin it that she was being cute and saying the Tories aren’t Conservatives but that would be flat out lying .

She’s a moron.

EnglishRogue on July 3, 2014 at 5:53 PM

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