Hillary Clinton’s Bosnian B.S. is lampoonable, but to do so is beneath me. So I’ll just state some facts straight up.
Hillary wasn’t simply “mistaken” when she claimed to have landed in
Pretty specific, don’t you think? Pretty graphic. It’s not the kind of thing that you can be innocently “mistaken” about when the truth is that you got off the plane, strutted over to meet with some big shots from the native country, and then had a nice photo-op with an eight year old girl. The only time that Hillary’s head was down was when she bent over to shake the little girl’s hand.
Hillary’s “apology”? A non-apology, of course. “I made a mistake. That happens. Proves I’m human, which for some people is a revelation.”
She said it like a true New Yorker, caustically shrugging it off like it’s no big deal. And then ending her comment with a put-down of her detractors. She conveyed no sense of remorse whatsoever.
Why did she tell the lie? She wanted to establish the purported basis for her candidacy: that her opponent is all talk, but she’s so experienced. This Bosnian “profile in courage” was supposed to establish that her experiences enable her to take that 3:00 a.m. phone call and excel … like
What she didn’t count on was that CBS News would have in their possession the equivalent of the semen-stained blue dress. Video tape doesn’t lie. So Hillary had to admit a mistake. What she didn’t have to admit – apparently -- was that the mistake mattered.
Does it really matter? Not to me. What matters to me is that Barack Obama won eleven primaries and caucuses in a row to take a roughly 160 pledged delegate lead, and he did it all fair and square and without hurling slime at his primary opponents. Then, when Hillary had her chance to close the gap in her chosen states of
In the past two weeks, two things have been established. First, when Barack’s back is against the wall, he can deliver an intellectually stimulating and courageous speech. Second, when Hillary’s back is against the wall, she can flat out lie and not bat an eyelash when she’s caught. One thing, though, was already established even before this fortnight began: for Hillary Clinton to win this nomination, she will have to – in the words of her most powerful supporter, Rush Limbaugh – “steal the nomination.” Why are so many Democrats fighting for her to do just that? Seriously, why? I truly don’t get it. Maybe someone out there can explain it to me.
It will be interesting over the next few days to see if the Big Lie will cost Hillary some traction with the Superdelegates. Rush Limbaugh had to plead incessantly with his supporters today to ignore the Lie and continue to stay with Operation Chaos. If the Superdelegates continue to sit on their hands and idly watch Clinton stab at Barack's knees, I’m going to be flat out of explanations ... other than that Rush is even more powerful than I had thought.