The world is a better place because of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. That’s not the question. The question is whether it is a better place because of those last 20 hours of her 80-hour work week. Or because of the extra miles she flew to distant capitals? On one trip in 2009, according to the New York Times, “she traveled from talks with Palestinian leaders in Abu Dhabi to a midnight meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, then boarded a plane for Morocco, staying up all night to work on other issues,
Old Hilly is beginning to look like she was rode hard and put away wet. And all for nothing! Our world is in a worse place because of her and her meddling. Retire, Hilzilla! But I bet she hates to give up her plane.
FTA: "The world is a better place because of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state." Really? How is it better and according to whom?
FTA: "...but it surely is not true of the generation of which Mrs. Clinton and her husband are by now the undisputed leaders. (Who else? Nobody is nominating George W. Bush.)" - The Clintons are the leaders of their generation? Oh, my gosh, make it stop. Also, Mr. Kinsley apparently just couldn´t help himself in finding a way to sneak in a little jab at our former President Bush.
FTA: ...she clearly has been working herself to death in her current job as well as in her past two, as senator and first lady.
Doing what? What´s ´Exhibit A´? From the very first moment she appeared on the national scene over 20 years ago, it was assumed she was the smartest women anywhere. Besides forgetting a LOT of important stuff (under oath), what has she done? Personally, I´ll always remember her as the potty mouth who yelled F*J*B at her husband´s aide.
Bill Clinton,the new father of the year recipient and Hillary Clinton who worked tirelessly accomplishing nothing as SoS are big accomplishments for the left, compared to their laundry list of failures over the years.
Hillary has been a main player in the muslim brotherhood building power in the middle east,putting our former ally,Israel under increasing security threats.
Does somebody really deserve credit for 4 dead americans because she was asleep at the switch on security in Benghazi. Can those 4 people be that easily wiped away for Hillary´s resume as she sets up a 2016 run?. How about that amazing injury recovery which never was to begin with.
Speaking from personal experience,there is no treatment for a concussion except for the passing of time but she had to be hospitalized. And what the hell is exactly a blood clot "near the brain"?Is there a secret part of the brain where clots thrive? Can blood thinners really cure a clot in 3 short weeks?
In Iraq, we ultimately took control of the entire country by means of the surge. We then negotiated a level of forces agreement and withdrew on schedule leaving a functioning country behind.
In Afghanistan, Obama has never controlled the country despite a surge and there has not been a successful level of forces agreement. We are leaving but it is not clear that the country can survive. What´s worse is that the warlords who control the country have always recognized the winners and will switch sides in a heartbeat. One senses that they don´t see Obama´s America as a winner.
The Obama Administration did not negotiate a Status of Forces agreement with Iraq before our last troops departed and even if they did, that is hardly an accomplishment of Hillary´s.
No, Hillary got to wine and dine all over the world, flown around as if royalty; the head held supremely high as she disembarked from the government jet and stuck out her hand to shake another foreign/fellow diplomat and then off to some palce to have a light lunch and/or perhpas a visit to a local winery before heading off into those marathon 12/16 hour meetings to discusss.... and then back to the guest rooms (ambassador level) at the US Embassy where she and Huma could compare notes...
She would be a terrible President. She´s Dumpy and Frumpy and most of the time her hair looks like it hasn´t been washed in a week. We need someone who can make us proud as a Representative of our country, not someone who looks like a Bag Lady most of the time. She obviously didn´t spend any time shopping for clothes while SOS!
King Zero came into office not knowing ANYONE , so he began his quest for adoring females at the state level . Hence we got Nappy and the Kansas lawyer Whatshername . Hillary was a favor . Then he asked Jarrett to hunt down every black person who´d be interested . Point is , his entire operation is being run by nincompoops who have zero experience or qualifications to be where they are .
The current affairs in Egypt are the direct result of Obama and Clinton. For 30 years Egypt kept the peace with Israel. Now take a good look at who is in control in Egypt. Obama´s good buddies the Muslim Brotherhood made sure Hillary would sell out.
Kinsley starts off with the whopper of "better place" and continues under the assumption that we must all agree how swell the Clinton´s have been. Ignore the fact that should someone start listing scandals and failures the list would go for pages and pages - myself? I can´t get past Bubba LYING to a federal grand jury - Kinsley you, and all your ilk, are saps.
And so the build up of the Dems new candidate´s image begins, starting a little early, but they have to work on those slow witted Dem voters. In the meantime, inbetween times, we have to read all the slushy nonsense of a fat, unkept, unhygienic looking woman´s greatness.
All this shows that Hillary Clinton is a very poor manager as her ambassadors in countries around the world could surely have handled much of the routine wining and dining, with Clinton only showing up to put her signature on substantial foreign policy accomplishments. However doing that would have created political vulnerabilities and PR problems for Clinton, as she did not have any real foreign policy accomplishments. On top of that, the liberal media would not have had her trips to use as as a basis to play her to the American public as being a progressive saint traveling around the world.
Clinton had to stay away from most of the real sheiks and potentates in the Middle East who are secure in their countries, as Clinton is a woman, and except during photo ops. they would have treated her like crap.
FTA: Travel is an especially good way to stay -- and appear -- busy. Otherwise, you are at risk of actually being at your desk when someone calls. What could be more embarrassing? I don’t mean to suggest that all or even most business travel, let alone diplomatic travel, is for show. Just that much of it is.
Can anyone point to a SUCCESS Piaps has had in her entire life? She´s bounced from job to job, but only spouts political doublespeak and meaningless babble. She´s as ugly as an outhouse and probably not very good company. Her elevated status just goes to show how the media can create a silk purse out of a sows (r)ear.
Hillary has been quite busy in her job as SOS. She has done what she has been told. She has lied to the world and turned her head while good men were killed by raging barbarians, and she has enabled the rebirth of the caliphate and dissed our allies. All in all, that in any progressive´s mind makes her imminently qualified for POTUS. Obama will destroy this country during his two terms and then Hillary as POTUS will dance on its grave. At this point with the media´s support of Obama´s agenda and the weak, feckless Republican opposition, it will take nothing short of divine intervention to restore this country to sanity.
Charley Rose asked a guy (a Hillary backer) on his program recently what Hillary´s accomplishments were. All he mentioned was her travels and who she met with. That´s it! Of course, no follow-up from Rose, he accepted that.
Michael Kinsley? He was one of the first outspoken communist party liners on media too many years ago. Where did you dig his trash up? Bilary is in the hot seat, being asked to lie for someone other than her own Slick Willie. No wonder she´s been episodically sick. She cannot tell the truth and violate her vindictive, raging boss.....The Vindicator. Not a good time to be Bilary even with her monster lying history and capability.
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Hmmmm. Wonder who Mr. Kinsley wants to support in 2016... doesn´t look as though it will be Hillary. To his point about "conspicuous travel"- we all know people who do this... they´re usually running away from something and the travel puts them out of reach for hands-on problem solving. Among our political class, this disease is an epidemic.
Once I got past the first obligatory and drooling paragraph, I found it hard to believe that Kinsley had written the last part. These are ego trips. She has been driven to prove herself since she was very young. Some things never change. But she is showing serious signs of decay. Her lifestyle - all of it - has taken its toll.
The world is a better place because of HRC´s conspicuous overwork? The triumph of the Muslim Brotherhood and allied anti-Western muslim agitators across the Middle East has made the world a better place? Oh, and the Chinese controlling our money more and more and the Arabs controlling our oil supply? Get real, Kinsley.
What #21 said! "Travel is an especially good way to stay -and appear -- busy. Otherwise, you are at risk of actually being at your desk when someone calls." Or, I would suggest, she is finding out that it is VERY convenient for both Bill & BO to have her sent out of town & out of their hair while they are up to mischief. Coming home & staying there with nothing to do, ignored & out of the limelight, is her worst nightmare. By traveling, she "runs away" from herself.
The PIAPS still draws adulation from the sheeple. Why? Because she´s as big a failure as most of them. They look at Condi and they see a Stanford provost who can play the piano and be an expert on world affairs. She also exudes guts and dignity. They look at the PIAPS and they see an overweight, frazzled woman with a straying husband and a bad hairdo. Hey--she looks like me. She must care about me. etc.
Hillary’s goal was to rack up more travel miles than any previous SecState and she even failed at that—Condi beat her out. Even though she three-putted every foreign crisis during her tenure (and scored a triple-bogey on Bengazi), Mrs. Clinton calculated that looking busy would protect her reputation when the flit hit the shan—as she and Bill knew it would under Obama.
Hillary equated miles with effective diplomacy just like libs equate ever-greater funding for education with more knowledgeable students. The only thing Kinsley got right in this article is that Democrats measure success by the size of inputs, not by the success of outcomes.
"The world is a better place because of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state." Stopped reading right there. This thieving, lying, and at the very least an accessory to the murder of our brave Seals on that rooftop in Benghazi is arguably the worst Secretary of State in our nation´s history. Witness the fruits of her and Dictator Obama´s Middle East policies which have resulted in a takeover of radical islam and may ultimately result in the destruction of Israel. Not to mention the alienation of our most staunchist allies around the world. The sooner this devious, Communist Pantload exits the American halls of power the better. She belongs in prison.
The bars are being lowered all over the place.First you had Obama awarded the Nobel Peace Prize when he had done nothing to earn it and recently Time magazine named him man of the year.Now you have Hillary being touted a great SoS when in fact she has accomplished nothing and her husband is named father of the year.No wonder you have kids graduating from grade school thinking they are entitled to lifetime achievement awards.
Hillary confuses being SoS with the role of First Lady. As SoS, one is expected to do more than show up, shake hands, be charming (this would be work for her, I admit), have dinner, and be gracious.
At least when Condi was SoS, she could rack up the air miles, show up well-groomed. And she could speak Russian to the Russians and French to the French. When Hillary speaks, it is mostly in FJB language, not exactly the language of diplomats. Susan Rice speaks the same kind of language as Hillary, another reason why she was not considered to be SoS material.
I think Obama was trying to wear her down so she wouldn´t challenge him in 2012. Obama sent Richard Holbrooke back and forth and back and forth to Afghanistan and Pakistan. While he put in his typical 2 hr day and then played basketball and golf and partied. And then Holbrooke collapsed and died at 69 .
First, Hillary´s jetting all over the place, working all-nighters, reminds me of the old SNL skit with John Belushi. Belushi and several other guys dressed in gymnast uniforms all trot around the stage shouting "Hut! Hut! Hut!" but they never do any tricks.
Second, as to this quote: "Clinton looks awful and has looked worse and worse for years," we all know that if you dry something out too quickly sometimes it cracks.
A nation that will tolerate corruption is itself corrupt". That goes for the vast majority of the MSM also. The Clintons have scandalized the entire world with their immorality, depravity and greed. They have overwhelmed our entire political system with unending corruption. A more fitting award for Bubba is "Philanderer of the Year".
So the left is beginning an anti-Hillary campaign because ** they are grooming someone else. ** Wonder who it is---someone much like Obama, no doubt.
I dislike the Clintons immensely. However, a man would not be the prolonged subject of physical comments in the way that she is. Male politicians are often fat, old, etc., and this is rarely mentioned.
Hillary Clinton does buy very fine clothing---conservative cut and beautifully made. Her taste level has been very good in clothing, even though her overall appearance is unfortunate.
I´m sure many of us have had a few co-workers who "burn the midnight oil" and make sure we all know about it. Most often, they are mediocre employees who are understandably afraid they might be dispensed with. Fits the pattern.
AmeriKa has... Ugly Olde Haggg Hill-err-ee-ass Herself
Perfectly apropos for pathetic joke Michael Kinsley... to play suck-up... to a bitter tired Olde Haggg.
We owned old nags that were more productive... and easier to stomach visually.
Hill-err-ee-ass is just their rear end.
Those must be Beer Goggles that Michael´s wearing. Does the thrill go all the way... up his leg... ?
(Might have to adopt my typo that I´ve already corrected... I typed ´Heil-err-ee-ass´ by accident. If this witch gets elected... ´Heil-err-ee-ass´ it is... in perpetuity. GAWD save us all from this wannabe Queen.)
At a recent press conference following his being named ´Father Of The Year´ former President Bill ´BJ´ Clinton was asked by a reporter ´How´s Hillary´s head?´ ´Well, she´s no Monica Lewinsky, that´s for sure,´ Clinton chuckled. (s/off)
#56...word is...they´re grooming Corey Booker...note he is everywhere...on every news show....Word is the Black power structure refuses to give up the vote theft machine ....and plans a long list of black Communists presidents....note Booker´s position changes... Christy gets it...and is quickly adding his flap jaw...
Put Hilary in Hazleton ...and dry her out...One wishes her pathetic appearance were the result of a heavy conscience due to watching Stevens and brave military Seals slaughtered ...but reality suggests evil simply remains evil...
the only way you´d notice jet lag is if you had to be some where, had an appointment. If Hill and friends are just partaying and the plane goes from stop-to-stop, and one never gets off the plane, there ´d be no lag. Just another day. Or the plane just drops her at Alta de Chavon in the Dominican, and picks her up in 2 weeks. The plane is sent to country X, Y and Z w/ no one aboard. All the debauchery shown is her high life and her duff-miving. The "picture of Dorian Gray" in reverse.
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Former News Corp president Peter Chernin has bid around $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming service he helped create in 2007, according to two sources with knowledge of Hulu´s sale process. The website, jointly controlled by News Corp and Walt Disney Co, reached out to potential buyers in March after initially contemplating a deal in which one would buy out the other. It is not clear whether that transaction is still being contemplated.
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