Hillary Clinton

The Astonishing Weakness of Hillary Clinton

Featured image At The Week, Michael Dougherty makes, powerfully, a point that I have also tried to make more than once, in a piece called “The astonishing weakness of Hillary Clinton.” The original contains links, which I have omitted: [T]he entirety of Clinton’s campaign has alternated between distancing herself from the legacy of her family name, and stonewalling reporters investigating one scandal or another. In the first category, she has repudiated the »

Hillary’s “classified” excuse doesn’t wash

Featured image Scott has called today’s McClatchy story about Hillary Clinton’s emails “must read.” I agree. McClatchy reports that the classified emails known to have been stored on the former Secretary of State’s private server contained information from five intelligence agencies, and included material related to the fatal 2012 Benghazi attacks. And this, if I understand correctly, is just from a sample of 40 emails. Clinton’s defense continues to be that she »

Hillary unclassified

Featured image McClatchy DC has three reporters with bylines on “Facts in Hillary’s ‘secret’ emails came from five intelligence agencies.” That headline should probably read “five (count ’em) intelligence agencies.” The McClatchy story doesn’t add much to what we already know, but it is must reading. I was most intrigued by the officials who failed to respond to the McClatchy reporters’ inquiries. Other than what must be a Republican source in a »

Hillary Looking for Cover Over Planned Parenthood? [With Observation by John]

Featured image Of course Hillary Clinton hedges over everything—did you see her dodge when asked about the Keystone XL pipeline? Even the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza called it “ridiculous.” I wonder what Cillizza makes of her comment this morning about the Planned Parenthood videos? While Hillary professed that she’s unalterably pro-choice and plans to “stand with Planned Parenthood,” there was the telltale hedging, as though she wants to leave room to run »

Nick Saban offers a life lesson

Featured image Nick Saban, the hugely successful head football coach at the University of Alabama, offered some interesting dating advice to his players, according to an excerpt from a new biography by Monte Burke. “Ultimately,” the coach reportedly told the team, “you never want to sleep with anybody who has less to lose than you do.” Saban found a colorful way to drive home the point. “So, ultimately, if I’m ever going »

Hillary’s hot air balloon (2)

Featured image Ed Morrissey draws attention to the video below with Joe Scarborough’s review of the Hillary Clinton email story to date. Ed writes: “Be sure to watch this in full, because there have been few presentations in the media as comprehensive as this on the e-mail scandal, and none at all on MSNBC, I’d bet.” I concur with Ed that this is a useful review. »

Hillary’s Hot Air Balloon [Updated]

Featured image I’m starting to think Hillary Clinton believes her own B.S., or represents the first attempt at a human self-inflated hot air balloon.  Back in the 1960s, Great Society liberals told us that they’d abolish poverty in 10 years (Sargent Shriver declared this confidently in Capitol Hill testimony). Yeah—how’d that work out for them? Having learned nothing from that kind of grandiosity, Hillary Clinton today “pledged to take steps as president »

“Fair Housing” comes to Hillary’s home town

Featured image It’s not uncommon for constituents to visit their elected officials to ask for relief from government abuse. Yesterday, an elected official visited a constituent for the same purpose: Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino walked up to the gated entrance to the Clinton home in this leafy hamlet on Friday, telling the guard he wanted to see Hillary. . . . Astorino, a Republican, had summoned reporters to the cul-de-sac outside »

At this point, it might make a difference

Featured image Byron Tau’s Wall Street Journal article on the internal government review conducted by the IC Inspector General related to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server/account during her tenure as Secretary of State seems to me to be a bombshell. I take it that we cannot necessarily trust Madam Hillary to take care that confidential national security information is treated with care commensurate with its importance if such treatment »

Poll: Clinton trails three Republican contenders in key states

Featured image If this news doesn’t have Joe Biden, Al Gore, or Elizabeth Warren seriously considering entering the presidential race — and serious Democrats urging them to do so — then nothing will. According to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll, Hillary Clinton trails Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Scott Walker in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia. Two of the three Republicans Clinton trails are neither well known nor in possession of a »

Can Hillary cut it on the campaign trail?

Featured image During our last evening in Paris, we were seated at a restaurant next to a friendly couple that was also vacationing. The woman turned out to be a journalist who covered the 2008 Democratic primary campaign for a major newspaper. In her opinion, Hillary will not win the presidency. She simply isn’t good enough on the campaign trail. The journalist recalled that Barack Obama wasn’t a strong campaigner at first »

Hillary’s Latest Whopper

Featured image Yes, this could become a daily feature. You’ll recall that Hillary Clinton once claimed to have been named for Mt. Everest climber Sir Edmund Hillary, even though he didn’t achieve that feat until several years after Hillary was born. No matter. Her latest claim is that she wanted to be an astronaut, but that NASA wrote back to say, “Thank you very much, but we’re not taking girls.” This story »

Hillary’s Poll Numbers In Free-Fall

Featured image The latest Associated Press-GfK poll numbers are brutal for Hillary Clinton. Only 39% view her favorably, a seven-point drop since April. This graphic sums up the bad news. Note that only 31% of respondents in the AP survey view Hillary as honest: What is remarkable, to me, is that Hillary’s decline is occurring at a time when a large majority of Americans aren’t paying much attention. She is, in my »

Hillary’s Talking Points: Recycled From the 1990s

Featured image I don’t think we have written about Hillary Clinton’s recent speech on the economy. She says we need economic growth, but the policies she advocates would suppress, not encourage, growth. That’s the bottom line. But a reader also pointed out a letter to the New York Times, as quoted in Cafe Hayek, that bears on Hillary’s fixation on the middle class: Eduardo Porter opens his column today by asking “Could »

Hillary Clinton’s lies

Featured image Theoretically, it should be possible to keep up with Hillary Clinton’s lies. She has given so few press conferences and interviews, we don’t have a lot of material to work over. Yet Clinton achieves something like perfect falsity when she speaks; she fails to utter a true word. She is a phenomenon. A capable Republican candidate should be able to reckon with the phenomenon, but a phenomenon she is. “Hillary »

Hillary’s Alinsky factor

Featured image The David Horowitz Freedom Center has posted videos of several presentations at its June 17-18 Texas Retreat. Stanley Kurtz spoke on Hillary Clinton. He also takes up Obama’s Alinskyite assault on the suburbs via the new HUD rule promulgated this week. Kurtz devoted much of his second book on Obama to the subject and his current NR column here to the new HUD rule. All is proceeding as Kurtz has »

Hillary’s Hellman factor

Featured image In her sit-down with a friendly CNN interviewer Brianna Keilar yesterday (transcript here, story here), Madam Hillary challenged the late Lillian Hellman’s ability to convey falsity in every word spoken. As Mary McCarthy said of Hellman, “every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.'” You can’t beat perfect falsity, but you can go for the tie. That’s what Clinton does here: KEILAR: One of the issues that »