Hillary Clinton

From a Connecticut bookstore

Featured image Without a $300,000 speaking engagement to make on some public campus, Hillary Clinton resumed her book tour yesterday. She pulled in to R.J. Julia Booksellers, a small bookstore in Madison, Connecticut, where it is reported that “a mix of Hillary Clinton fanatics and local press crammed into a tiny room for a chance at catching a glimpse of the former First Lady, Senator, and most recently, Secretary of State, Hillary »

The Russian reset: Hillary’s “brilliant stroke”

Featured image The worse Vladimir Putin and the Ukrainian separatists he sponsors behave, the worse it is for Hillary Clinton. After all, her most publicized and most significant action as Secretary of State was the infamous “Russian reset.” So how does Hillary Clinton handle questions about the reset? The same way she handles most tough questions — badly and with plenty of false claims. Here, via Mario Loyola, is Clinton’s answer last »

Is Hillary Worth $2,777 Per Minute?

Featured image Hey, I thought Gisele Bundchen was well-paid at $128,000 a day, but Hillary Clinton’s $2,777 per minute works out to just about $2 million a day, if you assume Gisele works 12-hour days, which I am guessing she does. Is Hillary worth 15 times as much as Gisele? Hmm… Hillary, Gisele…Hillary, Gisele… Enough! Sorry, Tom, but I’m convinced Gisele is a bargain compared to Hillary. By the way, it is »

Obama’s America — unreliable for any good purpose

Featured image We have written several times about the logjam on visas for foreign interpreters who served our military during Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The logjam has been particularly egregious for Afghan interpreters. Even Democrats are appalled. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said last year: We have to keep our promise to individuals who risked their lives serving alongside our troops. Failing to act puts lives at further risk and hurts our credibility around »

Hillary Clinton and the “neocons”

Featured image Jacob Heilbrunn is an expert on “neocons.” He should be. He helped invent the species, which differs from “neoconservatives,” about whom he lacks much understanding. Heilbrunn warns readers of the New York Times that the “neocons are getting ready to ally with Hillary Clinton.” He writes: Even as they castigate Mr. Obama, the neocons may be preparing a more brazen feat: aligning themselves with Hillary Rodham Clinton and her nascent »

That’s no gentleman; that’s Bill Clinton

Featured image The front page of the print edition of the Washington Post’s “Style” section — once known as the Women’s Page — features a mock poster that says “Bill Clinton for First Gentleman.” In the accompanying story, Clinton insists, presumably with a straight face, that he is “just a bit player” in the run-up to his wife’s likely campaign for president. “I am a foot soldier in any army; I will »

Hillary “disrespects” Obama

Featured image One of the assertions made on the robo calls to black voters in Mississippi on behalf of Sen. Thad Cochran was that the Tea Party, whose favored candidate Chris McDaniel was Cochran’s opponent, has engaged in “disrespectful treatment of the country’s first African-American president.” This is an oft-expressed complaint among certain blacks. Sure, America elected a black president. But, the complaint goes, the lily-white Tea Party has disrespected him to »

“Hard Choices” = Hard Sell

Featured image Hillary Clinton appears to be experiencing a gap between her enthusiasm for high office and the public’s enthusiasm for her. For its part, the public may already be suffering from Hillary fatigue. For example, at Clinton’s appearance for a “town hall” meeting, CNN felt the need to deploy a stage director who coached the audience to applaud at various points throughout the broadcast. The town hall meeting was part of »

There’s Only One Political Genius in the Clinton Family, and He Isn’t Running

Featured image Hillary Clinton’s book tour has not gone well. In interviews, she has been flustered by the most foreseeable of questions about her record. She whined about how she and Bill emerged from the White House “dead broke,” earning ridicule from, among many others, Mad Magazine: When the backlash struck, Hillary dug the hole deeper by explaining to the Guardian that, with a fortune of a mere $100 million, and delivering »

Hillary Clinton’s home town hall advantage

Featured image Is America already experiencing Hillary fatigue? Clinton’s hour-long town hall style interview with CNN barely edged out MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” in the 5 p.m. television ratings. CNN must have suspected that the event might lack energy. The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple reports that “CNN deployed an enthusiastic stage director who coached the audience to applaud at various points throughout the broadcast.” In addition, the producer ran the audience through »

Ms. Hillary says

Featured image In Hillary Clinton’s interview earlier this week by Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren on FOX News (videos and transcript here), Baier asked Ms. Hillary what it meant when she purported to “take responsibility” for Benghazi. The question arose from Clinton’s earlier interview with Diane Sawyer, the video of which we posted in “The fog of Hillary.” It appeared that Clinton was not prepared for Baier’s question; she certainly had »

Hillary Clinton: Smartest Woman in the World

Featured image On the infrequent occasions when President Reagan was asked what he was reading, he typically answered with some lowbrow titles that confirmed the liberal stereotype that he was a lightweight.  One time he mentioned he was reading a Zane Grey novel; another time on TV, the memoirs of his old Hollywood friend George Burns.  He never mentioned the serious titles he was reading (at the moment of the Burns memoir, »

Ms. Hillary says

Featured image Ms. Hillary was so impressive on Fox News yesterday — her ability to treat Greta Van Susteren as though she knew what she was talking about was a coup all by itself — that it was almost possible to forget momentarily why she is such an unacceptable political figure. I know our readers don’t need a reminder, but just before her appearance on FNC, she turned up before a town »

Latest Poll Numbers Not Good for Obama or Clinton

Featured image Everyone seems to be talking this morning about the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll which tests public attitudes toward the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton. The full results are behind the Journal’s pay wall, but many of the results are publicly available. President Obama’s approval rating is falling. He is at 41% overall approval, with just 37%, the lowest percentage ever, approving of his performance on foreign policy. This »

Hillary Clinton: still looking for answers to questions that “make no difference”

Featured image In her appearance on CNN yesterday, Hillary Clinton said there are still too many unanswered questions about the Benghazi attacks. “I’m still looking for answers because it was a confusing and difficult time,” she declared. But Clinton hasn’t always been so inquisitive. In January 2013, responding to questions from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about what caused the attacks, Clinton famously responded, “What difference does it make?” In all likelihood, »

Hillary does Fox

Featured image Hillary Clinton appeared on Fox News this evening, fielding questions for almost half an hour from Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren. Clinton’s demeanor was good throughout. She was friendly, receptive to the questions, and adroit in her answers without, for the most part, appearing too evasive. Clinton benefitted from the approach of the two questioners. Neither Baier nor Van Susteren was belligerent. And though both were as persistent as »

Ms. Hillary says

Featured image In this installment of “Ms. Hillary says,” Ms. Hillary actually isn’t sayin’. A Canadian TV anchor asks her a straightforward question: “Keystone, yes or no?” the anchor asked Clinton. “Well I can’t say that, because I was there,” Clinton replies before the anchor cuts her off. He isn’t buying her answer, and as she continues, her response explores the far reaches of evasion and absurdity. Check out the video below »