But why always Hillary?

Looking around for worthy items to post in our Picks this morning, I find a famous line from Middlemarch comes to mind: “But why always Dorothea?” In this case, of course, the question would be “But why always Hillary?” We know the answer, but it’s still a good question.

For some reason, political reporters and commentators want to write about Madam Hillary this weekend, and they all have something sharp to say. Senator Cotton has inspired New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd to draft “An open letter to [email protected] Dowd writes: “It has come to our attention while observing your machinations during your attempted restoration that you may not fully understand our constitutional system. Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our democracy: The importance of preserving historical records and the ill-advised gluttony of an American feminist icon wallowing in regressive Middle Eastern states’ payola.”

I want to draw the following articles and columns on Madam Hillary to your attention without saying anything other than they are worth reading if you can stand the pain. If you can’t stand it, you’re going to have to do something to increase your tolerance. There is lots more where this came from:

• Kevin Williamson (NR), “A monster of our own.”

• Jonah Goldberg (NR), “It’s Hillary all the way down.”

• Edward Klein (New York Post), “Obama adviser behind leak of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.”

• Michael Goodwin (New York Post), “Defending the indefensible Hillary Clinton.”

• Michael Schmidt and Julie Hirschfeld Davis (New York Times), “Emails Hillary Clinton said were kept could be lost.”

• Maggie Haberman (New York Times), “Hillary Clinton seeks to reassure Democrats on email controversy.”

• Amy Chozick (New York Times), “A young manager for Clinton juggles data and old baggage.”

• Sean Davis (The Federalist), “6 huge problems with Hillary’s ‘there is no classified material’ dodge.”

• Clarice Feldman (American Thinker), “A funny thing happened on the way to the White House.”

• Conor Friedersdorf (Atlantic), “Hillary Clinton’s questionable process for sorting work emails.”

• Clarence Page (Chicago Tribune), “Pushing the self-destruct button.”

• Matt Taibbi (Rolling Stone), “Hillary Clinton is turning into Richard Nixon and Bill Belichick.”

• Edward Felsenthal (Time), “Obama roasts Hillary Clinton, Boehner at Washington dinner.”

• Ed Driscoll (PJ Media), “Still not ready for her close-up.”

I’m off to look for Picks on a subject other than Madam Hillary.


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