The editors of the New York Post do justice to the performance of Hillary Clinton in West Virginia on Monday. I took a whack at it in “The Clinton context” and “From the Terrell Owens playbook,” but the Post’s editors do better:
Figuring she has the Democratic nomination sewn up, Hillary Clinton this week headed to swing state West Virginia, aiming to “feel the pain” of coal country.
But then she ran into Bo Copley, a recently laid-off miner.
He hit her with her comments from last month, explaining her clean-energy program: “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business,” she’d said.
Bo didn’t like that much: “I just want to know how you can say you’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of, out of jobs, and then come in here and tell us how you’re going to be our friend.”
Clinton’s eye-rolling answer: “What I was saying is that the way things are going now, we will continue to lose jobs.”
Not true: She was plainly promising her policy would put miners out of work.
More lies: “I didn’t mean that we were going to do it, what I said was, that is going to happen unless we take action to try to help and prevent it.”
And she still means to kill those jobs, as Democratic Party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz clarified later: “In saying she made a misstatement, I don’t think she was backtracking on the substance of what she said” in explaining her anti-coal energy plan.
No wonder Clinton failed as a diplomat: Even her pals can’t pretend to believe her lies.
The lady, if I may call her that, lies with the frequency, skill and conviction of a pathological liar.