Thursday, March 12, 2015

Why couldn’t Hillary Clinton just tell the truth and say, “My dog ate my emails”?

I’ll tell you why. Because even if the dog actually did eat her home- work emails, we wouldn’t believe her.

Transparent? The woman wouldn’t know transparent if it walked up to her and slapped her in the face.

She seems a nice enough person to the casual observer. I’ll give her that. But that is also the problem. She wants us all to remain casual observers and just believe whatever she says. Who are we to question her?

As columnist Matt Bai points out in this article today on Yahoo, it’s no longer the 1980s or 1990s. The world has changed. Whether the change is for the better, you can discuss amongst yourselves. But changed it certainly has. (Sorry, I lapsed into Yoda-speak there for a minute.)

Jackie Kennedy smoked, but who knew? She never did it in public, so the game was to make us think she never did it at all. It was whispered about Mamie Eisenhower that she drank a lot. Betty Ford came right out and admitted it. Hillary Clinton’s feet of clay may well be that she is known to shout and scream and drop F-bombs all over the place in private. Then again, at this point, what difference does it make?

The world never stops changing.

Hillary Clinton continues to stumble over her own “master plan” -- or so it seems to all of us not-so-casual observers. She never seems genuine. She always gives the impression that she has examined carefully every possible response and picked the one that will deceive convince the greatest number of people voters.

Since I just violated two of my own rules (Never say never; always avoid always) , it must be time to stop.

Hillary Clinton, a woman with many admirers and many detractors, may well wind up becoming America’s First Female President. Only time will tell.

Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.

Maybe the world hasn’t changed that much after all.


Carol said...

Why am I not surprised you would write this Sir Bob of the Americas? I heard someone on the radio yesterday say that we could be said that Hill-Hill's baggage would not fit into an overhead locker.

ThreeOldKeys said...

All these candidates or candidate-candidates are too doggone ... human. Where are the leaders with no baggage?

I'm so glad my baggage is irrelevant and boring.

Elephant's Child said...

My cynical nature takes everything a politician says with a generous helping of salt. If they told me the weather was nice, I would look outside before agreeing...
And I think that the cynicism is learned (and earned).

LightExpectations said...

Elephant's Child's comment is well said. I just wish more Americans thought the same way. I keep thinking that there's no way Democrats could actually make her their candidate, but then I remember that Obama was elected twice. You can fool enough of the people every four years, I guess.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

From this side of the Atlantic Mrs Clinton appears very intelligent and compassionate. She will make an excellent president as Mr Obama passes her the baton of leadership. It is a shame that the Republicans currently have no one to compare with these political giants of our time. In honour of President Obama's successful period in office I hope his face will replace George Washington on the dollar bill. After Mrs Clinton's term in office her head will surely be carved into Mount Rushmore - America's first female president.

rhymeswithplague said...

So far, if my interpretive antenna is interpreting your comments correctly, the count in the Like/Don't Like Hillary For President poll is 1 Like, 4 Don't. May I just say, Puddshire Yorking, that not only are you on that side of the Atlantic, but also you are looking through the wrong end of the telescope.

Hilltophomesteader said...

Those who 'like' our current President either don't live here or aren't very aware. Have you tried to get health insurance recently? A complete nightmare. 'Affordable' health care for all? Sure, if you've got an extra $695 per month PER PERSON just burning a hole in your pocket. We STILL don't have it. Couldn't afford it before and really can't afford it now! I didn't vote for Mr Obama and I certainly wouldn't vote for Hillary.