When the State Department revealed on Saturday that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had fainted last week and suffered a concussion due to a stomach virus, the announcement left more questions than answers regarding Clinton´s health. (Snip) This is the second time Clinton will not be able to answer key questions about Libya because of her health. Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said Clinton was first asked to go on the Sunday shows after terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi but was too worn down to do so. Rice ultimately went on the Sunday shows in Clinton's
Comments: This is a great question. Is there really a far more sinister reason for PIAPS to be hiding from the Benghazigate Hearings? Would she wilt under the harsh lights of the congressional room? Will they ever be televised live on C-SPAN? And, why is Ollie North not being heard from on this gun-to-rebels [al Qaeda] debacle?
Why would I not be surprised if she had an excuse verification note from a Dr. Ukulele?
PIAPS is a congenital liar, woefully unqualified for the position she holds, similar to the rest of this administration. Even if the coward testfies, she will give one of her usual two answers to every question: (1) "I don´t remember", or (2) a complete fabrication.
I was thinking the same thing,that she´s in rehab.A 65 year olds body can´t take limitless quantities of alcohol.Getting off and staying off alcohol is an extremely tough thing to do.Probably Jesse Jackson jr. problem,not bipolarism,they have medicine for that.
She only needs to stonewall until she´s replaced by Kerry. Then she will say she took responsibility, its moot, she´s a private citizen and so let´s all move on.
Republicans should return in kind and stonewall Kerry nomination and not confirm him unless and until GreasyLocks testifies before Congress on Benghazi. But as usual, that would require the Republicans to have some stones.
Hmmm It sounds like Hillary is about to suffer the same amnesia that she had several years back when she couldn´t find some records related to White Water. Those of course turned up in the White House living quarters after the heat died down.
Isn´t it interesting that she didn´t check into any medical facilities. Actual concussions are usually considered to be fairly significant health issues when they are real. She must have overlooked that fact when she came up with this excuse.
she must have a lot to hide, going to such lengths to delay testifying. but the wheels of justice, though they turn slowly, will grind exceedingly fine. she and her boss can´t hide from the truth forever.
wouldnt bolton be a great secy of state...but he is too smart and righteous for an obama appointee...he´d reather have a creep like kerry......requirement #1 for obama position of authority...be a tax cheat....the rewards are great....
While we musn´t underestimate the menace to our health that stomach flu-related concussions poses, do you think Hillary can be called to show up and testify, say, on the seventh day after the creation of the excuse? Check out Darren Jonescu´s excellent commentary at American Thinker on the pathogens that may have brought on her illness.
Hillary is first and foremost a lawyer and knows very well the high cost of committing perjury before Congress. She wants so badly to avoid accountability for this mess that she is throwing away her chance to be president by throwing the "weak and fragile woman" card. This should embolden the house investigators to know that she is hiding something really big, and the pursuit will be worth their efforts. Ignore the "house leadership" and go for the gold, Trey Gowdy!
I don´t quite agree with #6 in re PIAPS being a "congenital" liar. In two different jobs I had two real congenital liars working for me. Both guys would lie to exaggerate a story, when the truth would have sufficed.
I believe that PIAPS is an artful liar, meaning to me that she lies when the truth would give the listener a picture of her that does not fit her self image.
Methinks she was telling the truth when she told Baba Wawa that she does not plan to run for President again. Jeez, she´ll be 70 in 2016. Let the hag retire in peace, after what she has put us through.
Good article Mr. Lee. But there is a big lie in it. "Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said Clinton was first asked to go on the Sunday shows after terrorists attacked the U.S. ´consulate´ in Benghazi but was too worn down to do so." There was NO consulate in Benghazi. It was a CIA operations center. You can´t demonstrate against that....so they called it a consulate. Knowing they were lying.
Devil whispering: "I gave you the concussion argument, didn´t I? Sympathy and deniability, and defiance. They didn´t see it coming. But you know our game is coming to an end. Yes yes, everyone is still fascinated with my girl. But there are others who deserve their turn. I tell you what. Maybe you should just take a big bunch of them down with you. Exposing them all as perverts and drunks and collaborators is a great way to end it for you. I see it big, historic. Of course this is Jesus."
The Clintons do whatever they want to do regardless of the law. It doesn´t apply to them. Subpoena the woman and wait for her to be seen out in public then have her picked up. I know this is wishful thinking. The pathetic pansies in Congress don´t have the guts.
Will someone get the props, please? FIve or six doctors, white coats, dangling stethoscopes, microphones, hospital facade, worried faces, serious voices, description of the concussion. (Alas, dear press, it will be years before her brain will be able to function well enough to answer one or two congressional questions.) Obama,of course, will send another big gift basket of wine. Bubba will stump with the assurance she will be fit and ready for her next run.
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(Bill on knees praying on the $200/yard carpeted aisle of the US Government supplied Gulfstream V)
The sad fact is that it won´t matter even if she does testify and spill the beans that there was a cover-up to avoid election damage to Obama. More than half the country is now too hooked on government goodies to care. They are reliable democrat voters for life now regardless of the scope of any scandle.
My guess is that, like the inebriated captain of the Exxon Valdez, Hillary was not at her post, and was incapable of assuming it. My second guess is that senior Republicans in Congress know it, and are sparing her the humiliation of a pointless hearing on the eve of her departure from public life. She is being given the courtesy of a former senator. It is a kinder act than was extended to John Tower, but then again he had been nominated to SecDef.
A concussed PIAPS? The LSM will yell that she can´t testify but that this has no relevance to her ability to be POTUS.
Now if this was a republican . . . hmm. Here´s the headline: "Candidate . . . so stupid (just like all republicans) that he doesn´t know how to deal with simple flu. . . wanders around, dehydrated, and falls down and concusses himself. What an idiot. He shouldn´t even think about becoming president."
If Hillary does not come clean on Benghazi, she is not fit to be POTUS, regardless of anything else. She does not have the character. We all knew this already, but this would be the "smoking gun" in any campaign. That is the calculation that she and Bill must make.
#24, you say that Hillary is not a congenital liar, because you believe (a) that congenital liars will lie about anything and everything, even trivial things (by for example "exaggerat[ing] a story"); and (b) Hillary only lies cleverly.
You seem to have forgotten Hillary´s "dodging snipers´ bullets in Bosnia" tall tale. If there ever was a case of "exaggerating a story," in Congressional hearings, that was it.
And how dumb was it for Hillary to make that up? It was easily checked -- and of course, the Secret Service had never allowed Hillary to be anywhere near sniper fire when she visited Bosnia as First Lady.
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