The new year began not with a cannonball off the “fiscal cliff” but with an outbreak of conspiratorial cynicism. This time it’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose fall and concussion, followed by a blood clot between her brain and skull, has prompted an embarrassment of theories. The gist: That woman will do anything to avoid testifying about Benghazi. Several commentators on the right opined via Twitter and TV, those most deadly hosts for the parasites of rumor and innuendo, that Clinton was faking her concussion to duck out on her appearance
If PIAPS isn´t tough enough to play with the big boys, she needs to take her ball and go on home.
She is Secretary of State. She doesn´t need Kathleen Parker or anyone else to defend her. Either she is tough enough to do that for herself, or she isn´t tough enough to be in that position -- or, God forbid -- ever as president.
I don´t know if this is real or a stunt to get out of testifying, but, in either case, by Kathleen Parker acting like PIAPS needs defending, she is basically admitting that PIAPS isn´t strong or tough enough to do the job.
What if she had been on the flight to Iran which crash landed and suffered a concussion from the rough landing? It would have been divine justice or karma if she died after attempting to broker a deal to terrorists, after allowing terrorists to kill 4 Americans working under her despite pleas for help. May not be compassionate but I think Hillary really has blood on her hands. She has compounded the wrong by letting those 4 get reshuffled while pretending to mete punishment to these supposedly scapegoated functionaries.
The Secret Service recorded this conversation: Hillary: "What would you do if I died? Would you get married again? BILL: "Definitely not!" HILLARY: "Why not? Don´t you like being married?" BILL: "Of course I do." HILLARY: "Then why wouldn´t you remarry?" BILL: "Okay, okay, I´d get married again." HILLARY: "You would?" (with a hurt look) BILL: (makes audible groan) HILLARY: "Would you live in our house?" BILL: "Sure, it´s a great house." HILLARY: "Would you sleep with her in our bed?" BILL: "Where else would we sleep?" HILLARY: "Would you take her golfing with you? BILL: "Yes, those are always good times." HILLARY: "Would you let her use my clubs? BILL: "No, she´s left-handed." HILLARY: -- silence -- BILL: "Damn."
With her embittered ´nowadays everyone´s a pundit´ declaration, short, fat, stumpy Parker is clearly concerned about others stepping on her turf. She thinks only she should be ´entitled´ to be a pundit, and others must be silenced.
Wake up, dumpy blonde Parker: It´s the Internet Age and the msm is facing competition because of its dereliction of duty.
She IS dumpy - I saw a picture of her in a polka dot outfit back when she was sucking up to Obama as one of his hand-prized picked conservative journalists in the early days of his presidency. Obama was taking her around and working mightily to impress her, which he obviously did. She was short, fat, dumpy and had the look of a squishy chew toy. Don´t believe her photoshopped photo in the column. She´s squishy fat and needs to watch her carb count.
If I was the head of a gov´t dept. that was coming under withering fire and I did nothing wrong,I would crawl over hot coals to testify and clear my name.Hot coals can´t get Clinton out of her hospital bed.
Parker became an overnight sensation with the left when she trashed Palin,she basked in the glory of helping to bring her down.Now she´s going back to the same crowd of morons who idolized her for doing that. She was totally dreadful on the short lived show with Spitzer,thinking she was cute with the librarian look.
I guess Parker has no intellectual curiosity about this whole Benghazi situation from start to finish. How can the state dept.take the whole blame with it´s head snake ducking all the liability about it?
How does the Hildebeast like it when the shoe´s on the other foot. I say just deserts. She´s nothing more than an incompetent liar whose sole role as SoS was to make history on the most number of countries visited.
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Ida Lil, 1/2/2013 4:55:45 AM (No. 9094139)
It may have been a blow to the head in an attempt to shut Hillary up so she couldn´t crawl from under the bus she is going under to save the won. It is an insult to real ladies to call the tramps voting parts ´lady parts´.
Have any of the lap doggies covering Hillary explained why, when she lives and passed out in D.C. she´s shipped to a NY hospital. Could it be that the Clinton´s control the press offices at Columbia Pres. hopital better than in D.C. There is something weird about this whole thing.
Parker is nothing more than someone who sits at home reading the paper and news blogs to then write her opinion pieces. She is no more informed than the people who post on this site--probably much less so in many cases.
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Red Jeep, 1/2/2013 9:01:37 AM (No. 9094392)
Ok, then what about this from yesterday?
"Clinton Injured, US Navy Seal KilledIn Secret US Mission To Iran" http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=717309
What Parker fails to point out in her smarmy holier-than-thou little article is that both the Clintons have a long history of being liars and when you are a known liar it comes back to bite you even if you happen to be telling the truth. There is still no real proof of any of this other than the word of her toadies at the State Department who say what they are told to say.
It´s always the same story; nasty insults thrown at conservatives daily with not a peep from those like Parker; a little heat thrown at Democrats met with shock. Conservatives are accused of the most dastardly acts from the floor of both houses and the Whitehouse and its just politics. Give the same to the Democrats and it is just intolerable. It keeps the onus on Republicans to stay on the defensive as the party that wants to throw grandma out on the street and starve children. Parker´s piece is just her contribution to keep that label going so she will be invited to the right cocktail parties.
That does it. Of course this blood clot will ´dramatically´ affect Hillary´s memory and she will not remember anything prior to the election in November. I was wondering how she (and Obama) were going to get out of this one. They´re so slick - so clever - so sleazy and inventive.
Good points #43 on the medical commute to New York. The DC commies have a rolodex for different occasions: They dial up Wesley Clark when they need a liberal minded general´s opinion; dial up New York Columbia Pres hospital when they need medical cover; dial up Elijah Cummings when they need some racial spin to guilt the opposition into caving to their point of view; dial up Keith Ellison when a muslim American perspective is needed for their pro-Sharia propaganda, etc.
People who like the sauce, fall a lot- breaking bones, hitting heads, etc. This is one´s first thought when it comes to Hillary. The second is avoidance of unpleasantness, The Benghazi inquisition looms, big time damage to reputation prevails. The last possibilities are the subdural hematoma, brain tumor, aneurysm. We have our pick. If it is one of the latter, forgive me for thinking the former.
Yes, any character problems that Hillary has, she created herself. She hid important files that had information about her fraudulent Whitewater case, and she then finds them months later. She lied under oath; she protected her lying husband. She did it all to herself.
I still suspect complications from facelift. It´s a serious surgery with lots of possible complications a few days later. Even the "plane crash" story would make a good coverup to explain bruises. Time will tell.
Like I care. After all the c--- the Clinton´s pulled re: women he bedded or raped or seduced, and all the Arkansas land deals and all the rest...... PLUS I am so sick of hearing about what a great secretary of state she has been, as the Middle East falls in flames, the Pakistani Dr. who helped find Bin Laden gets sent up for 30 years and Netanyahu gets savaged........WHAT great secretary of state?
Yeah,the life lift goes to the musles that have a nexus behind the ear,andthere surgon yses achook to snag em and pull them back and tie them off.It does occur behind the ear. Maybe she had a fight with someone and she got brained with a lamp ashtray or an award.
Remember when Hillary said: We shall have to take things away from you for the common good? Well Obama is doing that so that when Hillary gets elected she won´t have to. George Soros controls both. If accomplishment of your goals means success-then Obama is the most successful President in History.
my favoritem part is about those people in the hinterland and the "news" they consume. scare quotes around news so even the thickest reader will get the point. oh kathleen we know you are among our intellectual and moral superiors
Mrs Clinton hade a lot of year end financial business to clean up before the democrat tax increase went into effect. She learned from her past experience in 1990 when she had to shelter her ill gotten gains before Slick Willie´s retroactive tax took effect.
Parker makes a valid point about the bipartisan vitriolic nature of our present political system. This thread validates that. " The rush to character assassination seems to be our only bipartisan imperative and is a blight on our political system. In this brooding age of superstition and portent, every misspoken word is a lie, every human error a hanging offense." I believed in the beginning, like many , that there was something funky about her stomach virus excuse. The medical information released by the State Dept has been vague and their refusal to give more detailed information, including the exact date on which she fell , has fueled doubt. However, her doctors did issue a statement in early December , barely reported , that she was dehydrated and fell. How she was allowed to get to this state of severe dehydration and why she was left alone to fall , is still a mystery. The physicians are not lying about the clot and her anticoagulant treatment, but, I believe they are couching their statements and only releasing partial information.
Relax. The pubs have already said that confirmation hearings associated with Lurch´s nomination as secretary of state will not move forward until after Hillary testifies regardless if she testifies as SoS or as an unemployed civilian.
Since Hillary´s drunken stupor and fall from drinking too much fine beer and eating too many corn chips in Columbian bars, Moochelle can now dream of running for President in 2016. I am sure that Moochelle will get 96% of the feminists and 100% of the dumb lesbian vote.
Kathleen is from my neck of the woods and we use to be proud of her. Then she was the first "conservative" to eviserate Palin and kept at it. So, I realized what an empty person she was. Believe she got an award for bringing down Palin, just like Katie Couric got an award for doing the same thing. These two women are below all respect.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, a rising star in the Democratic Party, confirmed on Monday that if she doesn´t run for re-election, she´ll run for governor. "I can say with absolute certainty I will run for one of two offices: either my state Senate seat, or the governor," Davis said at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "I´m working very hard to decide what my next steps will be. I do think in Texas people feel like we need a change from the very fractured, very partisan leadership that we´re seeing in our statewide leadership right now."
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