Sunday, April 13, 2008

Have the Clintons Lied Once to Often?

It seems an eternity since Bill and Hillary Clinton entered stage left and took over the political scene. Whoever heard of the Clintons before Ross Perot brought out his charts and persuaded too many Republicans that we needed a change (does this remind you of anyone?).

Coming from Arkansas via numerous other venues, the Clintons parlayed small town celebrity and a way with cattle futures into the big enchilada. Bill Clinton was a modern day snake oil salesman and he and his girl with the coca cola bottle glasses became icons of the left. Always one step ahead of a blowing whistle, the Clintons managed to avoid getting mired in the muck, even if it required a string of unexplained deaths and a lengthy list of unavailable witnesses along the way to lead them down the garden path to the White House. Of the Clintons it can be said that compared to an eel, they are slipperier than an icy road in winter time.

Bill and Hillary could have retired on their laurels and the hefty checks received for speaking engagements but their egos would not allow that. So Hillary packed up her carpet bag and moved to New York where she was welcomed by the northeast elite liberals and the first black president could set up shop in Harlem.

Then, not to be out done by the father and son presidential Bush team, the Clintons embarked on the grail of the first husband and wife presidential succession. Juan and Evita Peron would be their examples of how it was to be done.

When the 2008 presidential season began the Clinton machine, so successful for too many years, made everyone believe the selection of Hillary for the Democrat presidential nomination was all but assured and the anointing oil was brought out of the Democrat dungeon of horrors. BUT, this was not to be; for out of Chicago with its own machine, came the last best hope for "change". Not only did Barack Hussein (pardon me) Obama spring up out of nowhere, he managed to bring with him "the youth of America" and the money of George Soros and like minded socialists. Suddenly for many Democrats there was a choice, not a rubber stamp.

What started out as a run-away became a real contest so the Clintons had to pull out all stops. With negative campaigning usually reserved to battle wimpy Republicans, the Hillary team used their infamous war room to try to destroy the upstart. Rumor after rumor was circulated by what was once a Clinton-adoring press but this proved to be inadequate fire power so the Clintons do what they do best, they lied. Even Democrat stalwarts have admirably claimed the Clintons were "unusually good liars".

By now everyone is familiar with the "Hillary under sniper fire" story blown famously out of the water by those who accompanied Hillary to the "war zone" filmed by American TV cameramen (wearing flak jackets themselves we may presume) and by others who accompanied Hillary at the risk of their lives. We also know about the Hillary campaign pedaling lies about Obama and of course the Rose law firm billing records. But just a short walk down memory lane also brings to mind the following:

The story she told about studying The Wall Street Journal to explain her 10,000 percent profit in 1979 commodity trading (turning $10,000 into $100,000 virtually overnight).

The first scandal during the tawdry Clinton administration; Travelgate, where Hillary induced a White House lawyer to assert flatly to investigators that Mrs. Clinton did not order the firing of White House travel aides (who were then replaced Mrs. Clinton’s cronies). Hillary Clinton later told investigators she had "no role in the decision" to fire them and didn't know the "origin of the decision." But in a memo that was discovered later, former White House aide David Watkins said Clinton had said, "We need those people out and we need our people in." The Office of Independent Counsel said there was overwhelming evidence that she'd played a role in the firings and called her denials "factually false."

Following the apparent suicide of her former partner and closest confidant, White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster, Hillary ordered the overturn of an agreement to allow the Justice Department to examine the files in the dead man’s office and then blatantly "disremembered" doing so.

Hillary attributed the Monica Lewinski affair to a "vast right wing conspiracy" when she knew full well her horny spouse did that all on his own.

Can we forget that the name "Hillary" did not just pop out of her parents’ mind’; no, according to Hillary it was Sir Edmund Hillary who, along with Tenzing Norgay, was the first man to climb Mount Everest, that inspired her parents to name her Hillary. It matters not that Sir Edmund reached the summit in 1953 and Hillary Rodham Clinton was born in 1947 five years before the climb.

How about the sob story Clinton had been repeating on the campaign trail—that of an uninsured pregnant lady who lost her baby and died herself after she couldn't pay $100 for treatment in an Ohio hospital—which of course is not true and was never even checked for authenticity.

The lies are catching up with the Clintons, and especially now with Hillary. Pollster John Zogby said "This is a real difficulty for her." "With Bill Clinton, there was always an honesty problem. But he always was able to overcome it through charm and brilliance. … It doesn't look like she is able to transcend those fundamental problems that she has with the truth."

In a recent Gallup Poll 53% of Americans said they thought Hillary Clinton isn't "honest and trustworthy." Will someone the public thinks is untrustworthy be elected to the presidency?

Hillary behaves as past royalty who believed that they were anointed by God and could therefore ignore the moral laws that apply to everyone else. Hillary seems to think she can do whatever she wants in pursuit of some greater good but the more ambitious and greedy Hillary becomes, the less likely she will get away with it.

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