Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hillary Clinton: Is The Smartest Woman In The World Really This Stupid?

Hillary Clinton is Richard Nixon without the charm...Tweet by Andy Levy

Those of us following the Clintons for the last two decades recall well the fawning media and Hillary sycophants proclaiming her as the smartest woman in the world. For those of you too young to remember, look it up. But her presser on the email controversy proved otherwise. Hillary Clinton is not that smart. In fact, John Podhoretz wrote about her today: "The problem is by playing dumb, she acts stupid."

I actually reinforced that claim in a post I wrote last May. I referred to Hillary Clinton as the "perfect progressive politician: good at nothing; bad at everything." As I and others outlined on numerous occasions, she is devoid of any meaningful accomplishments whether it was in her roll as First Lady, Senator from NY State or Secretary of State. In case you missed it, even the progressive leaning Washington Post was left to ask: "Where is the record of accomplishment, let alone greatness?"

By all accounts, her presser yesterday was a total disaster. Even the progressive media is scratching their collective heads. I took the opportunity to Tweet out that even her supporters were shopping around for new sweat glands. So how bad was her 18 minute narrative? This bad:

  • She revealed she deleted 30,000 "personal" emails from her tenure as Secretary of State. Yet, she followed that up with this statement: "I want it all out there." On the other hand, she said, "The server will remain private." (Remember, she set up her own server in her residence).
  • She said she used a private email address (not a government email address) to avoid having to use two phones. But last month, at a tech conference, she admitted: "I have, you know, an IPad, a mini IPad, an IPhone and Blackberry."
  • In this same press conference, she stated the server "contains private communications from my husband and me." Now that's quite a revelation considering Bill Clinton admitted he doesn't email and only sent two emails himself during his entire presidency.
  • In 2011, she directed her own staff to "avoid conducting official {State} Department business from your personal email accounts." OOOOPS!
  • She said she released 55,000 emails from her tenure as Secretary of State. Mark Steyn, a leading Canadian human rights activist, conservative and pundit, noted that would come out to about 38 emails per day. Interesting.  Does anyone believe the Secretary of State for the United States of America only averaged 38 emails per day? Nonsense.  In my experience as an executive, I would average 38 emails just during my lunch. Add texts to the equation and that claim is even more absurd.
That's just a small sampling of her apparent deceit and contradictions as they relate to this scandal. One can make an argument she was trying to hide her communications from Congress, investigators and even the White House. 

The fact that this press conference was a total disaster does not help her quest to be the presidential candidate for the Democrat Party. This was on the heels of several other public missteps including proclaiming she and Bubba were dead broke, the failed roll-out of her last book and the disgraceful  "What difference, at this point, does it make" comment during her Benghazi testimony.

When one puts the entire packages together---the email scandal, a failed tenure as Secretary of State, and the countless scandals dating back to the 1990's, a rational and fair observer can only come to one conclusion: Hillary Clinton is really, really stupid and appears to be a compulsive liar.

Postscript: We've also learned that several trustees on the Foundation's board have criminal records (via NY Post). Also, the author of "Clinton Cash" recently reported that Clinton has yet to address or answer questions about the Foundation.  For example, why didn't her State Department explain why they approved the transfer of 20% of U.S. uranium to the Russian government. Also, the Foundation has released only 24 names of the secret foreign donors.