CBS news exposes the real story of Hillary Clintonâ€™s 1996 trip to Bosnia.
The story yesterday about Hillary Clinton’s LIE about being under sniper fire in Bosnia would be the “STAKE IN THE HEART” for most Presidential candidates. But, not Hillary Clinton.
David Brooks explains – Hillary and the “The Audacity of Hopelessness:”
Why does she go on like this? Does Clinton privately believe that Obama is so incompetent that only she can deliver the policies they both support? Is she simply selfish, and willing to put her party through agony for the sake of her slender chance? Are leading Democrats so narcissistic that they would create bitter stagnation even if they were granted one-party rule?
The better answer is that Clintonâ€™s long rear-guard action is the logical extension of her relentlessly political life.
For nearly 20 years, she has been encased in the apparatus of political celebrity. Look at her schedule as first lady and ever since. Think of the thousands of staged events, the tens of thousands of times she has pretended to be delighted to see someone she doesnâ€™t know, the hundreds of thousands times she has recited empty clichÃ©s and exhortatory banalities, the millions of photos she has posed for in which she is supposed to appear empathetic or tough, the billions of politically opportune half-truths that have bounced around her head.
No wonder the Clinton campaign feels impersonal. Itâ€™s like a machine for the production of politics. It plows ahead from event to event following its own iron logic. The only question is whether Clinton herself can step outside the apparatus long enough to turn it off and withdraw voluntarily or whether she will force the rest of her party to intervene and jam the gears.
So, who will tell Hillary that it is over?
A draft of Al Gore for President.