Monday, January 14, 2008

A Legend in Her Own Mind

You ain’t nuthin’ but a mule in hawse harness. You kin polish a mule’s feet an’ shine his hide an’ put brass all over his harness an’ hitch him ter a fine cah’ige. But he a mule jes’ de same. He doan fool nobody.
~ Mammy, in Gone With The Wind

Oh, Hillary. You can’t be serious.

After railing against Bush’s "failed policy” in Iraq for literally years, after voting against the surge, after insulting General Petraeus by calling him a liar in front of Congress, after continually slamming the current administration’s war strategy at every twist and turn of the campaign trail, after refusing to allow one iota of credit for progress in Iraq--Hillary Clinton now steps forward to take credit for the success of the surge. On national television, no less.

Below is her take:

And I believe in large measure because the Iraqi government, they watch us, they listen to us. I know very well that they follow everything that I say. And my commitment to begin withdrawing our troops in January of 2009 is a big factor, as it is with Senator Obama, Senator Edwards, those of us on the Democratic side.

That’s predictably outrageous Clinton chutzpah for you. There is neither shame nor truth in her ridiculous claim, nothing but self-serving ambition at its core.

The success of the troop surge didn’t happen, according to Hillary—but she wants credit for it. Like Norma Desmond, she'd ready for her close-up. Clinton self-obsession is the tiresome embodiment of the old joke about a conceited, egomaniacal conversationalist:

But enough about me…now let’s hear what you think about me!

Power Line has a stunned and angry reaction from one of our troops to Hillary Clinton’s outrageous baloney. And Christopher Hitchens gives a blistering review of Clinton's nonsense.

Anyone who read “Dereliction of Duty” by Robert Patterson is well informed on exactly what importance—or, more accurately, lack of same--the Clintons attach to the U.S. armed forces. In a time of war, we can’t afford a defeatist in the White House—especially one with a proven track record of disdain for our military. We, as a nation, will be in inconceivably deep trouble if Clinton somehow snows the country into making her president.

There is a scene in Gone With the Wind where the character Mammy sniffs to Scarlett O’Hara that phonies can’t really fool people. It's quoted at the start of this post. I would love to hear Mammy deliver that speech to Hillary Clinton and her co-candidate, Bill.

I can’t think of a more apt description of “Billary” than that of them both as "mules in horse harness." The Clintons are, most assuredly, a couple of jackasses dressed up for show. I can only hope and pray that the majority of voting Americans have enough horse sense to know it. Accepting a President Hillary requires a suspension of disbelief that I’m certainly not willing to deliver.