Why did Hillary lied? Why did she tell a James Bond like tail? Well, to be honest, she lied to cover up the lie. Her tale about her trip to Tuzla, Bosnia wasn’t credible. I mean, let’s think about it. We were supposed to believe that the President of the United States would send his wife and daughter into an active war zone with sniper fire. Really? The military would let that happen? The Secret Service? So, she spins this tale and CBS finds footage that completely and totally refutes her story. Her excuse is that she was sleep deprived. This is the same candidate who told us that she wanted to be the person to answer the phone when it rings at 3 a.m. in the morning. She’s trying to convince us that she’s the best person to answer that phone. Yet, with nothing on the line (pun intended), she spins a tale about being sleep deprived. Was she sleep deprived all three times she told this tale or just once?
I have a problem with someone who is supposed to be a liberal, a progressive, a Democrat using the politics of personal destruction. Nora Ephron, famed producer and writer, is having the same problem that I am.
I would like to put myself among the growing chorus of people demanding that Hillary Clinton withdraw from the election. I don’t really think it’s fair to ask her to withdraw, and I certainly don’t believe she’s going to; she’ll hang in there till the last dog dies, or till she runs out of money, whichever comes first. I’m not asking her to withdraw because I prefer Obama, and I don’t think she should withdraw “for the sake of party unity,” or whatever current bromide is being flung at her to get her to pull out. I think she should withdraw because I’m losing my mind.
Don’t get me wrong, this primary election has been swell. Like Michelle Obama, I feel proud of my country for the first time in a long time. I loved Dennis Kucinich, and I had a big sneaker for Chris Dodd. But now that we’re down to two contenders, it’s turned into an unending last episode of Survivor. They’re eating rats and they’re frying bugs, and they’re frying rats and they’re eating bugs; no one is ever going to get off the island and I can’t take it any more. (more…)