Frankly, whether CNN was fair or not doesn’t matter. Can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen. If you a make experience a selling point, give an example!
(Via The Huffington Post.)
If Hillary misspoke, how can you misspeak in a book? How do you misspeak repeatedly? I don’t think I’d ever forget, misremember being shot at, ever.
My problem isn’t that she did the ol’ resumé puff up. After all, she is trying to sell herself to us voters by the very definition of political candidate. I expect puffery and I’ll even tolerate a small fish story here and there. But this is about substantiating her central claim to in her own words, “crossing the commander-in-chief threshold.” She has repeatedly belittled Obama on this score. My take: you live by the sword, you die by the sword. Her experience warrants scrutiny and if it is found lacking, whether because of lies, misspeaking, or faulty memory, it’s still lacking.
“Clinton is exactly right as to the details of her China speech. Does a tough speech count as foreign policy experience? Clinton frequently says that Obama ‘offers speeches’ while she ‘offers solutions,’ so by her own standards, the China speech doesn’t deserve much consideration. We’ll leave it up to you to determine how much China’s human rights situation improved between 1995 and 2007.”
While there’s always hyperbole and exaggeration in any political campaign as a normal part of the process of salesmanship, there is that which crosses the line into hypocrisy. Why do politicians insult us this way?