Hillary Clinton attended the fifth annual Women in the World Summit 2014 in New York’s Lincoln Center yesterday. It’s a summit for far-left women. It’s not likely Sarah Palin would ever get in the door.
Hillary Clinton was asked to recount her accomplishments as Secretary of State by a smiling, almost adoring interviewer. What are you most proud of and what do you feel was unfinished and would like to have another crack at one day, the interviewer asked.
Her answer or should I say non-answer was bad. It was the kind of interview that makes you want to answer the question for the person because it’s so painful to watch.
It didn’t seem to bother her, however, that she couldn’t come up with one accomplishment.
She began by saying that she sees her role in a democracy as a relay race. She probably doesn’t realize the United States is a Republic, not a democracy. Either that or she is nudging us into believing we are a democracy.
These are her accomplishments as she lists them – and I’m not kidding – this is what she said:
- In the relay race, she “ran the best race she could” and “passed the baton.” “Some of what hasn’t been finished, may go on to be finished.”
- When she became Secretary of State, it was the “worst economic depression since the Great Depression,” we had “two wars,” “continuing threats from all kinds of corners around the world”, it was a “perilous time frankly,” she lamented. President Obama said “he had to take care of the economic situation at home” (That’s going swimmingly. We have 4 million fewer jobs since he took office and half the jobs created last month were part-time jobs), and he said “he wanted her to go out and represent us around the world.” It was “a good division of labor”, she said, “because we needed to make it clear to the rest of the world we were going to get our house in order. We’re going to stimulate, and grow, and get back to positive growth, and work with our friends and partners, so I think we did that.” (We did? When? Where? Did you see it?)
- She is proud of the “stabilization” (whatever that means) and “really solid leadership that the administration provided”, that “leads us now to be able to deal with problems like Ukraine because we’re not so worried about massive collapse in Europe and China trying to figure out what to do with their bond holdings, and all the problems we were obsessed with”. (Hahahaha – she really said that, no joke).
- She thinks they “restored American leadership in the best sense.” “Once again people began to rely on us,” she said with a straight face, “to look at us at setting the values, setting the standards.” (Tell that to Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Russian, China, all of South and Central America, Mexico…). She made sure to say she didn’t want to lose that because we have a dysfunctional political situation in Washington. (It’s unclear as to how this answers the question about her accomplishments as Secretary of State).
- “And then of course a lot of particulars,” but she is “finishing her book and you will be able to read all about it.” You will have to read her book if you want to find out about her successes because she sure didn’t tell us in this interview.
Do we really want her answering that 3 a.m. phone call?
Oh well, what difference at this point does it make?