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How did the press or the Congressional investigators find out that Hillary had been using a 2nd email account? Someone had to tip them off. Several months back, Obama sent a number of his top campaign flacks to assist Hillary in preparation for her “It’s my turn, dammit!” presidential run. Now it’s no secret that […]

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As promised, I stopped by the National Portrait Gallery in downtown Washington, DC earlier today to do a little research on this Clinton portrait business that has generated some discussion on Ricochet here and here. The NPG is one of my very favorite places in all of Washington, so this was a most welcome errand. […]

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A Modest Proposal For Jeb’s Name Problem

 

Since the number of people looking forward to another Bush-Clinton presidential race is only slightly higher than the number looking forward to root canals of all their teeth sans anesthetic, I have a proposal, only slightly whimsical, for the former Florida governor. It’s very simple — all he has to do is change his name.

In these days of gender equality, polyamory, polly-(with a parrot, get it?)-amory, and whatnot, why should we be shackled to old-school heteronormative conventions like a wife taking her husband’s name? Just imagine if Jeb were to defy tradition, and take his wife’s name?

Hillary Clinton: Please Don’t Actually Read My Book

 

Hillary-Clinton--Hard-Choices-jpgFrom Bret Stephens’s devastating review of Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton’s memoir of her years as secretary of state, in today’s Wall Street Journal:

[I]t’s not really a book at all. It is an artifact containing printed words, an event conveying political seriousness. Perhaps it could have been written at half its length (635 pages) with twice the interest. But that would have made it easier to read from start to finish, defeating its own purpose of being big and therefore, presumably, weighty. Ceci n’est pas une pipe, wrote (or painted) Rene Magritte. Just so with “Hard Choices”: Ceci n’est pas un livre…

Mrs. Clinton… doesn’t really have a story to tell. Her book is an assemblage of anecdotes, organized geographically, held together by no overarching theme, or underlying analysis, or ultimate accomplishment. In April she was asked to name her proudest achievements as secretary. She fumbled for an answer, as well she might. There are none.

Benghazi Keeps Bubbling Up Despite WH Spin — Jon Gabriel

 

As a kid, I had to repaint an old bike body that had been left out in the elements for months. I picked up the rusty body, rinsed off the dirt with a hose, let it dry and spray painted it. The shiny red bike looked like new.

Of course, after several weeks, the rust came back with a vengeance. Being lazy, I’d touch up the paint every few months to keep it looking decent. But, since I didn’t take care of the hidden corrosion, the rust wouldn’t stay covered up for long.