Although I have some respect and some sympathy for Hilary, I do not want her to become president. I fear that she will be like Lyndon Johnson, who felt compelled to wage war to prove that he was as tough as Kennedy. Hilary will have to prove that she is as tough as any man, which will require some stupid war. She is already trying with criticism of Obama, who is trying to be reasonable (even in the face of criticism by idiots on the right).
I wonder why no one became as excited about how the decision was made to enter the disastrous Iraq war as they are about a minor incident in Benghazi. Thousands of lives and billions of dollars of taxpayers money was wasted, but all was swept under the carpet.
This simply proves that Democrats are worthless at vindictiveness, hype, and hypocrisy...and Republicans are evil and will do anything to hurt Obama and Hilary, as well as make a buck for themselves and friends.
Or, rather, a sad commentary on the United States...
The following excellent and entertaining piece by Hadley, who is always excellent and entertaining, reveals (like we didn’t already know!) the absurdity, biases, and evil of people (pundits, columnists, politicians, idiots, etc.).
Hilary disappointed me. I noticed a news crawler or headline that claimed she compared Putin to Hitler. Is she angling for a job with Fox News?
I had doubts about her, but was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt for her diligence, occasional displays of intelligence, and suffering. But, the Ukraine situation seems to have brought out her true colors. As a former Senator and Secretary of State and a potential presidential candidate or even potential President, I expected intelligence, discretion, and wisdom gained in high political offices. Use of “Hitler” is the provenance of Fox News, elected Republican wingnuts, rightwing talk radio, and the likes of Drudge Report.
Supposedly, art imitates life. Movies try to replicate life and/or location, but want to achieve that as cheaply as possible. Illusion of reality is more important than honesty. That explains why much of the American scenery is filmed in Canada. A quintessential Civil War movie, Cold Mountain, which should have taken place in North Carolina was filmed in Romania.
I was reminded of this the other night, when I recognized almost nothing of the place I grew up. Flipping through the movie channel, I paused for a moment on Mona Lisa’s Smile. The story took place at college made famous by Hillary Clinton having attended.
I grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The college was there, but played no role in my life. I had no interest in the college or its students. The grounds were like a foreign land, although we did swim in the lake in the summer. No students were present. I’m sure that there are now gates, but my father often drove through to some place or the other.
I recall only one incident with a student. My parents had a friend, whose sister was a student. I accompanied my mother to sign her out of the dormitory. There was not large gate, as shown in the film, but women were controlled.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.