While watching the news as I put away my groceries earlier this afternoon, I looked up and thought I saw Joe Wilson, the diplomat who lied in a New York Times editorial about his trip to Niger to determine if Saddam Hussein’s Iraq were trying to acquire yellowcake from that African nation, standing alongside Hillary Clinton as she spoke today in Philadelphia.
A quick google search confirmed my observation. The former First Lady, who, like her husband, has long had trouble telling the truth, was indeed joined by that dishonest Democrat in her Philadelphia appearance.* Amazing that this man still enjoys such prominence. In 2004, John Kerry dropped him from his presidential campaign when the Senate Intelligence Committee found that he misrepresented the findings of his trip (and how it was received) in the aforementioned editorial and in public statements.
Given Hillary’s (and her husband’s) reputation for dishonesty, it’s amazing she would associate with a man exposed as a liar on the one issue which catapulted him to national fame. A Gallup poll released today showed that 53% of Americans find Hillary to be neither honest nor trustworthy while only 44% find those qualities apply to her. (By contrast, two-third of Americans find John McCain to be honest and trustworthy while 63% believe those qualities apply to Barack Obama.)
Perhaps, Ms. Hillary appeared with Wilson to reach out to the far left who holds that dishonest man in high esteem.
Wilson is not the only liar to be close to Ms. Hillary or her husband. Indeed, it seems that many Clinton advisors and officials have trouble with the truth. Sandy Berger misrepresented how top-secret documents from the National Archives found their way into his socks. Henry Cisneros, a Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton Administration “pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of lying to the FBI.”
Perhaps, Doris Kearns Goodwin should write a book on the Clintons: Team of Liars: The Political Record of the Clinton Family.
*That article describes Mr. Wilson as having penned an op-ed which “undercut part of the Bush administration’s rationale for the war in Iraq.” It would have undercut that rationale if it had any basis in fact. Alas, that the journalist failed to report that that piece has long since been discredited. Instead of reporting the news, this reporter is offering a liberal spin on the news.