It seems that in the past whenever Hillary Clinton spoke her mind, she offended conservatives. But, something happened in the course of her 2008 campaign for the Democratic nomination as it began to dawn on her that the media were no longer covering for her. She had to learn to fight for herself. Maybe that experience taught her something else as well — to see the media for what they were — and by extension — to take a skeptical view of their favorites.
This week, after one of those favorites returned from visiting some rogue nations, former President Jimmy Carter, that self-righteous politician joined former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari in “hoping to visit the State Department . . . to brief officials on their recent trip to North Korea, but nobody at the State Department was available to meet“. Seems the folks there know that Carter doesn’t have much serious counsel or sober observations to offer. Seems they were acting on the instructions of their boss who did not mince words when asked about a meeting with the Georgia Democrat:
Chris Nelson reported on April 29 that Clinton reacted strongly when asked in a morning meeting if she wanted to meet with Carter. From the Nelson report:
The performance of President Carter and his delegation in N. Korea this week was either shameful or fatuous…or both…and exemplifies why Carter had no…zero…USG support going in, and even less coming out, per an alleged eye witness account of Sec. St. Clinton at the morning meeting the other day:
“Do you want to meet with Carter?” Clinton is looking at papers, and just says “No.” Then she pauses, looks up and adds, “HELL no!!!”
Kudos, Madam Secretary. You’re one of the few in this administration with any balls.
(Via James Nicholas, via my former left-leaning lesbian friend on Facebook, with former modifying left-leaning, but she’s still a lesbian and always a friend.)