05 April 2013

Howard Kurtz on Hillary Clinton: a backhanded compliment?

Hillary Clinton is incredibly popular right now in part because she's had diplomatic immunity for the past four years. Except for the aftermath of the fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya -- and the trumped-up fiction about her suffering from "Benghazi flu" -- she has managed to stay out of politics during her tenure at Foggy Bottom.
The passage above belongs to the pen of Howard Kurtz - a man who generally doesn't miss much and is not prone to crude errors.

So when he says about the ex-Secretary of State that "she has managed to stay out of politics", one is left alone to reach one's own conclusions.

Of course, "politics" has several meanings...

7 comments:

SnoopyTheGoon said...

What's she done is stay out of the snooze media, thanks to their willingness to cover for her at all times, just as they will back her all the way when she runs for president.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

What difference does it make?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Why difference does anything make? Why get up in the morning?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I would say she is not popular with Kurtz: it is the second article by Kurthz where his opinion of here is less than favorable.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Kurtz probably wanted to say that Hillary didn't participate in inside Dems' politicking, but she didn't do much in the international politics as well - not anything of value anyway.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Stanley: "What difference does it make" was Hillarys' reply to what happened at Ben Ghazi and my use was a snide reference

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Stanley: My "What difference does it make?" comment was a snide reference to Hillary stemming from her Senate testimony on Ben Ghazi.