CRANKY CLINTON HAS BEEN THIS ANGRY SINCE JUNE 2008 BUT THE NEWS THAT THE GROUP FRIENDS OF THE EARTH WANT HER E-MAILS HAS HER SPITTING OUT A TOXIC STEW FAR WORSE THAN WHAT'S FILLING LAKE ERIE CURRENTLY.
UP UNTIL NOW, CRANKY AND HER HAREM OF MALE EUNICHS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SPIN ANY QUESTIONING OF CRANCKY'S E-MAIL SCANDAL AS 'REPUBLICAN FUELED!'
NOW COMES FRIENDS OF THE EARTH.
"WHO ARE THOSE BASTARDS ANYWAY?" ASKED AN ANGRY CRANKY LIGHTING A FRESH BENSON AND HEDGES OFF THE BUTT OF ANOTHER ONE. "I TELL YOU ONE DAMN THING, A BUNCH OF TREE HUGGERS ARE NOT GOING TO STOP MY MARCH TO THE OVAL OFFICE, NO SIREE. I HANDLED AL 'OZONE MAN' GORE AND I'LL HANDLE THESE LITTLE DO-GOODERS AS WELL."
SMILING, CRANKY EXHALED AND, AS HER HEAD WAS SURROUNDED BY TOBACCO SMOKE, SHE CACKLED, "I'LL GET THEM. AND THEIR LITTLE DOG TOO!"
Under Hillary, the State Dept regularly lied and/or obscured reality.
Congress was denied basic information.
This was probably most clear in the November 30, 2012 House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia hearing (covered in the December 1, 2012 snapshot) where the State Dept's Brooke Darby was sent to spin, stall and avoid answering questions.
US House Rep Gerald Connolly: Madame Deputy Assistant Secretary, welcome. Is it your testimony here today that the State Dept is fully committed to transparency and accountability with respect to any and all programs it has oversight and responsibility for in Iraq?
Brooke Darby: We take our responsibility for accountability and cooperation with all of the audit entities, with Congress very, very seriously.
US House Rep Gerald Connolly: No, ma'am, that was not my question. Is it your testimony that you're fully committed to transparency and accountability with respect to those responsibilities?
Brooke Darby: We are absolutely committed to accountability.
US House Rep Gerald Connolly: Full accountability? Full transparency and accountability?
Brooke Darby: I'm not sure -- I'm not sure how you define that so . . .
US House Rep Gerald Connolly: Well I guess I'm not sure why you avoid the word. That was my question and you've ducked it three times. Are we or are we not, is the State Dept committed to full transparency and accountability to the tax payers in the United States and the people who served in Iraq or not?
Brooke Darby: We absolutely are accountable to the tax payers, to our Congress and to all of the oversight bodies who are looking into how we are spending our dollars, whether our programs are achieving success. We are absolutely --
US House Rep Gerald Connolly: Alright. I'll sort of take that as a commitment.
Also testifying at that hearing was the Inspector General for the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart W. Bowen. We'll note this exchange.
US House Rep Brian Higgins: Clearly there's a lack of oversight and transparency. And that problem is seemingly pervasive and growing or least since we've initiated this back in 2003. Why is it that the State Dept would deliberately make efforts to obstruct, efforts to blame greater oversight and transparency? Why is there that adversarial relationship? It would seem to me that your efforts would be to benefit the effective use, efficient use, of American resources in that region because we all have a strategic interest in seeing that region evolve. Why is it that you suspect that the State Dept is seemingly obstructing those efforts?
Stuart Bowen: Well it was obstructing. I think we heard today that they are supportive -- almost "fully" supportive -- of our oversight at this stage. And it took an obstruction letter though, Mr. Higgins, as you were pointing to, to break that log-jam. Why? You know I can't read into the exact motives but I think to a certain extent it was a -- it was a legalistic argument about jurisdiction.
Hillary has clear problems with transparency. She has clear problems with accountability.
Her e-mail scandal is not a stand alone scandal but part of a broad action to deceive and to avoid accountability while Secretary of State.
A lot of fools (Bob Somerby, for example) and a lot of liars (James Carville) are saying the e-mail scandal doesn't matter.
As a stand alone it matters. The inability of Hillary to be transparent and open goes against all the principles of a functional democracy. But this e-mail scandal is yet another example of how she obscured and lied as Secretary of State.
She wants to be president of the United States.
Yet every action as Secretary of State goes to the fact that she doesn't believe in democracy, doesn't believe in accountability and doesn't believe in responsive government.
It is amazing that someone whose obstruction is noted in repeated SIGIR reports is on the verge of announcing her candidacy for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
It's even more amazing that the press is completely uninterested in these documented cases detailing her obstructionism and her lying.
RECOMMENDED: "Iraq snapshot"