Monday, June 23, 2014

Hillary Clinton's Tall Tales, Fish Stories, and Outright Lies

In a 1996 opinion piece entitled 'Essay;Blizzard of Lies', the late-William Safire -- noted New York Times Columnist and frequent guest on NBC's Meet the Press -- set off a political firestorm by calling the then-First Lady, Hillary Clinton, a "congenital liar".   Safire -- being a surefooted journalist -- did not make that charge unsubstantiated.  Instead he looked back at the whole host of scandals that Hillary was implicated in -- Whitewater, Cattlegate, Filegate, Travelgate, the Vince Foster Death investigation, and the Madison Savings and Loan scandal --  and found that she was never charged with a single wrong-doing because, as Safire asserted, she lied.

And, his assertion, was and continues to be, well founded.

For example, in the Travelgate scandal -- the Whitehouse Travel Office was completely replaced with Hillary's crony Arkansas travel agents in a questionable claim that the current staff was corrupt -- the investigating counsel found that she lied but, as Wikipedia reports, they had "...insufficient evidence her statements were either knowingly false or that she understood that her statements led to the firings."

Then, in the case of Cattlegate,  where, after dabbling in both sugar and cattle futures for just over a year, she parlayed a mere $1000 investment into nearly $100,000.  In explaining her success, she first claimed to have "educated herself" and "watched the market closely." As any cattle futures trader knows, it would take years to understand cattle farming and how and when cattle are brought to market in order to be that successful.  This is why, under media pressure, Hillary gave a highly unusual and live news conference where she admitted that the $1000-to-$100,000 success was a result of her being counseled by Tyson Foods contract-lawyer and friend, James Blair, who simply made the trades in his own accounts on her behalf.  Further, even though her trades themselves were highly suspect and possibly illegal, the statute of limitations kept her from being prosecuted for anything.

Since, Safire's original contention, there has been some additional proof of Hillary's proclivity for lying.  Take this famous video where Hillary recounted landing in Bosnia and claimed to be "under fire" and how CBS clearly exposed this very "Tall Tale":

Then, of course, there's the big Benghazi lie where she still claims that the assault on our mission was due to an anti-Muslim video.  This despite dozens of testimonies by national security leadership personnel that completely discredit her position. 

So, it should be no surprise that, in a recent interview with Dianne Sawyer, Hillary lied about being totally "broke" when leaving the White House.  Nor should it be a surprise that she claimed to have had a short recovery time after a bad fall when in fact, her husband, Bill Clinton, said it took a difficult 6 months.

With that, I ask a simple question: Is this the type of person we want in the White House once the current occupier and liar leaves office?


Bill Safire: Blizzard of Lies:

Whitewater Controversy/Scandal:




Madison Savings and Loan:

Vince Foster Death Coverup:

 Hillary Clinton Took 6 Months to ‘Get Over’ Concussion, Bill Says of Timeline:

Hillary's Claim Of Being Broke When Leaving the White House:

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