Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton Has the Peter Principal Hanging Over Her Head

In 1969, a man by the name of Laurence J. Peter shocked the business world with his book titled "Peter Principle".  Essentially, he claimed that managers stop being promoted when they reach a level of incompetence.  Incompetence that is a result of promoting people on the basis of what they have done in their current job and not how well they are equipped to handle the job they're being promoted into.

On that assumption, Hillary Clinton reached her level of incompetence when she became Secretary of State.   In an interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer in 2014, she could not name one accomplishment during her stint as Secretary of State.  This, after she flubbed the same question in a New York Times interview two months earlier. Apparently, two months wasn't enough time to prepare her for a similar question.

More importantly, during that time, she demonstrated pure incompetence on many key issues:
  • The Russian Reset.  Besides embarrassing herself and our country by getting the spelling wrong for the Russian word for "reset" on a symbolic gift to the Russian Foreign Minister, the relations have "reset" us back to looking more like the days of the "Cold War" and not something better than when Bush was in office.
  • Following the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, she authorized millions to be spent to create 65,000 jobs by building a gleaming industrial park in a country that had more than a million unemployed. To date, only 11,000 workers have been employed with no more growth in sight.
  • 9/11 Benghazi Attacks. We all know she lied about the reason for the attacks.  However, the fact that we were even in Benghazi on 9/11 is due to incompetence.  Long before the attack, multiple warning signs clearly showed that things were quickly degrading in Libya.  She and her appointees disregarded Ambassador Stevens' communications of security concerns.  Additionally, she ignored the fact that both the International Red Cross and the Brits left the country because of increasing concerns over the security of their people. Yet, we stayed and 4 Americans died.
  • Then, there was the complete incompetence of Hillary's private email server which put this country's top secrets at risk.
However, in my opinion, the biggest demonstration of incompetence was her declared friendship with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.  In a March 2009 interview with an Arab television network Al Arabiya in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, after meeting with Mubarak, Seretary Clinton said this, when asked about Egypt being on her country's human rights abuse list:
We look forward to President Mubarak coming as soon as his schedule would permit. I had a wonderful time with him this morning. I really consider President and Mrs. Mubarak to be friends of my family. So I hope to see him often here in Egypt and in the United States.
Friends of her family?  In 2011, Mubarak was forced to step down over massive protests in the streets of Egypt.  In that same year, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for his abuse of power and corruption while President.  Maybe that's why Hillary and Mubarak were such good friends?

Now, she wants to demonstrate her further incompetence and completely validate the concept of the "Peter Principle" by becoming President of the United States.


Peter Principle:

Hillary Can't Name Top Accomplishment As Secretary of State:

Is Hillary Clinton 'Qualified'? What is troubling about Clinton’s record is that she has left behind a trail strewn with failures and even catastrophes:

Secretary Clinton in 2009: "I really consider President and Mrs. Mubarak to be friends of my family":

Hosni Mubarak:

Mary Anastasia O'Grady: Hillary's Half-Baked Haiti Project - WSJ:

Russian reset - Wikipedia:

8 major warnings before Benghazi terrorist attacks | Sharyl Attkisson:

James Comey Says Clinton's Server Put US Secrets At Risk:

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