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Hillary 2016: What Difference Does It Make?

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It took a few tries to get Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify on Benghazi, between her illness and her injury and her blood clot and her visit to that Australian winery and all. We all know how hard she works. But she finally cleared out some time in her busy schedule this morning to grace the U.S. Senate with her presence.

Unfortunately, some of the senators assembled didn’t limit themselves to praising Clinton’s handling of the Benghazi attack and its aftermath. That’s why we had unfortunate scenes like this one between her and Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson:

Be careful, Secretary Clinton. Remember your blood clot.

Well, Clinton’s fury is understandable. Liars tend to become angry when their lies are exposed and they’re backed into a corner. They blame anyone who demands straight answers. Why can’t those meddlers just drop it? What difference does it make? And by “it,” she means “the truth.” I think she learned that line from her husband.

It’s odd… I seem to remember Sec. Clinton being 100% positive that the Benghazi attack was caused by a protest against a YouTube video. She spent weeks telling us that was the case. She swore to the families of the victims that they’d take care of the guy who made that video. I guess we’re all supposed to pretend none of that happened, now that Sec. Clinton has shed a few tears and pounded her fist on the table. (Clearly, her downtime was well-spent at the Stella Adler School.)

And then there was this awkward moment:

Wait, what? He’d fire her just because she screwed up massively and has done nothing but lie about it ever since? Rand Paul really is new to Washington.

Clinton did not reply to Sen. Paul’s assertion by saying, “Ah ain’t no ways fired.” But she may as well have. She takes full responsibility for saying, “I take full responsibility,” and anything beyond that is somebody else’s problem.

For such a veteran liar, Hillary Clinton really needs to work on being more convincing. I hear Lance Armstrong is looking for a gig?

Alexis Levinson has more. And I’ll give the last word to the always-dependable David Burge:

Update: Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News defies conventional wisdom and actually asks pertinent questions about Benghazi.

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Jim Treacher