If Hillary Clinton were an average, low-level staffer in the Obama Administration, I wouldn’t bother writing about her. In fact, if she were a middle-tier official in the administration, I would find someone else to write about. But because she held the lofty position of secretary of state – and, more important, is a distinct possibility to become the next president of the United States – I think it is very fitting that I address her character.
The first major issue that I had with Mrs. Clinton came shortly after it was revealed that her husband, 42nd President Bill Clinton, disgraced the Oval Office and humiliated his family with the Monica Lewinsky affair and then repeatedly lied about it. I’m sure she was angry and hurt by the revelation, but instead of showing the country her real, legitimate feelings, she made excuses for him.
I’ll never forget when she blamed her husband’s “indiscretions” on the fact that his grandmother and his mother argued in front of him frequently when he was growing up. I didn’t know where to laugh or cry when I heard that nonsense. Perhaps those arguments during his boyhood were also the cause of his being accused of rape by several other women over time, but that’s a subject for another day.
Mrs. Clinton’s remarks made me realize that she was not a person to be trusted. And do you think we’ll ever learn the truth about Travelgate? And what about the real reason she did not use her position of power as secretary of state to get often-requested and much-needed help for the American embassy in Benghazi before it was attacked? And what about the real reason she claimed the attack was a spontaneous reaction to a movie when she knew it was a planned, coordinated attack?
And, of course, the latest is her email issue. It was recently revealed that for a five-year period, senior officials at the National Archives and Records Administrations were expressing concern about Mrs. Clinton’s record-keeping habits. Because she used a personal email account to conduct government business, they feared she would take her official records with her when she left her secretary of state position, a violation of federal statutes. Which, of course, she did. Even the liberal New York Times reported she had exclusively used a private email server and domain name during her tenure.
I’m guessing we don’t know the half of what Hillary Clinton has done and said that is light years away from the truth. And to think, she might be the next president of the United States. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse.
Here’s a simple yes or no answer that I’m hoping you will give me. Do you trust Hillary Clinton?