When Hillary Clinton launched her campaign she was saying that she was starting “a conversation.” Well, like everything else Clinton, it all depends on what “conversation” means.
As she races through Iowa in the days before next week’s caucuses, Hillary Clinton is taking few chances. She tells crowds that it’s their turn to “pick a president,” but over the last two days she has not invited them to ask her any questions.
Before the brief Christmas break, the New York senator had been setting aside time after campaign speeches to hear from the audience. Now when she’s done speaking, her theme songs blare from loudspeakers, preventing any kind of public Q&A.
The no-questions-allowed extends to the most obvious questions; for instance,
She was no more inviting when a television reporter approached her after a rally on Thursday and asked if she was “moved” by Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. Clinton turned away without answering.
Considering that her campaign release actually said that Hillary had known Bhutto “over many years”, the least Hillary could have done was to express some sympathy.
Unless she feared being caught in a lie, again. Sweetness and Light points out that all the contact Hillary had with Benezir came down to “an official luncheon and a little ‘private conversation’ afterwards”.
Iowans certainly should ask themselves why Hillary feels she cannot handle extemporaneous questions — especially after the revelations of planted questions at earlier events.
Via Gateway Pundit,
Now imagine if Laura Bush had been the one coming up with the lies…
UPDATE, Monday 31 December:
When it comes to Chelsea, Mum’s the word on Mom.