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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Maureen Dowd, "A Little Birdie Told Me": The Teflon Lady Cometh

Do I tweet? Heck, I don't even have a Facebook page anymore. Would you be willing to be my friend? I doubt it.

More to the point, would you really want to read: "Finally got round to shaving, bleeding profusely, nearly cut off nose, ate oatmeal, wife screaming ('Yes, dear . . .') - & planting tomato seedlings." Is that within the 140-character limit? Please don't bother counting. Who cares? It's all about narcissism.

Hillary is tweeting? She has more than 300,000 followers on Twitter, who need to get lives of their own? Sad. As I just said, it's all about narcissism.

In her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "A Little Birdie Told Me" (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/12/opinion/dowd-a-little-birdie-told-me.html?_r=0), Maureen Dowd tells us of Hillary's new Twitter bio:

"Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD . . ."

Hillary lists "wife" first? Yeah, right. I suppose this is the equivalent of telling us that she came under sniper fire in Bosnia.

Dowd continues:

"As with Benghazi, Hillary is distancing herself from the latest kerfuffle roiling her former workplace. CBS News’s John Miller secured a State Department draft memo that he said suggested that several internal investigations were 'manipulated, influenced, or simply called off' by department big shots. The allegations in the memo included a report of a State Department security official in Beirut 'engaged in sexual assaults' on foreign nationals hired as embassy guards, another about members of Hillary’s former diplomatic security detail having an 'endemic' issue with hiring 'prostitutes while on official trips in foreign countries,' and a third involving an 'underground drug ring' operating near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and providing drugs to State Department security contractors.

Miller said 'the most striking instance' in which State Department agents told the inspector general that they were ordered to stop investigating was the case of a U.S. ambassador who was prone to eluding his protective detail to cavort with prostitutes in a public park.

. . . .

Unlike Obama, who seems whipsawed by the cascade of federal scandals, Hillary 'eats scandals for breakfast,' as Bill Maher put it."

New sex-related scandals involving her State Department? No problem. Hillary "eats scandals for breakfast." There have been not a few, and perhaps this accounts for the size of her derriere.

Don't get me wrong. She may have accomplished absolutely nothing flying around the world for the past four years, but she's infinitely smarter than John (Assad is "my dear friend") Kerry, who, a month ago, was stupid enough to wait around for three hours until Putin agreed to see him. Kerry apparently was too dumb to realize that in Eastern Europe this is considered an insult.

Me read a Hillary tweet? Maybe if she'd like to tell us a very little about her 10 p.m. conversation with Obama, after it was decided not to lift a finger to save Ambassador Stevens and the three other Americans who died in Benghazi.

Among the congratulatory tweets she received on Sunday from fellow politicians (see: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/10/hillaryclinton-says-future-tbd/):


Happy to welcome @HillaryClinton to Twitter. Stay tuned for the real #TweetsFromHillary.—
Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 10, 2013


Welcome @HillaryClinton, a great former Senate colleague and distinguished Secretary of State, to Twitter!—
Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) June 10, 2013


Welcoming another great NYer to twitter, @HillaryClinton!—
Chuck Schumer (@ChuckSchumer) June 10, 2013


.@HillaryClinton's an inspiration. Look forward to reading her Twitter feed.—
D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) June 10, 2013

My fantasy? I'd like to lock Hillary in a closet with these four other narcissists for 24 hours and see who emerges sane.

"TBD"?

I don't want to even consider this nightmare.

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