A dog ate Hillary’s homework, too

| December 15, 2012 | 19 Comments

Andy sends us a link to an article about Hillary Clinton and her inability to show up at the hearings about the terrorist attack on the Benghazi consulate on September 11th. Apparently she had a virus which caused her to dehydrate and pass out and then she conked her head on something causing a concussion. So she got a note from John Kerry which excused her absence;

Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, upon being told Saturday about Clinton’s illness and injury “insisted” she not appear at the hearing, said Jodi Seth, spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Democrat.

I guess they all figured that if she answered questions, those answers might hurt her chances for her run at the White House in 2016. So, a flunky speaking in her stead gives her a measure of insulation from those answers. or at least they can’t use those answers in a political commercial.

The House and Senate committees said Wednesday that Clinton would testify Thursday.

The State Department over the next two days appeared to waffle on the whether Clinton would testify on the appointed date.

Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Thursday the agency’s Accountability Review Board report on the attacks, upon which Clinton will largely base her testimony, might not be complete. However, acting deputy spokesman Patrick Ventrell said Friday he anticipated the report will be ready and Clinton will make the scheduled appearance.

Funny how that timeline works out. In Hillary’s favor.

Category: Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Congress sucks, Terror War

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  1. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    You know who Hillary reminds me of? Abraham Lincoln. No,seriously, think about it. If you imagine her tall, with a thicker beard, a greatly reduced butt, a less manly suit, and wearing a stovepipe hat, she’d be the spittin’ image of Old Abe.

  2. USMCE8Ret says:

    In my day, we used to call it “malingering”.

    Excuses, excuses. I’m taking bets she doesn’t show up at all, and this Benghazi debacle will be strung out for months to come.

  3. DaveO says:

    Kerry just purchased the Clintons’ good will, again, and some plausible deniability when he becomes SecState.

    Imagine that.

  4. UpNorth says:

    Why, how convenient for the Regime. Hillary gets “sick” and goes down, now she can’t/won’t testify. If one has a “serious” stomach virus, and spends lots of time in the bathroom, why on earth would one then go to the workplace? Or, is this just a fortuitous happenstance for Baracka?
    If I were a person of suspicious nature, I’d think there were reasons why she doesn’t want to show up.

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    Hillary has parvovirus. Haven’t you heard ‘sick as a dog’?

  6. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    Funny that she knows today how well she’ll feel next week. Hillary “Ferris Bueller” Clinton.

  7. EOD Guy says:

    The old “I have a headache” excuse might’ve worked with Bill, but I’m hoping it doesn’t work with the rest of America.

  8. Joe Williams says:

    I wonder what was her reward for the TBI? Joe

  9. Devtun says:

    Gotta stay off the whitewater and cattle (futures) not good for ya…Oh look, Hillary suddenly has a scheduled stop in the great nation of Tatooine and can’t be reached until inauguration day 2013.

  10. Insipid says:

    She’s still going to testify, just not next week.

  11. Hondo says:

    Sippy: we’ll see. Personally, I’m guessing something (like possibly the POTUS trying the “executive privilege” card) will delay things for a loooooong time first – until well after Clinton is no longer SECSTATE. Then she might testify and blame the passage of time and lack of immediate access to official records for being unable to provide a definitive answer.

    Yeah, I could be wrong. As I said, we’ll see.

  12. Insipid says:

    Well, you’re almost always wrong, so i don’t see why now should be any different.

  13. Insipid says:

    And of course, as predictable and predicted, Hondo and company is once again, wrong:

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/30/politics/hillary-clinton-hospitalized/?hpt=hp_t1

    I’m sure apologized from all will be rapidly forthcoming. Oh, wait, I forgot you have no sense of decency.

    Please continue your endless pants pissing about the big mean government taking away your phalic objects.

  14. NHSparky says:

    So when do you think she’ll testify, sippy? Do tell.

  15. Insipid says:

    I do not know, and neither do you. We’re not her doctors. What I do know is that the entire point of this article and the indecent, reprehensible right-wing meme for the last two weeks is that Hillary Clinton was faking it in order to avoid testifying about Benghazi. Like Hillary has ever avoided a fight.

    Obviously she did not fake it, obviously you were full of shit, obviously none of the many who were spewing this swill have any intention of apologizing, obviously you have no sense of decency or shame.

    So, when will Jon, Laura Ingraham, The Daily Caller, The New York Post, Newsbusters, Charles Krauthammer, John Bolton, Allen West and Monica Crowley apologize? Do tell?

  16. USMCE8Ret says:

    @13 – Oddly, CNN is NOT a reliable news source – given their inability to provide accurate information on anything, so your defense of Secty Clinton falls on deaf ears (so to speak).

    I won’t go as far as to say she’s faking an illness, but the timing of it all is just too convenient and suspicious in light of the seriousness of Benghazi and the way the State Department has handled the whole situation.

  17. Insipid says:

    Oh for fucks sake here’s Fox news reporting the same story:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/30/secretary-clinton-in-hospital-with-blood-clot-stemming-from-concussion/

    Or is Fox News now part of the grand lefty conspiracy too?

    How the hell you’ve figured this as being “convenient” is beyond me. This has already been investigated thoroughly by Admiral Mullen. There is no scandal here. This is going the way of all your other faux scandals and wishful thinking. The idea that Hillary Clinton, of all people is afraid to face the GOP is laughable.

    I remember the right pulling the same shit when President Obama’s grandmother died two days before the election trying to link that to some grand conspiracy about his birth.

  18. Hack Stone says:

    Maybe she has a blood clot, maybe she doesn’t. Regardless, having a blodd clot now lends no credence to the claim that she suffered a concussion and was therefor unable to testify in the investigation. When it was initially reported that she suffered this “concussion, there were no doctor statements, no comments on where or by whom she was treated for the concussion, and the public was expected to take this administrations word and that would be the end of the discussion. Plenty of football players sustaining concussions, and the next week they are up and playing full contact football. If Hillary Clinton is so delicate that she is sidelined by a concussion for three weeks, perhaps she should wear one of those padded helmets.

  19. Dick Handler, private dick says:

    Well, looky here! Congress as a whole is ‘highly critical’ of the Benghazi event.

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/31/16258960-congressional-report-highly-critical-of-security-at-us-consulate-in-benghazi?lite

    Coincidence on the timing? Or is someone afraid to ‘splain herself?

    Hmmm…….

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