The Clinton Teflon is Magnificent

Those of us who since 1992 have followed all the lying, conniving, scheming, never-playing-by-the-rules, and always-getting-away-with-it Bill and Hillary Clinton thought that maybe Hillary’s secret server to hide her emails while Secretary of State was finally going to be the Clinton’s Waterloo moment. But then came James Comey’s dodgy and ill-logical analysis of why once again the Clintons were going to skate, albeit on some pretty thin ice. Comey laid out the facts of the FBI investigation that appear to us on the street to be damning enough for an indictment of any other American citizen but at least in Comey’s strange world, not Queen Hillary.

We who think our politicians should not be crooks might have been disappointed but hardly surprised that once again the Clinton teflon is magnificent.

Ed Driscoll writing at Instapundit has rounded up some teary-eyed comments from Hillary supporter Maureen Dowd and some more clear-eyed comments from John Podhoretz. On the teary side would be New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd who for the last 25 years at least has been dismayed by the Clintons but ever loyal none the less. Dowd has never been fooled by them but has never wavered in her hope for their continued success either.  To Maureen Dowd Hillary Clinton must be like a favorite aunt with poor hygiene. She loves her aunt but wishes she didn’t smell so bad.

Maureen Dowd’s sad lament, The Clinton Contamination:

It says a lot about our relationship with Hillary Clinton that she seems well on her way to becoming Madam President because she’s not getting indicted.

There’s a campaign slogan for you, “I beat the rap!”

If she were still at the State Department, she could be getting fired for being, as the F.B.I. director told Congress, “extremely careless” with top-secret information. Instead, she’s on a glide path to a big promotion.

And that’s the corkscrew way things go with the Clintons, who are staying true to their reputation as the Tom and Daisy Buchanan of American politics. Their vast carelessness drags down everyone around them, but they persevere, and even thrive.

Later in her piece, Maureen Dowd made reference to “Hillary’s goo.” Yes, for Dowd, Hillary is like that favorite aunt she wishes would take a shower and use some deodorant.

Listening to Comey’s disengenuous reasoning on Hillary Clinton’s extreme carelessness, John Podhoretz had this:

As he spoke, I recalled F. Scott Fitzgerald’s peerless description in “The Great Gatsby” of a feckless wealthy couple: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into . . . their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”

Fitzgerald’s Tom and Daisy are pikers compared to Bill and Hillary. If one wishes to accept Comey’s contention that Mrs. Clinton is a careless but not criminal person, and one then considers her carelessness as a continuum with her husband’s careless conduct during his time in the Oval Office, then the Clintons have earned the dubious distinction of being the most outrageously careless couple this nation has ever known.

The reference to fitzgerald’s characters made me think of James McDougal, the Clintons’ partner in the Whitewater real estate scam during their Arkansas days, who said, “I think the Clintons are really sort of like tornadoes moving through people’s lives. I’m just one of the people left in the wake of their passing by…”

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