aNewDomain/Skewed News — Hillary Clinton is developing a penchant for poorly chosen words in her election bid. Both Clintons have been known to stretch the truth, forget to report details and outright lie. So you have to question her word choice with the very first sentence of her book, “Hard Choices.”
She begins chapter one with, “Why on earth was I lying…”
Now she’s actually talking about lying in the back seat of a minivan. (Cool down, it’s not that salacious. That’s for Bill to write.) She was lying in the back seat of a blue minivan so no one would see her when she was meeting Barack Obama in 2008. Still, it’s a poor choice of diction.
Mrs. Clinton has always been known as a woman who is guarded and hiding something. For example:
- What were in all those deleted emails?
- What did she know aBenghazi?
- Who has donated to the Clinton Foundation and are they renting another bedroom in the White House like they did during Bill’s years?
So speaking of vans, Clinton has dubbed her campaign van the Scooby Doo Van. But Scooby Doo and Shaggy didn’t call their van the Scooby Doo Van. They called it the Mystery Machine. Again, not fatal, but also not thought through. Then again, the Mystery Machine might also be a poor choice of words for a guarded presidential candidate. Didn’t those meddling kids get high in that van?
Anyway … yesterday, when all the other candidates were backing away from talking about race relations in America, Mrs. Clinton was praised for being Presidential and addressing it head-on. Mrs. Clinton grabbed the podium to speak about a topic that she has long talked about. She pressed the country to come to grips with the “deep fault line” of race and the too easy access to weapons.
It’s tempting to dismiss a tragedy like this as an isolated incident, to believe that in today’s America bigotry is largely behind us, that institutional racism no longer exists. But despite our best efforts and our highest hopes, America’s long struggle with race is far from finished.” (The bolding is mine).
Where have you heard Far From Finished before? Yes, that’s the name of alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby’s title to his comeback tour. Cosby allegedly drugged and raped 40 woman, mostly white.
Keep going Hillary. We’re listening.
For aNewDomain’s Skewed News, I’m Frank Visa.
Body image: Hillary Clinton Road Trip by Mike Licht via Flickr