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Hildebeast falls on her sword over Benghazi - Breitbart
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Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6496 views ]  Top

#1 What sword? She has no intention of continuing in politics after this.
Posted by gorb 2012-10-16 00:02||   2012-10-16 00:02|| Front Page Top

#2 Interesting turn of events. At the article notes, she 'took responsibility' and then immediately blamed someone else. Ima guessing she still has political aspirations.
Posted by SteveS 2012-10-16 00:13||   2012-10-16 00:13|| Front Page Top

#3 HHHHMMMM, HHHHMMMM, wehell, iff Michelle didn't crush the Bammer's gonads after his performance during the first POTUS Debate agz Romney, she may wanna crush it now, or again?, for Hillary taking the heat on Benghazi for DepState following the Bammer's guidelines on Libyuh???

Wouldn't surprise me one bit iff Michelle is burning the Midnite oil wid the Bammer in prep for the second POTUS Debate.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-10-16 00:15||   2012-10-16 00:15|| Front Page Top

#4 Wouldn't surprise me if he was sleeping on the couch.
Posted by SteveS 2012-10-16 00:27||   2012-10-16 00:27|| Front Page Top

#5 Not over by a longshot. The Clinton's have elephant memories and the morals of rattlesnakes. Barry WILL pay...
Posted by tu3031 2012-10-16 00:39||   2012-10-16 00:39|| Front Page Top

#6 Not much, but still more Intestinal Fortitude than deal "leader"
Posted by newc 2012-10-16 00:44||   2012-10-16 00:44|| Front Page Top

#7 You know, this is just going to make it worse. Everybody at this points knows they lied and are at fault, this will just make it seem to women like he's throwing Hillary under the bus with a cinderblock on her back.

Miscalculation on Team Obama's part.
Posted by Charles 2012-10-16 01:07||   2012-10-16 01:07|| Front Page Top

#8 True or not, a healthy dose of deflection was sorely needed just before his teevee time with Willard. "Timing is everything. There is a tide in the affairs of men which when taken at the flood leads on to fortune." - William Shakespeare.

I suspect the Beast's coming out may have been framed as ......'either you do the honorable thing and buy me some time, or ......
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-16 03:43||   2012-10-16 03:43|| Front Page Top

#9 It was pretty damning when she said neither the President nor Vice-President are involved in security decisions. Especially after it became known that Obama doesn't attend the national security briefings. I think this goes deeper than falling on he own sword.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2012-10-16 07:15||   2012-10-16 07:15|| Front Page Top

#10  It was pretty damning when she said neither the President nor Vice-President are involved in security decisions

I'd like to see Romney tonight, when the first security question comes up, ask Zero;

"Given what your SoS has said, why do you consider yourself competent to answer this, or any other security question?"
Posted by AlanC 2012-10-16 08:56||   2012-10-16 08:56|| Front Page Top

#11 Obama knows something, is making Mrs Bill take the fall. The first step to improving intelligence is to waterboard Hillary.
Posted by Mad Eye Unavitle7917 2012-10-16 09:38||   2012-10-16 09:38|| Front Page Top

#12 Perhaps my calculus is too simple, but I think the Clinton brain trust figures that taking responsibility for the crime is more survivable than being tied to the cover up.
Once she goes under oath in front of Issa, it may finally be time for Obama to taste the fumes of the undercarriage of the bus where many of his minions live.
If last nights announcement came as a suprise to valarie jarret the cage match between Chicago thug politics and Arkansas Vince foster tactics has begun.
Posted by Capsu78 2012-10-16 10:28||   2012-10-16 10:28|| Front Page Top

#13 Arm twisting before the next presidential debate ... YOU BET!!! Hillary lost the battle against the advisors who are coaching Pres Obama on his debate preparations. She's gone.

You can bet that by doing this ... there's a back room deal. She is not in the next administration - but probably has a lead role at some place like the U.N.

If Hillary really saw herself as responsible for Benghazi ... she would have said so immediately after the incident.
Posted by Raider 2012-10-16 10:33||   2012-10-16 10:33|| Front Page Top

#14 Counting on Barry's gratitude is a sucker play, kid.
Posted by mojo 2012-10-16 11:11||   2012-10-16 11:11|| Front Page Top

#15 Hillary knows all too well how to ignore bad behavior and be rewarded for it.

She has no choice but to try and get Obama re-elected; the alternative is 4 years as head of GLAD or an all girl university (Bill's preference).
Posted by airandee 2012-10-16 12:02||   2012-10-16 12:02|| Front Page Top

#16 Best line posted over at Instapundit -

So, now we know what happens when the phone rings at 3 AM in the White House. Obama call forwards to Hillary.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-10-16 12:05||   2012-10-16 12:05|| Front Page Top

#17 Hillary manoeuvring for when the electorate throws Obama under the bus?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-10-16 13:08||   2012-10-16 13:08|| Front Page Top

Posted by Beavis 2012-10-16 13:21||   2012-10-16 13:21|| Front Page Top

#19 the Chicago way: they have pictures of Hillary and her muslim girlfriend.
Posted by bman 2012-10-16 14:52||   2012-10-16 14:52|| Front Page Top

#20 What's contained in the article update is pretty much what's been discussed already by those "in the know":

UPDATE: CNN has now released snippets of video from Clinton. In the video, she says she takes responsibility -- then promptly announces that security arrangements were made by "security professionals." In other words, she took responsibility, then blamed subordinates. Watch for the media to ignore that walkback on responsibility so that they can attempt to quash this scandal.
Posted by Pappy 2012-10-16 16:15||   2012-10-16 16:15|| Front Page Top

#21 Guys! Leave Britney Barack alone!
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-10-16 16:28||   2012-10-16 16:28|| Front Page Top

#22 There¬ís a dual purpose... The first is: Obama wants to end all speculation about his role in the Libyan disaster, and Hillary believes that she can take the hit and keep on trucking due to her personal popularity. The second is more subtle: Obama is losing the female vote now

Are they stupid enough to believe this dribble? Hilary is not all that popular--neither is Bill. I don't think Hilary or Bill are that altruistic as to sacrifice Hilary. Her chances of running in 2016 will be dead as Osama bin Laden. Bengahzi is a monumental screw-up--it won't go away. The buck stops with Obama. The second issue of losing the womens' vote is not going to endear him more to women. He basically threw Hilary under the bus so he could hide behind her skirts? That is not very admirable.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-10-16 16:35||   2012-10-16 16:35|| Front Page Top

#23 If Hilary truly felt responsible, she would have tendered her resignation.

I go with option B: Obama has something on her.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2012-10-16 16:40||   2012-10-16 16:40|| Front Page Top

#24 it's not a sword, it's a knife, and it's not stuck in her, she's holding it tightly and twisting it in.
Posted by Perfesser 2012-10-16 17:09||   2012-10-16 17:09|| Front Page Top

#25 Chicago Politics = Someone getting a taste and everyone else getting screwed.

Clinton Politics = Someone found dead in a car

I'm going with the professionals on this one.
Posted by Capsu78 2012-10-16 18:44||   2012-10-16 18:44|| Front Page Top

#26 Worth reading/re-reading this Edward Klein piece from a few days ago:

My sources tell me that Clinton is working on a strategy that will allow Hillary to avoid having Benghazi become a stain on her political fortunes should she decide to run for president in 2016.

Bill Clinton has even gone so far as to seek legal advice about Hillary’s liability in terms of cables and memos that might be subpoenaed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which this week launched an investigation into the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The committee will also examine the apparent Obama administration cover-up that followed the Benghazi attack.

Posted by Classical_Liberal 2012-10-16 19:28||   2012-10-16 19:28|| Front Page Top

#27 Classic....left hand not knowing what right hand is doing...Oblama looks really stupid right now..Bill Clinton is working the sidelines...
Posted by crazyhorse 2012-10-16 19:31||   2012-10-16 19:31|| Front Page Top

#28 Read this, which I am paraphrasing:

Hillary took the hit because it puts Champ in an untenable position. Either he asks for her resignation and pisses off Hillary's 2008 voters, or he doesn't ask for her resignation which means that Benghazi was OK.

Either way it makes Champ look like a Schlappschwanz. Hillary knows this. She set him up the day before the debate.
Posted by Iblis 2012-10-16 21:06||   2012-10-16 21:06|| Front Page Top

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