From Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's testimony to the Senate Confirmation Committee:
"I take responsibility. And nobody is more committed to getting this right."
Those were exactly the right words....except that, later, she answered a Republican senator this way:
"With all respect, the fact is we have four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans. (FLAILING ARMS, BANGING ON THE THE TABLE) What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator."
-I take responsibiilty and no one is more committed to getting things right than me (pause for applause, genuflection and general fawning by Democrats and mainstream media, if you can tell the difference between them).
-However, since it happened a long time ago (during which I found ways of not testifying, which is why you are first hearing from me now, over four months later), it doesn't matter how it happened anymore, so why are you asking me about it?
-Besides, it is our job to figure out what happened - you know, the thing I just said doesn't make any difference - and to prevent it from ever happening again, which of course requires that we know what happened, but, as I keep pointing out, what's the difference? (pause for more applause, genuflection and general fawning by Democrats and mainstream media...if you can tell the difference between them.)
There you have it. Classic Clintonese. The kind of mealy-mouthed BS that would never survive even two seconds of media scrutiny if a Republican said it, but makes Hillary Clinton a rock star to those same media...just like it always has for hubby Bubba.
That said, there is good news: Hillary Clinton is leaving her post as Secretary of State.
But there is also bad news: President Obama, the man we re-elected in November, is replacing her with John Kerry.
More on this in the next blog.