Opinion: The Hillary Show is well on its way


Well, its déjà vu all over again. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is out pushing her latest book (fiction or non-fiction, depending on which end of the political spectrum one resides) as she readies for another run for president. It’s going to be exhausting. All the old ghosts will rear their ugly heads including, but not limited to, Whitewater, Benghazi and Sandy Burger (you may remember him as “Sandy Burglar,” the former White House national security adviser under Bill Clinton who pleaded guilty to removing and destroying copies of classified documents about the Clinton administration’s record on terrorism). We wonder what could have been in those documents that would have caused Burger to risk his career and reputation, such as it was, to destroy them. Let’s not forget about the tidy profit she made trading cattle futures. She claimed to have “studied the Wall Street Journal” to learn how to trade, but it eventually came out that she had a highly placed sourced inside Tyson Foods to, well, help her. And, of course, the vast “right-wing conspiracy” called Monica Lewinsky will surface. As we stated, exhausting. We’ll have to endure it all. Perhaps her timing is just about right. As President Barack Obama has shown, you don’t have to have any qualifications or experience to win the presidency, so she seems as good as in. However, as her somewhat-rocky first week touting her book has proven, maybe some are seeing through this empty pantsuit. Who knows? It will be interesting, albeit tiring, viewing. About the only thing that could rival this would be a reappearance of Republican Mitt Romney, who gave away a clear shot at the presidency after the first debate with Obama, obviously having just been discharged from the GOP-funded George H.W. Bush Institute for Spine Removal. Would a bona fide, honest-to-goodness leader, bereft of self-interests, please come to the fore? Now?