The Corner

A Little Late to the Party…

The collective shock on political blogs this week over the Hillary Clinton’s reemergence has been high comedy. This piece over at Huffington Post is pretty typical:

She has no idea how many times I defended her. How many right-leaning friends and relatives I battled with. How many times I played down her shady business deals and penchant for scandals — whether it was Whitewater, Travelgate, Vince Foster, Cattle Futures, Web Hubbell, or Norman Hsu. She has no idea how frequently I dismissed her husband’s serial adultery as an unfortunate trait of an otherwise brilliant man. For sixteen years, I was a proud soldier in the legion of “Clinton apologists” — who believed that peace and prosperity were more important thcsan regrettable personality traits.

And then she ran for president.

[SNIP]

Many Clinton apologists like me — [have] watched Hillary’s descent into pettiness and fear-mongering with the heartbreak of a child who grows up to realize that his beloved mother has been a terrible person all along.

Are the conservatives right about the Clintons? Will they do and say anything to get elected?

I don’t know.

All I know is…I’m through apologizing.

The Clintons placing their own ambition over the interest of their party, and that of the country? Heaven forfend! How could we have seen this coming?

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