There are myriad reasons why we know Hillary would be a disastrous. But the best summation was William Safire's epithet "congenital liar."
After reading Ron Fournier's essay on her latest scandal -- dodging the law on emails as secretary of State -- I am reminded of William Safire's essay of January 8, 1996, "Blizzard of Lies." He nailed her and not in a sexual manner.
First from Ron Fournier:
If she wants us to see her email, Clinton should turn over every word written on her dark account(s) for independent vetting. Let somebody the public trusts decide which emails are truly private and which ones belong to the public.
Like everything else about the response to this controversy, Clinton's tweet is reminiscent of the 1990s, when her husband's White House overcame its wrongdoing by denying the truth, blaming Republicans, and demonizing and bullying the media. It's a shameless script, unbecoming of a historic figure who could be our next president – and jarringly inappropriate for these times.While I doubt the emails do her in, just as I doubt Wile E. Coyote will ever dine on roadrunner. I did offer this: "The one hope is that the public looks at this scandal and says, you know what? Uh-uh. Not going through this Backwoods Soap Op'ry again by electing another Clinton."
Maybe -- just maybe -- Ron Fournier's essay shows a change of heart among the press.
But this woman has survived pretending to be a Republican, pretending to be an Alinsky-ite, pretending to be a lawyer, pretending to be an Arkansan, pretending to be no Tammy Wynette, pretending to be a senator, and pretending to be a secretary of state, when all along her entire essence is that she is a money-grubbing weasel. No spine. No principles.
Which brings us to William Safire. His conclusion was that she is a Congenital Liar who lies just because she lies. After citing two harebrained lies, he describes a third, and writes:
Again, the lying was not irrational. Investigators believe that damning records from the Rose Law Firm, wrongfully kept in Vincent Foster's White House office, were spirited out in the dead of night and hidden from the law for two years -- in Hillary's closet, in Web Hubbell's basement before his felony conviction, in the President's secretary's personal files -- before some were forced out last week.
Why the White House concealment? For good reason: The records show Hillary Clinton was lying when she denied actively representing a criminal enterprise known as the Madison S.& L., and indicate she may have conspired with Web Hubbell's father-in-law to make a sham land deal that cost taxpayers $3 million.
Why the belated release of some of the incriminating evidence? Not because it mysteriously turned up in offices previously searched. Certainly not because Hillary Clinton and her new hang-tough White House counsel want to respond fully to lawful subpoenas.
One reason for the Friday-night dribble of evidence from the White House is the discovery by the F.B.I. of copies of some of those records elsewhere. When Clinton witnesses are asked about specific items in "lost" records -- which investigators have -- the White House "finds" its copy and releases it. By concealing the Madison billing records two days beyond the statute of limitations, Hillary evaded a civil suit by bamboozled bank regulators.Hillary also lies because she gets away with lying. Anyone who defends her is an accomplice, which makes them liars too. The comfort by which liberals defend her raises questions about their veracity on all other matters.
This email nonsense and her acceptance of bribes through her tax-exempt foundation are reminders that she is a liar by birth. We shall see if Democrats continue to accept that and nominate her in 2016.