Truth to Power

Now Hillary, one does not speak the truth

At least not without getting slammed for it:

Clinton remarks on 2000 election have pundits in uproar

A political controversy has exploded surrounding Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s frank admission Wednesday that American democracy is vulnerable to subversion.

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, Clinton addressed the issue of corruption in elections, a common problem in the West African country. After urging Nigerians always to reject election-related violence, America’s top diplomat pointed out that the US has had its own electoral problems.

“Our democracy is still evolving,” Clinton said. “You know we’ve had all kinds of problems in some of our past elections as you might remember. In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for president was the governor of the state, so we have our problems, too.”

In reaction, the UK Guardian opined, “The Republicans will seek to exploit Clinton’s comparison of the US elections with those of an African state and for breaking the convention that leaders do not criticize fellow domestic politicians while abroad.”</em>

Yeah, she’ll get pounded like a gong. The rebuttal?

Brooks Brothers Riot.

The GOP has shown time and time again since the days of Nixon that they place no faith in democracy, hence they attempt to subvert it at every chance. Kudos to Hillary for stating a simple truth.


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