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One too many cards?

July 4, 2016

Sometimes you just have to sit back and laugh.

If there was a rating above four  *Pinocchio’s that could be assigned to Hillary Clinton’s description of husband Bill’s tête-à-tête with Attorney General Loretta Lynch last week, her statement that it was a “chance encounter” should certainly earn it.

Chance encounters don’t usually involve waiting around a half-hour or so for the other party to show up.

But then it is Hillary. There is a reason why over 55% of likely voters view her unfavorably.

The Twitter-verse is abuzz with leaked “news” that Mrs. Clinton’s people now say there is no indictment coming down, ever, regarding her private e-mail and server or anything else.

Maybe that’s true. If it is, no one would be surprised. It would certainly explain why neither AG Lynch or Bill Clinton had any qualms about their meeting in Phoenix affecting the outcome of the FBI investigation.

After all, this was just a security review, right?

Let us not forget that when it comes to parsing words and turning a phrase to her advantage, this lady takes a back seat to no one.

Of course, she’s had over 40 years to watch and learn from a master. Bill can rightly take pride in his star pupil, although a natural aptitude never hurts either.

The problem is, everyone already knows she’s a master manipulator of the truth.

Those that think ill of her have gained nothing of earthshaking importance to add to that image, and those that have hitched their star to hers have to go along with her.

This particular misstatement doesn’t matter to most people, because it doesn’t directly affect them.

Still, there is always that point when one too many cards are added to the stack, and the whole thing comes crashing down.

 

*The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler in  “Fact Checker” uses a Pinocchio graphic to rate the accuracy/veracity of statements made by political figures worldwide. For those interested in how Mr. Kessler and his team choose targets and  quantify the ratings, check out this post.

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