Skip to comments.Paglia: 'Hillary Disqualified Herself for Presidency in Fist-Pounding Moment...."
Posted on 08/21/2013 10:48:41 AM PDT by Kaslin
The American media have been disgracefully ignoring the murder of U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens in Benghazi almost one year ago with some of them having the nerve to echo President Obama's claim that it's a "phony scandal."
Not Camille Paglia who in an interview with Salon Wednesday said, "I for one think it was a very big deal that our ambassador was murdered in Benghazi...As far as I’m concerned, Hillary [Clinton] disqualified herself for the presidency in that fist-pounding moment at a congressional hearing when she said, 'What difference does it make what we knew and when we knew it, Senator?'”
Not surprisingly, Paglia was asked about her views on the 2016 elections:
As a registered Democrat, I am praying for a credible presidential candidate to emerge from the younger tier of politicians in their late 40s. A governor with executive experience would be ideal. It’s time to put my baby-boom generation out to pasture! We’ve had our day and managed to muck up a hell of a lot. It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton (born the same year as me) is our party’s best chance. She has more sooty baggage than a 90-car freight train. And what exactly has she ever accomplished — beyond bullishly covering for her philandering husband? She’s certainly busy, busy and ever on the move — with the tunnel-vision workaholism of someone trying to blot out uncomfortable private thoughts.
I for one think it was a very big deal that our ambassador was murdered in Benghazi. In saying “I take responsibility” for it as secretary of state, Hillary should have resigned immediately. The weak response by the Obama administration to that tragedy has given a huge opening to Republicans in the next presidential election. The impression has been amply given that Benghazi was treated as a public relations matter to massage rather than as the major and outrageous attack on the U.S. that it was.
Throughout history, ambassadors have always been symbolic incarnations of the sovereignty of their nations and the dignity of their leaders. It’s even a key motif in “King Lear.” As far as I’m concerned, Hillary disqualified herself for the presidency in that fist-pounding moment at a congressional hearing when she said, “What difference does it make what we knew and when we knew it, Senator?” Democrats have got to shake off the Clinton albatross and find new blood. The escalating instability not just in Egypt but throughout the Mideast is very ominous. There is a clash of cultures brewing in the world that may take a century or more to resolve — and there is no guarantee that the secular West will win.
In fairness, Paglia has never been a fan of Hillary's.
In January 2008, Paglia came out strongly against Clinton's candidacy as Democratic presidential nominee.
April of that year she wrote "Why Women Shouldn't Vote for Hillary Clinton."
The following month she wrote "Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Has Done Feminism No Favors."
But don't hold any of that against her.
That said, wouldn't it be nice if other members of the liberal media would honestly assess Clinton's role and subsequent behavior surrending what happened in Benghazi as well as doing a dispassionate analysis of her successes and failures as Secretary of State?
Or is that just too much like good journalism?
While Paglia is a liberal herself, the fact that she atleast can see how reprehensible Hillary would be as a Presidential Candidate and she was right on the money about America’s (should have been) defense of Ambassador Stevens and company gives a nice change to the liberal drone.
Hitlery disqualified herself when it was found she was covering for a serial rapist in the 90s.
Hillary disgraced herself by passing gas while seated on a whoopee cushion during her tirade in front of the Congressional committee investigating her incompetence regarding the Benghazi debacle.
You must admit that she and Obama make an excellent pair when one considers their outrageous lack of competence.
Devastating knife-thrust by one with whom I would just about disagree about everything, but Camille Paglia has it exactly right about Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless. Hillary! could not keep from repeating the lies when the truth would serve so much better.
Virtue is such a slippery concept.
Paglia is irrelevant - a crazy lezbo academic intellectual - of no interest to the ugly fatgirl magazine reading abortion-loving constituency of the Hildabeast.
Liberals mock Christian women for thier hypthetical obediance.
Yet the hrdest core “prpgressive” women subject themselves to 2nd class status with thier cheating husbands.
See: Hillary Clinton and Weiner wife.
Read the entire article.
I agree with her that it is time to put this baby boomer generation of liberals out to pasture. They have destroyed this country.
I like Camille.
Even though a lot of our politics are orthogonal.
As each day passes, Hillary’s chances to run in 2016 become less and less likely.
She’s one of the very few on the left who actually has an honest bone in her body and isn’t afraid of telling an awkward truth, regardless of any other personal detriments.
For all she is that conservatives dislike, there are aspects of Camille Paglia’s political belief and commentary that are favorable to conservatives.
.....It is time to find a conservative baby boomer to run.
I agree if he/she is closer to my age of 50 or so. I am at the end of the baby boomer era and those who are ten or more years older need to get out.
I know one thing for sure. Another Democratic presidency may be the death of our country.
I was thinking of someone who is closer to the younger end of the baby boomer or the tail end of it, such as myself who is only a few years up from you. Read somewhere there is a group called generation Jones.
I’ve read Paglia and I find her a dreary entrenched academics who occasionally has something incisive to say, although any jewels are well- camouflaged by endless pages of verbiage. She acknowledges abortion as murder, but acceptable murder. I find this honest, but horrifyingly so. Who were the last to find certain murders acceptable?
“Another Democratic presidency may be the death of our country.”
More like the ‘coup de gras’ ...one round to the back of the head!
kabumpo - as a conservative, I am turned-off by your comment. Stop the name-calling and fight liberals with better ideas instead of acting like one.