On Monday, Judicial Watch released more than 35 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton’s erstwhile top State Dept handmaiden Huma Abedin that reveal the type of Clintonian behavior that no longer shocks, to wit, security breaches and special treatment requests for Clinton friends. You can read all about it here. What is hilarious though, and perhaps more of a concern, is this exchange between Abedin and Clinton minion Monica Hanley:
Abedin: Have you been going over her calls with her? So she knows singh is at 8? [India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh]
Hanley: She was in bed for a nap by the time I heard that she had an 8am call. Will go over with her
Abedin: Very imp to do that. She’s often confused
And there you have it. In Ms Clinton’s defense, as pointed out by John Hinderaker, the above give-and-take did occur on January 26, 2013, about a month and a half after Secretary Clinton reportedly fell and sustained a concussion, in the aftermath fighting her strabismus with a pair of Buddy-Hollyesque/Dr. Strangelove-ish glasses. So Hinderaker suggests that Huma would probably say that the line “she’s often confused” referred only to the time when Clinton was suffering the consequences of her concussion.
There is an alternative explanation that makes sense. When you’ve been telling lies, at a four-flusher rate, on the national/international stage since about 1988 (by 1996, William Safire had called her a “congenital liar“), the whole jerry-built pyramid of prevarication becomes hard to keep upright. There are probably days when Ms Clinton can’t remember whether she’s told that day’s bagman whether she’ll need a quid, a pro, or a quo to do his bidding (the US’s uranium giveaway to Russia no doubt causes her some confusion now). But when you and your husband are running neck and neck to see who can win the fabulist prize, it gets so bad that some of your tall tales get intermingled, eg: The candidate claimed her homebrew server had emails between her and her husband, but his spokesman said that the ex-President has only sent two email messages in his life. At that point, it’s probably best to ask your assistant to heat up some milk, put on your jammies, and take a nap.