We can barely breathe. We are staggered. It’s only by grace of administered smelling salts that we can function. Having risen, with assistance by Pink clad angels from our fainting couch, we can now tell the tale. The lace kerchiefs are stained with tears but we will persevere in this, our painful task.
Always reliable and trustworthy JanH broke our hearts this morning by posting several Big Media news reports which announced without equivocation that our Hillary is gone. JanH responsibly posted the articles along with the links to those articles which verify the horrible. She won’t run. She’s out. [Bear with us a few moments while we gather our strength. Just a few moments while we wipe our overflowing noses, and overwhelmed with tears, eyes.]
Dizzy with weakness we ordered worldwide searches be carried out. Could it really be true? Has the unendurable occurred? The confirmation arrived. It was true… everything JanH posted was true.
Eyes blurred with oceans of pain we read the confirmations. Politico declared that Hillary was “stomping out” the rumors of a presidential run. CBS headlined, “Hillary Clinton Rules Out 2012, 2016 Presidential Runs“. Such strong language. Hillary “stomping out” the rumors – we could not bear to visit DrudgeReport which undoubtedly has sirens blaring.
We took another break to fan ourselves. “Air… Air” we gasped. The room spun. Nausea made an appearance. We were as weak as a rail thin socialite who has over-dieted.
We bit briefly on a proffered cucumber sandwich. A drop of Port sustained us. Slowly, the room halted it’s spin. Pink feathers stirred the air and helped return us to full consciousness. We had to endure the unendurable. We had to swallow poison. We read on – deep into the painful reports.
What shocking words did Hillary employ? What new Shermanesque declaration has Hillary thundered? What fresh and unequivocal statement did Hillary employ to stomp out any and all possibility for HOPE in 2012 and 2016. Did Hillary actually state a strong variation of:
“I hereby state, and mean all that I say, that I never have been and never will be a candidate for President; that if nominated by either party, I should peremptorily decline; and even if unanimously elected I should decline to serve.”
Like Livingston, we began our review and search for the source of this denial
The first article JanH had posted was from Reuters:
“Clinton rules out a presidential run through 2016
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ruled out running for president in 2012 or 2016 on Friday, saying the United States should be ready for a woman president but it would not be her.
In interviews in New Zealand, the failed 2008 presidential candidate made clear she had no plans to run again despite talk — fueled partly by her fellow Democrats’ losses in Tuesday’s U.S. mid-term elections — she might embark on a new race.
Asked by TV3 New Zealand whether she ruled out standing for the top U.S. office through 2016, Clinton, according to a U.S. reporter, replied: “Oh yes, yes. I’m very pleased to be doing what I’m doing as secretary of state.”
In a separate interview with TV New Zealand, Clinton said she hoped the United States was ready for a female president, adding “it should be.”
Asked if it might be her, she replied: “Well, not me. But it will be someone and it is nice coming to countries that have already proven that they can elect women to the highest governing positions that they have in their systems.”
Well that wasn’t a declaration of candidacy but it was not for the statement she surely must have made to “stomp” out the rumors. We continued our search for the booming statement of noncandidacy.
We reviewed the article from Politico:
“Clinton again denies presidential run
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton found herself on Friday again stomping out rumors that she might run for president.
Asked by TV3 New Zealand if it was true that she wouldn’t vie for the top office, Clinton replied: “Oh, yes, yes. I’m very pleased to be doing what I’m doing as secretary of state.”
Clinton also said in a separate interview that she hopes the United States is ready to elect a female president – but it won’t be her.
“Not me, but it will be someone, and it is nice coming to countries that have already proven that they can elect women to the highest governing positions that they have in their systems,” she said.”
We were still searching for the elusive actual words with which Hillary “stomped” out the rumors. Thus far all we could uncover were polite denial non-denials. These were demure demurrals. We continued in our search for the rough and tough declaration we were sure to locate.
We checked CBS’s news report but it was essentially a repeat of the Reuters report.
We examined another of JanH’s finds which included a video and the actual transcript of Hillary Clinton’s remarks. Pay dirt. Surely the shocking quotes would be here. With trepidation and trembling cheeks, we proceeded to examine the article.
Skimming through most of the article, which deals with an examination of American-New Zealand diplomatic relations (an interesting read but not the object of our search) we hunted down the relevant section of the interview conducted by Guyon Espiner:
“Espiner: A final question, you’re in a country that has had two female prime ministers. You’re heading to a country that’s just had its first female Prime Minister. Is your country ready for a female president?
Clinton: Well, I hope so. It should be.
Espiner: Could that be you?
Not me, but it will be someone. And it is nice being in two countries that have already proven that they can elect women to the highest governing positions that they have in their systems.
Espiner: Good place to leave it, thanks Secretary Clinton very much for your time.”
That was it? That was the quote? That was the declaration? Impossible! We continued our search.
Aha! We found another interview. The Holy Grail of denials for sure. Another diplomatic relations question session in an interview conducted by Duncan Garner. Here we would find the declarative Sherman beyond a doubt.
QUESTION: Just looking long term, do you still rule out standing for top office, for president –
SECRETARY CLINTON: Yes, I –
QUESTION: — even as going as far as 2016?
SECRETARY CLINTON: Oh yes, yes. I’m very pleased to be doing what I’m doing as Secretary of State.”
That’s it? That’s the stomping? An interrupted, off the hand response? What did they expect from a diplomat at an interview to discuss diplomacy? With the politically cold dead body of Barack Obama shipped about Asia like a crate of clattering plates what was Hillary Clinton supposed to say?
Memo on manners to Big Media: When you are at a funeral you don’t pull the ring off the finger of the corpse even if it does belong to you.
From such meager gruel are Big Media headlines manufactured. On occasion, such as today (and other naughty BREAKING NEWS days) we employ SHOCK headlines to deflate or demonstrate a point. On those occasions, our SHOCK headlines are meant to convey a point not to deceive.
Yesterday, we published Hillary Clinton At Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, Part I. That article is a preemptive rebuttal to nonsense such as today’s Big Media deceptions.
Speaking of Big Media deceptions. Today Keith Olbermann, a deranged inmate in the asylum known as NBC/MSNBC, is suspended without pay. Olbermann made several maximum political donations to guests on his circus. Such donations are contrary to ethics rules at NBC (ethics at NBC?) and certainly make a mockery of Olbermann’s attacks on News Corp for making political contributions from their corporate account.
The deception here is not to acknowledge that NBC and MSNBC “news and public affairs programming” are a political contribution to the candidates they like – think Obama 2008.
What today’s nonsense drama headlines prove is that what we have written about Obama also applies to Big Media. Remember:
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.