Hillary disses Biden in speech

Thomas Lifson
Hard though it may be to take seriously Joe Biden running for president, evidently Hillary Clinton thinks it important to dump on him. In a speech to convenience store owners (the sort of speech that yields a six figure fee), Hillary stuck the stiletto into Joe's back and twisted it. Jim Galloway of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

... state Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Dunwoody, said the former first lady dropped a huge hint. "I know she's running for president now, because toward the end, she was asked about the Osama bin Laden raid. She took 25 minutes to answer," Taylor said. "Without turning the knife too deeply, she put it to [Vice President Joe] Biden."

Time and time again, Taylor said, Clinton mentioned the vice president's opposition to the raid, while characterizing herself and Leon Panetta, then director of the Central Intelligence Agency, as the action's most fierce advocates.

About 3,000 to 4,000 convention-goers packed the Thomas Murphy Ballroom in the Georgia World Congress Center to hear Clinton. The bin Laden query was the last of a Q-and-A session with the audience. "She took the rest of the time and went over, answering that question. She was ready to speak on that," Taylor said.

Perhaps Biden thinks he has a chance for the presidency. After all, he lives in a fine mansion, has a Secret Service detail, and flies in "Air Force two," which leads to a sense that one is an important person. His reputation for clownishness probably never reaches his eyes and ears. So he may be giving it the old college try when it comes to running against Hillary.

Now that she has dumped on him in public, perhaps the gloves will come off. The upside for us is that his brain can't keep up with his mouth, so who knows what he will blurt out? He is a born schmoozer, so he will hear lots of rumors and accusations about Hillary, who is feared more than loved in her own party.

Lay in a supply of popcorn. This could get highly amusing.

 

Hard though it may be to take seriously Joe Biden running for president, evidently Hillary Clinton thinks it important to dump on him. In a speech to convenience store owners (the sort of speech that yields a six figure fee), Hillary stuck the stiletto into Joe's back and twisted it. Jim Galloway of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

... state Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Dunwoody, said the former first lady dropped a huge hint. "I know she's running for president now, because toward the end, she was asked about the Osama bin Laden raid. She took 25 minutes to answer," Taylor said. "Without turning the knife too deeply, she put it to [Vice President Joe] Biden."

Time and time again, Taylor said, Clinton mentioned the vice president's opposition to the raid, while characterizing herself and Leon Panetta, then director of the Central Intelligence Agency, as the action's most fierce advocates.

About 3,000 to 4,000 convention-goers packed the Thomas Murphy Ballroom in the Georgia World Congress Center to hear Clinton. The bin Laden query was the last of a Q-and-A session with the audience. "She took the rest of the time and went over, answering that question. She was ready to speak on that," Taylor said.

Perhaps Biden thinks he has a chance for the presidency. After all, he lives in a fine mansion, has a Secret Service detail, and flies in "Air Force two," which leads to a sense that one is an important person. His reputation for clownishness probably never reaches his eyes and ears. So he may be giving it the old college try when it comes to running against Hillary.

Now that she has dumped on him in public, perhaps the gloves will come off. The upside for us is that his brain can't keep up with his mouth, so who knows what he will blurt out? He is a born schmoozer, so he will hear lots of rumors and accusations about Hillary, who is feared more than loved in her own party.

Lay in a supply of popcorn. This could get highly amusing.