Hillary embarrasses herself in Britain

If a prominent Republican in contention for the presidency had suffered a brain injury and subsequently started making the sort of gaffes Hillary Clinton has been spouting, we’d be seeing front page stories on the New York Times analyzing brain function and the likelihood of permanent impairment, complete with charts and solemn pronouncements from academic experts. But this is the Great Female Hope of the Democratic Establishment, so nary a peep from mainstream media. Still and all, it is disturbning. Daniel Halper reports in The Weekly Standard:

…in an interview with the BBC, when answering a question about how specialness of the special relationship between the U.S. and UK, the nation's former top diplomat gets the names of the political parties in the UK wrong.

The BBC host asked, "So how special is the special relationship?"  

"It is so special to me, personally, and I think it is very special between our countries," Clinton said. "There's just a -- not just a common language -- but a common set of values that we can fall back on. It doesn't matter in our country whether it's a Republican or Democrat, or frankly in your country whether it's a Conservative or a Tory. There is a level of trust and understanding. It doesn't mean we always agree because of course we don't."

It would seem Hillary Clinton meant to refer to the Conservative and Labour parties.

This is a basic mistake, of course. On the one hand, maybe just a slip of the tongue, a momentary mental lapse. But on the other, a person who has conducted the affairs of state on behalf of this country and who suffered what her husband called a serious brain injury. If George W. Bush had said it, this would be the subject of endless mockery. But I don’t mean to mock Mrs. Clinton, I only wish to question her mental condition.

If a prominent Republican in contention for the presidency had suffered a brain injury and subsequently started making the sort of gaffes Hillary Clinton has been spouting, we’d be seeing front page stories on the New York Times analyzing brain function and the likelihood of permanent impairment, complete with charts and solemn pronouncements from academic experts. But this is the Great Female Hope of the Democratic Establishment, so nary a peep from mainstream media. Still and all, it is disturbning. Daniel Halper reports in The Weekly Standard:

…in an interview with the BBC, when answering a question about how specialness of the special relationship between the U.S. and UK, the nation's former top diplomat gets the names of the political parties in the UK wrong.

The BBC host asked, "So how special is the special relationship?"  

"It is so special to me, personally, and I think it is very special between our countries," Clinton said. "There's just a -- not just a common language -- but a common set of values that we can fall back on. It doesn't matter in our country whether it's a Republican or Democrat, or frankly in your country whether it's a Conservative or a Tory. There is a level of trust and understanding. It doesn't mean we always agree because of course we don't."

It would seem Hillary Clinton meant to refer to the Conservative and Labour parties.

This is a basic mistake, of course. On the one hand, maybe just a slip of the tongue, a momentary mental lapse. But on the other, a person who has conducted the affairs of state on behalf of this country and who suffered what her husband called a serious brain injury. If George W. Bush had said it, this would be the subject of endless mockery. But I don’t mean to mock Mrs. Clinton, I only wish to question her mental condition.