William Safire justified: Hillary Clinton is a congenital liar

In a notorious 1996 New York Times essay, pundit William Safire famously said this of Hillary Clinton:

Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady – a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation – is a congenital liar.

Drip by drip, like Whitewater torture, the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit.

Could anyone who has followed her political activities since make any sensible rebuttal to Safire's observation?  As many of her critics have noted, Hillary Clinton will lie when she'd be far better served by the truth.  Now here we are just days away from an election that could put this woman into the most powerful political position in the world, and apparently she's still at it.

Conservative site, 100% Fed Up, is reporting this (emphasis added):

Campaigning in Florida on Tuesday, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton claimed that she was in New York City on 9/11, when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center. She made her claim while discussing terrorism and the threat posed by ISIS."I know what happened not far from here at Pulse night club in Orlando," she said. "I was in New York City on 9/11 as one of the two senators. I will defeat ISIS. I will protect America."

Except that she wasn't in New York City on 9/11; she was at her home in Washington, D.C. on the morning of that day of infamy and did not get to New York until the next day.  Proof of her silly, useless lie is available from her own campaign media operation, the Clinton News Network, which in a 15-year commemoration of 9/11 featuring Clinton said this:

When news broke of the first plane ripping through the north tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, Clinton had just left her house in Washington, D.C., and was on her way to the Senate. By the time she reached Capitol Hill, evacuations were already underway.

Good grief!  The woman is running for the nation's highest office, and mere days before the election, she gratuitously lies to a crowd of supporters?  Even the most naive political beginner would know that you don't publicly lie about something that can be so easily checked.  Had Hillary not been lying for so long, as Safire documents, we might attribute such a gaffe to the various head injuries she's sustained or as a mental manifestation of the Parkinson's disease some physicians suspect her to have.  But no, her previous history all the way back to pre-Safire argues persuasively that this is one of those people whom many of us have met, and most of us have heard of, a person who simply can't sort out truth from lies in her own mind and her own mouth.  She will, in clear fact, lie when the truth would be to her advantage, as in Florida Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton is, quite clearly, a congenital liar.  But here's the sobering thought to take away from this: if she can't separate truth from lies, is she also incapable of distinguishing between honest and dishonest behavior?  Her behavior as secretary of state would seem to indicate the answer is no, she can't.

And I ask you again today, folks: is this the kind of person we want leading our America?

In a notorious 1996 New York Times essay, pundit William Safire famously said this of Hillary Clinton:

Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady – a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation – is a congenital liar.

Drip by drip, like Whitewater torture, the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit.

Could anyone who has followed her political activities since make any sensible rebuttal to Safire's observation?  As many of her critics have noted, Hillary Clinton will lie when she'd be far better served by the truth.  Now here we are just days away from an election that could put this woman into the most powerful political position in the world, and apparently she's still at it.

Conservative site, 100% Fed Up, is reporting this (emphasis added):

Campaigning in Florida on Tuesday, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton claimed that she was in New York City on 9/11, when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center. She made her claim while discussing terrorism and the threat posed by ISIS."I know what happened not far from here at Pulse night club in Orlando," she said. "I was in New York City on 9/11 as one of the two senators. I will defeat ISIS. I will protect America."

Except that she wasn't in New York City on 9/11; she was at her home in Washington, D.C. on the morning of that day of infamy and did not get to New York until the next day.  Proof of her silly, useless lie is available from her own campaign media operation, the Clinton News Network, which in a 15-year commemoration of 9/11 featuring Clinton said this:

When news broke of the first plane ripping through the north tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, Clinton had just left her house in Washington, D.C., and was on her way to the Senate. By the time she reached Capitol Hill, evacuations were already underway.

Good grief!  The woman is running for the nation's highest office, and mere days before the election, she gratuitously lies to a crowd of supporters?  Even the most naive political beginner would know that you don't publicly lie about something that can be so easily checked.  Had Hillary not been lying for so long, as Safire documents, we might attribute such a gaffe to the various head injuries she's sustained or as a mental manifestation of the Parkinson's disease some physicians suspect her to have.  But no, her previous history all the way back to pre-Safire argues persuasively that this is one of those people whom many of us have met, and most of us have heard of, a person who simply can't sort out truth from lies in her own mind and her own mouth.  She will, in clear fact, lie when the truth would be to her advantage, as in Florida Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton is, quite clearly, a congenital liar.  But here's the sobering thought to take away from this: if she can't separate truth from lies, is she also incapable of distinguishing between honest and dishonest behavior?  Her behavior as secretary of state would seem to indicate the answer is no, she can't.

And I ask you again today, folks: is this the kind of person we want leading our America?