The Hillary Follies

Two years ago, Hillary Clinton enjoyed near universal media praise for her work as Secretary of State. Several months ago, Mrs. Clinton wisely announced that she would not serve as SecState beyond Obama's first term. Today, the reasons why are becoming clearer.

That "Reset" button (that was mistranslated) doesn;t seem to be working out very well with Russia. Al Kamen's In the Loop column at the Washington Post looks at a column in the Russian paper that strikes back at the secretary of state's criticism and calls her "butch" and a "trucker" type, possibly with tattoos.

U.S.-Russian relations may have truly hit bottom. A vicious, over-the-top newspaper column Sunday blasted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for saying Russian and Chinese vetoes of an Arab League-backed peace plan for Syria were "despicable."

The column in Pravda - formerly a commie house organ and now apparently in that same mode - was headlined "Despicable is Hillary Clinton."

 "She started four years ago as a charming Secretary of State, the smile on the snout to wipe out the snarl of her predecessor, Condoleezza Rice."

But now, it continued, "she appears on camera butch, a trucker-type probably complete with tattoos, insolent, inconsequential and incompetent. We now understand Bill."

Meanwhile, Secretary Clinton, who in 2010 called Bashar Assad  a "reformer," now believes Assad fits the definition of a war criminal.

How times do change.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky

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