Did Hillary just offer Obama a bribe in front of the entire world?
Clinton campaign events are known for being highly scripted, and at least some questions from Hillary’s audiences most certainly are plants, providing the candidate a setup to respond in such a way as to make her look like a really nice, down-home person or really on top of a particular subject. Such was the situation recently when a questioner at a Hillary Q&A seemingly admitted that he had been given his softball question for the frontrunner about which former president she most admired. Such situations are not new for Hillary, with charges of planted questions arising in all of her past and current campaigns.
With that in mind, one has to be very suspicious of the recent question asked of Hillary about whether she would consider appointing Obama to the Supreme Court if she becomes president. We all know Hillary is a less than skilled public speaker, so the feigned surprise she shows at the question and her prepared response are far from genuine:
Wow, what a great idea. No one has ever suggested that to me. I love that. Wow. He may have a few other things to do, but I tell you that's a great idea.
Sorry, Hill – while your acting skills just aren’t up to carrying that off as being a spontaneous occurrence, that’s only part of the problem, because I’m sure I wasn’t the only American watching that arranged exchange whose initial response was “Whoa – did I just hear the Democrat frontrunner for president float a bribe to the sitting Democrat president of the United States right in front of the entire world?” Anyone watching could see the unspoken implication: “Hey, Barack, make sure no indictment prevents my election, and one of the most coveted lifetime positions in the world can be yours when your presidential term is over, wink, wink.”
While that, folks, was even less subtle than dragging a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you do have to admire the way it was set up so as to shield Clinton from any political charge of attempted bribery or obstruction of justice by her opponents. Unsurprisingly, it comes on the heels of Hillary’s recent proclivity to gushingly praise the Obama presidency, whereas earlier she’d done everything possible to distance herself from that failed administration. Pundits mull that changing position as being an attempt to stay ahead of her über-liberal opponent, Bernie Sanders. Cynics like me see it as a naked attempt to stay ahead of an obviously justified indictment from the Obama Justice Department. Whether or not that indictment ultimately happens while Obama is in office is clearly freighted with such enormous political weight that crudely dangled bribes for a cushy sinecure aren’t likely to affect it.
Besides, Hillary, Supreme Court justices probably don’t get enough time on the links to appeal to Barack Obama, plus they are based in Washington, D.C., not Oahu. Nice try, though; at least we know you Clintons are still dragging those hundred-dollar bills, so to speak.