Emmett Tyrrell

"The former first lady," the AP report tells us, "is known for her grueling travel schedule and is the most traveled secretary of state, having visited 112 countries while in the job." The AP does not mention it, but while she was visiting 112 countries relations with Moscow, Beijing and assorted hot spots have worsened.

All this chaos frankly troubles me and ought to trouble Congress. To begin with, there is the chaos over Benghazi. Not just about what started it and how well defended the installation was, but what were our diplomats and CIA doing there? That would be a good start. Then there is again the chaos over Secretary Clinton. How is she doing health wise?

Why does she have no plans to appear before Congress? Does that mean ever? Will her health permit it? There are all sorts of rumors running through Washington. Some are absurd. Others are quite plausible. For instance, does she drink? Some say she does. Do you remember the picture of a sloshed Hillary balancing herself on her campaign plane during her primary race back in 2008? It was Hillary at her most convivial, but in light of more recent events it could be cause for concern.

Those of us who have studied the Clintons realize that after every scandal -- or call them controversies -- the Clintons have followed a pattern of overreacting. This could be part of the pattern. She and her entourage at State orchestrated a cover up around the Benghazi blunders. Then they panicked as the details came out. It would not be for Hillary the first time. It stressed her out. She went too far, thinking her concussion would be helpful. No one would question it. Yet, now they do.


Emmett Tyrrell

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator and co-author of Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House.
 
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