Katie Kieffer

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant. Which means the odds of Hillary Clinton running for president have dropped down to 99%. Why bother with baby showers when you can be chilling with a hip grandfather like John McCain?

Bill Clinton told ABC News last September that his wife is more interested in being a “grandmother” than President of the United States. Apparently, Slick Willie was wrong. Instead of fretting over colors for the baby’s room, Hillary is flitting around the country to promote her brand and getting chummy with McNasty (McCain’s actual high school nickname).

You would think that Hillary would keep the man who lost the 2008 presidential election at arm’s length. However, it seems that she and he are kindred spirits and their friendship has been blossoming since 2004 when, according to the New York Times, they apparently threw back shots of vodka in a friendly drinking contest at Hillary’s behest. (Hillie knows how to partaaay!)

In 2008, Bill Clinton told the press: “She and John McCain are very close.” How close we will never know. After all, Clinton has a very unique way of defining the meaning of commonly used words in the English language. Such as “is.”

Last week, McCain announced that he invited Hillary to join him as a special guest speaker at his Arizona retreat—Sedona Forum—to discuss the ethics of leadership. Yes, you read that correctly. McCain asked the woman whose hands bear the bloodstains of American diplomats who died in Benghazi to share her tips (or tricks?) on how to (look?) like a value-oriented leader.

McCain released a public statement praising Hillary as his “friend” and gushing that he was “…hard-pressed to find a leader with Secretary Clinton's informed perspective on the many challenges facing America across the globe.” Awww. How touching.

We already know that McCain loves attention. He also seems a bit sour about his 2012 loss given his refusal to cede the limelight to Republican presidential hopefuls like Sen. Ted Cruz or Sen. Rand Paul. When Paul and Cruz gained national attention and bipartisan praise for their stance against lethal drone force, McCain pouted: “it’s always the wacko birds on the right and left that get the media megaphone.”


Katie Kieffer

Katie Kieffer is the author of a new book published by Random House, LET ME BE CLEAR: Barack Obama’s War on Millennials and One Woman’s Case for Hope.” She writes a weekly column for Townhall.com. She also runs KatieKieffer.com.