It’s an open secret that when you’re looking for a job, you’ve got to repeat all the buzzwords the employer is looking for. Before you can get a resume in front of a hiring manager, or even an H.R. reviewer, you’ve got to get it past the computer. That’s why resumes are peppered with terms such as “results-oriented” and “impact.”
Job-hunter Hillary Clinton certainly got the memo.
In a recent Washington Post article, one of her spokesmen hit all the key liberal phrases. “Reducing income inequality and increasing upward mobility has been an uninterrupted pursuit of hers through every job she’s held,” Nick Merrill insisted.
That’s laughable. There’s no reason domestic “income inequality” would have colored her approach to foreign policy during her four years as secretary of state dealing with Syria, Libya and Iran should have been more than enough to occupy her time without her giving even a moment’s thought to “Occupy Wall Street.”
The Clinton electoral machine has run into a problem, but it isn’t buzz words. It’s that the entire family is part of the Beltway elite, safely cocooned from the concerns the rest of us deal with every day.
Consider Mrs. Clinton’s claim that she was “dead broke” when she left the White House in 2001. The comment came at the beginning of her latest book tour, as she promotes her memoir of the State Department years.
In his review of the book, David Shribman of the normally Clinton-friendly Boston Globe wrote: “‘Hard Choices’ is destined to be a book that is purchased but not read, a volume given but not opened. Indeed, it is impossible to imagine very many of the more than 318 million Americans alive sitting down and reading the whole thing.” Indeed.