Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison.
Hillary has already imploded. An unnamed Democratic leader in the important state of Iowa has publicly worried: "What if she implodes?"
We believe she has already imploded. The current scandal du hour is but the latest in a long line of Clinton scandals. Have we all forgotten the Rose Law Firm papers that were subpoenaed as part of the Whitewater investigation? She just happened to "find" them several years late. Maybe she misplaced them while dusting the third floor of the White House. Then there was her accusation that Bill and Monica were all part of "a vast right wing conspiracy." Eight month later, after a number of terror attacks on our embassies while we were fixated on the latest Clinton scandal, we learned that it really was Bill and Monica after all. Hillary was, by her own admission, the last of 315 Americans to figure that one out.
Let's not rehearse the horror of Benghazi. Congressional committees must get to the bottom of that one.
But just consider Hillary's reaction to the killing of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. He was an evil man to be sure. He murdered a college friend of one of these writers
(Morrison). He deserves no pity to be sure.
She is seen on camera cackling over Gaddafi's gruesome death. Clubbed, sodomized, shot, Gaddafi was put to death in a way Americans would not put down a vicious rabid dog.
And what did we get for her jubilation? A vile new regime that damned Gaddafi for turning over the Lockerbie bomber. A new crew who looked the other way while four brave Americans were killed in Benghazi.
"We came, we saw, he died!" That's Hillary's on-camera boast. That was surely the most disgraceful moment in U.S. Diplomatic history (until perhaps Mr. Obama's contemptuous treatment of Prime Minister Netanyahu's address to Congress).
Can anyone imagine Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius reacting in such an ugly way to the gory death of the Duce, Benito Mussolini, in April 1945? The Italian fascist dictator was shot and his body was strung up in a Milan gas station. Mobs spat upon his corpse.
Did these brutal men deserve their fate? Surely. But there was a time when American leaders did not exult in evil. Schadenfreude is a GERMAN thing, after all.
Democrats are taking stock. Hillary has been proclaimed the "prohibitive favorite." And she just might survive this latest scandal.
After all, she's already survived more fatal falls than Rasputin did before they finally sank him in the Neva River. Bill and Hillary have "no shame," their communications director George Stephanopoulos taught us.
For Democrats nervously awaiting the next shoe that will drop,
they should know by now that Madam Secretary has more shoes than Imelda Marcos.