‘Beltway Buzzards Feasting on Benghazi E-mail Corpse’: A poetic lament

Is this Hillary-gate, Email-gate a tempest in the toilet or the real deal? In DC these days, it’s often hard to tell…

Cartoon by Branco, reprinted by arrangement and with permission. (See link below.*)

WASHINGTON, October17, 2015 – I’m getting awfully tired of the 2016 presidential campaign, which actually hasn’t even really started yet.

Mostly, I’m tired of the frumpus involving Hillary Clinton’s emails while she was the Sec State. (They talk like that on NCIS). What’s the big deal? It’s not like Nixon’s tapes during Watergate . . .

Is it?

I dunno. The New York Times seems to be claiming that Mrs. Clinton and Libyan terrorists are in cahoots:

“The committee’s focus on Mrs. Clinton’s email, a Republican spokesman said, is a required part of the investigation into what happened in Libya. “Secretary Clinton’s unusual email arrangement with herself has only made it more difficult for the committee to ensure the public record with respect to Libya and Benghazi is complete,” the spokesman, Jamal Ware, said in a statement on Sunday.”


NBC News weighs in:

“On Sunday, President Obama said that Clinton’s situation was different from that of people who had intentionally taken classified material, placed it on a private computer and been prosecuted by federal authorities.

“‘We don’t get an impression that here there was purposely efforts … to hide something or to squirrel away information,’ he said.”

Like I said, it’s all giving me a headache. Is this a tempest in a toilet or the real deal?

I’ll let you know after I’ve had a couple of Twinkies . . .

They gathered in the Capitol like buzzards in the air,
Searching for a victim they could eat without a care.
They found Benghazi stories that disguised their fell approach,
And eased up to that carcass in a gold-enameled coach.
Amidst the sound and fury in the Senate and House,
They hunted for a Certain Person (whom they thought a louse).
Subpoenas fell like autumn leaves, with testimony filed
Until the clerks could not catch up, and gnashed their teeth — quite wild.
They tried to stash the paperwork and blarney in the Cloud –
Which, thus overloaded, soon exploded — very loud!
But finally those vultures circled in upon their prey,
And Mrs. Clinton’s emails soon were brought at last to bay.
Oh, how they all delighted pecking at this with their beaks!
They gorged on juicy gossip for what seemed like weeks and weeks.
They nursed a microscopic flaw into a major scandal,
Transforming Hillary into a monumental scandal.
The crows and the hyenas prowled about on every side,
Then moving in when feasting seemed forever to abide.
The lawyers and the lobbyists dove in to snatch a piece.
They ripped and clawed and chawed upon this fee-based golden fleece.
This ghoulish meal continues to attract the gaping masses.
By now, those swooping in and out just look like braying asses. 

*Cartoon above by Branco. Reprinted by arrangement and with permission, courtesy of LegalInsurrection.

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2015 Communities Digital News

• The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the editors or management of Communities Digital News.

This article is the copyrighted property of the writer and Communities Digital News, LLC. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

Correspondingly, Communities Digital News, LLC uses its best efforts to operate in accordance with the Fair Use Doctrine under US Copyright Law and always tries to provide proper attribution. If you have reason to believe that any written material or image has been innocently infringed, please bring it to the immediate attention of CDN via the e-mail address or phone number listed on the Contact page so that it can be resolved expeditiously.