CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 10, 2015 – When George W. Bush moved into the White House, it ended eight straight years of Clinton B.S.
The string has now run to 14 years with a couple more to go, but it’s beginning to look like “Clinton II” could be on the horizon.
Why would any American want Round 2 of the Clinton Saga?
Have we completely forgotten the daily diatribe from every conceivable nook and cranny of the West Wing of the White House, which focused on everything from commodities inside information to stained blue dresses to clean sheets in the Lincoln bedroom and the Clinton version of a Starbucks franchise?
Why would we even consider putting ourselves through more of the same?
The beat goes on. Hillary Clinton has not even announced her candidacy, and we are already mired in yet another scandal.
When high school and college students open whatever electronic gadget is available in the classroom a hundred years from now to study the word “Clintonian,” it will be interesting how history describes the phenomenon.
For whatever reasons, and there are almost as many theories about the subject of Hillary’s e-mails as there are Clinton scandals, the media is not turning loose of the story. Mrs. Clinton herself once said something to the effect that if she wanted to get a scandal out of the headlines, she would simply change her hair-style.
There was much truth in that statement.
John Nolte of Breitbart News still believed in the Clinton “magic” when he wrote that members of the press have, indeed, stayed with the story even though they derive no pleasure in doing so. Nolte fears that Hillary will once again slip through some Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole and all will be forgotten once ISIS commits another atrocity or Obama signs a treaty with Iran.
Nothing, however, is more confounding than the self-torture Americans are willing to put themselves through after 16 years of Clinton the First and Barack Obama. Why, why, why would we even consider a sequel?
If Webster’s were to put a picture of Hillary Clinton beside every synonym for the words “unscrupulous” and “dishonest,” the dictionary would be transformed into a Macy’s pantsuit catalogue.
Once again, the smartest, most eloquent scholar in the world, President Barack Obama, went on a Sunday news show to tell America that he first heard about the Clinton e-mail scandal just like everyone else.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., asked for an explanation from Mrs. Clinton during an interview on Morning Joe Tuesday. Durbin has no need to make such a request. Hillary will provide her side of the story when she is good and ready.
The list of excuses is already running thin, however, which explains why this time it will not be a YouTube video. But there is still a real possibility that Ms. Clinton will provide the retort, “At this point, what difference does it make?”
In Washington, the term “honest politician” has long been an oxymoron, but the Clintons have raised that bar to a new level.
It’s not bad enough that the American people must endure the final days of Barack Obama for the next 21 months, but it now appears we will also be given an ample dose of new Clinton fireworks to close out the “Barackian Era.”
While the Arab world seeks some semblance of peace in the Middle East, Americans should also be looking for an element of “stability” at home, and Hillary Clinton is not the answer.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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