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OMG did you hear what Hillary Clinton said, in Nigeria? “You know we’ve had all kinds of problems in some of our past elections as you might remember. In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for president was the governor of the state, so we have our problems, too.” Which is true, for sure, but sounds a little odd coming out of the mouth of the wife of a former president who wanted to be president herself but settled for secretary of state after serving as a senator of a state she barely lived in. [ABC News]

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  1. Did she miss the “Diplomatic Lessons” (a/k/a “How to STFU, Smile, and Utter Pablum When You Want to Spew Venom”) portion of the SoS orientation class?

  2. Well, the name “Hillary Clinton” is an anagram for “Icon in Hilarity”, so I figure she wins the title. There’s just nothing that interesting you can do with the name “Joe Biden”

  3. And especially appropriate now considering the brooks brothers manufactured riot then and the astroturf knuckle-dragger townhall disruptions now. Yes Hillary is a polarizing figure but I bet she wouldn’t be rolling over for the wingtards and blue dicks. Mark Penn would be totally on top of that shit. And here is where my comment has lost all credibility.

  4. She then informed the Nigerian crowd that the very same brother of that ex-President is trying to smuggle $25 million in funds out of the United States, and needs a trustworthy partner to help facilitate the transfer of currency. A sizeable stipend is available for those willing to aid this distinguished gentleman rescue his money.

  5. When you criticize your own country as an official of that country it obviously undermines the authority of the government, Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow at the libertarian non-profit the Cato Institute, told ABC News. It casts a shadow on the legitimacy of the U.S. government as we pursue our foreign affairs. I don’t think that helps. — Yeah. The Cato Institute gets millions from the Koch fortune. The original Koch rich guy was also a founding member of the John Birch Society. Ilya really wants to say Hillary has a commie flagged tacked up on the wall of her garage.

  6. I don’t think she’s referring to name recognition as much as she is the whole “17,000 black people stricken from voter rolls for having the same name as convicted felons in other states in an election decided by 500 votes” thing. Now I miss the Kitty Harris era of our Wonkette.

  7. Funny how telling the truth has become a gaffe. The area of my brain reserved for bad memories is playing the theme from Ishtar: ‘Telling the truth is a dangerous business’ or something. I’m trying not to listen.

  8. [re=385219]shadowMark[/re]: Eww. My wife is currently doing some work for Koch. She will not be pleased to hear this. Also, she says Wichita, KS (home of Koch headquarters, a strange black building) is not an appealing place to visit, to put it politely.

  9. [re=385219]shadowMark[/re]: Congress critter Eric Cantor (R-VA) was in Israel last week saying he supports the attempt to evict a couple Palestinian families from their farm because the West Bank Israeli settlement needs the land. The attempt to evict has been condemned by the UN and by the US Department of State. So much for supporting OUR government Mr. Cantor.

  10. The nepotism part may be true, but at least Hillary never used her connections to fix an election. Which oversight she’s still bitter about.

  11. [re=385242]Red Zeppelin[/re]: Yes, because hormonal women are off-the-handle crazies. Hahahahahaha!

    That is comedy gold! Or maybe it’s just my PMS. Oh, being a lady is so hard, what with all the irrationality. I don’t know how I get out the door in the morning!

    Eeeek! Shoes on sale! Gotta go! :) :) :)

  12. I guess this is what progress looks like. Last year, she was living in the 90’s. 2009, she’s living in the early part of this century. Next year, she’ll realize she lost and now works for teh Muslin.

  13. We need a caption for the pic. I suggest “No ma’am, you cannot have your face carved next to Washington’s. You’ll have to settle for the back of Lincoln’s head.”

  14. [re=385211]hobospacejunkie[/re]: I’m kind of surprised that Rahm hasn’t been quietly arranging the executions of blue dogs and Republicans. This is change I can believe in. To be fair, the only kind of change I CAN believe in is the kind that involves dead/maimed Republicans.

    [re=385254]Cicada[/re]: Thank you.

  15. PUMAs are now enraged she didnt talk about FL and MI instead, which would have caused Obama to put his cig out on her forehead and fire her. Can we promote Holbrooke now? He’s a known jerk, but he talks right.

  16. Poor Hills. It’s hard to silently suffer the crazy of the foreigns. I mean, it’s hard to take the crazy of the domestics, too, but foreign crazy is just …foreign.

  17. [re=385293]Rev. Peter Lemonjello[/re]: If you knew what you were talking about, you would know that jello comes in colors, not flavors. Every time I’ve been in the hospital it’s offered in yellow, green, and red.

    [re=385314]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: I think they start with broken bones, although I still don’t understand why Biden’s wife was involved. Maybe it had something to do with Rahmbo’s habit of going into dark theatres with (presumably) hunky Secret Service agents.

  18. The Government of Nigeria isn’t anymore Legitimate than That of Bush “W”. I think what she is saying is actually pretty good for the Nigerian people to hear: “Hey, we, The U.S., fudged up in 2000, but we cameback stronger than ever and elected a half-muslin-marxist-socialist-stalinist-hitler-wannabe black man in a Free and Fair election, so why can’t you (Nigerians) elect a sniper-dodging-puma-glass-cracker-bone-killer-white-but-can-talk-black-woman in 2011?

  19. [re=385272]norbizness[/re]: Ah the caucuses. Very early in 2008. We were all caucusing our asses off for that handsome, exciting new black guy; didn’t think he was really gonna win, but what the hey? Had I not been a registered voter, I still would’ve been there just to see the steam blowing out of the Hillary delegates’ ears.

    Good times.

  20. What are you Maureen Dowd all the sudden? ‘Whatever Clinton does or sez, she’s a big ole’ BITCH!’ Cmon. Clinton served in congress longer than Obama ok. Clinton = Dumb Bitch = Not Fun = Not True = sorry ass blogging.

  21. Yeah, that was a dumb thing for Hilldog to have said (leaving aside that I agree with her), but when weighed against Biden’s “OMFG SWINE FLU! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE! THERE IS NO HOPE!” outburst, this seems reasonable.

  22. [re=385314]AnnieGetYourFun & Uncle Glenny[/re]:

    Rahm is patiently waiting for the tranfer of prisoners out of Gitmo. Barry has promised him that he can then ship all these fucktards down there and waterboard each and everyone of them to his little black heart’s content.

  23. [re=385354]Marilyn[/re]: hey, I thought we all liked Hillary now?

    She laughed at John Bolton for gods sakes! cudos Hills.
    And I bet no one ever asks her what Bill thinks, no never again.
    So its all good.

    Dowd is my favorite trashy romance lite fiction writer evah.

  24. [re=385312]WIDTAP[/re]: The back of Lincoln’s head is nothing but a damp, gaping cave, full of screeching, disease-carrying guano faucets.

    She’ll love it.

  25. She all bent out of shape since Bill just waggled his little finger last week and out-Secretary-of-Stated her with his North Korean diplomacy. She has to try so so so hard, and practice practice, practice, and Bill just lazily drawls his way through, and he outdoes her without even trying, it steams her, like Mozart got under Saliere’s skin.

  26. The “serving as a senator of a state she barely lived in” bothers me.

    Reagan was governor of California for eight years.
    Hillary was Senator from New York for eight years.

    I don’t see the problem?

    Anyway… pen1s.

  27. [re=385234]hobospacejunkie[/re]: If you really like hot ( and I mean hot, like a white piece of pig iron fresh out of the forge )super windy days and nights and days and nights … well you get the picture then Wichita may be for you. Throw a very high percentage of bible thumping evangelicals and you have the makings for a really miserable place to visit your strange in laws.
    Heh heh, hope my wife does not visit the Wonkiverse.

  28. Here’s wats up. She still aspires to numero uno, soooo, she has to work nearly as hard as he does. She however, is not in tip top shape and is getting behind on her beauty sleep, thusly we see the SOS facade crack a wee bit now and then, ta da, the “gaffiest” of the week award.

  29. Hillary is far an above my favorite Obama cabinent member. Kickin’ ass and busting heads one corrupt, poverty-stricken nation at a time.

    BTW, I luvs me some Africa, but the DRC is simply hell on earth. She should have threatened that whole damned nation with imminent destruction just for pissing her off.

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