When Hillary sought a second term as Senator from New York, Dick Morris pointed out that when Hillary originally relocated to New York State she swore she was merely doing so to “vindicat[e] a lifelong dream to move to the Big Apple.”
At the time, Hillary maintained that her “New York State of Mind” did not include political aspirations. However, after retiring Senator Daniel Moynihan (D-NY) recommended Clinton as a replacement, Hillary spent all of three seconds “just considering,” purchased a house in Chappaqua, and ran for Moynihan’s seat.
After being elected senator of a state she’d moved to purely for political reasons, in an appearance on CNN’s ‘Larry King Live,’ carpetbagger, Sir Edmund Hillary namesake, and “lifelong” Yankee fan Hillary Clinton vowed she wouldn’t be making “any moves to grab back the keys to the White House – at least not for … six years.”
It’s undeniable. Hillary Clinton’s eyes have been riveted on the presidency ever since making off with $28,000 worth of unauthorized items gifted to the White House collection.
Two years after breaking the 2006 promise not to run for President, Clinton is again denying aspirations to place pictures of Bill and Chelsea on the credenza in the Oval Office. With Hillary, denial tends to be a good measure of intent
Just as Hillary has done repeatedly in the past, the avid duck hunter “is … shooting down the idea she plans to run for president in 2012 or 2016.” Adept at handling issues that involve both shooting and running, Hillary, when under fire, has mastered the fine art of “evasive maneuvers.” History tells us that the former First Lady, if heading toward “base,” is more than willing to stretch the truth.
Mrs. Clinton has learned to fly below the radar and go about her diplomatic business. However, after Obama’s public drubbing, while he was on a two-week avoid-the-midterm-election Asian-Pacific tour Hillary was unable to avoid the question as to “Whether [Clinton] had ruled out running for the presidency through 2016.”
Hillary’s swift response to the inquiry was an affirmative: “Oh yes, yes,” which was further clarified with “I’m very pleased to be doing what I’m doing as Secretary of State.” Clinton gives herself away by denying presidential aspirations as passionately as she promised not to run for senator in 1999 and president in 2006.
Allegedly, Daniel Moynihan’s widow Liz described dealing with Hillary in the following way: “Duplicitous…she would say or do anything that would forward her ambitions.” She can look you straight in the eye and lie, and sort of not know she’s lying. Lying isn’t a sufficient word it’s distortion – distorting the truth to fit the case.”
Moynihan’s insightful analysis of Hillary’s ambitious pathology explains a lot. Why would a woman in one breath swear to be free of presidential aspirations, and in another breath tell a New Zealand interviewer that “while that someone would not be her,” the United States “should be ready for a female president?”
On Hillary’s behalf, an ardent supporter explained: “There’s a lot of buyer’s remorse with Obama. I believe Hillary Clinton is the man for the job. If we don’t get the Clintons back in the White House, I don’t see a future for this country.” In any case, Clinton will likely continue to coyly exhibit a disingenuous air of detached disinterest, while back home the first “Hillary 2012” ad slogan released says: “Where there’s a Hill there’s a way.”
It will be interesting in the next election cycle to see whether America’s most committed Secretary of State secretly concurs.