Just when you thought (or at least hoped) that the reason or reasons for Hillary Clinton’s loss were fully understood, now comes the candidate to revitalize the conversation all over again. My view of this subject is perfectly represented in Mrs. Clinton’s statement before the committee investigating Benghazi, “What difference at this point does it make?” Apparently, there are people who do not share my opinion.
After the Clintons left office, a joke began circulating which might be the most logical explanation of all.
President Clinton was walking barefoot on a tropical beach when he stubbed his toe on something buried in the sand. Out of curiosity, he dug up the object which resembled one of those lamps that Aladdin found. Just for grins, he rubbed the lamp and was shocked to find a genie emerge from it.
Clinton was all smiles. He said, “This is great. Now I get to make three wishes – and you have to grant all of them.”
The genie responded, “Well, Mr. President – there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that I will grant your wish – but you only get one. You see, we’ve unionized and that’s the way it is under our current contract.”
A bit disappointed, Clinton thought to himself, “Well, one wish is better than none.” And he began to think what that should be.
One of the legacy items that was most important to Clinton was his effort to negotiate a lasting peace deal in the Middle East. Those efforts had gone unrewarded.
So he said to the genie, “I wish peace for all the people of the Middle East.”
The genie removed his turban and scratched the few wisps of hair on his head. He then reached into his pocket and pulled out a very old and fragile map and said to Clinton, “Look here. This is a map of the region going back three thousand years. Notice how many enemies the Jews had. There were the Ishmaelites, the Moabites, the Hagarites not to mention the Egyptians. To be honest, I don’t think even the president of our union could fix this mess. But since I was unable to grant that wish I am giving you a different wish and the map as a souvenir.”
Clinton accepted the map and thought for a moment. He said, “Well, could you make it so that people like my wife Hillary?”
The genie paused for a moment and responded, “Let me see that map again.”
How many autopsies do we need to perform to conclude that the beast is dead?