Is Hillary Clinton becoming an embarrassment as Secretary of State?

At least her arms were covered and she wasn’t showing cleavage!

The headline above is from the UK Telegraph, accompanied by this from Nile Gardiner after the Getty photo of Hillary having fun made a splash.

The overwhelmingly liberal US media is treating the story as a bit of fun, with the usually austere Mrs Clinton seen as letting her hair down. But I suspect that a lot of US taxpayers will see it differently “” as a senior government official having a jolly time on an official overseas junket at taxpayers’ expense. And this was hardly a display of good judgment at a time when nearly 13 million Americans are unemployed, and US soldiers are laying their lives on the line every day in Afghanistan. In an effortless display of leading from behind, Hillary was partying in Colombia while the Taliban were about to launch a wave of terror attacks in Kabul.

If Gardiner had his way, Secy. Clinton would be in a constant state of mourning wearing widow black, because I seriously doubt there isn’t some catastrophe somewhere in the world weighing on her mind by the minute.

The bookend idiocy to Gardiner is Politico’s Burns and Haberman opining that the photo showing Hillary cutting loose would “play well” for 2016.

Clinton letting her hair down is the kind of thing that would play well in that presidential run in 2016 that some of her supporters have suddenly started talking about in the last few weeks.

At this stage Secy. doesn’t need to play anything well, because she actually does her job well.

No wonder Hillary keeps saying she won’t ever run again.