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Hillary Slyly Slams Lindsey Graham: He Can’t Handle the Truth

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IN AN interview with the Associated Press, former Secretary Hillary Clinton not only shrugged off her Benghazi critics, but eviscerated politicians like Senator Lindsey Graham, without naming him, for refusing to accept the facts.

Senator Graham was not content in asking questions on Benghazi, but said Clinton “got away with murder,” in one of the lowest moments and most scurrilous accusations of the entire Benghazi witch hunt.

From the Clinton interview:

“I was so unhappy with the way that some people refused to accept the facts, refused to accept the findings of an independent Accountability Review Board, politicized everything about this terrible attack,” she said. “My job is to admit that we have to make improvements and we’re going to.”

[...] “There are some people in politics and in the press who can’t be confused by the facts,” she said. “They just will not live in an evidence-based world. And that’s regrettable. It’s regrettable for our political system and for the people who serve our government in very dangerous, difficult circumstances.”

On 2016, her former “nos” are nowhere in sight.

“I am making no decisions, but I would never give that advice to someone that I wouldn’t take myself,” she said. “If you believe you can make a difference, not just in politics, in public service, in advocacy around all these important issues, then you have to be prepared to accept that you are not going to get 100 percent approval.”

Asked if she still thought she could make a difference, Clinton replied, “Absolutely,” but added quickly that she hadn’t yet decided how.

“I have deliberately cabined it off,” she said. “I am going to be secretary of state until the very last minute when I walk out the door. And then I am going to take the weekend off and then I may start thinking about all the various offers and requests and ideas that have come my way.

“I have made no decisions and I just can’t until I have time to think it through and see how I am going to put it all together. I will certainly write something. I will certainly speak. Those are givens, but the rest of it I don’t have in mind. And I hope through my writing and speaking to continue making a difference as well.”

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5 Responses to Hillary Slyly Slams Lindsey Graham: He Can’t Handle the Truth

  1. secularhumanizinevoluter February 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm #


  2. Betsy February 1, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    I cried when she gave her farewell speech at the State Dept. today. Let’s hope it will be 2016 for POTUS.

  3. Taylor Marsh February 2, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    You both ROCK. ;-)

  4. newdealdem1 February 2, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    I loved that farewell speech to her colleagues and staff at State yesterday. I also remember four years ago when she stood in that same place “introducing” herself and saying how much she was looking forward to working with everyone at State. Her reception four years ago was every bit as celebratory. You don’t see that everyday that’s for sure and especially in D.C. She changed that place for the better and they all know it. It was great to hear her say how proud she was of them and that she would be their advocate on the outside so that State Development doesn’t get lost or smothered by Defence and continues to thrive as the most important and crucial tool in the Diplomacy toolbox.

    I, too, choked up and had tears in my eyes listening to her speak. Like many others, I’m going to miss her as a public figure after twenty years, for the time being anyway. No surprise here, she has my vote if she decides to run in ’16.

    BTW, she’s become a wonderful speaker over the years. She’s starting to be right up there with Bill in this regard and she wasn’t always thus.

    If anyone missed it, Michael Tomasky wrote an excellent article in Newsweek and one of the most comprehensive of Hillary Clinton’s impact on this country and internationally. Great pic of Clinton on the cover of Newsweek as well.

    Also, today there was an article about her “legacy” at State in the NYTimes (which hasn’t been a stalwart supporter of either Clinton over the years but this article was not only informative – some things I’ve never heard of before in other reports over these four years – but fair-minded. Here is that link. The accompanying pic of her is another great one.

  5. newdealdem1 February 2, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    Just to add one other thing to my previous post. Great to see her slam the GOP as only Hillary Clinton can do and which she has earned every slam at them that she gives since their almost unending vocal hatred of her and Bill Clinton since she was First Lady and I remember all of it. And, as well all know they have continued to spew that hatred at the Obama’s.

    ““They just will not live in an evidence-based world.” Hillary Clinton

    Indeed and by all evidence, chanc are it will only get worse and for our country as well (as she said).

    As for Southern Belle-y-ache Graham, his continued obsequiousness towards McCrank and his continued ranting and raving at Senate Committees for the last couple of days (first during the gun control hearings and then at Hagel’s nom. hearing on Thurs) and then that hysterical comment about Clinton, he continues to not only diminish what was left of his “stature” (and I don’t think there was much to begin with), but he’s driven himself into a laughing object.

    If someone hasn’t caught Jon Stewart this week, he took on that Senate Gun Control hearing in the only way Stewart can. The entire segment was spot on and hilarious. And, he riffed on more than one Senator and two reps from the NRA. One of his riffing subjects was Southern Belle-y-ache Graham and he deserved every single word of that riff.

    Here is the complete segment which is presented in two parts.

    BTW, love that graphic, Taylor! :)

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