Friday, August 14, 2009

Hillary Compares 2000 Presidential Election to Nigerian Political Corruption

First, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blows up at a student in the Congo.

Now, she likens the 2000 Presidential election to political corruption in Nigeria. While addressing Nigeria's political problems she said:

Our democracy is still evolving. You know we had some problems in some of our presidential elections. As you may remember, in 2000 our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of one of the men running for president was governor of the state. So we have our problems too.

Is this Hillary's way of contributing to Obama's apology tour? To quote the late Jeanne Kirkpatrick, liberal Democrats love to "blame America first." If the Obama Administration is so concerned about America's image in the world how does it help America when he and his officials consistently put America down? You don't promote something but telling people it's no good.

Or is she deliberately trying to cause headaches for President Obama? As Charles Krauthammer said the other day, "She was supposed to be the president of the United States at this point. She was going to be queen of the world. Instead, Obama bestrides the world. He gives speeches in the great capitals, in Cairo — and she is in the Congo! You'd be upset, also." I'm sure she would have also rather spoken at Normandy than in Nigeria.

Either way, I don't think what occurred in Florida almost nine years ago is analagous to the violence in the Niger Delta. I don't seem to recall foreign hostages being seized during the recount. To compare what happened in the 2000 Presidential election to the political violence in Nigeria would take a willing suspension of disbelief.

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