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Hillary Clinton: My Speech Will Be My Interview

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:12 am

[guest post by Dana]

Hillary imperiously says no to the press, yet again. Nora Desmond of the campaign trail: “My speech is my interview.”


Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill claims the campaign did not approve the language on the notice released by the university – the university that seeks to shield a woman who wants to be president of the United States from facing tough questions about those sticky wickets she’d rather continue avoiding. Because transparency is clearly not in her best interest. And isn’t that who all of this is about in the first place? Certainly not the voters.

On the upside, from the university:

“There will be wifi and restrooms available.

So the press has that going for them.

In comparison, in just a mere two days of being a declared candidate, Martin O’Malley has taken 70 uncensored questions from the press.

Anyway, if this nomination thing doesn’t work out for Hillary, Bernie Sanders would like her to consider being his vice-president.


24 Responses to “Hillary Clinton: My Speech Will Be My Interview”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. Good morning. We should be thanking her… yes?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  3. David Gergen gets his own personal stall!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  4. Is Jennifer Epstein any relation to Jeffrey Epstein?

    nk (dbc370)

  5. The left’s tolerance for self flagellation may be tested by this campaign.

    Mike K (504df3)

  6. her head must be clottied up worse than usual today

    poor old lady

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  7. I just keep thinking to myself that there is no way the Democrats are going to put up with the Clinton Crime Family just seizing the party nomination without making any effort to earn it, but I guess it has been determined that it’s the girls’ turn to have someone of their gender nominated and nothing short of Elizabeth Warren is going to stop that.

    JVW (8278a3)

  8. Kathleen Willey said bill clinton was suffering from dementia.

    Maybe hillary is too and therefore must be protected from having to think. She can parrot like our “dear” leader, but, can not be trusted to speak extemporaneously.

    Jim (a9b7c7)

  9. They really don’t want her to be the nominee. Hillary knows it. The entire weight of a disapproving national mainstream press is poised like the blade of a guillotine. If she can just hold out a while longer. If she can just delay long enough, well, what difference, at that point, will it make? Once she’s the official nominee, the millions of press corps workers will undergo a miraculous sea change and suddenly amazingly, the questions will change from email servers to her favorite color. From Benghazi to books she’s read.

    I don’t think it will work. I don’t see how on earth she can secure the Democratic nomination without answering any questions. It’s my guess that she’ll simply refuse to answer certain questions. Q: “Why did you set up a private email server?” A: “I told you once.” etc.

    Jack (ff1ca8)

  10. Jack, don’t forget her response “at this point what difference does it make.” Didn’t that work before?

    Jim (a9b7c7)

  11. posted yesterday…

    @jeneps what difference, at this point, does it make? whether she’s asked questions, or answers questions, Hillary! is a criminal.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  12. I see no issue. She’s giving her speech at a college. Higher education is now all about “safe spaces” and “sensitivity”. How dare you seek to word-rape Empress Grandma with your questions!

    PCachu (5376c0)

  13. Maybe Hillary should make the same excuse the bubblehead who misframed a key part of the last house I built made. Looked me dead in the eye and said “Must be all that dope I smoked in the 60’s”. Seriously.

    glenn (9cbd15)

  14. So don’t go. That seems obvious enough. No questions, no coverage. Launch THAT.

    mojo (a3d457)

  15. The fun part will be watching the grovelling LHMFM concede to these conditions.

    Steve57 (6a0485)

  16. Clearly she learned from Putin during her time as Sec State. “How much can I get away with” is the name of the game. Putin knows the west don’t want war, Hillary(!) knows the press don’t want a Republican.

    scrubone (c3104f)

  17. I wonder what would happen if Fox announced they wouldn’t be reporting on Hillary’s campaign until she started acting like a candidate – i.e. taking questions?

    scrubone (c3104f)

  18. I wonder what would happen if Fox announced they wouldn’t be reporting on Hillary’s campaign until she started acting like a candidate – i.e. taking questions?

    I think Hillary would be pretty happy with that. Now, if CNN said that it would be a problem.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  19. Can you imagine a GOP candidate doing this? The press would pillory them. The main GOP contenders would bring this up in nearly every place the speak. As in “I wonder how you people of the press tolerate the imperial attitude of the Democrat pretender? She has not yet met with the free press of this country. You would never tolerate that arrogance from one of us, why does she get a pass?”

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  20. Did you hear how there was a shell corp. in Sweden for the Clinton Fund to receive funds while the swedes were hoping (and succeeded) to keep the Sec. of State from reprimanding them for doing banned trade with Iran??

    There are reasons she doesn’t want to be asked questions.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  21. I do think that each repub candidate should answer a question at their next outing, then announce they have answered a question and will answer another one after Hillary does. And then at the next outing point out that Hillary still hasn’t, but they will go ahead and answer one anyway.
    And keep doing that, every time, until Hillary answers a question,
    and then make a big deal over how long it took.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  22. Clearly this tempest in a teapot hinges on what the definition of ‘interview'(and, for that matter, ‘is’) is.

    DNF (208255)

  23. At least the issue of using her personal server versus a putatively secure government server has resolved in her favor.

    Check recent Clinton Foundation pass thru contributions to the PRC.

    DNF (208255)

  24. This isn’t really a knock against Hillary! Clinton.

    She’s doing what any canny politician, cruising to an uncontested primary nomination, would do if he or she could get away with it. And Hillary! can.

    This is an indictment of the people who vote Democratic.

    Did I say “people”? Sorry, I meant sheeple. They’re bound and determined to continue inflecting on the rest of us the government they deserve.

    Beldar (fa637a)

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