Dr. Bob Diagnoses Hillary
How to describe the malady that has befallen, beset, assailed, and deviled Hillary Rodham and is preventing her from testifying on the Benghazi Massacre…
In keeping with the highest medical standards [yes, I have been in the meds cart again], let me list the ways: Mzzz. Rodham’s illness is tactful, politic, sensitive, subtle, delicate, polite, discreet, prudent, adept, considerate, judicious…in other words ‘diplomatic’, as my colleague Dr. John Bolton explains [tip of the fedora to Memeorandum]:
Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton suggested Monday that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is trying to avoid testifying about the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, by coming down with what he called "a diplomatic illness."
Clinton was scheduled to testify this week before a House panel and to present an independent report on the incident. The report, which she received on Monday, will still be presented to congressional leaders in a closed door session Wednesday. But the secretary won’t be there because of a concussion she suffered during a fainting spell this past weekend brought on by the flu.
"I think she will have to testify at some point," Bolton told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Monday evening, suggesting that her illness excuse was somewhat suspect.
"You know, every foreign service officer in every foreign ministry in the world knows the phrase I am about to use. When you don’t want to go to a meeting or conference, or an event, you have a ‘diplomatic illness,’ Bolton told Van Susteren. "And this is a diplomatic illness to beat the band.
"I certainly hope it was nothing serious, but this was revealed in a way that I think was not transparent," Bolton continued. "And I think there is an obligation here, especially if Secretary Clinton decides to run for president, to indicate what happened. She may not be testifying this week, but she will not escape it forever."
On that last point, my distingushed colleague and I disagree because I beleive she, indeed, may be able to avoid testifying if she finds the right physician to declare her having been, in reality, insane since she stopped being a Goldwater Girl and became a Leftist.