It’s difficult for us idle retirees to imagine how anyone’s itinerary for any period of time could run to over 11,000 pages, but Hillary Clinton has just released one, finally.
My first thought was of the old lawyer’s trick of drowning the opponents in paper when they insist you produce such-and-such document. “Okay, you win. Here it is, somewhere in these 11,000 pages.”
Then I wondered how long it would take reporters to go through all that paper and come up with something they deemed newsworthy. It didn’t take long. Already we know that a lot of the text has been redacted. Hmm. Okay, you wouldn’t want to release private phone numbers or something like that. But come on, it’s an itinerary! How damning could it be? You don’t put state secrets in a schedule. Do you?
And then, voila! Over at The Nation, John Nichols finds that Hillary never opposed NAFTA. Never. Not ever. And yet she has insisted throughout her campaign that she has always been a critic of NAFTA.
Oh, snap! Who’d have guessed? Who’d have believed a candidate for president would … as Nichols so delicately puts it … lie?
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