Several blogs and forums have posted links to this Politico article suggesting that Hillary Rodham Clinton, powerhouse extraordinaire, star of the global stage, straight-talker, charmer of heads of state the world over, and, to us, Head Homegirl, might somehow be eclipsed by super-envoys brought aboard at State on her initiative for her own very good and clear reasons. So after I say *voice of Lucy Van Pelt*
“THAT’S THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING I’VE EVER HEARD!” Let me say “That’s the MOST ridiculous thing I have ever heard!”
1. As I said, the super-envoys were Hillary’s idea, dammit! With the emphasis in foreign relations shifting from the Pentagon to State and diplomacy, she realized that regions at risk required special attention and monitoring and came up with this brilliant idea! And it IS a brilliant idea! Give her credit for that!
2. If the super-envoys were getting a ton of press coverage, I might understand the line of reasoning here, but they are not! Only nerdy people like me and the people who read the stuff that people like me write really know THAT there are super-envoys and who they are.
3. The “shadows” are part and parcel of the smoke and mirrors that we have long seen used against Hillary by the mainstream media. People (the general public) see and know about what the msm covers. That the msm gives only minimal coverage to Hillary, and to ANYTHING at State, lies at the bottom of the obscurity they then point to. How many Americans knew she attended an OAS conference prior to meeting up with Obama in Cairo (for his momentus speech)? How many knew that between El Salvador and Honduras she was reported on Twitter as having met, in Cuba, with Fidel (twice)? How many knew that the morning she was shown in that red jacket (seen above) making statements about Iran and North Korea she was on her celebrated (in Canada, anyway) first diplomatic visit to our neighbor to the north standing on The Rainbow Bridge?
I’ll tell you. Few! Why? Because msm neglected to cover any of that or explain where she was or why she was there.
So I need to ask: What shadows? What kind of eclipse is this? In a lunar eclipse, the shadow of the earth passes over the moon by getting between the moon and its source of light, the sun. In a solar eclipse, the orbit of the moon causes it to pass in front of the shining sun in the daytime when the sunlight usually lights a hemisphere of the earth causing temporary darkness in the daytime.
The light emanates from Hillary. She does not reflect anyone’s light, and she is no moon orbiting around any third-rate planet. She is a center. People orbit around her. Some of those people are her super-envoys, others are staffers and Foreign Service Officials at State, supporters, friends, colleagues, family, etc. and some are the media. If the crummy little media-moon decides to place itself between Hillary and one of these planets, the American public, let’s say, well then she may be eclipsed, but who is blocking her light? The very same scoundrels who say she is eclipsed!
So yes, we are in another mean season, or perhaps the old one never ended. And the sport of the season appears to remain unchanged. Hillary-bashing has not subsided.
But if the msm thinks it is going to use our Homegirl as a piñata, the Homegirls will once again beat them back and knock them out of their evil orbit. We have tools other than pots, and pans, and rolling pins. We have blogs, forums, and Twitter. By now, we trust you understand that you cannot control that.
Hillary is an outstanding Secretary of State doing an exemplary job at a very difficult time. The fact that she really ought to have stayed home for two weeks following surgery and instead went back to work after two days speaks volumes. She is a fine, dedicated public servant. The Homegirls (and Homeboys) will blog, and comment, and tweet and RT (retweet) this message.
Step away from Hillary’s orbit!~ We have control of the remote, and we know who your sponsors are!