News behind the news. This picture is me (white spot) standing on the bridge connecting European and North American tectonic plates. It is located in the Reykjanes area of Iceland. By-the-way, this is a color picture.
Sometimes writing a blog can be discouraging. There is so much information on the Internet, and it is difficult to figure out what is true and what is not. I have a few sources I trust more than others, but sometimes the sources I rely on less than others turn out to be surprisingly accurate. I have a feeling that may be the case when the Benghazi attack is finally sorted out.
Real Clear Politics posted a video on Friday of an Ed Klein interview talking about the fact that the embassy in Benghazi was denied extra security. Here is the video:
This is the silly season. It is ten days before the election. Trying to figure out the antics of the Clintons and the Obamas is like trying to figure out the poison scene in “The Princess Bride.” (If you are one of the three people in America who have never seen that movie, rent it. It is a wonderful story.) The antics of these people could easily give you a serious headache.
The shoes are continuing to drop in this story. The one thing I think I can safely say is that we will not know the truth before the election. I am not even sure we will know the truth after the election.
My heart goes out to the families of those lost in Benghazi. Every day they have to deal with all the confusion surrounding the loss of their loved ones. We need to remember them as the story continues.
But Clinton, exhausted from four years of international travel and diplomacy, shrugged off the suggestion to lay the groundwork for her own 2016 bid with her husband at her side, according to author Ed Klein.
“As recently as a couple of weeks ago, the White House was putting out feelers to see if Hillary Clinton was interested in replacing Joe Biden on the ticket,” Klein told Secrets. “Bill Clinton, I’m told, was urging his wife to accept the number two spot if it was formally offered. Bill sees the vice presidency as the perfect launching pad for Hillary to run for president in 2016.”
I think Hillary made the right decision. If the polls are any indication of anything, there is no way President Obama wins a second term in an honest election. It would not do Hillary any good to be on a losing ticket. If President Obama wins a second term, it is quite possible that some of his policies would be well outside the mainstream of America. President Obama’s comment to Russian President Medvedev (rightwinggranny.com) about having more flexibility during his second term is not comforting.
The video included in the article adds some details:
There are only 20-some days to change the ticket. This may be interesting.