Current Wisdom

Current Wisdom

By From the March 2013 issue

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The columnist Dana Milbank goes into the raptures over a shameless drunk’s appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with an obvious hangover, argumentative and indignant, emotional and unruly, all in all overwrought and ready for retirement:

They blamed her mismanagement for the death of Americans in Benghazi, Libya. They accused her of a cover-up. Some even suggested that she faked an illness to avoid testifying about the attack.

On Wednesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton finally had her chance to respond to critics, and the outgoing secretary of state served up a potent brew of righteous outrage.

She began her appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with restraint, and even remorse. She choked up as she described receiving flag-draped caskets at Andrews Air Force Base and hugging relatives of those killed.

But her anger boiled over….
January 24, 2013

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