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Is The Presidency Now Merely A Prize

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In a blog post about the Comey Congressional testimony this morning, Guy Benson points to this humdinger of a tweet:

That has me thinking about how Americans fundamentally look at high office anymore.  Why would anyone that lacks such understanding want such a job?  Are these jobs now viewed as some sort of award or prize?  Is it now more important who gets the job than what the job performance is?

It is fair to say that in a position like SoS a lot of detail has to be delegated.  But I would think that if a document came to me with a strange marking on it, I’d start asking questions even if I did not understand the markings.  And if I then learned my staff was not maintaining classification properly in communicating with me that I would act.  I am not saying she has to understand every category and sub-category of document classification, but come on.

Every time I dip into this story one thing becomes abundantly clear – Hillary Clinton was not up to the job.  So maybe she wasn’t trying to breach security, she still did not do any of the things that are fundamental to the head of the Department of State, intentions notwithstanding.

She failed.

And now the nation considers promoting her? Based on what?


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