“You just have to sort of figure out how to — getting back to that word, “balance” — how to balance the public and the private efforts that are necessary to be successful, politically, and that’s not just a comment about today…. I mean, politics is like sausage being made. It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be. But if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.”
—-Hillary Clinton, in a quote from one of those speeches she got $225,000 to make, for the National Multi-Housing Council, 4/24/13
We all knew we would eventually learn what she said in those speeches, didn’t we? It was just a matter of time. Luckily for Hillary, this leak arrived the same day as Trump’s Billy Bush piggery, giving the news media a chance to bury it for a while.
Hillary’s foe Julian Assange released a hacked e-mail from Clinton minion John Podesta. Podesty was flagging sections of various Clinton speeches that might cause trouble for Hillary if they ever became public, so she could have an instant response, that is, spin, ready. (I have to admit, these guys are good.) The heading on this one was,
*CLINTON SAYS YOU NEED TO HAVE A PRIVATE AND PUBLIC POSITION ON POLICY*
We all know what “having both a public and a private position on policy” means., right? It means saying that you favor one thing while knowing that you intend to do something else. It means pretending to stand for one set of principles while actually planning to violate them.
It means lying.
It means lying and feeling good about it.
This tells us all you need to know about Hillary Clinton.
Now we’ll find out what Podesta’s spin is.
17 thoughts on “Unethical Quote Of The Week (Or At Least It Would Be In A Serious Campaign Where The News Media Was Interested In Covering Both Candidates Fairly): Hillary Clinton”
I wish she’d run on what she said to GS et al, i.e. the things she really thinks in “private.” I’d happily vote for her. What ever happened to the notion that the business of America is business? How the hell else does a country pay for anything?
Well, everything said in that quote is 100% accurate. That is how politics work and why good people are turned away from running.
You sound like my wife, Sparty. “They’re all liars. Why do you even expect anything else from politicians.” Sigh.
Can’t wait to hear your comment on the next Hillary piece of honesty, coming right up.
It will have to wait. I am playing uber driver today for my kids’ swim, dance, and art lessons.
Never mind. I checked, and found out that it was a hoax anyway.
I was wondering how long it would take you to blog about this. 🙂
Hillary is a liar and that won’t change.
But now we know what it takes to have Hillary tell the truth. Just pay her $225,000, that’s all. Seems fair.
Bismark on the subject:
“Je weniger die Leute darüber wissen, wie Würste und Gesetze gemacht werden, desto besser schlafen sie nachts.”,
For the Teutonically Challenged :
“The less the People know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they sleep in the night”
Supreme Court of Florida (1958). In re Petition of Edward T. Graham. 104 So. 2d 16.
Context: “In his effort to have the court speculate and prophesy in advance that the Committee will exceed its authority, the appellant appears to have taken his cue from the famous epigram of Bismarck, ‘to retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.'”
It’s a rationalization, of course. Human lives aren’t sausages. The quote trivializes in order to deceive and corrupt.
Of course, as a Lawyer, you’d be used to saying one thing to your client while remaining silent, or perhaps even engaging in terminological inexactitude, towards the press and DA’s office.
If there were no attorney-client privilege, where would you be?
Of course one thing you do admit is that you belong, in a sense, to your client, bought and paid for. Probabky for less than $250,000 an interview though.
Still, a lawyer isn’t allowed to lie or misrepresent facts. Keeping confidences of the client is one thing; lying about your own intentions is something very different.
You’s all are being too harsh.
Is it not possible that she landed in Dallas (the locale for 4/24/13 event) under fierce sniper fire, was ebbulient in recalling she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, plummeted back to earth after finding she was not only dead broke but in debt and couldn’t join the Marine Corps, and then evolved?
What difference, at this point, does it make?
Comment of the campaign.
Even I, a paid operative of the Clinton campaign, thought it was funny.
My inartful use of those few words doesn’t change who I am.
Might you confirm or deny the words “Can’t we just drone this (Schlecht) guy” have/have not come up?