Hillary Clinton’s diplomacy gig continues to founder as the Foggiest Bottom in memory can’t seem to take the time to research the nations http://americaswatchtower.com/2009/03/06/hillary-clinton-says-americas-democracy-has-been-around-a-lot-longer-than-europes-democracy/ , cultures http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/03/hillary_who_painted_guadalupe.html , languages http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19719.html or dignitaries http://digg.com/d1lpq6 it courts.
The self-proclaimed (or perhaps more accurately, staff-proclaimed) World’s Smartest Woman is certainly setting the bar low. Or perhaps it’s just the arrogance of over-confidence causing our Secretary of State to wade into each new diplomatic encounter completely unprepared. Then again, it might just be a variation of Muhammad Ali’s rope-a-dope http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rope-a-dope tactic: by leading nation’s around the world to believe that we are totally incompetent, we may be able to lull them into making strategic blunders.
In any case, the latest foozle foisted upon us by the current holder of the office first held by Thomas Jefferson involves a bit of misdirection. Reporters calling in to the State Department for briefings were surprised to find that:
Instead of hearing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security Advisor Jim Jones on the other end laying out foreign policy and security threats, reporters were greeted by a recording on a phone sex line.
"Do you have any hidden desires? If you feel like getting nasty, then you came to the right place," said a suggestive-sounding woman. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/
One can only hope this was another blunder and not a career move for Mrs. Clinton. Now if you will excuse me, I am creeped out and need to take a hot shower.