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March 17, 2011

Claim: Hillary Clinton Looking For Exits Due To Obama's Vascillation, Indecision

Before getting to the link, the source here -- "The Daily" -- is some kind of i-phone based news-app or something. So there is not some long journalistic tradition at the organization ( whatever that may count for anymore).

On the other hand, the reporter, Joshua Hersh, seems like a conventional, "real" reporter and not some kind of internet hoaxster. His stuff's appeared (according to that Atlantic blurb) in The New Yorker, the New York Times, and the New Republic.

I suppose he might have gotten sloppy or misleading here about what constitutes a real "Clinton insider" in a bid for a Drudge link and big name recognition, but that would seem pretty unproductive, given that he seems to have a genuine career going.

I wanted to check up on all that because this is, as Captain Ed says, "too good to check."

I want to believe.


Fed up with a president “who can’t make his mind up” as Libyan rebels are on the brink of defeat, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is looking to the exits.

At the tail end of her mission to bolster the Libyan opposition, which has suffered days of losses to Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, Clinton announced that she’s done with Obama after 2012 — even if he wins again.

“Obviously, she’s not happy with dealing with a president who can’t decide if today is Tuesday or Wednesday, who can’t make his mind up,” a Clinton insider told The Daily. “She’s exhausted, tired.”

He went on, “If you take a look at what’s on her plate as compared with what’s on the plates of previous Secretary of States — there’s more going on now at this particular moment, and it’s like playing sports with a bunch of amateurs. And she doesn’t have any power. She’s trying to do what she can to keep things from imploding.”

Let me just guess that the Make Believe Media is not going to take this as a jumping-off point for asking if President Final Four is maybe a little scattered, feckless, and indecisive on important matters.


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