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January 24, 2013

Clinton's Strong Swan Song

Suzi Parker: "Remember how Hillary Rodham Clinton's critics said she faked her December stomach illness, which included a concussion and a subsequent blood clot, because she was scared to face scrutiny from Congress? As the kids say, whatevs. Hillary conquered Capitol Hill on Wednesday. She looked anything but frightened ... Naturally, the right-wing media went into overdrive about Hillary not caring about four dead Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, because she said, 'What difference, at this point, does it make?' Of course, they must have missed her earlier testimony when her voice cracked with emotion as she described meeting the caskets at Andrews Air Force Base, President Obama by her side."

"For Hillary, the testimony was a triumphant capstone on her term as the chief U.S. diplomat. If Hillary had not dealt with the Benghazi affair before she left office, she could have been viewed as a failure and a weakling. Instead, she came blazing onto Capitol Hill in true Hillary style, concluding the Libya drama on her terms and exiting the Washington stage to regroup for her next adventure -- a new book, global speeches or a presidential run."

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