In April of 1996, William Safire described Hillary Rodham Clinton as a “congenital liar.” If anything, his diagnosis has been confirmed and expanded again and again.
“Hildebeeste” claimed in April 1995 that she had been named Hillary in honor of New Zealand apiarist Sir Edmund Hillary, who, with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, had conquered Mount Everest on 29 May 1953. Hillary Rodham, however, having been born 26 October 1947, was already 5 ½ years old at the time of the Kiwi’s feat.
Later whoppers by Hillary include the lost 30,000+ government e-mails, landing under sniper fire, the video that ignited the Benghazi attack, the uranium sale to Russia, the missing Rose Law Firm papers, etc. A semanticist would challenge the statement, “I don’t exactly remember ….” since it could pass a polygraph screening. An inquisitive prosecutor should ask, “Can you generally recall ….?”
A physician once asked in the written medical history I had to fill out, “Do you own a gun?” Of course, I wrote down, “No.” It is true; I do not own A gun.” I can swear to that statement, since I respect the rules of English grammar. A semanticist would agree with my statement.
Her new book, What Happened, blames dozens of persons or organizations for her defeat in the last presidential elections…except for the real reason: nobody wants a liar in the White House. If the old insult, “Liar, liar, pants on fire!” were applied to Hillary, it would result in a major conflagration, given the rotundabundant size of her derrière.
J-P. A. Maldonado