'Hard Choices': Hillary perfects her political jiujitsu moves

She fell and hurt her head, but Hillary Clinton’s chutzpah survived intact. In her latest defense of Benghazi, the former secretary of state comes awfully close to making herself the fifth victim.

Not to worry -- Libyan terrorists aren’t stalking her. It’s those evil Republicans and some in the media who are playing politics with the deadly attack that’s got her claiming to be a target.


“I will not be a part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans,” she writes in her new book. “It’s just plain wrong, and it’s unworthy of our great country. Those who insist on politicizing the tragedy will have to do so without me.”

She surely wrote that passage herself because only a Clinton would dare attempt such political jiujitsu. Her career was created out of the ashes of Monicagate, and playing the victim card has been her serial response to criticism ever since. When trouble is brewing, she invariably spies a vast right-wing conspiracy hiding in the bushes.

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