Last night, Truman and I settled down to watch the latest news on Iraq’s meltdown and instead stumbled upon an hourlong CNN infomercial for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. A fawning Christiane Amanpour made polite chit-chat with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee (who else is it gonna be?) during a TV town hall and asked nary a tough question about the things the American public most want her to address, particularly the Benghazi terrorist attack that left four Americans dead. Here’s my favorite quote from the former Secretary of State, which in typical Washington fashion said absolutely nothing:
“I’m still looking for answers because it was a confusing and difficult time.”
Predictably, she faced slightly tougher questioning from Greta Van Susteren and Bret Baier during her interview with Fox News, which grilled her about a number of topics including Syria, the Bergdahl prisoner swap, NSA’s peeping toms, the jailed Marine in Mexico and the IRS scandal.
As media critic Howard Kurtz said, the political leviathan emerged unscathed. I guess people like playing softball in the summer.
That was enough talk for Truman, who typically doesn’t pay attention to the presidential race until the September before the election. He shrugged, yawned and flipped the channels to this understated music video, which gives us this week’s Hump Day Song.