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The Right Stuff

A politics blog by Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson's baseball card - if he had one - would report he throws left, writes right. In his columns and blog, "The Right Stuff," southpaw Jackson provides insight into the evolving human condition from a distinctly conservative point of view.

Contradiction personified

OK, as we were reminded this morning on “Fox News Sunday,” the same speaker who said, famously, “[T]he fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?” followed up in her very next breath with this:

“It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again.”

Hmmm. “Planet” Hillary Clinton would have us dismiss the prelude and the context while drawing up an action plan. Is that how it works in the real world?

More’s the pity, in that dreamy place populated by the millions who ache to address her as Madame President, this plain contradiction was regaled as smackdown genius.