On Jan. 6, 2008, speaking to an adoring audience in Hampton, then Senator and former First Lady Hillary Clinton dismissively said this about Russian president Vladimir Putin:
“Most leaders are not going to make decisions based on their personal relationships. You know, this is the president [referring to George W. Bush] that looked into the soul of Putin [and liked what he saw]. I could have told him this was a KGB agent and by definition he doesn’t have a soul. [Audience titters] It’s a waste of time, right?” [Audience titters]
“At least the state figure should have a head,” that is, a secretary of state should have better sense.
Five years ago, if I said the President of Russia would comport himself in a classier fashion than an American president, would you have believed me?
As for Hillary saying “Most leaders are not going to make decisions based on their personal relationships,” she must not mean her husband Bill. [Snark]
From Britannica Concise Encyclopedia‘s entry on Hillary Rodham Clinton:
When her husband became president (1993), she wielded power and influence almost unprecedented for a first lady.
- “Bombshell: Long-time Clinton associate says he killed people for Bill & Hillary,” Oct. 13, 2013.
- “Hillary Clinton treated Secret Service like servants,” March 11, 2012.
- “Papers of closest friend show Hillary Clinton to be ruthless & vengeful,” Feb. 10, 2014.
- “Hillary Clinton was fired for lying when she was 27 years old,” Jan. 19, 2014.
H/t FOTM’s josephbc69