Perhaps the single most prominent characteristic of Hillary Clinton is her dishonesty. She seems to be incurably allergic to the truth. She lies about small things (her Hillary namesake) and she lies about big things (Benghazi, emails, and too many other scandals).
Given a choice, she will choose the lie. The truth would torpedo her goals. And so she parses the truth and twists the facts to hide her actions and often does lies to pander to whomever she might be speaking.
Charlie Crist has the same malady. He has run as a Republican and as a Democrat in Florida. He has flip flopped so many times on so many issues he resembles a chameleon. He thinks Hillary is honest. His audience thinks that’s funny.
It is truly frightening that anyone running for office could say Hillary is honest with a straight face.
CHARLIE CRIST VOUCHES FOR HILLARY’S HONESTY; HILARITY ENSUES
FROM POWERLINE: BY PAUL MIRENGOFF, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Who is the biggest charlatan in American politics today? Once, I would have said John Edwards, but he’s out of the game (as far as I know).
One might have thought that, like John Edwards, Crist is out of the game. After all, he’s run unsuccessfully for Senator and Governor in the past six years.
Think again. Crist is running for the House in Florida’s 13th congressional district. He’s trying to unseat Rep. David Jolly.
Larry Sabato rates the race “leans Democratic.” Shocking. Had I realized this two weeks ago, I probably would have recommended Jolly to my colleagues as one of our Power Line picks.
Crist and Jolly debated earlier this week. During the debate, Crist, a former Republican, explained why he intends to vote for Hillary Clinton for president. He stated:
- I am proud of Hillary Clinton. I think she’s been a very good secretary of state, a very good senator from the state of New York. The thing I like most about her is I believe she is steady, I believe that she is strong, I believe that she is honest, and I look forward to voting for her.
Whereupon the Tampa audience burst into laughter.
Watch for yourself.