Ed Driscoll

Maybe She's Working The Nightshift, Answering All Those 3:00 AM Calls

“Where Oh Where Is Hillary?”, Jennifer Rubin asks:

Nile Gardiner at the Daily Telegraph writes: “The White House should send a search party to track down Hillary Clinton. America’s foreign policy chief has been missing from the world stage for several days, and has become as elusive as the Scarlet Pimpernel at the height of the French Revolution.”

Come to think of it, we haven’t seen or heard from her since the Flight 253 bombing attack. Nada on the issue of the State Department’s own role in the security debacle that allowed the Christmas Day bomber to get onto the plane. (As Elliott Abrams noted, “His multiple-entry visa to the U.S. was not canceled by State, not even after his own father alerted U.S. Embassy officials in Nigeria of the danger he might present.”) And not a peep on Iran. The “Where in the World is the Secretary” locator (I am not making this up) on the State Department website puts her in the environs of Washington D.C.

Maybe she is hiding at home, assuming, correctly, that anyone who shows up on camera (e.g., Janet Napolitano, the president) gets savaged. Maybe she is the fall-gal when we get the “how we messed up” report. (Prediction: It won’t say that treating terrorists like criminal defendants or releasing terrorists to Yemen is a problem.) Or perhaps she is studying up on the 2010 senate and gubernatorial races. There must be a race in some state she could run in and win, right? After all, she is the most admired woman in America (well, she’s in a statistical tie with Sarah Palin). She might not stay that way if she hangs out with the Obami much longer.

Speaking of the last item, Don Surber has a headline titled, “Sarah Palin, Man of the Year.”

Man? I’m sure we’ll all end up wearing NHS-style little round John Lennon glasses, but will Obamacare cover eye exams as well?

(Time magazine, during the glory days — or at least the saner days — of the Luce years, routinely gave the winner of its “…of the Year” award the title of “Man of the Year” or “Woman of the Year” as appropriate, before the PC police made them switch to the bland, unisex “Person of the Year.”)