The Fall Guy

Not goodbye, but au revoir. (AP photo)

Not goodbye, but au revoir.
(AP photo)

Monica Crowley details the secret war between the Obamas and the Clintons:

The Clintons have never taken a political hit lying down. But given their weak and panicky reactions to Mr. Obama’s current, well-orchestrated hit on her — the FBI investigation into her alleged mishandling of classified material as secretary of state — they have appeared to passively absorb the escalating attack. Until now.

As he presses his attack, Mrs. Clinton has two choices. Option one: fold early and negotiate a mild end to the investigation in exchange for dropping out of the race. But Mr. Obama is not a forgiving sort, and now that he’s drawn blood, he’s likely to go for the kill.

That suggests that the Clintons are going with option two: fight him — as part of an elaborate, unspoken negotiation between them over their secrets and futures. That requires a plausible defense. Their go-to strategy has always been to blame others, or inanimate objects such as documents, servers, “processes” — and to designate a fall guy (or gal) to take the rap.


Crowley posits that Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff Jacob Sullivan is the prime candidate, since he’s an outsider and the other two candidates, Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, are too wired in to take a fall.

While the MSM might be satisfied letting Sullivan rot to protect the Her Evitableness, he’s small beer as far as the Oval Office is concerned. The goal remains Anybody But Clinton for 2016.

Crowley says the war “won’t end until one side is destroyed,” and I’ll just remind you what Kissinger said about the Iran-Iraq War…

It’s a pity they can’t both lose.


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