The pictures of Hillary Clinton dancing the night away in Colombia during the Summit of the Americas are now all over Twitter, and were first reported by ABC News:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kicked back Saturday night, dancing and drinking beer at a local hotspot after a day of summit meetings in Cartagena.
The AFP/Getty got images of the Secretary dancing at Café Havana with her hands up in the air and swigging a local brew with friends.
Clinton and President Obama are spending the weekend in the resort town for the Summit of the Americas, along with the leaders of 33 Latin American countries.
The overwhelmingly liberal US media is treating the story as a bit of fun, with the usually austere Mrs Clinton seen as letting her hair down. But I suspect that a lot of US taxpayers will see it differently – as a senior government official having a jolly time on an official overseas junket at taxpayers’ expense. And this was hardly a display of good judgment at a time when nearly 13 million Americans are unemployed, and US soldiers are laying their lives on the line every day in Afghanistan. In an effortless display of leading from behind, Hillary was partying in Colombia while the Taliban were about to launch a wave of terror attacks in Kabul.
It is hard to imagine Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright or Henry Kissinger “livin’ la vida loca” on the world stage. This was less an example of “smart power” than a boozy nightclub audition for the sixth season of Jersey Shore. Hillary Clinton’s Colombian antics are an embarrassment for a high-level cabinet member on official duty, and have lowered the office of Secretary of State. Not exactly the sort of image the federal government should be projecting at a time of widespread public disillusionment with Washington excesses.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???
Hillary was with a group of twelve people. The group ordered a dozen beers, two shots of whiskey and some water. Hillary was photographed drinking a beer. Apparently she danced a little bit too. Hillary stayed there for about 30 minutes before leaving.
Even Reverend Moore would cut her some slack
One of the commenters to the article put it best:
Niles, I feel horribly for you. All of those years at Yale, all of that solemn scholarly achievement, and for what? To spend your working years in the sewer below the Public Square peddling rancid political non-truths? That has to be depressing. At least it helps one understand why you would be so critical of Hillary Clinton, as she actually has the guts to put herself in the real world to try and accomplish positive change, while you collect your paychecks, toss your absurd brickbats, and lament your own unimportance.