Oh please oh please oh please!

Daily Caller:

Author Ed Klein: As Benghazi blame nears Hillary, Clintons grow furious

With tensions between President Obama and the Clintons at a new high, former President Bill Clinton is moving fast to develop a contingency plan for how his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, should react if Obama attempts to tie the Benghazi fiasco around her neck, according to author Ed Klein.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Klein said sources close to the Clintons tell him that Bill Clinton has assembled an informal legal team to discuss how the Secretary of State should deal with the issue of being blamed for not preventing the Benghazi terrorist attack last month.

White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters during a press conference Friday that responsibility for the consulate in Libya fell on the State Department, not the White House.

If blame for the security failures falls to Hillary Clinton, Klein said, it’s possible that she would even consider resigning over the issue.

“Bill is working on a number of strategies about what Hillary ought to do. He’s even gone so far as to play with various doomsday scenarios including up to the idea that Hillary would consider resigning over the issue if the Obama team tries to use her as a scapegoat,” Klein told TheDC in an interview.

Klein — the best-selling author of the Amateur, a book on President Obama — elaborated on his reporting in an op-ed for The Daily Caller.

As of Friday afternoon, the White House, the State Department and the former president’s office did not return requests from The Daily Caller for comment on Klein’s reporting.

But as for the chance that Hillary Clinton would resign, Klein said in the interview: “At this moment, it appears unlikely that she’s going to do that. I mean that would be an extreme step for her to take.”

“Not only would it be hard to predict how it would play out as far as Hillary is concerned in the future, but it would certainly damage Obama’s chances for re-election if she resigned,” he said.

This is too good to be true but DAYUM! I hope it is. That would be ultimate fuck-you if right before the election Hillary announced she was resigning and spilled the beans on Obama. She could throw Obama’s ass under the bus and sail off into the sunset.

Just thinking about it is making me woozy.

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93 Responses to Oh please oh please oh please!

  1. myiq2xu says:

    I want to see Obama not just defeated but discredited and humiliated.

    Please God, I’ll start going to church again if you grant me this prayer.

    • myiq2xu says:

      I’m thinking of going Mormon anyway.

    • Simofish says:

      Oh. Me too. I can’t wait NOT to hear another peep from the media about him and just hear about President Romney.

    • threewickets says:

      Yes this is getting spicy, and that Hillary statement at the press briefing is interesting. There’s a bit of extra precision and emphasis when she says, “Ambassador Rice had the same information as every other senior official.” If Hillary were mainly covering her own ass, I personally don’t think she would go this far, and I don’t think the Admin would wait this long to throw her under the bus. The other wrinkle of course is 2016. I don’t know if she’ll run, but she’s probably for now the biggest potential obstacle to a two term presidency for Romney, and the Republicans know that. The only thing I’m certain of is that BO as always will be looking out for his own interest first and last.

    • I think you’re going to get it. 330+ electoral votes and a seven point national spread will be pretty humiliating.

      Personally I intend to drive everyone on Facebook crazy with talk of a historic first Mormon president.

      • lorac says:

        It’s better than that!

        Historical first # 1 – first Mormon President (and first Mormon first wife and first Mormon first children and grandchildren!)

        Historical first #2 – first half-black president to lose his second term, awwwwwwwwwww……..

        and maybe, just maybe…. first half-black president to lose his second term in a MAJOR blow out!!!!!!

  2. Simofish says:

    BTW – who do you want to see the SF Giants play in the NLCS?

  3. I want to see Bill Clinton pull the rug out from under Obama right before the election and it costs Obama the election…….

    • bluestate says:

      not clicking a taibbi link, but anyway, biden’s angry, drunk guy at a bar performance (i thought it was a mess, personally) does seem to have pleased the baser instincts of the hardcore left, but at what price?

  4. votermom says:

    For some reason lefty strangers are trying to assign me homework on twitter?

  5. wmcb says:

    I’d love for her to resign at the MOST damaging time for him. Some of you may remember that I’ve said before my dream was always for her to walk out very publicly around, oh, say, a week before the election.

    I know it would destroy the party with a rift, but she and Bill need to realize that unless a clean break is made w the vile progs, and the party wrested back into saner hands, their party is DEAD anyway. I say go quietly nuclear on Obama’s ass. The power and clout and influence of the Clintonite faction is already vastly diminished. If they keep playing footsie with this asshole and his Chicago crew, then they are NOT going to have the clout to rebuild anything after he’s gone. It will be too late. The prog takeover will be permanent, and Clinton centrism will be a footnote.

    • angienc says:

      I’d love for her to resign at the MOST damaging time for him. Some of you may remember that I’ve said before my dream was always for her to walk out very publicly around, oh, say, a week before the election.

      As I wishcasted in the previous thread before this one went up– the day before the foreign policy debate (October 22, 2012) would be good for me.

  6. angienc says:

    Now THAT is what I’m talking about!

  7. HELENK says:

    I would love to see Hilary stand up and shout out loud
    backtrack you are a lying useless ass and I have proof

  8. carol haka says:

    I pray for the truth! And Obama and michelle embarrassed and cuffed at the white house. No fucking week long funeral when they drop dead of natural causes after a long miserable life. And then straight to hell! 👿

  9. Did you see this ad? bwahahahahahahaha….

  10. I’ll join in the prayers- what the heck its October- Blessed Mother and St Jude help us!

  11. HELENK says:

    stolen from a commenter at NO Quarter

  12. dailypuma says:

    Does the U.S. have the capacity to protect every embassy in every country at the same time? Or is the fairer question, did they have the resources to protect the embassies in the middle east all at the same time?

  13. HELENK says:


    it’s not backtrack’s fault that everybody lied about benghazi

  14. myiq2xu says:

    My mom called.

    Mom: “Did you watch that debate last night?”

    Me: “Yeah, why?”

    Mom: “Was Joe Biden laughing a lot or something?”

  15. Jen the Michigander says:

    Another factor is all this talk about how the consulate in Benghazi was really a CIA outpost. That explains a lot, especially the secrecy and all the conflicting stories.

  16. carol haka says:

    eric Bolling hjust said what Biden did last night was illegal regarding benghazi.

  17. wmcb says:

    OT, but I think little guy Sam Ryan is winning hearts and minds of the press corps. Tons of them keep tweeting pics of him and comments. He marched off the plane with his finger stuck through an orange, holding it up like a scepter, he’s all over the plane chatting with the reporters, or hamming in his WI cheesehead hat. He is too stinking cute with his little buzzcut!

  18. Constance says:

    I have heard a few comments about some people who were wounded in the Libya terrorist attack. So how many people is that, who were they in terms of what was there job, why were they there. How wounded are these people, what is their story, where are they recovering? I honestly would worry about my safety if I were these folks as it would be better for the Obots if they were never able to tell their story.

  19. Like everyone else. I hope this happens, too, but considering the source it’s a lot of wishcasting. Not to bury the buzz or anything.

    I’m going to bed. We got a new Serta iComfort Savant king sized bed delivered Thursday and I have it all to myself tonight while the hubby works. We’re calling it The Mafia Bed. Once you’re in, you can’t get out. It’s as tall as my belly button, which is a real change from the mattress on the floor we were using before. I’ll see y’all tomorrow, if I can escape it.

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    Barack Obama, let me introduce you to your very own private nightmare…..

  21. DM says:

    I said something about this on the other thread. Hillary is responsible for protecting her assets, and if Obama says it’s her fault, she will have to deal with a very difficult situation. As I understand, the complex housed the other government agency. I’m guessing that the agency didn’t want to call attention that there were valuable assets in a consulate that didn’t have an ambassador, and it may have nixed more security. That’s why we’re left with “we don’t have the full picture” and we’ll never know what happened. The enemy must have known, but Americans will never be told that the other agency was there. It’s not how the government operates.

    Here is what happened during Issa’s hearing.


    • DM says:

      Btw, I think Obama is being chicken shit by blaming Hillary if the responsibility for securing the assets of the other agency was not Hillary’s responsibility. I hope she fights back.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Milbank is full of shit as usual. First of all there are CIA operatives in most or all of our embassies and consulates. The terrorists knew what their targets were, so there is no cover left to blow. The hearing wasn’t revealing anything that hadn’t already been reported in the news.

      Notice that there is no sourcing for the article. My guess would be that the administration is leaking the CIA story to muddy the water and justify secrecy.

      • swanspirit says:

        Many years ago , I had a friend , who was born here and raised in Greece . He was my landlord . and then became a good friend and mentor .He had worked in the embassy in Iran before the hostages were taken . SO , when the hostages were taken , and it went on for a while , I asked him if the accusations of spying were bogus. He said , if you work in the embassy , you’re a spy .

        • DM says:

          We know that. But it’s my understanding that the security of the embassy assets are the responsibility of the State Department. Does that include the security of those who are strictly assets of the agency? That doesn’t seem reasonable.

      • DM says:

        You are right about Milbank, but my thinking is that if the consulate had only Libyan employees (the ambassador is stationed in Tripoli and he wasn’t supposed to be in Benghazi), and the only Americans were agency assets, it’s possible that it was the agency nixed the request for more security.

        • DM says:

          I don’t know if the story by Batchelor is true, but it doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility either. I know I’ve read that the State Department was surprised to find out that the ambassador was in Benghazi. (no link because I don’t remember where I read it)

          This reporting is consistent with information given to me since Thursday 13 September, when I learned just before going on Larry Kudlow’s CNBC show to report that Ambassador Stevens was lured to Benghazi


        • threewickets says:

          Dana “Bitch Beer” Milbank is the Admin’s human leak. That is his role.

        • Constance says:

          Considering this Other Government Agency theory, how come reporters are saying there are still papers blowing around and the Ambassadors diary was found by a reporter, wouldn’t you think the people from the OGA would have rushed around and secured the crime scene and any important papers as soon as possible especially if it was still a top secret location. Or was every government employee in the area wiped out in which case are we sure 4 people were killed or were there maybe more. It has been a month, how secret can a blown up building be at this point, how could it possibly be useful in the future and if it isn’t useful in the future why does it have to be kept secret?

        • DM says:

          Constance, every American left Benghazi. The complex was deserted after the attack. I think you are right that the OGA would have gone and picked up their sh*t, but maybe it was too risky if the OGA couldn’t get any security if the Libyans were not trustworthy. Let’s not forget that betrayal by Libyan guards is something that’s very possible.

        • Karma says:

          The computer guy Smith posted to his gamer buddies that someone who was ‘police’ and guarded the place was taking pictures. So they were definitely betrayed along with the second location.

          And an early report stated that Amb Stevens was in Benghazi due to a ‘community center’ opening. Which seemed odd considering the hotbed of terrorism location, but who knows, it might have been a lure for the Amb, another CIA cover location, or really a community center. Whatever the truth is, I have yet to see or hear the ‘community center’ excuse reported again.

          Several google searches have turned up nothing over the days but someone else heard/read it too.


        • Karma says:

          Posted previously but just in case someone missed it.

          (12:54:09 PM) vile_rat: assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures

          A tribute to Smith from one of his gaming buddies at the link as well.


      • DM says:

        According to Rice, the two Seals that died were there for “security”, but not the ambassador’s security. Did the agency have it’s own security and was that supposed to take care of the consulate too?

      • Karma says:

        Nah, Obama would never try and muddy the waters with bs or Milbank. They have a transparency award. /s

        Seriously though, if this gets too close to Obama, you know the state secrets excuse will be dusted off again.

    • Constance says:

      Very interesting. However you still can’t tell a ridiculous pack of lies to Americans and expect us to just vapidly suck up the BS, although all the news media except FOX was happy as hell to do just that. This happened on 9-11 and was obviously a terrorist attack, and act of war not a random demonstration. I agree this story is smoke being blown by the Administration to obscure the truth.

      It is significant that Hillary was not the one out spreading the Administration line of BS 5 days after the attack, that means she (and Bill) did not approve of the action that was going down and was insulating herself from it. Her comment today that “Rice had the same information every other senior administration member had” is throwing them all under the bus. People now are interpreting it to mean they all thought it was a random demonstration about a film. What it probably actually means is they all knew it was a terrorist attack immediately and decided to lie about it to cover their own asses.

    • Constance says:

      Also the conference call held by Hillary’s group this week where she left FOX news off the call….She was covering her ass legally there but because Dimocrats foam at the mouth over FOX she left them off so she wouldn’t be accused of consorting with the enemy of Democrats or being a whistleblower (because there are still some idiots in the Administration who think they are going to get away with this half assed deception). This call is probably far more significant than it seems now. I wouldn’t have thought she was going to run for President in 2016 but this seems like a lot of maneuvering just to preserve a legacy reputation. She has no intention of going down with the ship.

  22. angienc says:

    BTW – a *real* possibility here (which goes against Hillary throwing Obama under the bus) is that Obama has something on her (or Bill). As my mom reminded me tonight when I talked to her, it’s Obama’s M.O. to “get dirt” on people & use it against them. My mom is 100% convinced this is what happened with Hillary/Bill — in her words “There is no way Hillary Clinton went from ‘Shame on you Barack Obama’ in the primary to ‘Sure, I’ll be your SoS.'” without Obama holding something really damaging over her head” — and I think my mom makes a very good point there as it would explain a lot.

    So, lets not get our hopes up too much.

    • pipermn says:

      I’ve been saying that for a while to friends and other bloggers but that has been dismissed as being silly and false. In complete agreement with your mother.

      • DM says:

        Count me as one of those who dismisses that.

        • Underwhelmed says:

          Because Obama wouldn’t, or because there’s no dirt?

        • threewickets says:

          Because Hillary wouldn’t. Not sure anybody would do the SoS job because they were forced into it, even if they were capable. It’s a ridiculously grueling job. Christ, can we keep the tinfoil in the vicinity of planet earth.

        • angienc says:

          Excuse me 3 wickets — there is plenty of evidence starting from his first election to labeling Bill Clinton a “racist” that Obama plays very dirty such that this is most certainly NOT tinfoil territory & the fact that you think it is shows that you are not paying attention. Who said Hillary was FORCED to take the SoS job? The SoS spot was the CARROT along with whatever the STICK was to force her to drop the convention floor fight & to have Bill campaigning for Obama. So unless & until you can think things through based on what is demonstrably known for it ALL to make sense, keep your insults to yourself.

        • threewickets says:

          Was half joking Angie, sorry. I think they both make their own choices, and they’re loyal to the Democratic Party to a fault, with or without BO.

        • DM says:

          I think all dirt from the Clintons is out. They’ve been in the public light for so long, and hated for too long to have anything of importance now. I think Obama is capable and willing to dig up dirt, but if he had any, Hillary would not have been able to stay in the primary to the end. Obama would have leaked that dirt as quickly as he could. Hillary lost the nomination because the party insiders abandoned her, not because Obama had anything on her.

          I’m convinced that she got the SoS because she made a deal when both met at the Feinstein house. To support and campaign for Obama Hillary got the cabinet of her choice. But I also think she believed that Obama might give her the VP, but that was nixed by Jarret. To support my view is that Kerry thought he had the SoS spot, but he got nothing for his early support.

  23. DandyTiger says:

    OT: There has been a lot of attention to Proverbs 29:9 from yesterday’s debate. Here’s from the New International Version: “If a wise person goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.” Sounds a bit like Biden as it turns out. 🙂

  24. myiq2xu says:

    The Cardinals just scored twice and tied it up in the 9th. 7-7

  25. wmcb says:

  26. cj says:

    Watch Lanny Davis, Carville & the rest of the Clinton posse. If Bill’s decided to go to war with Obama, we should see a shift in talking points from his old crew.

    The clock’s ticking though. If Obama’s reelected, all of Bill’s powerplays are gone.

  27. Constance says:

    You know I think Romney/Ryan are receiving security briefings now and have been for a few weeks. So they must know what is going down and they don’t consider it enough of a security threat to pretend there is no Libya story problem. I need to look at Ryan’s face again when he is looking at Biden repeating the Obot version of the Libya attack during the debate. Ryan did have that sort of “you lying sack of shit I can’t believe you’re sticking to this story” look on his face while Biden was talking. This might explain that weird outburst of Stephanie’s where she blamed Romney/Ryan. She thinks they are the source of leaks and stories because they know what’s up.

  28. Lulu says:

    Bill is lawyering up for Hillary. Why? The only thing I can think of is to determine what can be divulged and how without violating secrecy laws. Rice is a cabinet level officer and does not report to Hillary at State as Obama made it that for the first time so essentially it is a parallel and rival foreign policy office run out of the WH to further their looney pie in the sky election themes and personal fantasies.

    Obama permeates cabinet level agencies with his unqualified political/criminal flunkies. We saw it with the Department of Energy and how they forced the bogus green tech loans though past every legal safeguard. Lamb and Kennedy who testified at the hearing did not deny additional security on their own. Someone up the food chain told them to do it. Either Hillary rats them out or Issa keeps working his way up the shit chain and he already has the memos. This is so foul that the investigation will continue irregardless of who wins the election.

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