It was all about Pennsylvania. While Pope Francis was spending his last day in Philadelphia, Chuck Todd took us all to Punxsutawney. Groundhog Day is a movie you either love or hate. It gets on my last nerve. If you missed Hillary on Meet the Press, you really did not miss anything except that she looked great in fuschia and laughed a lot in her musical way because what else can one do?
the end of a week wherein she rolled out a plan for reducing
out-of-pocket prescription costs and could no longer hold her silence on
the Keystone XL issue, it was all about the server and the emails.
Again! There are video clips here, and the transcript is here.
revisiting these email and server questions are insufficient blasts
from the past, Hillary was followed by Carly Fiorina who doubled down on
the videos she and the GOP claim are evidence of Planned Parenthood
marketing fetal tissue. Not only is this chorus repeated endlessly
every time Fiorina faces a camera miked up, the strategy is reminiscent
of the video campaign against ACORN that brought that association down in 2010. ACORN was cleared of all wrongdoing too late.
On CNN meanwhile, Bill Clinton, who is kicking off CGI 2015, had to spend a good portion of his time with Fareed Zakaria on GPS
reminding the host that Hillary was subjected to false allegations in
the nineties and every time in every instance was cleared of all
wrongdoing. He also mentioned that she probably has more policies and funding plans out there than all of the other candidates rolled into one. None of this deters the server and email queries.
Later in the day, Pope Francis, during his last mass
in the U.S. delivered a homily that warned against inciting scandal and
encouraged honest cooperation. He urged peace in the home, and I do not
think he was talking only about nuclear families in our individual
homes. Certainly he knows what John Boehner did the day after his visit
to D.C. and why.
I think we were all hoping that this visit and
his messages might clear the air and allow some honest and substantive
discussion of issues. Will there ever be peace in this house?
Meet the Press will continue weekdays at 5 p.m. now, so a second part of
Hillary's interview will air tomorrow. Todd said that will be the
foreign policy portion. Let me guess: Benghazi.