Hillary Clinton

Clinton Aide Sid Blumenthal is the Human Equivalent of a Semen-Stained Dress

He is a barely repressed reminder of a dark, gothic past that haunts Hillary Clinton and just won't stay buried.

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If you've been suffering nostalgia for a recent period in American history where the economy was great, tech innovation was largely welcomed with a series of Gee Whiz! smiles, the world was mostly at peace…and the country's leading evangelical preacher promoted a hilariously insane "documentary" that accused the president of the United States of serial murder, I've got good news for you!

With apologies to George Costanza, the '90s are back, baby!

That's almost certainly bad news for Hillary Clinton, who would like to forget that decade, but it's kind of great news for just about everybody else.

For journalists, it gives us endless reasons to sift through "The Decade of the Penis" for all sorts of barely buried treasure. For Clinton's opponents (in both parties), it's an opportunity to bite into her Galactus-sized lead in the 2016 election. For Fox News, VH-1, and other cable TV peddlers of nostalgia, well, the possibilities are endless.

Former Clinton "War Room" strategist and boy wonder George Stephanopoulos is in hot water for failing to disclose the piles of cash he gave to The Clinton Foundation while grilling critics about his former bosses.

A few months ago, we learned that Monica Lewinsky's semen-stained blue dress makes an appearance in Bill Clinton's official portrait at the National Gallery. Interviewed while painting a belly dancer of all things, artist Nelson Shanks copped to laying what is surely one of the greatest Easter Eggs in the history of American art. As he told Philly.com:

The reality is he's probably the most famous liar of all time. He and his administration did some very good things, of course, but I could never get this Monica thing completely out of my mind and it is subtly incorporated in the painting.

If you look at the left-hand side of it there's a mantle in the Oval Office and I put a shadow coming into the painting and it does two things. It actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress that I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there. It is also a bit of a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him.

And so the Clintons hate the portrait.

So much depends on that blue dress, glazed with evidence. It was the physical evidence that forced events even as the Clinton White House was going whole hog on a "nuts and sluts" defense by which it would attack Lewinsky and other women accusing the president of improprieties as candidates for the Giggle Academy.

The latest '90s reanimation is in the barely human form of Sidney Blumenthal, who calls to mind Lord Palpatine, Golem Gollum, and other such characters whose rottenness ultimately overtakes and deforms whatever humanity they once might have possessed. 

Back in the day, Blumenthal was a respected (read: well-connected and establishment) journalist attached to outlets such as The New Republic, where he got his start. Despite a twee exterior and generally prissy demeanor that made Tony Randall seem like the Brawny Paper Towel pitchman in comparison, Blumenthal's nastiness and willingness to fling shit like a howler monkey in heat earned him the sobriquet "Sid Vicious," because, well, you know there's really not much difference between a New Republic and New Yorker kind of guy and the junk-addicted, homicidal bassist for the Sex Pistols, amirite.

Blumenthal tossed in his journalism cred to work for the Clinton White House in roles ranging from what the Wall Street Journal calls "political Svengali to opposition hit man." He was there for the worst times in the Clinton White House and his apparent role in the "nuts-and-sluts" strategy and more led to a phenomenally acrimonious public break with his one-time best buddy, Christopher Hitchens.

Blumenthal is in the news now for shady dealings regarding Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and Libya, where he seems to have been working both sides of the street when it came to the U.S. intervention and later plans for business development.

As The New York Times reports, Blumenthal remained a trusted adviser to Clinton when she was secretary of state, despite not really knowing what the hell he was talking about. 

Mr. Blumenthal sent Mrs. Clinton at least 25 memos about Libya in 2011 and 2012, many describing elaborate intrigues among various foreign governments and rebel factions.

Mrs. Clinton circulated them, frequently forwarding them to Jake Sullivan, her well-regarded deputy chief of staff, and requesting that he distribute them to other State Department officials. Mr. Sullivan often sent the memos to senior officials in Libya, including the ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the 2012 attacks in Benghazi.

In many cases, Mr. Sullivan would paste the text from the memos into an email and tell the other State Department officials that they had come from an anonymous "contact" of Mrs. Clinton.

Some of Mr. Blumenthal's memos urged Mrs. Clinton to consider rumors that other American diplomats knew at the time to be false. Not infrequently, Mrs. Clinton's subordinates replied to the memos with polite skepticism.

And now, Blumenthal is a humanoid semen-stained blue dress, rematerializing into public view and opening not simply whole new cans of worms but vast new territories that are just cans of worms all the way down. This is all to the detriment of Hillary Clinton's reputation and political future. If past performance is any indication, it won't ruin her chances, but it will greatly complicate things. 

As the Journal writes:

Mr. Blumenthal was on the payroll of the Clinton Foundation at the same time he was being paid by groups helping Mrs. Clinton's presidential run, at the same time he was advising a U.S. business seeking Libyan contracts, at the same time he was secretly advising Secretary of State Clinton about Libya. Every top American diplomat apparently needs a good man Friday who no one else knows about….

The news raises questions about whether Mr. Blumenthal's work with Mrs. Clinton at State in any way benefited his private dealings, or how any of it fit into his work for the foundation. Mr. Blumenthal isn't talking, and Mrs. Clinton's emails are still conveniently being vetted for future release by the State Department (at least the ones she didn't erase).

The good ol' Bill Clinton presidency! Talk about the return of the repressed! By the end of his presidency, it was clear that Bill Clinton was like something out of a gothic novel by Faulkner, but who expected it snare a former Goldwater girl from Illinois. But there it is. Hillary's past—both from the 20th century and the 21st—keeps bubbling back up to the surface, like some sort of old corpse that just goddamn refuses to stay weighted down at the bottom of the lake! It's enough to make a person feel sympathy for her, if only she hadn't been implicated in all this for so long.

Check out Camille Paglia's epic rant about Hillary from March 19:

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  1. generally prissy demeanor that made Tony Randall seem like the Brawny Paper Towel pitchman in comparison

    *Stands to applaud*

    1. I wholeheartedly add my applause. This article could be a primer on vigorous, sharp criticism with a side order of pissed off.

      1. Yes, very good piece, Nick.

  2. Clinton Aide Sid Blumenthal is the Human Equivalent of a Semen-Stained Dress

    Something the media will ignore until it’s forced upon them by Rush Limbaugh, Drudge and Fox News?

    1. Nick, you missed the lede. Hillary was passing around Sid’s e-mails to aids and State Department staff as if it were legitimate analysis.

      WTF? If she really thinks he has deep insight then she’s not capable of judging substance and is incompetent.

      Either I’m getting old or people are getting stupider. She seems to me transparently evil and horrible, like she’s not even trying to hide it. How can the voting public even consider her???!!!!!!! (was that enough exclamation points? Too much?)

      1. It is absolutely a function of getting old, the same way every year in high school, freshmen look smaller.

        After the massive savings-and-loan scandal of the early 90s, I (in my early 20s at the time) was convinced that John McCain’s political career was over, over, OVER. . .

        NEVER underestimate the ability of the public to ignore amazingly obvious levels of corruption in the name of political partisanship.

    2. ‘Not Faux News!’ Will be the approved retort of the proggy faithful.

  3. There has been one glaring and overlooked Clinton scandal of the ’90’s. Look closely at Chelsea and tell me she is NOT Vernon Jordan’s spawn.

    1. Now we all know Jordan was playing around, and I don’t know how he kept all those women on the side while winning 6 NBA titles….oh, wait, Vernon Jordan….never mind.

    2. That puffy oversized face is clearly an inheritance from Bill. Sorry, that dog won’t hunt.

    3. I thought her “real father” was supposed to be Webb Hubbell?

      1. I am disappoint. Don’t you people know Chelsea’s real father is Janet Reno?

    4. There has been one glaring and overlooked Clinton scandal of the ’90’s. Look closely at Chelsea and tell me she is NOT Vernon Jordan’s spawn.

      I had the same thought. That picture really makes it clear that she didn’t get any of her looks from Bill Clinton, and doesn’t look enough like her mother to say that she got all her looks from Hillary.

      However, its Webb Hubbell who she looks like, not Vernon Jordan. And Webb and Hillary were in the same law firm at the relevant time.

      http://www.nationalenquirer.co…..s-real-dad

  4. Oh, and the Donks are the Party of Youth? Recycling left overs from the 1990s doesn’t do much for that attempt at branding.

    1. I grew up in Arkansas. They’re leftovers from the 1970s for me.

  5. New NASDAQ highs, low oil prices, deficit falling again, low impact foreign intervention, Clinton splooge – EXACTLY LIKE THE 90s!

    1. Turd:
      “LOOK OVER THERE!”
      Fuck off.

    2. You know you’re retarded, right?

      1. Epi claims it’s not sentient and after yesterdays Weigelplug denials I’m inclined to agree.

        I think that based on it’s not aware that it’s retarded and that it probably makes $9817 dollars a week working from home.

        http://www.buttplugjobs24.com/obamafellator

      2. Why is it the Progtards believe that the dot com boom with all the “associated, never before put together in one place” pile of new technologies was somehow the product of the Clinton admin?

        1. Because you didn’t build that?

          /sarc

          1. To us that’s sarcasm, but THIS IS WHAT PROGTARDS ACTUALLY BELIEVE. That and they think because Al Gore was VP and he invented the internet, then it must be all Clinton’s doing. Plus the bubble broke after he left office, because BOOOOSH!!!11!!!!!

        2. What’s hilarious to me is progs bragging about the stock market when a Democrat is president. When people do the same for a Republican, they are outraged that someone is celebrating the fortunes of the rich while the poor and homeless suffer.

      3. I’m not sure he knows it. Is it possible for someone to be retarded and not actually realize it?

      4. With apologies to Xeones:

        BBBBBBUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTPPPPLLLLLUUUUUUGGGGGG!

    3. “The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources where focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections.”

      1. “Go away! Baitin’!”

    4. “low impact foreign intervention”

      That some new kind of slow moving missile we are droning those godless brown people with?

      1. Well, turd isn’t impacted, therefore….

        1. That means two things.

    5. Stocks are overpriced, oil prices low despite the best efforts of an anti-energy administration, a Republican Congress barely keeping the lid on, and Clintons making us pine for the glory days of Bush. Yep, sounds like the 90s.

    6. BBBUUUUUTTTPPPPLLLLUUUUUUUUG

      1. man, I really should have scrolled down a bit further. also, reply level fail. for me

    7. low impact foreign intervention

      He says that likes its a good thing, rather than an admission of failure.

      Low impact = ineffective, no?

  6. “[…]Mr. Blumenthal was on the payroll of the Clinton Foundation at the same time he was being paid by groups helping Mrs. Clinton’s presidential run, at the same time he was advising a U.S. business seeking Libyan contracts, at the same time he was secretly advising Secretary of State Clinton about Libya.[…]”

    Would that he were only working *two* sides of the street! This guy’s like tulpa^2; how did he keep his identities straight?

  7. I swear, Hillary is going for the “overkill” strategy. Let so many skeletons out at the same time that they all blend together and confuse people and people just get overloaded with scandal and stop caring. Because that sure as fuck seems to be what’s happening.

    Are people even listening to each new scandal as it appears any more?

    1. It’s ‘scandal fatigue’. Besides, Hillary supporters are a very special breed. “Sure she’s corrupt, but she’s a WOMAN! And she’s smart!”

      It’s funny how Hillary supporters tacitly suggest that “smart” is a rare quality in women… So rare in fact, that if you want to elect a “smart” woman, your only choice is Hillary.

      1. It’s not funny, it’s the constant cognitive dissonance TEAM BLUE seems to cultivate. Women are both victims…and super strong! George Bush was a sneering prancing idiot monkey…and an evil genius! Business owners are super greedy…but too stupid to understand how much raising the minimum wage will help them! And so on.

        I’m not sure what it represents, but I can say fairly certainly that it isn’t good.

        1. My question to everyone is: has politics and reporting always been the lowest common denominator of retarded thought or is this something that has just become more prevalent recently.

          1. Yes. Unfortunately.

        2. They have to have both. Their entire identity rests on being intellectually superior AND having a care for other that is so honest it sometimes leads them into naivety. Both are oftentimes demonstrably false, but those are the pillars of the story they tell themselves about themselves.

          1. Yeah, but not only do they lie to themselves, they do it double. They believe contradictory lies at the same time. It’s…weird. How do you do that? I can’t even imagine how. It’s so utterly irrational.

            It’s like saying you believe the sky is both blue and red at the same time. I mean…come on.

            1. not only do they lie to themselves

              I keep meaning to read this. The Hilary presidency will remind me to, I guess.

            2. You and I hang out on this site because we followed our principles to their rational end. If freedom is the best achievable end for people, then let it be maximized. But that way is uncertain and uncertainty is scary. The vast majority of the people who hold those dual lies up just want to be safe and comfortable. The rest are trying to obtain power over others.

            3. Where you fail is in assigning value for an ability to think logicical and to the importance of facts to these people. TEAM BLUE idiots react to facts and logic like vampires react to holy symbols, holy water, or garlic. So you can hold absolutely ludicrous and contradictory beliefs as long as they feel right.

        3. it’s the constant cognitive dissonance TEAM BLUE seems to cultivate. Women are both victims…and super strong! George Bush was a sneering prancing idiot monkey…and an evil genius! Business owners are super greedy…but too stupid to understand how much raising the minimum wage will help them!

          I just wanted to repeat this.

        4. Don’t forget this one:

          “Nobody wants to take your guns away! Not a single legislator would ever dream of doing such a thing! It’s just a conspiracy between the Republicans and the NRA to get more evil profitz for the gun industry!!”

          Followed by…

          “I feel that guns have no place in a peaceful, civilized society. The police can protect you from criminals, so there’s no reason to have a weapon in your home! It shouldn’t be allowed! I mean, look at Europe; they took everyone’s guns away and nobody at all has to worry about being the victim of violent crimes! The Second Amendment doesn’t even protect the right of individuals; it refers to the National Guard!! Take them all away!”

        5. My favorite TEAM BLUE cognitive dissonance is when they assert that business owners will do anything for profit yet will do evil things that cost them money just because it’s evil and treat the cost as the price of doing business.

      2. “Sure she’s corrupt, but she’s a WOMAN! And she’s smart!”

        It’s even more insane than that. She’s actually pushing them to go out and argue she’s going to be a champion against political corruption. And they’re actually trying to do it.

        It’s like getting people to go out and claim STEVE SMITH as a champion against rape.

        1. STEVE SMITH actually is against other people committing rape. Anything that limits his rape-options.

          1. STEVE SMITH WIN ANY RAPE COMPETITION HANDS DOWN.

    2. At this point it’s politics is so disgusting that most everyone has tuned it out. The majority of people that do pay attention are either partisan hacks or something beyond masochistic. Most people are anarchists without even realizing it.

      1. Most people are anarchists without even realizing it.

        How many times have I said this?!? Thank you.

        1. It’s true that politicians are regarded by most people as being pompous, phoney, corrupt windbags. Many of these same people will also readily admit that bureaucrats are unelected, unresponsive, lazy, incompetent, would-be tyrants.

          And yet, time after time, these same people look to the government for solutions to every problem, free stuff, and protection from whatever they fear. Who do they think makes up government if not all those despised politicians and bureaucrats? There is some a major cognitive dissonance going on there.

          1. It’s the same reason people love superhero stories and other stories where TOP MEN save them. Because they want to believe. Even with the countless bits of evidence staring them in the face, they still want to believe.

            1. I grew up reading comics and I love superhero stories to this day. But that’s fantasy. And even in the comics, whenever superheros get too tied-in with the government, it’s usually NOT GOOD.

              If you ask me, most comic books have an underlying anarchic element. At the very least, they are about the power of the individual rather than the collective. I realize the Avengers and S.H.E.I.L.D. might not fit that mold, but that’s more the exception.

        2. Most people are anarchists without even realizing it.

          Good luck getting most people to acknowledge this, though. In my experience, once you point out and make explicit their anarchism, people get all shy and statist at you.

      2. People are only anarchists until they realize that they can use government to steal the property of others.

    3. It’s all coincidence. She doesn’t care about her scandals. No one who cares that she’s scum is going to vote for her, and no one who’s going to vote for her cares that she’s scum.

      1. Yep. I saw a post on Facebook, a very sad one, that said “I’m going to take my daughter to her inauguration!!! Progress for women everywhere!!!”

        Riiiight.

        1. I’m keeping my daughter far and away from her unauguration!!! Progress for women everywhere!!!

          1. Girls, when you grow up, you can have a powerful husband that cheats on you too!

            1. And you might ride his coattails to some position of power!

        2. Warty|5.20.15 @ 12:37PM|#
          “[…]She doesn’t care about her scandals.[…]”

          Not sure about this. She is REALLY keeping a low profile, I guess in the hopes of not having to answer questions, so it is a concern.
          But I’m also not sure ‘the press’ (the only ones that matter, doncha know) will start asking once her head pops up from that foxhole.

        3. It worked so well in Argentina!

        4. Barf. Luckily, I’ve met very few people who love Hillary that blindly, even among Democrats.
          I still say she doesn’t stand a chance.

      2. Lighten up, Warty, you and Nicole already have my vote for the Worst Ticket.

        1. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

          Wait a minute, you don’t vote! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

          1. Sure I will. If you pay me.

            (rubs fingers together)

            1. Did you rub them together like the “cash money” sign ?

              Is that you Johnny ?

              Epi unmasked.

              Epi is Johnny Manziel !

            2. How much would Lindsay Graham have to spend to get you to vote for him?

    4. Trey Gowdy already issued a subpoena for Blumenthal to testify before Congress, so this one is going to get a lot of attention in the spotlight.

      I don’t know, this might finally be the silver bullet. Voters didn’t care about Bill’s philandering but this is so blatantly corrupt I don’t see how see remains a viable general election candidate.

      1. I’d love to agree with you, but how many times has this exact thing been said already? “This time she’s going down, this is too much”….and then nothing.

        The politicians have managed pretty well to get the public mostly uninterested in scandals any more. They have the people so hooked into KULTUR WAR bullshit that that’s what they care about. Dry political *actual* scandals? Was there abortion or rape or homo marriage involved? No? Who cares?

        1. Based on the little bit of League of Legends I played many moons ago, I think what we’re doing to Hillary is ‘feeding’ her.

          Every time she’s attacked and she successfully repels the attack, she becomes stronger. The more attacks she repels, the stronger, more powerful and more buffs she gets. She’s now a leviathan stomping around the political field, killing everything in her path that dares take her on.

          1. Oh fuck, Hillary is a Raid Boss?

                1. +1 Mr. Torgue

            1. LEEEEEEEROY JENKINS

          2. I think (and hope) that it’s more “the death of a thousand cuts.”

        2. The only reason she isn’t toast already is because the Democratic Party is in such disarray they can’t find alternatives. Obama has well and truly fucked them over and the fact that they’re stuck with Clinton is the proof.

          As for her campaign, she has none of Obama’s charisma and the “we need to elect a woman” buzz is a pale shadow of the “we need to elect a black man” buzz. No one is going be excited to vote for someone so plainly corrupt, stale, and fake.

          All the charges of out of touch and uncaring that stuck to Romney equally apply to Hillary, but with the added bonus that she’s involved with some no-shit serious corruption and abuse of power. As long as the Stupid Party refrains from nominating a Bush she’s toast in the general election. Social issues can’t save Team Blue anymore, people are getting sick of it as we’ve seen with the backlash against bullying SJW mobs.

          1. The only reason she isn’t toast already is because the Democratic Party is in such disarray they can’t find alternatives. Obama has well and truly fucked them over and the fact that they’re stuck with Clinton is the proof.

            Don’t forget she made a reasonably strong showing in 2008, before Obama had a chance to break every promise he made and get re-elected in 2012 so he could break them twice as hard.

            The subtext here seems to be that TEAM BE RULED doesn’t seem to care much about substance.

        3. I keep saying the same thing to myself, but I also keep saying and hold out hope for, “Look, there has to be a breaking point where her ship is utterly torpedoed. Someone might come up with a smoking gun that CANNOT be ignored. Or imagine a televised debate where she is utterly losing and blows her fucking stack and has a huge public, shrieking meltdown, just goes bat shit on TV.”

          I think the thing that really gets me is not that she might be president, it’s that even if she fails, she and Bill raked in $100s of millions of dollars, rewarding them and making them insanely rich for their obviously criminal activities.

        4. but how many times has this exact thing been said already? “This time she’s going down, this is too much”….and then nothing.

          Just like the challenges to obamacare. Remember those days, before the extinguishment of hope?

          1. This time she’s going down,

            No. Just . . . no.

      2. Trey Gowdy already issued a subpoena for Blumenthal to testify before Congress

        FAKE SKANDUL!!!11!!!!1!!!! VAST RIGHT-WING CONSPIRASEE!!11!!11!!!!! RETHUGLIKKKAN REKKERZ!!11!!!!1!!!!!! /progtards

        I don’t see how see remains a viable general election candidate.

        Because VAGINA.

      3. They don’t care that Hillary is a crook. She has always been a crook. From her first days in the public eye with her cattle futures trades it is well known she is a crook. Her supporters don’t care. She is a woman and that all that matters to them. Those close enough to her to personally profit from her actions don’t care and those in the outer circles don’t care because she stands for Girl Power.

        If the back to back scandals of criminally deleting her server to taking cash from countries and businesses who have dealings with the Fed. Gov didn’t take her out of the race then nothing can. A video of her murdering cripple retard tranny illegal alien gay minors wouldn’t take her down.

        Be Serious Man

  8. Back in the day, Blumenthal was a respected (read: well-connected and establishment) journalist attached to outlets such as The New Republic, where he got his start.

    I remember back in the 90s when some people were still harumphing that there was no obvious media bias, it was pointed out the sheer volume of journalists that eagerly went to work for the Clinton Administration and conversely, the number of Clinton Administration officials that magically became journalists.

    It IS the 90s all over again, baby! And now with even more Political Correctness!

  9. Golem?!?

    For shame!

    1. What’s wrong with Jewish magical creatures, Herr Hitler!?!??!?!!?

      1. NERDS

  10. I remember the 90s as a time I found politics mildly entertaining. The Clintons are interesting.
    Sure they sleezy and corrupt – but they keep your attention. Both Bush and Obama put me to sleep.
    If you’re like me and have already accepted the downfall of this nation and the destruction of your phylum – the best you’ll get is some nugget of distraction from the ennui.

    1. The Nuggets of Distraction are touring with the Flaming Lips this summer, aren’t they?

    2. Have you considered suicide?

  11. We shouldn’t let the scandals of the past distract us from the ongoing scandals today.

    As bad as I think it was for Bill Clinton to boink an intern in the name feminism, did anyone ever get charged for Obama’s IRS scandal?

    Meanwhile, I saw this in the paper yesterday: Obama is using the EPA to astroturf a grass roots movement:

    “In a campaign that tests the limits of federal lobbying law, the agency [the EPA] orchestrated a drive to counter political opposition from Republicans and enlist public support in concert with liberal environmental groups and a grass-roots organization aligned with President Obama.”

    —-New York Times, May 19, 2015

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05…..ments.html

    1. It’s so bad, this doesn’t even shock me.

      1. It’s so bad, even the New York Times can’t stop themselves from calling it illegal.

        It’s so fucking illegal!

        Somebody should be prosecuted for this, and the Times seems to think the trail might lead straight to Obama.

        Obama and Hillary are both on the same page on one thing: if you do your illegal activity out in the open and ignore the criticism long enough, eventually people stop caring about it.

        1. There was a special prosecutor for the Plame affair, but I have full faith in Loretta Lynch that she will get this business sorted out.

        2. Community organizing 101.

        3. But it’s to protect water!! For the children!!!!

          People like you may like strychnine and plutonium in their water, but I sure don’t!

          1. Is plutonium water soluble?

  12. Blumenthal tossed in his journalism cred…

    Little Syd never had any credibility, of any kind, ever.

    Other than that, great column.

  13. “Clinton Aide Sid Blumenthal is the Human Equivalent of a Semen-Stained Dress”

    I can stop wondering what you think about him.

  14. So much depends on that blue dress, glazed with evidence.

    I haven’t finished reading it yet, but I had to comment just to say that “glazed” is the most hilarious word to use here.

    Great column so far!

  15. This was a great post, Nick…for a comsotarian!

    1. Y’all shared this on the tweeter thingy, right?

  16. It actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress that I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there. It is also a bit of a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him.

    And so the Clintons hate the portrait.

    I think we know who will be among the first group taken to the camps.

  17. Blumenthal should be tried and convicted for spawning and raising his odious son, Max.

    1. Was he the guy who, as governor of Connecticut, used his travel expense account to pay for high-price hookers?

  18. Despite a twee exterior and generally prissy demeanor that made Tony Randall seem like the Brawny Paper Towel pitchman in comparison
    .
    What, no trigger warning?
    You cisnormative* barbarian.
    .
    *Did I use that correctly?

    1. “Barbarian” is not the preferred nomenclature. “Shitlord,” please.

      1. I kinda like it, feces-royalty.

  19. I hope she gets elected so we can finally have some classy scum back in the White House. James Carville, Paul Begala, Lanny Davis, Anthony Weiner. They are the OGs! The greats!

    1. Yeah.

      And that Lincoln bedroom hasn’t made anyone any money for a couple of decades now. It’s just going to waste.

  20. So, so many missed opportunities with the Alt Text.
    I weep.

  21. The 90s will be back, great!

    I had hair and no sullen teenagers hoovering my wallet all the time. Alternative music ruled the airwaves. The commies were freshly defeated and whimpering. Susan Thomases was a middle-aged political hottie. Carville and Begala were a modern day Tambo and Bones.

    I can’t wait.

    1. Bring back grunge! And LA Gear!

      NO FEAR!

    2. All of you mammals were incredibly ugly, and your females were insufferable

    3. And the Dallas Cowboys kicked ass.

  22. “the Human Equivalent of a Semen-Stained Dress”

    You’ve still got it, Nick.

  23. “Despite a twee exterior and generally prissy demeanor that made Tony Randall seem like the Brawny Paper Towel pitchman in comparison…”

    I laughed.

    He also makes David Hyde-Pierce look like Chuck Norris in comparison.

  24. Talk about burying the lede. Basically, in the last couple of paragraphs, Gillespie acknowledges “Oh, yeah, he’s in the news because he was front and center on what looks damned well like influence peddling by the Secretary of State.”,

  25. Dear Nick,
    Please treat every single member of our nomenclatura Amerikanski with this level of respect (or less), in future.

  26. c

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