FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. It’s a photo that became an Internet meme: Hillary Rodham Clinton, wearing sunglasses, staring at her BlackBerry. Now it’s becoming a focal point for Republicans on the House committee that’s investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The chairman, South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy, wants to know why the panel has no emails from the day the photo was taken as Clinton, then the secretary of state, was en route to Tripoli. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool, File)
As RedState writer Stu Cvrk wrote a day ago, Hillary Clinton, thanks to the work of Judicial Watch and a brave federal judge, is facing a deposition related to her State Department emails, including any that deal with the debacle in Benghazi where four Americans were killed on her watch.
It’s a small bit of justice for the families but Clinton, who is nothing if not clever as her years in politics undeniably prove, will be taking a cue from others who have attempted to control their own narratives and is set to launch her own podcast in late spring reports Politico.
Clinton’s show will feature her in conversation with a brand-name guest, who might be drawn from world leaders and politicians, of course, but also celebrities, authors and perhaps famous chefs. Her team is experimenting with using a Stern-inspired ensemble plucked from the larger universe of Hillaryland to help loosen her up, keep the show conversational, and discuss the day’s news, perhaps at the top or bottom of the show. The search is on inside her organization for a Robin Quivers-like sidekick.
Overall the project is guided by the spirit of Clinton’s recent media blitz: the Stern podcast, a recent podcast with David Plouffe in which she suggested that Tulsi Gabbard was being groomed by the Russians, and an interview with The Hollywood Reporter to promote a new Hulu documentary series in which she says of Sanders, “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done.”
It makes sense, really. On the heels of Sen. Ted Cruz’s success with “Verdict With Ted Cruz” — a podcast recorded during the height of the impeachment hearing that shot almost immediately to the number one podcast in the world — there’s no better medium for Clinton to offer her side to all manner of things that may end up revealed as part of her email scandal deposition, and any residual fallout from the conclusion of the Russia collusion origin investigation (remember: the Clinton camp had a hand in funding the infamous Steele dossier).
And there’s little doubt she’ll use the format to opine on the upcoming Presidential election (even if you can’t be in it, nothing stops you from talking about it!) and her opinions on the soon-to-be destruction of the nation should Trump win a second term (you know it’s coming).
But I’d wager a bet that the thing that will feature most prominently, because the battle has already heated up at SCOTUS this week and is very much in Hillary’s feminism wheelhouse, is abortion.
So if you had an idea that Hillary was done with us, think again. She’s basically pulling a reverse Trump, going from politics to entertainment while he’s done the opposite.
The tragedy is, of course, that it will be almost impossible not to at least try to listen to her opinions, if for no other reason than to figure out which weapon the left will be pulling out of the arsenal.
And man…do I hate the thought of giving her any more attention.