Guest post by Kristinn Taylor
Clueless: Hillary for President Supporter Valerie Plame Can’t Name Any State Dept. Accomplishments by Clinton
Former CIA officer Valerie Plame, left, and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, arrive for a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington in this July 14, 2006 file photo. On Thursday, July 19, 2007, a federal judge on Thursday dismissed Valerie Plame’s lawsuit against members of the Bush administration in the CIA leak scandal. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
Former CIA spy and desk jockey Valerie Plame thinks former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could be the next FDR as president, but she can’t name a single accomplishment by Clinton in her four year tenure as chief steward of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy.
Plame was interviewed by ABC News on the occasion of a Ready for Hillary fundraiser she and her husband, former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, headlined this week in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“Which past president would you compare Hillary Clinton to?”
“FDR comes to mind as a person who has such a sweep of experience as she does. I mean, across the board: legislative, executive policy. Even those that hate Hillary admit she is a work horse and not a show horse. She gets down into the nuts and bolts and figures out “what’s the policy, what’s the substance?””
“What would you say were Hillary Clinton’s successes at the State Department?”
“My husband, Joe, would be in a better place to answer that. He’s more a foreign policy guy. But it’s the inside baseball that you don’t see. The morale at the State Department was really lifted while she was there. Also what she did in terms of outreach. There’s lots of ways to convey U.S. power and influence, soft versus hard. I hope that doesn’t come across in any way sounding sexist.”
“Republicans have been pretty critical of her tenure lately. “
“We’re going to hear Benghazi only about a million more times between now and any sort of announcement. But I’d be really surprised if any more investigations on Benghazi sway anyone. Republicans clearly see her as the biggest threat to a Republican victory in 2016. They’re going to throw everything at her. And they’ve already started with Karl Rove’s vicious and vile attacks about her mental well-being.”