On Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried the same grift against hostile Republican senators.
“For me, this is not just a matter of policy. It’s personal,” Clinton said, choking up about standing “next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets” of Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three others, and managing 70,000 State Department and foreign aid bureaucrats.
Like another first lady of another country, America’s outgoing top diplomat is vying to exit as the “Jefe Espiritual de la Nacion,” the title Argentina’s Congress gave Eva Peron — “Spiritual Leader of the Nation.”
The famous song from the musical “Evita,” “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” may indeed apply to Hillary. “There’s nothing more I can think of to say to you,” goes one lyric. “But all you have to do is look at me to know that every word is true.”