The fake Hillary Clinton vetting controversy
I am utterly baffled by the stupidity of the top story on the Drudge Report today.
"HE NEVER VETTED HER" the headline screams under a picture of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
The idea here is that if Obama was ever really considering Hillary for the veep slot, he would have gone to the trouble of vetting her.
This overlooks a very important fact: Hillary Clinton is probably the most vetted person in world history.
Drudge links to a story by Mike Allen of Politico that is no less hysterical. "Hillary gets stiffed," reads the headline. Turns out the whole story is basically sourced to an unnamed Democratic operative (Is that you Bill?):
“She was never vetted,” a Democratic official reported. “She was not asked for a single piece of paper.”
Hillary was the first lady for eight years, then a high profile senator in the biggest media market in the world, then the Democratic frontrunner for president--I'm pretty sure she's been vetted.