UPDATE! Speaking of the superpower's star diplomats, Breitbart TV has posted some of the audio from yesterday's Hugh Hewitt show, including my observations on Secretary Kerry's predecessor:
"They say about Hillary Clinton – she flew more miles than any other secretary of state ever," Steyn said. "I mean to what end? You know, Nero fiddled while Rome burned -- Hillary flew while Benghazi burned. I mean, what did she accomplish by racking up all those frequent-flier miles?"
In the circumstances, I should call them frequent-liar miles.
Apparently, Jeff Poor didn't feel my remarks on Scott Brown's topless beach routine and Hugh's attempt to get me to disrobe were equally newsworthy. But we'll link to the transcript as soon as it's available. In the meantime, don't forget Kathy Shaidle's weekly radio review, including part of my "Hope is for losers" routine.
Great moments in Obama Administration diplomacy:
After being criticized by Israel's Economy Minister, Naftali Bennett, for his recent remarks re the "peace process", John Kerry played the same old card he always plays - Vietnam:
I have to tell you, my friend, I've been, quote, attacked before - by people using real bullets, not words.
This would be a pretty funny line from the characteristically tin-eared Kerry applied to almost anyone from the Belgian Deputy Tourism Minister on up. But it's especially hilarious directed at Mr Bennett, who's a veteran of two of Israel's toughest special-forces units and could undoubtedly kill the Secretary of State with his bare hands were he minded so to do.
Meanwhile, Kerry's Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, has been caught on tape and uploaded to YouTube (apparently by the Russians) attempting to broker a Ukraine deal that would as an additional benefit "f**k the EU".
I'd be very happy to endorse the first UK political party to adopt "F**k the EU" as its official slogan, but I'm not sure it's for the US State Department to be road-testing the phrase. And, of course, the attitudinal rhetoric is in forlorn contrast to the shrinking of American power in the world: Talk butchly and carry a small twig.