I checked in with Toronto's Number One morning man John Oakley this morning to discuss Hillary Clinton's book launch and to compare her unfavourably to Kathleen Wynne (damning with faint praise, I hope), as well as the Taliban/Bergdahl trade and various other matters.
Further to my observation on Fox News last night that Hillary fiddled while Benghazi burned, the fiddling has continued while Iraq burned. Al-Qaeda now controls more territory than it ever has, and the US Embassy in Baghdad, inside the soi-disant "Green Zone", is preparing for its Saigon moment:
U.S. Embassy Prepares for Possible Evacuation as Militants Take Control in Iraq
More from The New York Times:
Militants Sweep Toward Baghdad
Only a fundamentally unserious people would think the answer to the Obama Presidency is to follow it with the Rodham Presidency.
I was not aware till John mentioned it that Hillary will be in Toronto on Monday for an appearance at Indigo Books at Bay & Bloor, where I appeared myself in 2008. After the Oakley show, I found myself wondering, given that the "book" is a pretext for testing the waters for her presidential run, why Mrs Clinton's publicists would schedule an event, six days into the launch, in a foreign country full of non-voters. The obvious reason is they're less likely to bring up "What about Benghazi?", "Will you testify to Congress?", "Have they subpaenaed your notes?" and all the other messy business of what has not been an impressive launch so far. I think I said to John that, in Canadian terms, Hillary running for President is like the Queen Mum deciding she wants to be Prime Minister. Evidently, someone's figuring she's more likely to get the regal-celebrity treatment outside America than in. It would be nice to see a Canadian interviewer prove 'em wrong.
Click below to listen to the full interview:
Here's another picture from that Indigo event I did with Heather Reisman in Toronto:
I would expect Hillary to manage a capacity crowd on Monday, but I'd be surprised if they get more than two chapters into the book.
~Tomorrow, Thursday, radio-wise I'll be joining Hugh Hewitt south of the border coast to coast at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific. I suspect Eric Cantor may figure in our deliberations.