David Huntwork

Hillary's Close Call
Preparedness: Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst
Wikileaks War
The Rise of the Tea Party
Why I Signed The Manhattan Declaration
Boycott The One
Into a Twisted Future with Gary Wolf
We Shall Not Go Quietly Into The Night
Dancing Under the Ugandan Skies - A Book Review
The 99 Most Memorable, Interesting and Outrageous Political Quotes of 2008
Obama's Natural Born Problem
The Giggle Monster Lost His Giggle (A children's story)
Victory at any Price
The History of the Huntwork Clan
Palin and those "scary" Christians
Our "Little Barracuda"
Civility at Saddleback
The Top Ten Reasons Obama Should Not Be President
The Coming Fascist State
You're to Blame for Everything
Hillary's Close Call
The Jerry Springer Party
Christianity, Obama, Identity Politics and Liberation Theology
Tis the Season to be PC
I Am NOT An Animal
The Sad Saga of Amanda Marcotte
The Left attempts to define Political Correctness
In Defense of Blackwater and the Modern Day Merc
Some Thoughts on the Senate Sleepover and the Iraq War
The Salt Lake Shooter and Sudden Jihad Syndrome
Successes and Setbacks in the "Long War"
The Rise of the Anti-Jihadists
The Little Boy and the Magic Snowman (A Children's Story)
Exploiting Children in the Name of Climate Change
Workshop of the Second Self: A Book Review
The Mystery of 9-11, Dr. Graham and Jamal Khan
2996: A tribute to the victims of 9-11
Myths (and Truths) of the Illegal Immigration Invasion
Out of Control Teacher Reinstated after Anti-US Rant
Alternating Worlds: A Book Review
Defending Christmas
The Execution of Terri Schiavo
The Saga of SpongeBob SquarePants
Civility at Saddleback
Embedded Reporters: A Bad Idea
Death of a Monster: Yasser Arafat
Immigrations Unarmed Invasion
Post 47 and RAthERGATE
September 11th: Lives Lost and Lessons Learned
An Alliance of Evil
The Holy Land - A Book Review
The Nature of the Enemy
The Embracer: A Book Review
Final Battle of the Culture Wars
They Say Trevor Made a Mockery of MLK Day
Did You Lie to Your Kids at Christmas?
The Twists and Turns of the Jessica Lynch Story
Valley of the Dry Bones
Rush and Race
What's Wrong with the Caucasion Club?
The Seductive Temptress
A Just War
Living the Bill of Rights
The Institutionalism of Liberalism
Triumph of the Bush Doctrine
New Alliances for a New Century
The Real Reason for the Iraq War
The Family Historian
There Once Was A Little Brown Bug (A Children's Story)
Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan
The U.N. Agenda
Powell the Pacifist

In case you haven’t heard, it has been revealed that the former first lady had a close call during a trip to Bosnia in the nineties. A recent anecdote shared at least three times on the campaign trail by former first lady and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as she attempts to ‘out McCain, McCain’, has been a harrowing account of her coming under sniper fire on a Bosnian tarmac. More alarming is the revelation that not only was her life potentially in danger, but she had her daughter Chelsea with her as well.

How brave and courageous for her to have put her life on the line in an active war zone to help bring peace to an oppressed people. Fortunately for her and for us, a CBS report includes the footage of this traumatic, harrowing and heroic action.

“I certainly do remember that trip to Bosnia and … there was a saying around the White House that if a place was too small, too poor, or too dangerous, the president couldn’t go so send the first lady. That’s where we went. I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

When it comes to defending the wall of freedom, thank goodness Hillary stands on that wall. We want her on that wall. We need her on that wall. She’s tanned, rested and ready to answer that phone at 3 a.m.

What CBS has been so kind to share with the rest of us is that this dangerous special ops mission by the co-president of the Clinton years was one where she was accompanied by Chelsea, as well as by Sheryl Crow, and Sinbad. It was certainly courageous of President Clinton to send his wife and only daughter, not to mention the cream of American entertainment, into the mouth of danger for the sake of peace. Bill Clinton was apparently very worried about their safety. It was during this trip that he shared a cigar with, and found comfort and reassurance in the arms of, “that woman, Ms. Lewinsky”.

We now know that the first lady was greeted on that far off Bosnian tarmac by a large crowd and a small, lovely child who, undoubtedly risking life and limb, took the time to read a poem and present a gift to a smiling Mrs. Clinton. The visual and audio evidence that this was a hot landing zone complete with whizzing bullets is somewhat scanty. Now some might call this selective memory, delusions of grandeur, flights of fancy, historical revisionism, and wishful thinking but Hillary prefers to tell us that she ‘misspoke’ while ‘sleep-deprived’. Of course, ‘misspeaking’ is usually more along the lines of saying a name wrong, not making up entire scenarios that never happened.

While pathetic pandering in the pursuit of votes and making up stories to be accepted are not actual crimes, they are not attractive qualities of someone seeking the post of Commander in Chief and are certainly as questionable as her primary opponent sitting under the tutelage of a radical, anti-American bigot for twenty years.

The days of a Clinton being able to say and do anything and not having to worry about their friends in the media ‘outing’ them are long gone. The Teflon mantle of ‘can do no wrong’ has been transferred to the New Messiah of the new century. Her account was even ridiculed by ABC News as “like a scene from Saving Private Ryan”.

Mrs. Clinton has now accused her critics of ’swift boating’ her in regards to her claim of coming under fire by Serbian snipers. I can only assume that the term ’swift boating’ is actually defined as ‘pointing out the truth in response to a Democratic candidate’s dubious claim’.

How damaging this will be to the political aspirations of Hillary Clinton is not yet clear. It’s not like the word Clinton and truth are by any means synonymous and Hillary is laboring under the burden of high expectations. In many ways this is just a Clinton being a Clinton and just another footnote in a long career of evasiveness, creative storytelling and outright falsehoods.

This campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination will go all the way to the convention. Hillary may be a lot of things, but one thing she is not is a quitter. Her supporters can at least take satisfaction in that quality while grinning and bearing her latest gaffe with stalwart dignity and grace.

This is perhaps how Hillary Clinton remembers her Bosnian tarmac trauma.

I leave you with a short quote by blogger Hugh Hewitt.

“What a strange campaign. Hillary remembering events that didn’t happen, and Obama forgetting sermons he wish he hadn’t heard.”

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

- President Ronald Reagan

 ”I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and Liberals at bay. And the nation free.”

—William F. Buckley Jr.

"Liberals want to regulate just about everything: where we live, what fuels we use, what car we drive, whether we can drive or be forced to use government mass transit, where we send our kids to school, what doctor we see, and even to what extent we express our approval or disapproval of others’ lifestyles. It’s hard to find something liberals don’t want to regulate. Is that a world you want to live in?” 

"At such a time in history, we who are free must proclaim anew our faith. This faith is the abiding creed of our fathers. It is our faith in the deathless dignity of man, governed by eternal moral and natural laws. This faith defines our full view of life. It establishes, beyond debate, those gifts of the Creator that are man’s inalienable rights, and that make all men equal in His sight. "

Dwight D. Eisenhower

"And if we elect a government that subverts or weakens or ends our war against terrorism, we can count on this: We will soon face enemies that will make 9/11 look like stubbing our toe, and they will attack us with the confidence and determination that come from knowing that we don’t have the will to sustain a war all the way to the end."

- Orson Scott Card

"In response to skyrocketing gas prices, liberals say, practically in unison, 'We can’t drill our way out of this crisis.”' What does that mean? This is like telling a starving man, 'You can’t eat your way out of being hungry!'  'You can’t water your way out of drought!' 'You can’t sleep your way out of tiredness!' 'You can’t drink yourself out of dehydration!' Seriously, what does it mean? Finding more oil isn’t going to increase the supply of oil? It is the typical Democratic strategy to babble meaningless slogans, as if they have a plan. Their plan is: the permanent twilight of the human race. "

-Ann Coulter

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
-Samuel Adams