I do not believe that Hillary Clinton actually believes this, but I do believe that she believes that she needs to act like she believes this.
…George W. Bush is very popular in Sub-Saharan Africa. Why? Because of PEPFAR, the President Emergency Program For AIDS Relief. Whether you agree or disagree with a lot of what else he did — and I disagree with a lot of it – I am proud to be an American when I go to Sub-Saharan Africa and people say, ‘I want to thank President Bush and the United States for helping us fight HIV/AIDS.’
Secretary Clinton’s problem, of course, is that while a good number of people don’t hold Clinton’s catastrophic failure at Benghazi against her, the people who do are also among the people most likely to react well to a favorable reference to George W Bush. And, of course, there’s a correlation between being suspicious of Hillary Clinton’s progressive bona fides, and hating George W Bush with the terrified cowardly passion of a billion burning, sullen suns. So one wonders why Hillary Clinton bothered. (more…)