Who is Susan Milligan you might ask? She is a Hillary flack who works at U.S. News & World Report (I was shocked that that magazine was still in existence) who spins Hillary’s lack of accomplishments at the State Department by defining the role of Secretary of State as “making sure nothing goes wrong on his or her watch” and agrees with Chris Matthews that it is “too bad that she was not tough enough on Benjamin Netanyahu” (who happens to be more pro American than anyone in the Obama administration or at Little Green Footballs for that matter). Maybe Susan Milligan and Charles Johnson ought to get together for dinner – come to think of it given his finances and personal hygiene that is not a good idea.
Good News, Hillary’s No Longer Running on Experience
by Daniel Greenfield
The “Hillary’s Accomplishments” question really gets under the media’s skin. It’s why Hillary is running a corporate branding media tour instead of an actual campaign. The latest media talking point tries to flip the narrative around, but only makes it worse .
U.S. News & World Report’s Susan Milligan wildly spun for Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on the May 20 edition of Hardball when she insisted that the fact that her supporters in a recent focus-group survey by Bloomberg TV cannot name a single accomplishment of hers as Secretary of State is, well, “unfair.”
Indeed, Milligan insisted, the job of Secretary of State is essentially to make sure nothing major goes wrong on his or her watch.
Does the word “Benghazi” ring a bell? The Reset Button with Russia? The Middle East going up in flames?
Milligan wants Hillary to take a Mulligan, but that still doesn’t work. If Hillary is to be measured by things not going wrong on her watch, that’s actually worse than trying to find her accomplishments in a haystack.
MATTHEWS: Hey, Obama didn’t have a big accomplishment before he got elected.
BACON: Exactly. You already know what she’s for.
Sure. Let’s use the most unqualified guy in the Oval Office in history as your example. But Hillary’s whole gambit was claiming experience. So now we’re dropping experience and trying to sell Hillary as another Obama?
And even better, “we already know what she’s for.” Like gay marriage. Or the Iraq War. Or any other issue she randomly switches sides on.
MATTHEWS: I wish she hadn’t left it to John Kerry to stand up to Netanyahu, though.
MATTHEWS: A little tougher on him would have been good for the country.
The one thing Hillary didn’t do right was not be anti-Israel enough. There’s a campaign slogan in there somewhere.
Back to the original questions [Briareus]:
1. What has Hillary accomplished besides ascending Mount Everest, and
2. Who is Susan Milligan?