Many writers cite Hillary Clinton’s experience as a prototypical qualification for the presidency. But experience is only valuable if it affirms achievements, and Hillary’s record reveals no such thing.
As first lady, she authored a health-care bill, so extraneous that a friendly Congress deferred it to subsequent administrations. As a U.S. senator from New York, she signed onto inert banking legislation so fraught with waste that it precipitated the mortgage meltdown. As secretary of state, she authorized the downsizing of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan which disrupted the peace process and hastened internal conflict. Her actions in Benghazi spared her criminal indictment, except to suggest that she was aware of the perils faced, but did nothing to preserve the lives of four brave Americans.
Experience must have a name, but Hillary’s is absent.
Douglas W. Sherfy, Fresno