Wow, an Ed Klein story that only makes sense as anti-Clinton fan fiction! Again. pic.twitter.com/MijgjqnV6x
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) March 15, 2015
Ed Klein, prolific RWNJ political fantasist — “Even Rush Limbaugh, the king of conservative talk radio, told his listeners that the purported dialogue in some of Klein’s florid set pieces… does not ring true” — has sold a new conspiracy theory to the New York Post:
… Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett leaked to the press details of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail address during her time as secretary of state, sources tell me.
But she did so through people outside the administration, so the story couldn’t be traced to her or the White House…
Six separate probes into Hillary’s performance have been going on at the State Department. I’m told that the e-mail scandal was timed to come out just as Hillary was on the verge of formally announcing that she was running for president — and that there’s more to come…
Last fall, during the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections, Jarrett was heard to complain bitterly that the Clintons were turning congressmen, senators, governors and grass-root party members against Obama by portraying him as an unpopular president who was an albatross around the neck of the party…
“Obama and Valerie Jarrett will go to any lengths to prevent Hillary from becoming president,” a source close to the White House told me. “They believe that Hillary, like her husband, is left of center, not a true-blue liberal.”
If she gets into the White House, they believe she will compromise with the Republicans in Congress and undo Obama’s legacy.
“With Obama’s approval,” this source continued, “Valerie has been holding secret meetings with Martin O’Malley [the former Democratic governor of Maryland] and [Massachusetts Sen.] Elizabeth Warren. She’s promised O’Malley and Warren the full support of the White House if they will challenge Hillary for the presidential nomination.”
If you can parse the highlighted quote — how does ‘left of center’ contradict ‘true-blue liberal’? — you have a better grasp of RightWingSpeak than I. But at least now you know where your dittohead office acquaintance or elderly Fox-watching uncle picked up the new scary-tale they’ll be offering you breathlessly tomorrow.
Apart from rolling our eyes, what’s on the agenda as we wrap up the weekend?