April 17, 2008

News headline: Poll Shows Erosion Of Trust in Clinton.

Typical of the mainstream dino-media, the Washington Post finally wakes up to the fact that, not only has Hillary Clinton judiciously padded her resume for the Oval Office, but (like her philanderin’, cheatin’ husband) has a bit of a problem with something so basic as telling the truth.

Lost in the Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign’s aggressive attacks on Barack Obama in recent days is a deep and enduring problem that threatens to undercut any inroads Clinton has made in her struggle to overtake him in the Democratic presidential race: She has lost trust among voters, a majority of whom now view her as dishonest.

Her advisers’ efforts to deal with the problem — by having her acknowledge her mistakes and crack self-deprecating jokes — do not seem to have succeeded. Privately, the aides admit that the recent controversy over her claim to have ducked sniper fire on a trip to Bosnia probably made things worse.

Clinton is viewed as “honest and trustworthy” by just 39 percent of Americans, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, compared with 52 percent in May 2006. Nearly six in 10 said in the new poll that she is not honest and trustworthy. And now, compared with Obama, Clinton has a deep trust deficit among Democrats, trailing him by 23 points as the more honest, an area on which she once led both Obama and John Edwards.

Underscoring the Post’s article is a reality Hillary Clinton’s handlers must have finally come to realize, to their horror – the fact that, once you lose the voters’ trust, you’re toast. Voters can suffer a lot of things in a candidate – incompetence, insouciance, even arrogance, but they won’t suffer a liar. And Hillary Clinton cannot escape the truth (no pun intended) that voters have come to believe she is incapable of telling the truth.

Pathological liars don’t become president.

And that means Hillary! is toast.

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