Stop Vetting Me, I’m Already Vetted

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In last night’s debate, Hillary complained that she’s been the victim of a press corp that has asked her too many tough questions and not enough of Obama. Yes, they keep asking her the first question, and frankly that just isn’t fair. Actually, it’s not the first time her camp has cried about an unbalanced treatment in the media — Bill whinned about it after Iowa.

What’s ironic is that one of the central themes of Hillary’s campaign is that she has been more tested, questioned, and “vetted” than her Democratic rival. So why is everyone still vetting her? Maybe the vetting isn’t over. Maybe they’re still not satisfied with her answers.

Is it fair? Probably not. But then again, she is running on the derivative experience of one of the most celebrity/scandalous presidencies in history. It’s only natural that the “two for the price of one” presidency would generate twice as much scrutiny. It may also not be fair, but the reality is that plenty of folks out there simply don’t fancy Hillary. They never did, and they never will. It’s the plain truth. And that doesn’t help anybody, not her, not the country.

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