I've heard my colleague Fran say many times that Hugh Hewitt has big plans for when (hopefully) Hillary Clinton is elected POTUS. I didn't really think that much of her prediction, until today. It was a Eureka moment where you find yourself, once indifferent, but suddenly enthusiastically agreeing with someone. She has aptly named his future radio program the Hugh Hewitt Hate Hillary Radio Hour, all alliteration aside.
The once disgraced Brian Williams, with the courtesy afforded a person of substance, was deferential to Hewitt, who has no respect for facts. Williams opened with a warning that Hewitt was a lawyer and beware, he often uses 'skilled reasoning.' The interview went farther South than Cape Horn after that sickeningly sweet intro.
WILLIAMS: You could argue, Hugh, the director of the FBI had the kinetic power in his hands to end Hillary Clinton's campaign today.
HEWITT: ...Look, she wasn't indicted today, but she was convicted. She was convicted of being vulnerable to hostile agents, her aides are convicted of having been penetrated by hostile agents ...But I think that you're going to see Donald Trump and his surrogates in the RNC playing the Comey press conference again and again and again, and it was absolutely damning that you can't trust the former First Lady and Secretary of State. I'll be interested to see what Donald Trump says about it in his speech tonight.
Hahaha! Interested to hear what Trump had to say at the latest Klan gathering in Raleigh? I'm afraid, Mr. Hillary Hating Hewitt, that Herr Drumpenführer had only effusively complimentary praise for Saddam Hussein. He failed to mention Comey, as the bloviater had no real clue what went down in that press conference. I imagine the grade level of the diction was a bit advanced.
Then, Baby Huey decided to compliment the lawyering skills of Tom Cotton and Chris Christie, who know how to prosecute terrorists, unlike those Democrats. So thus, both should be on the VP list. Then he says perhaps the most myopically baseless thing I've heard in some time.
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HEWITT: by the way if anyone else did this, there'd be consequences.
Holy lord! So the Bush Administration had NO CONSEQUENCES for lying us into a war and deleting heaven knows how many millions of emails. Goodness gracious. Then Hewitt says why he thinks that Comey made the statement he did: 'Comey wanted to have it both ways:' he wanted to slam Hillary while disentangling the DOJ from a long battle with the FBI.
If Cotton or a Chris Christie was his VEEP, they could make a disciplined argument using Comey's own words. But it seems that Hewitt is dubious about the actual practicality of Drumpf's choice of VEEP, hell, he could easily pick Screech Palin. Hewitt was given more time to convict the innocent Democratic candidate.
HEWITT: Instead of ending the campaign he added damning detail after damning detail. We know she's been lying, she's been lying a lot. But the real takeaway was that she was reckless with national security.
Williams allowed Hugh to make another baseless claim: He said, essentially, that finally, 'the elephant in the room' is the fact that President Obama and Hillary Clinton didn't praise the decision and claim vindication by Comey's decision. Comey was politically motivated to protect the FBI.
Hewitt was miffed that we didn't listen to the sagacious Rudy Giuliani's statements (aka temper tantrum that she wasn't indicted), as the absolute gospel...except, I think he forgot, Rudy wasn't much of a POTUS, was he? Remember that great Florida strategy Hugh?