HILLARY: YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME?
I'm impressed with what Hillary Clinton is doing now -- giving Politico an advance look at her forthcoming memoir's Benghazi chapter, scheduling a June 17 Fox News interview with Bret Baier and Greta van Susteren, a disproportionate percentage of which will undoubtedly be devoted to Benghazi.
She's taking it to the right. She's saying, "You want to talk Benghazi? Fine, let's have that talk." The excerpt, as Politico summarizes it, makes clear that she has answers to everything the right howls when it howls about Benghazi; none of them are going to be answers that satisfy the right, but they're answers that, for reasonable people, will rebut the overheated case the right is making: that this was an incident without precedent in American history, that it was a deliberate betrayal rather than a failure, that those who had responsibility to try to prevent it are not fit to walk among decent people. (Because, y'know, no embassies are ever attacked when REpublicans are in the White House.)
Whatever you think of Hillary Clinton, she knows how to take a punch. I'm enjoying the fact that she's daring the right to take its best shot.