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Simons' Saturday Column: Democratic presidential race is already under way

There is no such party. Your wait will be interminable, like those Americans killed waiting for support to make its way to Benghazi. Like their families who wait to see if political posturing results in truth or dare.

January 27, 2013 at 9:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Simons' Saturday Column: Democratic presidential race is already under way

Why not deal with the problems you pose and the problem of a lack of transparency regarding Benghazi. Political partisanship is no more evident coming from one party than the other. The truth is not dependent on which jersey you wear unless it's fear that both the teams are corrupt, which would make the demand for truth of absolute importance. When citizens feel obligated to support corruption because it is the corruption of the group they support, the government's manipulation is complete.

January 27, 2013 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Simons' Saturday Column: Democratic presidential race is already under way

To perceive a man or woman as strong, while dishonest? Rand Paul made a clear statement easy to personalize: Imagine your employer holding you accountable for not doing your job - and letting you go because of it. Your employer tells you they don't believe the situation happened because you did it on purpose, or that they felt your intent in any way was to cause harm. However, due to your lack of oversight in doing your job and in light of a terrible and avoidable outcome that transpired, the responsibility was ultimately yours. An independent panel agrees. And you, the employee agree to accept that responsibility. Based on that reasoning the company dismisses you. That encapsulizes the bulk of Rand Paul's opening comments to Hillary Clinton as to what he would do if he were the 'employer'.

January 27, 2013 at 9:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Simons' Saturday Column: Democratic presidential race is already under way

Hillary Clinton's statement of accepting responsibility was a forced compliance - the public release of the independent panel assessment required that - but it has not lead to accountability - just as the removal of some state department employees from their positions because of their culpability in Benghazi were simply moved into other positions, not dismissed.

January 27, 2013 at 9:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Simons' Saturday Column: Democratic presidential race is already under way

That's become a convenient - but erroneous - argument applied to two very different situations. But whether you hold your argument to be true and I hold it to be false, you would be saying responsibility for government mismanagement and coverup resulting in avoidable deaths gets a pass based on precedent. That's a nonsensical position.

January 27, 2013 at 9:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )