Back in 2008, Hillary Clinton launched a scathing attack against Barack Obama. She accused him of not being the right person to be there to answer the 3 a.m. phone call, the one that might endanger the entire United States.
While President Obama has missed plenty of major calls, Clinton managed to miss one of her own this weekend at the Democratic Party presidential debate.
According to The Daily Caller, Hillary Clinton managed to take too long with her “bathroom break” and missed the call to return to the debate proceedings.
The break took place about 90 minutes into the debate. For the first 90 seconds, commercials ran. Then the debate came back to a sort-of halftime show featuring liberal hack George Stephanopoulos and ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, where they talked about which candidates had done merely awesome and which candidates had did awesomest. That lasted about a minute.
Then, there were two-and-a-half more minutes of commercials. Finally, after five minutes, the debate resumed — without one of its major contenders.
“Welcome back tonight. As you can see, we have a packed audience here in New Hampshire, and we’re going to continue. We’ve already had a spirited conversation here at the top of the broadcast about ISIS, about concerns of terror here on the home front,” moderator David Muir began.
“And as we await Secretary Clinton back stage here, we’re going to begin on the economy. We want to turn to American jobs, wages, and raises in this country. And do we believe Secretary Clinton will be coming around the corner any minute. But in the meantime we want to start with this…”
Yep. Hillary can’t even take a “bathroom break” in five minutes. Hills eventually sauntered back on stage, deadpanning, “Sorry,” to the audience.
According to The New York Times, Clinton spokeswoman Huma Abedin didn’t waste a good opportunity, blaming the delay on a “gender gap” in bathroom distance at the debate site, St. Anselm’s College in New Hampshire.
The Times reported the shifty Abedin actually clocked how long it would take for Clinton to take from podium to bathroom and back. According to her calculations, it would take Clinton three minutes and thirty seconds to get from dais to restroom and back again, “significantly longer” than either Bernie Sanders or Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley had to travel to use the facilities.
I’m just going to pause for a second because the image of Huma Abedin with a stopwatch following Hillary Clinton waddling to pee through the hallways of a liberal arts college in New Hampshire has me laughing too hard for me to type. Really, try imagining it for yourself. It’ll make your day.
“You know, it does take me a little longer. That’s all I can say,” Hillary responded about her absence.
Well, yes, for one of two reasons. First, Hillary thinks the nomination is a done deal and she oughtn’t bother showing up back on stage when the network tells her to. Second, that her age dictates that she move slower than either Martin O’Malley or (tellingly) Bernie Sanders.
Considering Sanders looks like Yoda dressed in Clarence Darrow’s old wardrobe, it’s time to seriously start raising the age factor in Hillary’s campaign. Tinpot dictators looking to invade other countries do not wait for presidents to go to the bathroom. Terrorist leaders with their finger on the button do not wait for presidents to go to the bathroom.
And — thankfully for us — the opposition definitely does not wait for Hillary Clinton to use the potty.