By Tom Quiner
Integrity is the foundational virtue of leadership.
Liberals get it. They concocted an integrity gap in an attempt to destroy George W. Bush’s presidency. You recall their false mantra:
“Bush lied and people died.”
They knew that once people stop trusting the president, his/her ability to lead is compromised. Their discredited narrative nonetheless helped them regain control of Congress as enough voters bought into the Left’s slur of a decent man to pull the “D” lever.
Hillary Clinton isn’t just afflicted with an integrity gap, she has succumbed to an integrity chasm. It is easy for the public to get numbed to her unyielding pursuit of deceit.
It is non-stop.
We expect it from her.
And yet is poison. It is imperative for the media and the blogosphere to keep her dishonesty gene in front of potential voters. But we certainly can’t count on the mainstream media to do it.
Her latest oily obfuscations on her e-mail correspondences are a fresh reminder of her relentless rectitude impairment.
You remember Benghazi? It is still relevant.
Four Americans, including our Ambassador, are killed on U.S. soil. Remember, any U.S. embassy is considered to be our homeland. The attack was an act of war.
Ms. Clinton and the president immediately lied. They said it was a spontaneous uprising.
It wasn’t … and they knew it.
They said it was caused by an inflammatory anti-Muslim posted by an American on Youtube.
That had nothing to do with it.
So now Congress is in the third year of investigating the tragedy, which requires access to the Secretary of State’s correspondence, which leads to her latest derisive discombobulations.
In March, she told us that she had turned over all e-mails “that could possibly be work-related” to investigators. That is her freshest deceit.
And she asserted that none were classified. More deceit, it turns out.
Even worse, the State Department now admits that in at least six separate e-mails, Hillary altered them before handing them over.
Even more, some 45 subpoenaed e-mails were discovered that should have been turned over to Congress, but were withheld.
Everything Hillary Clinton touches turns into a lie.
She may be a great candidate for a reality show, but not the presidency.
This cynical nation thirsts for a man or woman of integrity to lead us. That person is not Hillary Clinton.