A Distinct Honor

There's a piece in Vox today about the firing of a Bernie Sanders supporter for using harsh language. That's to one side. What I want to draw your attention to is how the author describes the affair.
On one level, this Bruenighazi is exactly what it seems to be, a matter of considerable importance to one family's finances but essentially a tempest in a teapot — a series of personal spats boiling over out of control.

Every President since Nixon has had their scandals reported as 'something-gate,' because the Watergate scandal set the standard for Presidential scandals. Clinton has had her share of those these 25 years: Travelgate, Filegate, Emaigate, etc. No more. Now all the scandals attached to her can be called "something-ghazi."

What that means is that Hillary Clinton would be the first President since Nixon to inspire her own scandal-naming convention.

Before even taking office.

That's a real accomplishment.


Texan99 said...

It's Herstory now!

E Hines said...

And she didn't even have to answer a 3am phone call to do it.

Eric Hines

Tom said...

I'm afraid that "x-ghazi" is probably a naming convention for "a matter of considerable importance to [a small group of people] but essentially a tempest in a teapot".

Only the right has taken Benghazi seriously. The left has consistently decried the investigations of it as a politically motivated witch hunt.