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Publius / Sep. 9, 2016

Friday Short Cuts

Insight: “The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes.” —Justice Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965)

Sexism card, part I: “I think there will be a lot of PhD theses and popular journalism writing on that subject for years to come.” —Hillary Clinton when asked, “Do you think that you’re treated differently in this race because you’re a woman?”

Sexism card, part II: “I’ve been somewhat heartened by articles recently pointing out the disparate treatment of Trump and his campaign compared to ours — I don’t understand the reasons. I find it frustrating, but it’s part of the landscape we live in and we keep forging ahead. I’m not asking for any special treatment. I know the road that I’m on. I’ve been on it for 25 years and I just get up and keep moving forward.” —Hillary Clinton

Upright: “I was part of the IRS investigation in my last job here in Congress, and I would say it’s a very, very similar story [to that of Clinton’s]. It’s a story of stonewalling. … We see more misleading. We see that the claims that were made, you know, six months, a year ago, about servers and emails and devices are now, were false when they were made, knowingly false. So we clearly see that she’s not being truthful.” —Paul Ryan

Non Compos Mentis: “It turns out that Hillary Clinton, when you look at the fact checkers, she’s one of the most honest politicians in America.” —Van Jones (It helps when those “fact checkers” are leftist lemmings.)

And last… “Hillary using multiple cell phones is not unusual for someone who talks out of both sides of her mouth.” —Twitter satirist @weknowwhatsbest

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