Thursday Short Cuts

Meanwhile, Clinton complains, "The more professionally successful a woman becomes, the less likable she is." Oh please.

Political Editors · Sep. 14, 2017

Upright: “The truth of the North Korea missile crisis is not the boilerplate assumption that China is the key to the solution, but rather that China is by design the root of the problem. China did not fail to realize that North Korea was developing a nuclear arsenal. Rather, it calculated that North Korea would do exactly what it is now doing, and that such nuclear roguery would serve China’s strategic interests both on the Korean peninsula and in its rivalries with the United States and with America’s allies in Asia. In other words, if China were in America’s position, we would have likely witnessed a tragically destructive war a long time ago.” —Victor Davis Hanson

The BIG Lie: “[Alliance Defending Freedom] is a group that fights against equal treatment of LGBT people; this is a group which calls for the sterilization of transgender people abroad.” —Sen. Al Franken

When you’ve lost “Caitlyn”… “I apologize to all of the trans community. I made a mistake. I will never do it again and I’m getting rid of the [Make America Great Again] hat.” —Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner, regretting support for Trump

Non Compos Mentis: “[Muslims] could teach many white British people many a good thing. And if my community, such as it is, learned more from your community, this country would be a better country.” —British MP Anna Soubry

Belly laugh of the week: “We don’t control media the same way the right does; it’s harder for our message to get out. … I don’t think the press did their job in this election, with very few exceptions.” —Hillary Clinton

Oh please: “The more professionally successful a woman becomes, the less likable she is.” —Hillary Clinton

For the record: “We all know what happened, Hillary: you’re a loser! Now get over it and give the rest of us a break.” —Piers Morgan

Late-night humor: “Hillary Clinton’s book ‘What Happened’ came out … and I heard that it’s almost 500 pages long. Unfortunately, the only person with enough time to read it is Hillary Clinton.” —Jimmy Fallon

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