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Letter: Clinton’s credibility is damaged beyond repair

Clinton’s credibility is damaged beyond repair

Let me see if I’ve got this straight. NBC’s Brian Williams was suspended for six months, lost his high-profile job and was reassigned to a network subsidiary at a reduced salary for embellishing his reporting experiences.

Hillary Clinton said she and Bill were “dead broke” when they left the White House (they had millions in assets and bought a house in Chappaqua for $1.7 million), she claimed she dodged “sniper fire” while landing in Bosnia (not true and no apology, “so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement”) and recently she stated all her grandparents were immigrants (three of the four were U.S.-born, but she “always thought of them as immigrants”). These are but a few of her numerous embellishments (commonly known as lies) along with dissembling about her private email server and the spin she and the Obama administration put on Benghazi.

Apparently this would disqualify her for a job in network news, but not as the Democratic front-runner for president. What does that say about the political process when the likely Democratic nominee is held to a lower standard of credibility than a network news reader?

It’s about time we elected a woman president. But not just any woman and certainly not this woman. We deserve so much better.

James Arkins

Amherst