Hillary Clinton and the Friday News Dump

So Hillary Clinton has announced that she would support lifting the ban on the export of crude oil IF she got “concessions” from the oil and gas industry. How ridiculous is that? It’s not even savvy enough to be political doublespeak. Basically, it means nothing. And, of course, that old game of dump the bad news on a Friday (when no one is looking) doesn’t actually work the way it used to. It’s a relic from the old days when the world wasn’t on a 24/7 news feeding frenzy.

Earlier today, sticking to that Friday News Dump strategy from bygone days, she also let loose with her promise, fingers probably crossed, that she WILL be announcing her stance on the Keystone XL pipeline.  At some point. In the future. Maybe when she’s already been elected President (at which point it’s too late for us to do anything about it). I’m not making that up, either. Here’s a link to THAT whopper.

OMG. Just grow a pair and SAY IT and put us out of our collective misery: you are bought and paid for by the fossil fuel industry, banks, corporations and you support all things oil, gas and carbon based (except the humans) and also please have the nuts to say that you support the Trans Pacific Partnership, which you clearly do.

I’m not sure which is worse: that she thinks we’re too stupid to connect the dots to see what she really stands for OR that she thinks that she, or anyone else for that matter, can still bury the story on a Friday which means she’s essentially still operating in a separate reality where information sharing and social media do not exist.

Neither speaks well for her as a person or a candidate.