Peggy Noonan on Hillary Invisibility: ‘Sooner or Later Mr. Obama is Going to Get in Trouble’
Peggy Noonan is now weighing in on Hillary Clinton’s apparent disappearance from Obama’s political landscape in this week’s WSJ column. Not only does she echo Tina Brown’s earlier thoughts on the matter, it appears that she’s suddenly on Team Hillary:
Mrs. Clinton is in a different position now. By this spring it must have become apparent to her that when the nice new president came and offered her the secretary of state job, and she said yes, she got rolled. What he got was clear: He took her off the chessboard.
But you know, one thing Mrs. Clinton’s learned is how to wait. Things turn on a dime, you wake up in the morning and there’s a new headline that changes everything. Sooner or later Mr. Obama is going to get in trouble, sooner or later the trouble will take hold and settle in, and sooner or later she will be the unsullied one who quietly did her duty in spite of the slights to which she’s been subjected. And when that happens, she will emerge—reluctantly, painfully—as the Democratic alternative. The one who almost won, who knew—who learned the hard way—that you can’t do everything all at once, that it’s the economy, stupid.
They will look like kids playing with history. Hillary isn’t a kid. She’s experienced, and has been roughed up by history. Watch. She’ll roll right back.
Read the whole column here.
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