Who’s old? Fallon can’t walk without falling down!

So Jimmy Fallon thinks Hillary Clinton is old? What is just a “wee bit” ironic is that Fallon can’t walk down the street without falling down and breaking something. I never heard of Hillary having this problem.

Part of the problem, according to Tonight Show insiders, is that Fallon drinks himself into a stupor, partly a reaction to all the “stress” of doing an hour-long talk show.

Anyone who has watched Hillary on the public stage knows she is a vigorous, animated, sober woman. Fallon should consider following her example, rather than his show biz cronies.

GOP can blame itself for irrelevance of Benghazi hearing.

Unless you’re a political junkie or a member of one of the two parties fighting over the “truth” about Benghazi, the GOP-led Benghazi hearing is irrelevant. The typical American voter can smell a partisan circus when it comes to town, and this one stinks badly enough that voters can’t get away from the tents fast enough. The only ones left to enjoy the show are the politicians and the journalists covering the event.

The main show is supposed to be Hillary Clinton. For the most part, however, she’s sitting on the sidelines while the committee chair, Republican Trey Gowdy, reassures everyone that there’s nothing political going on here, even though GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other GOP legislators bragged that the hearings would cripple Hillary’s poll number.

The Democrats are dutifully doing their job as well, challenging every comment from GOP committee members and pointing fingers accusing them of a political hit job.

From the videos of the hearing, the only one in the room with both the decorum and insight needed to expose the truth and “learn lessons” from the Benghazi attack is Hillary Clinton.

Groceries or Joe Biden? Easy choice!

Courtesy of New Hampshire’s Belknap County Democrats, presidential candidate Joe Biden paid a visit to Laconia’s Weirs Beach yesterday afternoon.

I could have gone — it was just a 10 minute drive up the road. I thought I might ask a question about health care reform but I knew that everyone there, including Biden, had only one thing are their minds — Iraq, Iraq, and Iraq. (Technically, I guess that’s three things.)

Then, I thought, hell, I could say hello to Lynn Chong and her husband, Rob. I know they would love to meet me. Lynn is chair of the Belknap County Democratic Committee. She is euphemistically known as a “progressive Democrat.” I know she is a nice woman because she is not a Republican and is a friend of a friend of a friend.

Lynn and I see the Iraq war and the solution Democrats should offer from quite different perspectives. Those of us who think Hillary Clinton might be a worthy nominee were a little annoyed that Lynn publicly dismissed the Senator (because of Iraq, of course) even before Hillary had visited New Hampshire as a candidate. But we’re all grown ups here — we’ll let bygones be bygones, right?

But the most important factor that weighed on my decision to go — or not to go — was Joe Biden himself.

Biden has been around Washington D.C. longer than the Jefferson Memorial. There’s a lot of Biden history there. The problem is that most of it is remarkably forgettable. I’ve seen him dozens of times on Meet the Press and other political shows and newscasts. I can’t remember a single important or interesting thing that he has said.

All I remember about Biden is that Mike Dukakis fatally kicked him in the groin during the 1988 Democratic presidential campaign for plagiarizing parts of a speech. The media then woke up and found numerous other cases of Biden “lifting” someone else’s work. According to the Washington Post, these included “a serious plagiarism incident involving Biden during his law school years; the senator’s boastful exaggerations of his academic record at a New Hampshire campaign event; and the discovery of other quotations in Biden’s speeches pilfered from past Democratic politicians.”

(If it is any consolation to the half-dozen Biden supporters out there, pick anyone out of the US Senate and you have a 88% chance of getting someone with a dubious past and a historically-challenged political track record.)

Although I knew that Senator Biden was coming to town, I knew that a nasty spring snowstorm was coming to town, too. (It is here as I write, creating panic among the chickadees and juncos and making my plow guy the richest man in the neighborhood.) Instinctively, I looked into my refrigerator and saw that it was nearly empty. I had visions of being stranded on this snowy hill without food until Memorial Day. I had a choice to make: groceries or Biden. Get food or get bored.

So I got the groceries.

This morning I checked the Laconia Citizen to see what history-making pronouncements Joe Biden made at his Weirs Beach campaign event. Totally surprising no one, he said, “This war must end.”