Now that fall has officially arrived here in the sultry South, I like to spend mornings out on the porch watching frantic squirrels about the business of burying acorns. These days they are busy from first light each morning digging holes and hiding what is destined to become their hedge against starvation this winter. (Winters in Mississippi are nothing like winters in Montana but they are cold – in a different, dampish kind of way. Rodents in my Montana home are already squirreled away for the winter and there is snow in this morning’s forecast. One hundred forty-four inches (twelve feet more or less) of the white stuff will have fallen before spring comes to the high country and the critters venture forth again.) I wonder how the local rodents will know where to look for their treasures later in the season. It isn’t like they put up little signs or mark their excavations in any other way that I can see. I’ll continue to watch and get back to you if I come up with answers to this burning question.
But others in my world are digging frantically and trying to bury things. In the case of Barack Obama, he’s trying – and failing – to hide the Benghazi massacre of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens from the sight of Americans. The President is hysterically looking for voters who may still be inclined to cast their vote for him instead of his Republican opponent on November 6th. While he conceals his fear fairly well, I’ve begun to see cracks in the Presidential armor. He knows he’s going down to defeat unless he can gloss over his dereliction of duty in the Benghazi matter and somehow regain the confidence of American voters. (He already knows he’s lost the few military votes he may have snagged. Nobody in military uniform could possibly vote for a man who would leave brothers behind as Obama did in Libya.) He’s trying to re-mesmerize the electorate, but his magic has evaporated. Once we know the magician’s tricks, we are much more difficult to impress.
Members of media – even his staunch supporters on the alphabet channels – have begun to report on the inconsistencies in the administration’s Benghazi narrative.
The longer the President and his administration wait to come clean on Benghazi, the longer the hemorrhaging of votes goes on. He’s running out of time.
But, my usual morning internet reconnaissance reveals very interesting tidbits which may point to an upcoming Obama revelation – an October surprise - of epic scale. Some reporters out there (Including the Asia Times) are following the story of Presidential Gal Pal, Iranian born Valerie Jarrett, and her trip to Qatar reportedly to meet with and negotiate a deal with high ranking Iranian leaders. Should the Jarrett mission be a matter of fact and a deal to shut down Iranian nuclear operation be brokered in time it may, indeed, pull the Presidential fat out of the fire. (Any time I make mention of Valerie Jarrett, I feel the need to remind you, reader friends, that Jarrett enjoys the protection of a full Secret Service detail. Imagine how different the Benghazi story would have been if those men had actually had such protection.) Somehow, though, it will smack of Bill Clinton’s bombing of an aspirin factory on the eve of his impeachment hearings. Too little, too late.
Meanwhile, the American voter is looking elsewhere for hope and change. Romney/Ryan look better every day.