It’s as if Hillary Clinton has chosen to dedicate the remainder of her life to reminding everyone that only she could have lost the 2016 presidential election to a former reality show host.
The former secretary of state and two-time failed presidential candidate resurfaced this week in Venice to play White House at an art exhibit hosted by the Venetian Teatro Italia. It is every bit as sad as it sounds, and then some.
The Washington Examiner’s Tim Pearce reports:
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat at a replica Resolute Desk to read her old emails for an hour as part of an Italian art exhibit.
Clinton traveled to the Venetian Teatro Italia in Venice on Tuesday to become a part of the exhibit created by artist Kenneth Goldsmith. Titled ‘HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails,’ the exhibit featured a mock Oval Office Resolute Desk with more than 60,000 pages of Clinton’s leaked emails printed, bound, and set out for anyone to leaf through.
‘This exhibition is further proof that nothing wrong or controversial can be found on these emails. It makes them accessible to everyone and allows everyone to read them,’ Clinton
said in a statement. ‘They are just so boring.’
Clinton spent nearly an hour going through hard copies of her emails from when she served as secretary of state.
Hillary Clinton spent an hour yesterday reading her emails at my exhibition of all 62,000 pages of them in Venice. She is pictured here at a replica of the Oval Office Resolute Desk, stacked with her emails. pic.twitter.com/V8T27klycr— Kenneth Goldsmith (@kg_ubu)
September 11, 2019
On Wednesday, Clinton’s own social media account tweeted a photo of her sitting at the faux Resolute Desk with the accompanying message, “Found my emails at the Venice Biennale. Someone alert the House GOP.”
Here is a tip: If you try to “own” someone, make sure first that you are not owning yourself. This art exhibit gimmick is probably the saddest of Clinton’s post-2016 life, and that is saying a lot. The man who curated the show, Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, said specifically in a statement to the Hill that, “The exhibition is a way to allude to an alternative world that will never exist.”
Clinton’s involvement in the exhibit serves as a reminder that she really was the perfect candidate to lose to Trump in 2016. She managed somehow to go through her entire marriage to President Bill Clinton without learning a single thing about the art of public messaging.
Remember: She made the decision this week to place herself in a make-believe setting, reminding everyone she lost a very winnable race. She chose to remind everyone of her email scandal, which was entirely of her own making. And by leafing through hard copies of her emails, she even reminded us this week that she used to make her maid print out physical copies of classified intel because she is as ill-equipped to deal with the modern era as she is “extremely careless.”
Her post-election story is like a political onion, whose every layer peels back to reveal a nearly identical layer of desperation.