Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad Colin Powell, who also came out a couple of weeks before the previous two elections and supported Barak Obama, is supporting Hillary Clinton.
I have to say that his announcement wasn’t exactly a clarion cry, coming as it did from a comment he made at a luncheon today — “a major event for Long Island.” (right).
As most of you probably saw, it ended up being announced as a Tweet from Newsday reporter Robert Bordsky (right, down).
According to Daily Beast, Powell told attendees at the luncheon:
Donald Trump “insults us every day” and is “selling people a bill of goods,” and so he will cast his vote for fellow ex-secretary Clinton. Powell has previously resisted declaring his support for either candidate, but has chided Trump as a “national disgrace.” In leaked emails, however, Powell was also seen bashing Clinton, of whom he said: “Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris.”
She scores up everything she touches? Really, absolutely everything?
And she screws everything up with hubris (def: excessive pride or self-confidence)?
Oh come on former Secretary State Colin “Yellow Cake Uranium” Powell… give us a break!
Well, I suppose if you are so utterly inept that everything you touch you’re going to screw it up, you might as well go whole hog and screw it up with hubris.