The shamefulness of Stephanie McCrummen’s quasi-spiritual piece in The Washington Post cannot be understated. Hillary Clinton will, for liberals, never go away, and the chief haunted place where her sainted ghost travels along wooded trails is Chappaqua, New York.
Now it was different. Now it seemed like Hillary Clinton might appear at any moment, like she was just up ahead, just beyond those trees. Recently, a Chappaquaian named Andy and his two dogs, Lucas and Earl, were out walking and noticed that the leaves normally covering the path appeared to have been cleared by a leaf blower, the first time he had ever seen such a thing. In the distance, he saw two men sitting too stiffly on a bench.
“I said, ‘This is odd.’ It’s more like ‘Deliverance,’ ” he said, referring to the movie. “I tried to hustle up with the boys, and that night, my wife showed me the picture.”
A picture of Hillary Clinton in the woods. He had just missed her.
I really thought I might upchuck reading that. And this, which strains credulity for a woman so scared of the public that she resorted to moving rope lines in friendly New Hampshire.
A Clinton sighting was hardly unlikely. She and her husband were Chappaqua neighbors who enjoyed an invigorating, mind-clearing tromp in the local nature preserve as much as anyone else. And now, of course, she was back in town. Ellen had already seen her in the woods twice since she lost the presidency, and she wasn’t the only one. Two days after the election, a young woman had spotted Clinton and taken a photo with her that went viral, leading to fake news stories alleging that the whole thing was staged, which was said to prove once again that Hillary Clinton couldn’t do anything that did not strike a false note. But Chappaquaians knew better.
“Of Course Hillary Clinton Was Hiking The Day After She Lost the Election You F—–g Dumba–es,” wrote one Chappaqua native blogging in defense of the young woman in the photo, who had received hate mail afterward, which was why Ellen and others did not want their full names made public. “It’s not uncommon to run into the Clintons in the nature preserves, or even on the road.”
Even leftist Snopes won’t call the claim the photo was staged “fake news.” Margot Gerster just happened to be at a dinner with Clinton before. What are the odds of that? I’m not saying that it was staged, I’m just saying that Clinton is more careful about running into random people than the “run into the Clintons” version being offered.
I’ll put it this way: If someone wearing a #MAGA ballcap was walking in the woods with a camera, I think the odds of running into the Clintons would be somewhere around zero.
But now, Chappaqua will become the New Jerusalem for people who wish to make a pilgrimage in the cause of liberalism and globalism and every other kind of open border, Davos-elite-ism. Watch the media go through endless dinners and galas and events as they treat the place as holy ground.
We wanted the Clintons to just go away, but the left will make them into spirits to be worshipped, with Chappaqua as the new religious center of the church of liberalism.