Unless you were around during the Watergate debacle and know the players in Richard Nixon’s inner circle you will never have heard of a “modified limited hangout.” Hillary Clinton is about to embark on a “modified limited hangout.”
A limited hangout is spy jargon for a favorite and frequently used gimmick of clandestine professionals. When their veil of secrecy shreds and they can no longer rely on their cover story to remain in the shadws, they resort to voluntarily admitting some of the truth while still managing to withhold the key and damaging facts. The public, however, is usually so intrigued by the new information that it never thinks to pursue the matter further.
Here is the relevant exchange between President Nixon and his top aides as they planned a “modified limited hangout” to cover up the Watergate break in.
PRESIDENT: You think, you think we want to, want to go this route now? And the–let it hang out, so to speak?
DEAN: Well, it’s, it isn’t really that–
HALDEMAN: It’s a limited hang out.
DEAN: It’s a limited hang out.
EHRLICHMAN: It’s a modified limited hang out.
PRESIDENT: Well, it’s only the questions of the thing hanging out publicly or privately.
If you don’t follow this coded-speak they are colluding to tell a “little bit” of the truth while hiding their guilt in the Watergate break in. (Of course, today they don’t “break in;” they “hack in!”)
I received a correspondence from a reader and friend (BC). He was commenting on whether or not Hillary is sick. Of course she is sick. I didn’t need to go to four years of medical school to know that. However, it is unclear what the sickness is.
He was responding to the following from MJD: They say Hillary has no health problems. They say the cough is just “allergies.” Then they say she got “overheated” in less than 80 degree weather when video shows her passing out and being thrown in the van like “a sack of meat” (according to witnesses) without her shoe. Then they say she has pneumonia. Seems like I’ve seen this before every time Hillary lies and gets caught, the story starts to change and each time barely fits the facts. Reminds me of Nixon and the “modified limited hangout.”
My friend made the clever observation; “it’s amusing that Hillary has two problems; she’s a liar and she is sick; and she has rolled them both into one ball so now she is lying about being sick.”
Ya’ gotta’ love politics.