On his radio show this afternoon Pete Da TechGuy unveiled his amendment to the Peter Principle, which is summed up as: “The members of an organization where promotion is based on achievement, success and merit will eventually be promoted beyond their level of ability.” Now we have what he calls the Hillary Principle, which is pretty much the way of the Democrats. He noted Hillary Clinton’s failure to achieve any real successes as her stint as Secretary of State – and no, racking up more miles than her predecessors doesn’t count – and came up with this:
Therefore it is apparently time to create an amendment to the Peter Principle,The Hillary Principle:
If a democrat is promoted to an office beyond their level of ability, the very act of holding said office, regardless of the lack of success or degree of failure, will be considered evidence of success , particularly if said Democrat is a member of a “protected” or “oppressed” group as defined by the party and/or media.
If anyone can come up with a better explanation for the pass Hillary Clinton is getting for her time as Secretary of State I’d be delighted to hear it.
I read somewhere that John McCain was heaping praise on Janet Napolitano, so we see that this principle is already in play. Not to mention Obama, which I brought up on the show, but it was noted that he wasn’t in the Senate long enough to have any success or failure. All he did was run for president the whole time, and he succeeded at that, much to our detriment.
Oh well, what difference, at this point, does it make?
Update: Linked by The Pirate’s Cove – thanks!