Memo to Hillary: Just shut up

Will someone please stuff a gag down Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s throat?

First she loses her cool when a student in the Congo innocently asked her opinion of China trading with that country.  A screwup in translation led Hillary to believe the student asked her what her husband — a former President — thought.

Hillary lost it and fired back:

My husband is not secretary of state, I am. You want me to tell you what my husband thinks? If you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I am not going to be channeling my husband.

Hardly the response one expect from the county’s top diplomat.

But Hillary’s been acting more like a Democrat who is still pissed about losing the primary to Barack Obama than a Secretary of State who is supposed to be putting this country’s best foot forward.

Most people learn from screwups. Not our Hil.  She Africa tour took her to Nigeria, where she compared the rigged elections there to the 2000 Presidential election in America.

Answering a question about Nigeria’s recent scandal-tinged election, Clinton responded.

In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for President was the governor of the state. So we have our problems too.

Oh come on Hillary. We expect that kind of tin-hat hyperbole over at Democratic Underground but you’re the Secretary of State for the United States and you shouldn’t be acting like a angry Dem who still pissed about a disputed election from nine years ago.

We thought you had more smarts, Hillary, but you’re acting like a spoiled school kid who’s pissed because your husband got some attention in bringing back jailed American journalists from North Korea and also that you’re still nursing a grudge over the 2000 election.

Do your job Mrs. Clinton. If you can’t, quit and let someone who can take over.