Brit Hume: 'It's a Good Thing for Hillary Clinton That She's Not a Republican'

Hume commentary on the long list of Hillary lies

BRIT HUME: Nearly 20 years ago, the late columnist William Sapphire of the "New York Times" described Hillary Clinton as a quote "congenital liar". The list of her whoppers was long then and it has been growing ever since. She claimed that as a novice investor in Arkansas she made a 10,000 percent killing trading cattle futures by reading the "WSJ". She said she came under sniper fire in Bosnia in 1996. She didn't. She said her daughter was jogging around the World Trade Center on 9/11 2001. She wasn't.

She even once claimed that she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary after he became the first man to climb Mt. Everest. But that didn't happen until five years after she was born.

More recently she claimed she'd turned over all her job-related e- mails from her days as SOS. But work related e-mails have since turned up that the State Dept didn't have. And she claimed the notorious Sid Blumenthal was just an old friend with whom she sometimes kept in touch and who sent her unsolicited e-mails.

Turns out as we've heard that she was reaching out to him in the dark of night from the first year of the Obama Adm and her e-mails made clear she welcomed and encouraged his advice.

With such a record of mendacity, and there are numerous other examples, one thing is clear. It's a good thing for Hillary Clinton that she's not a Republican.