Hillary, Area 51, Aliens, and UFOs

Although your Curmudgeon is a Republican, we’ve always given you the news about crazy Republican candidates and creationism. It’s only fair, therefore, that we report what’s going on in the other party.

At the CNN website we found this headline: Clinton campaign chair: ‘The American people can handle the truth’ on UFOs. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

There has long been an air of conspiracy surrounding theories of alien life, and the head of Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Thursday it’s time to do away with the secrecy. CNN’s Jake Tapper pulled aside Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, who was a guest on “The Lead,” to talk aliens.

Aha! Now , maybe we’ll find out what going on. We’re told:

“The U.S. government could do a much better job in answering the quite legitimate questions that people have about what’s going on with unidentified aerial phenomena,” Podesta said.

Podesta has made his interest in the possibility of alien life and conspiratorial leanings toward Area 51 well known. During his time serving in the Obama administration, Podesta tweeted, “Finally, my biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the #disclosure of the UFO files. #thetruthisstilloutthere cc: @NYTimesDowd.”

Hillary chose the right man to head her campaign! Let’s read on:

Clinton herself pledged in January to “get to the bottom” of whether rumors of U.S. contact with extraterrestrial life were true.

See? It’s no accident that Hillary chose Podesta. CNN continues:

In regard to Area 51, Podesta echoed Clinton’s call, saying, “What I’ve talked to the secretary about, and what she’s said now in public, is that if she’s elected president, when she gets into office, she’ll ask for as many records as the United States federal government has to be declassified, and I think that’s a commitment that she intends to keep and that I intend to hold her to.”

There’s more to the story, but we’ve already given you the good stuff. Your Curmudgeon hopes that this information will be useful in helping you to choose the best candidate.

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16 responses to “Hillary, Area 51, Aliens, and UFOs

  1. I knew it! Clinton is trying to pander to the Xenu voting sector! Brilliant!

    Maybe she cut a deal with Ming the Merciless to hold off strategic interplanetary sorties until after the election. Sigh…

    Sanders 2016. He doesn’t believe in Area 51 aliens; he doesn’t believe in dehumanizing illegal aliens; and he’s not a brown shirt wearing drool slinger. Gotta start somewhere…

  2. How odd. Podesta’s known to be “broad-minded” about UFOs (pretty okay on most other things, though), but the tweet CNN cites him as sending is quite clearly from a different account, that of one Brian Deese. There may be a perfectly ordinary explanation of the discrepancy, but it did make me check the date at the top of the article.

  3. @christophercourington

    he’s not a brown shirt wearing drool slinger

    Probably unelectable, then.

  4. waldteufel

    And Hillary is best countered by a Christian fundamentalist party dedicated to shrinking government down to a size small enough to fit into our bedrooms?

  5. Aliens – so THAT’s what’s in those classified emails. The “x files” branch of the FBI is doing a full investigation.

  6. michaelfugate

    After the release of the Panama Papers as the latest incident, I am all for getting rid of government secrets.

  7. I don’t want to get into politics, but I have to point out that the Panama Papers were not government secrets. Even in the case of kleptocrats, the papers did not touch upon their official conduct, as far as I know.

  8. michaelfugate

    Oh come on – you can’t be seriously that pedantic – can you?

  9. Q: “Hillary can I get a response to Trump’s claim that he can return manufacturing jobs to U.S. soil?”

    A: “Trump will simply maintain the status quo regarding the long standing alien conspiracy. His public displays of bias towards aliens only serves to confirm his commitment to keeping the actual truth from real patriots like us. Next question.”

  10. Eric Lipps

    So does Hillary stating she’ll release the government’s information about UFOs prove she believes they’re alien spacecraft, or only that she wants the American people to know what their government knows, and/or thinks, on that subject, even if it doesn’t point to outer space?

    I suppose it doesn’t matter. Sandroids will use this remark to ridicule her, and then, if she becomes president, will accuse her of lying and covering up about UFOs no matter what she does or doesn’t do or say.

    But is any of this relevant to the usual subject of this blog? Now, if Clinton were pandering to creationists the way, say, Ronald Reagan did during his 1980 presidential campaign, that would be a different matter. But she isn’t.

  11. Sandroids will use this remark to ridicule her, and then, if she becomes president, will accuse her of lying and covering up about UFOs no matter what she does or doesn’t do or say.

    I have seen exactly zero evidence of their doing this. So far as I’m aware, they’ve ignored the matter entirely.

  12. RetiedSciGuy

    Looks like she’s afraid of loosing a single vote, even if it makes her look like she’s pandering to the UFO conspiracy theorists. Next thing you know, she’ll be promising the moon-landing deniers a full investigation.

  13. @RetiedSciGuy

    (Aren’t you missing an “r”?)

    I’m not a Clinton supporter but, outwith her acquiescence to pseudoscientific economic policies like trickle-down, she’s no conspiracy-theory loony. Far more likely that, at some townhall somewhere, she was asked about UFOs and reflexively responded that, as president, she’d put all the relevant data into the public domain. That’s a perfectly rational response. Or do you think it isn’t?

  14. Wouldn’t her husband (who was president) be privy to that information? If you ain’t gettin’ it from Bill you ain’t gettin’ it from Hill.

  15. @Troy
    I think that a conspiracy would not trust any politician. Politicians are apt to leak any info if it would help them get votes.

  16. Tom you’re right. I’ve seen these people in action and they aren’t exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. They go to airports at night and watch as the mysterious lights go up and down…OOOH! OOOH! there’s another one!