Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday warned that a terror attack could boost the GOP’s efforts to hold on to the White House. It seems to have slipped her mind that thousands would also possibly die.

“It’s a horrible prospect to ask yourself, ‘What if? What if?’ But if certain things happen between now and the election, particularly with respect to terrorism, that will automatically give the Republicans an advantage again, no matter how badly they have mishandled it, no matter how much more dangerous they have made the world… So I think I’m the best of the Democrats to deal with that.”

The former first lady made it perfectly clear that she keeps her political ambition ahead of what’s best for the country at all times. Think about that. Hillary did not talk about dealing with the terrorists who attacked the country in her scenario. No. First and foremost in her mind in case of a terror attack is how to handle the real enemies -Republicans.

This makes me so sick. She preceded this statement with this truly puzzling quote: “There are circumstances beyond our control and I think I’m better able to handle things I have no control over.”

Those muddled and meandering thoughts indicate to me that she went off script. I have written speeches for many politicians. I’ve sat by when candidates think they can do better and they speak extemporaneously. It’s the only time staffers pay attention to the candidate’s speech. Sometimes I’ll admit the candidates do well and connect in a way that a speech’s canned rhetoric cannot. Most times the candidates falter because that is when the person rather than the politician can be seen clearly. In this case, Hillary abandoned her talking points for a moment -and this is what came out. This is the real Hillary Clinton. Scary thought because I believe she is sadly our next President.

Kudos to Democrat Senator Christopher Dodd who commented: “Frankly, I find it tasteless to discuss political implications when talking about a potential terrorist attack on the United States.”