Brian Kilmeade of the Fox News morning program “Fox & Friends” goes quite a bit overboard in characterizing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s outburst yesterday at Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) over Benghazi. In response to the senator’s contention that the administration had misled people on the origins of the Sept. 11 attack, an angry Clinton asked, in a rare moment of illucidity, what difference does it make?

Kilmeade’s intepretation: “This is the Lance Armstrong principle of when you’re in trouble, yell at the person asking you a question. That’s the way he kept everybody off of him for 15 years.” For Clinton, the tactic worked for at least a few moments; Johnson stood down after her protest.

And it’s right there that any possible connection between Hillary Clinton, a workaholic secretary of state celebrated by both parties yesterday, and Lance Armstrong, proven liar, bully and misanthrope, ends.