Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.Hmmm. Why do I seem to remember a situation where someone in a position of power was excoriated for using personal e-mail while acting in an official position? It was a position far less influential than Secretary of State, and it was only a portion of the time. Oh, and we found out about it long after this person left the limelight. Remember?
Mrs. Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act.
Setting aside the obvious media bias (water is wet!), it is quite troubling that Hillary Clinton used a private, unsecured e-mail address her entire tenure as Secretary of State. As the New York Times (NYT!?!?!?!) points out, this is absolutely unprecedented. It is hard to imagine the news taking as cavalier a tone had it been Dick Cheney, say, who eschewed the rules and broke protocol.
The puzzling part here is deciding what's going on with this news. Is this being leaked by White House operatives hoping to damage Clinton for 2016? The Obama Administration has been pretty chummy with Fauxcahontas, I mean Elizabeth Warren, potentially grooming her for a 2016 run (I mean, c'mon, after President Feckless it's not like experience means a damn, right?). What better way to clear the way for Warren than to torpedo the likely candidate?
And the sheer arrogance and hubris shown by Clinton is stunning. That someone as politically savvy as Hillary Clinton, who went from "I'm not going to stay home and bake cookies" to "stand by your man" in the sake of political expedience, could make such an egregious mistake as to ignore official protocol? It certainly looks like she's hiding something, especially when the e-mails pertaining to Benghazi, one of the biggest failures of her time as SecState, number a paltry 300? I don't buy it, and I hope whoever runs against her presses her on it.
I mean, we know the media won't, but that's a given...
That is all.
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