Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Why is anyone surprised by this -- part 2

Trey Gowdy's Bengazi Select committee has now turned up the fact that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private e-mail account to conduct State Department business while Secretary of State. A clear violation of the transparency rules that are in place for government officials.

Why is anyone surprised?

The Clintons are the perfect examples of crooked small town politicians. From back in their Arkansas days with the Rose Law firm scandal, the Whitewater scandal, Bill using State Troopers to truck hookers to the Governor's mansion . . . they believe the rules don't apply to them. They believe they are entitled to whatever they want, whenever they want it.

Hillary applied for that private account the day of her confirmation hearing. She never had any intention of leaving her correspondence where others could look at it. As we've seen with her dubious fund-raising/influence peddling, who knows what kind of shading dealings she had going on while working as one of the highest ranking public officials in the country.

When Bill was running for President, Hillary made dismissive remarks about women who stayed home and baked cookies while their husbands work, implying that she was better than them because she was out there doing "real" work. Her eyes always on the prize, Hillary sat idly by, perhaps not baking cookies, but doing nothing while her husband banged anything with a vagina in both Arkansas and Washington. The ends justify the means to her, so what's a little ejaculate on some chubby intern's dress when she could become the first female President?

Watching the White House and State Department spokespeople try to cover Hillary on this is depressing. Setting aside their childish comments about how the recipients of Hill's e-mails were expected to maintain copies, what about those that didn't go to other State Dept. employees? And what about the fact that she was transmitting classified information via a non-secure account? That to me seems an actionable offense.

I've said repeatedly that I think Hill's a stalking horse for Elizabeth Warren, but fauxcohontas might not be a lock either. Warren is the Dem equivalent of Ted Cruz -- someone's who's viewed as a far left bomb thrower who might appeal to the extreme wing of the Dem party but would alienate centrist Dems and Independents.

Lefty pundits like to mock the Republican party and say it is fractured, but I think the Democrats are in a real bad spot here. Their inevitable candidate is one arrogant gaffe/stumble/scandal after another. It'll be interesting to see how the Dems try to recover from this.

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