Hillary Clinton, it seems, did not want to use an official government email address to conduct State Department business. There is, literally, only one reason for her to do such a thing: minimize transparency. That’s it. That’s the only legitimate reason: she wanted as few of her communications as possible to be exposed to FOIA requests.
At first, I thought there’s something kind of surprising about the brazenness here—I mean, it’s not every day you hear lawyers throw around phrases like “nuclear winter” in the paper of record when discussing possible explanations for potentially illegal behavior. But maybe not. This is a Clinton we’re talking about, after all. I assume there’s a 18-and-a-half-email gap in the archives somewhere.
It seems to me that the only reasonable solution to this is to require Hillary to turn over access to every email account she used during her tenure as secretary of State and make them FOIA-able. While this would undoubtedly be embarrassing, it would serve as a warning for future government officials: if you don’t play by the rules, you pay a very serious price.
The whole thing got me thinking, however. What could she be hiding?
With the actual presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton soon beginning after more than a year of staged love-fest “interviews” costing hundreds of dollars a ticket and money-collecting from foreign governments, the Grey Lady has a scathing report on the Democratic race starting in her “lavish” mansions. Kidding!
On Saturday night, SNL debuted one of their fake commercial sketches. In it, a father and daughter share a tender goodbye. She’s leaving high school. Why? Well, we assume, to go to college. That’s what kids do! But no! Turns out she’s joining ISIS! It’s funny because it subverts our expectations. Now that I’ve spoiled the punchline, you can see it for yourself here:
Even in her old age, Hillary Clinton continues to enchant us with her natural charm. Who can deny the disarming allure of Clinton’s laugh? No one. Her cheery chuckle is an otherworldly sonic force that strains our physical capacity to experience beauty via the ear canal. And yet, at the same time, it holds within its coy harmonic grasp the raw essence of humanity. This is why we love her so.
That laugh we’ve all come to adore comes in many forms. Which one are you?
Another aging celebrity has taken a fall, casting further doubt on Hillary Clinton’s prospective candidacy for president.
Madonna, 56, took a nasty spill Wednesday while performing at the Brit Awards in London, after her cape snagged on the horn of a dancing satyr. See for yourself: