The Fax of Life


So she doesn’t know how to use a fax machine. Big whoop. If there is a “smoking gun” in the 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department this week, it’s not in her technological ineptitude, or her calling her hairdresser “Santa,” or her continuing to encourage Sid Blumenthal to offer bad advice, or her fetish for ice tea, or her bizarre demand that John Podesta wear socks to bed. The most revealing dispatch, the one dripping with unintended irony and status detail and sanctimony dressed as social conscience, is the email Lynn Forester de Rothschild, centimillionaire, addressed to Clinton on the morning of August 26, 2009. It is 122 preening and obsequious words long.

Bill Clinton’s Brazilian Adventure

Bill Clinton hangs with Sir Anthony Hopkins in Brazil, 2001. (AP)

Hillary Clinton made multiple unsuccessful attempts to reach Bill Clinton by phone during the former president’s 2009 trip to Brazil, where he was giving the keynote speech at an ethanol summit hosted by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association. The batch of emails released by the State Department late Tuesday included the following exchange from June 4, 2009. It raises questions, such …