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Tue Mar 3, 2015, 12:07 PM

CHARLES PIERCE - The Clinton Rules: "Every glitch is a crime, and every blunder is a conspiracy"

Hillary Finds A Rake To Step On: The First Clinton Bombshell
Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account at the State Department raises questions and sparks conspiracy theories.



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What, precisely, is this woman's major malfunction? For going on 30 years, she has been the target of every strange conspiracy theory that the half-bright mind of man can dream up. She knows they're out there, pining to have a coldie with Vince Foster at the cocktail lounge of the Mena Airport. Just in the past six years, she's watched the Benghazi, Benghazi! BENGHAZI! dreamscape blossom lushly with the wilder flora planted in the public mind by the seedpod that is the brain of Darrell Issa. So she knew that what began with a bust-out Ozarks land deal had not faded just because her husband had skated through his second term. And still, we have this.

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. It was only two months ago, in response to a new State Department effort to comply with federal record-keeping practices, that Mrs. Clinton's advisers reviewed tens of thousands of pages of her personal emails and decided which ones to turn over to the State Department. All told, 55,000 pages of emails were given to the department. Mrs. Clinton stepped down from the secretary's post in early 2013.


And let a thousand paranoids bloom.

She had to know what this would mean because she's lived her whole life under The Clinton Rules, by which every glitch is a crime, and every blunder is a conspiracy. It's not entirely fair, and we'll get to that in a minute, but somebody on the nascent campaign should have been D'd up for this kind of thing. A campaign by Hillary Clinton is a different thing, and anyone who doesn't know this by now is somebody who needs burping on the half-hour. This screw-up has all the earmarks of a campaign still laboring under the ghost of Mark Penn.


http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a33436/hillary-clinton-finds-a-rake-to-step-on-the-first-clinton-bombshell/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 12:23 PM

1. It was a dumb thing to do, if she did what they claim. The stakes are huge folks, if somehow she

was removed from the scene as in running for President, could we mount a winning candidate?

If not, the country and maybe the human race, are finished.

I wish that was an exaggeration, think it through...Think it through to climate change, wars, etc.


I will forever be angry at her if this derails her AND we lose the WH

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 12:34 PM

3. There's another post up claiming the problem is that the State Department IT is woefully behind.

If so, that raises the question - during her tenure, what did she do to upgrade the systems into the 21rst century? Why didn't she raise hell that one of the most important tools our country has for NOT going to war was running on decades old and crappy tech?

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Response to Name removed (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 12:48 PM

5. Actually, I think that if true, the 'old tech at State' is a worse scandal than whether or not

she personally used non-secure systems or didn't keep copies. Republicans are always talking smack about how useless and inefficient government is, so it's up to Dems to always make sure everything is as efficiently run as possible and kept up to date when they're in power to take away their talking points. Running government well, especially under Dems, makes Dems more electable and Republicans less so by revealing their malfeasance and negligence.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 12:49 PM

6. Either way, it is a problem. For all the infighting we do about her and Liz and so on

if she cant run, if we cant win, holy cow, the ramifications are unthinkable

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Response to Name removed (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 01:11 PM

10. I only said that if that happened, I would be angry at Hillary for making that happen

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 12:31 PM

2. It's tiddlywinks compared to what Obama has had to put up with

If she's (or her staff) not up to it perhaps she should consider not running.

The Clintons bring a lot this crap on themselves with their arrogance.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 12:54 PM

7. Did anyone else take note of this?

"Mrs. Clinton's advisers reviewed tens of thousands of pages of her personal emails and decided which ones to turn over to the State Department."

Yep, I feel so much better now knowing her advisers did the review.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 01:12 PM

11. Yep. And it's sad to see Democrats playing republican gotcha

with other Democrats.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 01:15 PM

12. It's the price we pay for the name recognition that will win her the presidency.

And is indeed a sign of how much They hate that.

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