• Clinton Says She Was ‘Not Thinking’ (When She Set Up Email Server)

    September 7, 2015

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    Let’s play a game, shall we? I’ll write down some things Hillary said and did, and you mark which ones are the kinds of things that suggest “presidential.”

    You know, the stuff you need from a world leader when the sh*it hits the fan at 3am and crucial decisions need to be made. Short-decision time frames, long-term consequences kinda stuff.

    For added fun, I’ll restrict myself to only Hillary’s latest remarks on her server.


    Here’s the money shot up front: Hillary said “You know, I was not thinking a lot when I got in. There was so much work to be done. We had so many problems around the world,” Clinton said. “I didn’t really stop and think what kind of email system will there be?”

    — “I was not thinking a lot when I got in.” How’s that for a president’s explanation for, well, anything? Generally speaking, you want yer president to be thinkin’ all the time.


    — Hillary, as Secretary of State, just did not want to pause from resolving all the world’s problems to consider what email system to use. So, instead of having Huma get her a password via one phone call (maybe there already was one on a yellow sticky under the keyboard) to use the existing State Department system already installed in her office and maintained by an existing staff, it seemed somehow better to create and use a fully independent system that she set up and paid for separately. Is such prioritizing, followed by such justifying, presidential?

    Dissenting opinion: Great leaders sweat the details. Image this conversation with Hillary on Day One: “Look people, we have a lot of work ahead. You, make plans to bomb Libya. You, get me Putin on the hot line. I’ll get personally right on downloading the latest Outlook patches. There’s a new Javascript vulnerability I’m focused on.”


    — “They may disagree, as I now disagree, with the choice that I made. But the facts that I have put forth have remained the same.” Except those “facts” keep changing and growing. Week by week there are new facts to be discussed. That drip drip drip of confidence lost in one’s leader (check the damn polls, people), how presidential is that?


    — Clinton seems to have a pattern of hiring people into public, taxpayer-paid roles (see Bryan Pagliano, her server guy, and Huma, her body man, to begin) while at the same time paying them as her private staff. Conflict of interest much? Public good versus personal employer good? Is that kind of thinking presidential?



    BONUS:
    Basically, the Clinton campaign now has left exactly three “positive” themes to promote:

    Vote for me because I am non-male (better hope Elizabeth Warren stays out of the race);

    Vote for me or you’ll end up with one of those Republicans (better hope Sanders quits and Biden stays out of the race);

    Vote for me because as of today nothing indictable has come up (better hope the FBI works really slowly).




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    • John Poole said...

      1

      Number Four and Plenty More

      Vote for me or your cherished Bubba will have his pecker cut off and Fed Ex’d to Monica and I’ll also make Lizzie Borden’s little outburst seem like a boring episode of The Brady Bunch.

      09/7/15 10:39 AM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      But, it Is INDICTABLE as would be if we, when we were formerly federal public servants, had done so.
      It’s simply neither Barry-0bamanable nor Loretto Lynchable. And the Republican CONGREϟϟ is merely celebrating her in a jejune partisan “Burning Woman” festival!

      09/7/15 10:59 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

      3

      I’ll take door number 3.

      quote”Vote for me because as of today nothing indictable has come up (better hope the FBI works really slowly). “unquote

      Now, let’s try Dolts for $2k.

      09/7/15 7:25 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      ps…yes, I know those bottom dwelling scum sucking stench of the universe known as US Attorneys could indict this bitch in a New York second, if they had a reason..a political reason. Unfortunately, there are powers above these squirming snakes who won’t use their power against Clinton unless their owns stakes in the political hierarchy is in jeopardy. PERIOD. It’s only a matter of time though, till the SQUEEZE of 2016’s power struggle forces the cockroaches from under their rocks. You watch.

      09/7/15 7:38 PM | Comment Link

    • Avery said...

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      “Vote for me or you’ll end up with one of those Republicans (better hope Sanders quits and Biden stays out of the race)”

      I think this should read, “better hope Trump quits”. If Trump becomes the candidate then the Democrat wins in a landslide, so Hillary’s argument falls flat. If someone else wins it could be more even due to Silicon Valley libertarian and K Street neocon combined powers.

      09/7/15 8:47 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      ““You know, I was not thinking a lot when I got in. There was so much work to be done. We had so many problems around the world,” Clinton said. “I didn’t really stop and think what kind of email system will there be?” ”

      Speaking of world conflicts, can anyone name 5, no let’s make it easy — 3 — world conflicts the HRC team resolved? Guess they were more focused on promoting tweeting and exchanging emails, than doing their jobs

      This group had the nerve to tell State whistleblowers – ‘you deserve what happened.’ Yeah, actual quote

      Now team guru is taking the apologizing stance

      09/9/15 7:13 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...

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      Old people need not apply: “I just wasn’t thinking” is not an excuse; it’s a warning to US all. Hillary may be suffering old-timers disease, which Johnny McCain exhibited during the last waste of time and money to elect a presidense.

      09/9/15 4:46 PM | Comment Link

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