Tuesday, March 03, 2015

#hdr22

Today, General David Petraeus pled guilty to “mishandling classified materials,” because he showed some to his mistress.

He could get a year in prison.

Contemporaneously, we discover Secretary of State Hillary Clinton trafficked in classified material for four years, using an unencrypted private email account - hdr22@clintonemail.com - to conduct the business of the Department of State.

She plans to be President of the United States.

I know who should be facing more than a year in prison, but that's not even on the table. The question for hdr22 is whether it will damage her presidential aspirations. We've gone from "a slip of the lip could sink a ship" to "a careless domain could wreck your campaign."

The discrepancy shows Americans are conflicted about the accountability of our senior officials. We get confused about whether exposing mega-reams of classified material to hackers is worse than exposing ourselves to our biographers. We suspect there's a difference between conducting foreign policy and screwing fellow Americans. But then, here's Hillary, for whom there isn't.

Secretary of State Clinton was able to hide her knowledge of the Benghazi massacre from Congressional oversight because she sequestered it in an email account designed to avoid any US government supervision or tracking.

Memos sent to Secretary of State Clinton’s personal (one can no longer say ‘private’) email account include titles like “Comprehensive Intel Report on Libya,” and warnings that, “THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM EXTREMELY SENSITIVE SOURCES AND SHOULD BE HANDLED WITH CARE.”

The memos include notes on the intelligence sources, such as: “Sources with access to the highest levels of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the leadership of the Armed Forces, and Western Intelligence, diplomatic, and security services.”

Neither Lois Lerner nor Valerie Plame could be reached for comment.

3 comments:

Greg said...

It should come as no surprise that Hillary is an expert at keeping her name out of any scandal involvement. She had eight years to watch "Slick Willy" weasel his way out of trouble at every turn and now he is a respected "elder statesman."

It was obvious that Hillary lied about her on-camera reactions during the assault on the Bin Laden compound so I think for her, the Benghazi debacle is just business as usual.

Hershblogger said...

During the eight years she spent watching Slick, none of his political skill rubbed off. What she did gain was a detour around the "glass ceiling."

She became a Senator because she was Mrs. Clinton. She became SecState because she was Mrs. Clinton. She is wealthy because she was Mrs. Clinton. She is a Presidential contender solely because she interned as Mrs. Clinton.

She has no accomplishments beyond having married Bill and sucking it up during his serial betrayals. A self-confident woman of conscience would have divorced him over Jennifer, Paula, Monica and Kathleen, etc., etc.. Nonetheless, she's going to run on a feminist platform: Having a vagina qualified her to be Mrs. Clinton, so it must qualify her to be President.

I'm no longer amazed that any American could favorably contemplate her Presidency, I'm depressed.

Pat Marcello said...

I am so with you guys. Hillary is a criminal. Period. How so many women, who claim to be feminist, can be behind her depresses me, too. I mean, really, hasn't she screwed up everything she's done?

Don't be too depressed, Hershblogger. Not all of us drank the Kool-Aid.