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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Return To Sender

I have no idea what the meat of Hillary Clinton's email scandal is.  But the article makes a pretty compelling case that this was a pretty serious act.  And one that she should have known better.

One of the hallmarks of the Obama administration has been the lack of true scandals.  There have been plenty of "scandals" like Shirley Sherrod, Fast and Furious and the IRS issues that looked bad at first blush, but turned out to be nothing burgers.  Then you have things like Benghazi that were never scandals in the first place, but Fox News.

The "No-Drama Obama" persona was really appealing to me in 2008, and I appreciate it still.  The GOP remains a rabid, feral animal chained to the telephone pole by woven strands of lies, but Obama has been a hard target to make stuff stick to - beyond the confines of Fox World.

The Clintons were never quite so calm.  Just the other day, we found out the Clinton portrait for the Smithsonian has some grade-A trolling going on.  Bill survived this, because the economy was going well, and I think whomever takes the reigns in 2016 is going to have a similarly robust economy.

But this is exactly the sort of crap that led Democrats to look around feverishly for someone else in 2008.

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