Now don’t get me wrong. There are lots of reasons to not like the Clintons, Bill or Hil, including Bill’s disastrous economic policy and pandering to Republicans and Hillary’s war hawk foreign policy and her Billionaire bootlicking. They are conservative, Blue Dog, DLC, Third Way Democrats hardly deserving of the party moniker.
But of all the things to get riled about why do the Villagers choose the most petty and technical. You know, it’s not illegal to get a blowjob, even from someone who is not your wife. Yeah, it’s pretty skeevy and reprehensible especially given the power relationship between a boss and an intern, but not illegal.
Benghazi? There is simply no there there. If someone picked up the phone and called the very second things started going pear shaped there is simply no way the cavalry could have arrived in time to make any difference at all in how dead those people were without breaking the laws of physics which as Scottie points out, “Ya canna do Captain.”
And just so the e-mail scandal.
You see, it’s not even a technical violation of the policy at the time.
Hillary’s emails ‘not technically illegal’
By Julian Hattem, The Hill
03/03/15 04:16 PM EST
Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a personal email account to conduct official business as secretary of State caused seems to have stayed within the law, experts say.
“What she did was not technically illegal,” said Patrice McDermott, a former National Archives staffer and the head of the Open The Government coalition, a transparency group.
A Clinton spokesman defended the practice as routine and said that the former first lady obeyed “both the letter and spirit of the rules.”
“Like secretaries of State before her, she used her own email account when engaging with any department officials,” spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement. “For government business, she emailed them on their department accounts, with every expectation they would be retained.”
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that the Obama administration had given “very specific guidance” telling all agencies that staffers should use their official email accounts when conducting official business, and that any business conducted through personal email accounts be “preserved consistent with the Federal Records Act.”
Last November, Obama signed into law a bill requiring government emails dealing with an official matter sent from a personal account to be forwarded to an official email account within 20 days. That law and previous guidance issued by the National Archives have attempted to clarify the rules, but it was never expressly mandated that top-level officials use government-issued accounts.
“There was no prohibition on using a non-State.gov account for official business as long as it was preserved,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Tuesday.
You have no idea how much it bugs me to go on the record supporting Hillary, but it is what it is.
I think I’ll have a nice long shower.