If we have learned anything at all this week, it’s that your emails never, ever go away. Regardless how well you scrub your server. Regardless how well you dent your hard drive. Regardless how many crimes you’ve committed and talked about in your emails to all your friends, family, and co-conspirators. It ain’t dead. It’s just resting.
Don’t believe me? Just ask Lois Lerner!
Oh, she thought she was in the clear. She thought there would never be a way to find those emails that were “missing and feared gone forever”. She thought it was a done deal and she could live out retirement in peace. And then an IG from the IRS decided to do something dastardly. He actually drove down to Virginia to where the IRS keeps the tapes of their backed up emails, and he got the tapes. And voila! There were a BUNCH of emails everyone thought had been gone forever!
And thus, Hillary Clinton is going to face the same thing. Just because you use your own private server doesn’t mean those emails are gone for good. It just requires a little looking. I know that’s something the government isn’t used to doing, but a little investigation actually turns up a lot of stuff. And Hillary will be in the same boat.
Meanwhile, the Democrats added another player to the presidential politics wheel…as Jim Webb…the former Senator from Virginia threw his hat into the ring. And while he didn’t really come out and spar with Hillary by name, it’s obvious he sees the impending storm surrounding her is not going to go away. We’re all just waiting for Martin O’Malley and Elizabeth Warren to get into the fray. Hillary may have all the money in the world…but money doesn’t buy happiness and money can’t buy trust. She’s really lacking both right now.
I’m more convinced than ever that Hillary Clinton is not going to be the next president of the United States. There. I’ve said it. She’s not trustworthy. America knows she’s slipperier than Bill, and will do anything to achieve her ends. When you’ve got 51% of the people saying you’re not trustworthy, and 77% saying you sold out when you were Secretary of State, that doesn’t bode well. And if Hillary thinks she’s going to wave her arms and say, “It’s old news” when the general campaign rolls around, think again.
What’s exciting about all of this is the GOP isn’t behind any of the stuff. You’ve got a right-wing author whose book isn’t even released until next Tuesday chewing up more airtime than Hillary can. You’ve got Democrats tip-toeing away from her and hoping someone else…ANYBODY else…gets into the race so they’ve got a chance in the general…and Hillary calling all of it a distraction, knowing that when the shit hits the fan (and it always does), she’s toast. She just hopes she can win the election before all that happens. Otherwise, we’re going to see what Hillary looks like in a striped pantsuit.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!