Whatever you want to call the Clinton email thing, it is unfolding in the worst way possible. She has got to get better advisors, and get them fast.
First, she should have been told using private email for everything was a bad idea and not to do it. But she wasn’t told that or ignored the advice, and we are where we are.
Second, when the issue (or ginned up non-scandal, depending on your take) unfolded, she should have been told to immediately address it and deal with it. She should have been told that times are different and that things like this move at warp speed, not the glacial pace she was used to when her husband was President. But she didn’t.
Third, she should have told the idiot brigade of Begala/Brock/Carville/Davis/Reinnes to STFU and not go on tv dismissing everything and attacking everyone, that it would backfire. The only shithead missing was Chris Lehane. But she didn’t and they went and stirred things up even more
Fourth, after all this, she should have maintained silence until she could address things personally and pull off the scab. But she didn’t, and instead issued a lame and self-serving tweet that threw state under the bus. And while all of this has been unfolding, she’s given the right wing time to chum the waters, pissed off the media, and won no friends at State, who now have to sift through her emails while dealing with, well, the world.
Finally, if she is going to maintain silence, she needs to maintain silence. Instead, there are now leaks from inside her team that she is going to address the issue sometime this week, but they don’t know when or how.
The only person making any sense is the big dog:
Former President Bill Clinton is staying out of the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email address on a private server.
Asked by CNN’s Dan Merica on Sunday in Miami whether his wife has been treated fairly, Clinton said: “I’m not the one to judge that. I have an opinion but I have a bias.”
Clinton’s comments come as other Democrats call on Clinton to answer questions about why she took the unusual approach to email, which had the effect of giving her extraordinary control over what later became public record and what remained private.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, said that Clinton’s status as the “pre-eminent political figure” in American politics requires her to explain herself.
“She needs to step up and come out and say what the situation is,” Feinstein said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “From this point on, the silence is going to hurt her.”
Dear Senator Feinstein. Please shut up. These are remarks that should be told to Hillary, and not the bobbleheads.
This is just a total shitshow ala McCain suspending his campaign to head to Washington to fix the economy. Since we have NO ONE else running as her “potential” candidacy has sucked all the oxygen out of the room, this is making me sick to my stomach. She has to win in 2016 because the alternative, regardless who the Republicans puke up, will be awful.
She needs to declare and get some professionals on the job and ditch the cronies who are killing her.