Via the Corner, here’s Clinton errand boy Serpenthead demonstrating how right I was last week in thinking the new Democratic spin on E-mailgate is “who gives a sh*t?”
There’s a saying among lawyers that when the facts are on your side, argue the facts; when the facts are against you, argue the law; and when both the facts and the law are against you, pound the table. The facts are against Carville. Hillary didn’t even make a pretense of proper e-mail protocol by setting up an official State Department account, and she didn’t turn over e-mails from her private account until two years after leaving office. (That’s a key difference between her and Jeb Bush, as is the fact that Clinton’s e-mail likely included sensitive natsec info on a regular basis.) The law is against him too. It’s been State Department policy since 2005 to conduct official state business on official state e-mail, a policy reinforced by Hillary’s own directives as Secretary. (That’s a key difference between her and Colin Powell, who left the State Department early that year.) So enjoy eight minutes of Carville pounding the table, insisting that notorious conservative media outlets like the New York Times and MSNBC (and Gawker?) are once again cooking up nothingburgers about the Clintons based on trumped up right-wing talking points. This guy actually has the balls at one point to offer the old complaint that there’s one set of rules for the Clintons and one for everybody else as a complaint on their behalf, as though the Clintons are routinely held to a higher standard than average pols rather than a lower one. Think about that. The diplomatic wing of the United States government admitted last week that it has no idea whether its archive of Obama’s first term is complete because its access to Hillary’s work product is completely under her control. You’d go to prison if you withheld sensitive information like that. As it is, Hillary’s (probably) going to the White House. And this jackhole can’t stop whining about how hard the Clintons have it and how unfair the media is.
Make sure you watch the clip in Ed’s post of fellow Clinton errand boy Lanny Davis echoing many of these same who-gives-a-sh*t points, which is proof enough that Team Hillary has sent around a script to its most reliable toadies.