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Man, you're pretty hard on pond scum!!! What did it ever do to you?
I was thinking the same thing about email addresses vs devices, but I could imagine that for security reasons the security powers that be might want/require/recommend a separate device for their secure emails. That being said, she should be able to deal with that pretty easily. She probably carries a purse in which she could easily carry a half dozen iPhones and Blackberries. Her explanation was pretty lame.
I don't follow Sanders much. I get the sense that he actually believes the things he says, but I also get the feeling he really isn't that smart.
I only heard the first question from the Turkish guy and it sounded more like a commercial than a press conference. The little I've read about it since then make me more sure this issue will not go away. I've said before and I'll say again: I doubt Hillary will get the nomination but if she does somehow, she will loose the general election.
Bernie Sanders is corrupt, defending or ignoring government corruption and those who profit from it as he ignores those who are mistreated by government. See for example his stance vis a vis the VA: http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/29/baghdad-bernie-senator-sanders-has-been-spinning-the-va-scandal-from-day-one/
Actually, Bill isn't that good a liar. Maureen Dowd - not someone who would ordinarily take up an anti-liberal cudgel - described in 1998 that he's a bad liar. But just charming, so everyone gives him a pass. Hillary is less charming.
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Why was Hilary Clinton so angry at her ex-employer?
That's all I can figure. Delivering 55,000 PAGES of printed out email is sending a message. "Here they are - [expletive] you and good luck." Not searchable until scanned in, and she can be sure there was no metadata inadvertently left attached.
It's the equivalent of paying your traffic fine in pennies: yes, it's all there, but you've also made it painful for the collector.
If a place I had worked at needed records that they were entitled to, I would submit them (a) quickly, and (b) in a useful format. I believe the format that Hilary Clinton delivered the emails in shows exactly how much respect she holds for her ex-employer, the United States government.
The fact that her top aide, Huma Abedin, also had a Clinton email account while a State Department employee means the citizens will never determine exactly how she earned a multiple of her government salary in consulting fees. I've always been curious, and to be honest, maybe a bit jealous.
First of all, there have been secure hand-held phones for decades, now. I'm sure some of them, by the time HRC was SecState, were secure internet-capable as well. (There are layers of secure [encrypted] internets, of course). Secondly, it should not be a technical challenge to mechanically scan 55,000 pages of e-mails. Heck, you could divide it up into eleven 5,000 e-mail groups and probably do it even faster. Of course, if the State Department is doing it, they'll get it done in, oh...2021 or so. So take it away from them.
She's trying to throw up a smoke screen. It'll work if the press gets to ask the questions and control the discussion. The R's need to sink their teeth into this and be pit bulls. Ignore the press, take it to the web and be relentless in the attack.
"At least Bill is a good liar"
That is the big difference between the two, well that and the fact that Bill is charismatic where Hillary is profoundly offensive when you are actually see her and hear her speak. People who know in their heart that Bill was a rapist, was a crook and a liar still like the man because of his winning smile and disarming charm. Hillary doesn't have any of that. She is a shrill, dishonest, unattractive, arguementative, often irrational and always combative person. Hillary is more easy to like if you never have to see or hear here.