We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Tapper really dropped the ball here. Laughing is not answering the question. On the other hand, to anybody paying attention, the evasiveness is pretty clear.
I just heard some snippets from the Hillary Show today and Gowdy ate her lunch. Sid Vicious Blumenthal had unfettered access to Dame Hillary - even to arrange to help out his business interests - but Ambassador Chris Stevens didn't even have Hillary's email address.
I gotta give Hillary props here. This technique is pure genius. Think about it she says nothing that can be used in court or in public opinion, she "responds" to the questions and she avoids ALL the alternative responses that would be a public relations or criminal law disaster. And awkward silence or a "no comment" would be a political disaster. A denial or feeble attempt to explain it away would be a legal disaster. She gets past the questions and does it pretty well and yet gives them nothing.