Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all truly slime-worthy and disgusting, but in the end, the unanimous winner was… the envelope please…
Mistress 0f E-Mails, Serial Liar, Benghazi Babe And A Law Unto Herself Hillary Clinton!!
The Noisy Room: My nomination this week is Hillary Clinton for her illegal email escapades. Hypocrisy, thy name is Hillary Clinton.
On June 20, 2007, Hillary Clinton whined and bloviated shrilly about Bush officials shredding the US Constitution by having secret email accounts. Not even two years later, as Secretary of State, Clinton set up a secret email account and secret servers in her basement for all of her official business to skirt federal law. The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails traced back to an Internet service registered to her family’s home in Chappaqua, New York.
The Washington Post points out that this would give Clinton: (1) â€œimpressive control over
limiting access to her message archives and (2) secretive email practices far more sophisticated than some politicians.€ Hillary is keeping mum on all of this and her silence is damning.
Hillary is a crafty weasel, she figures since she asked the State Department to release the 55,000 pages of emails she provided to the agency, that everything will quiet down. In fact, that is now her team’s strategy, to do nothing. It is a time-tested Clintonian approach: take a concrete step to ease the pressure, then sit back and wait it out.
You watch, she’ll pooh pooh this as a non-issue. That it is irrelevant – you know, like breaking the law always is for the Clintons. Unfortunately, for Hillary, this has legs and isn’t going away and won’t just fade off the radar either. Rumor has it, those email accounts that she has so carefully hid and labeled with pseudonyms, have been hacked. Huma Abedin is caught up in this as well. Those emails should finish the Hildebeast off if there is any justice in the universe. She is an accomplished weasel.
The Right Planet: Once again, when it comes to the Clintons, we see a classic example of the old “the rules don’t apply to me” schtick. Hillary Clinton not only refused to use an official government email address for her official communications when she was serving as Secretary of State, she went as far as to set up a private email server in her own home in an obvious effort to retain complete control over her all official communications. Why? What is she trying to hide? This seems to be a pattern with this administration (see former EPA head Lisa Jackson and her “Richard Windsor” email account).
I really can’t put it any better than “Zip” over at Weasel Zippers:
“So let’s review. [Hillary Clinton] violated the rules of her Department, violated the Federal Records Act, required employees to follow the rules and kicked one out for not following them, failed to respond to prior requests for the emails, and then when she finally turned over some, there were huge gaps of months missing. Now we don’t even know where the server she exposed all kinds of info on is, and how exposed it was to attack. Let’s elect this woman President, yay!”
Hillary Rodham Clinton is more than just a mere weasel…she’s a Weasel Legend!; From her earliest days, she’s personified Weaselness. Sandy Koufax was born to pitch baseball,Mozart to compose music, Meryl Streep was born to act and Hillary was born to be a weasel superstar!
Such heady praise for the innate talent of one so young!
And than there was Whitewater, where Hillary escaped going to jail because while the prosecutor was able to prove she forged documents, there was no way to prove intent since Susan McDougal chose to do easy time, keep her mouth shut and sit in jail for a year and a half until she got a presidential pardon and undoubtedly, a little somethin’ somethin’ for her trouble.
Need we even mention her other weasel deeds during the Clinton Administration, her fairy tales of facing danger from Bosnia to Belfast, her perfidious performance as a U.S. senator, on the campaign trail in ’08 and then as Secretary of State? Her outright lies about Benghazi, not only to Congress, but to the very families of the men whom were murdered there… literally at their funerals?
And now, we find out that Mrs. Clinton – again – knowingly broke federal law, used a private e-mail server during her tenure at Secretary of State and very probably exposed classified material to espionage and hacking? Isn’t this the cherry on top of the Weasel sundae?
Why yes, a decent society might have driven her into the void like the hideous, corrupt harridan she is. But the Golden Weasel, after all, is an award for Weaselness. Mrs. Clinton is a master at the art, one of the all time champs. So, please step forward to the stage (or have Huma slither on over) to accept your Weasel.
Let us hear your hideous cackle as you revel in accepting this award. It might have been created with you in mind as its model recipient.
Well, there it is!
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