Emily might very well be the only person in the world who would see fit to liken Sidney Blumenthal to the Smashing Pumpkins. If I were Billy Corgan I might be a tad insulted. His new job with Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling is far less absurd and infinitely more honorable than being a consultant for The Clinton Foundation. But if one must liken Sidney Blumenthal to ’90’s music I would be more inclined to mention Hanson or perhaps Hootie & The Blowfish. But I digress.
So in essence Sid Blumenthal did business with the Libyans while working for The Clinton Foundation and communicated his activities with Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State over private e-mail. And when Hillary is asked about it she tersely replies, “I’ll put it on my list for due consideration.”
Ladies and gentlemen, this is what a Hillary presidency would look like.
But as our own Daniel J. Flynn points out in a recent piece for Breitbart, journalists hold New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to a higher standard than the former Secretary of State:
If a private citizen doesn’t turn over his iPhone, he can’t play in the home opener. But if a public servant destroys thousands communiques during her tenure as leader of an old-line cabinet department, it acts as no disqualifier for presidential ambitions.
Let us also consider that the media spent a good deal of its time asking what Jeb Bush and other Republican hopefuls would have done had they had a flux capacitor and gone back to 2003 in a DeLorean for the sole purpose of determining whether there would have been a War in Iraq. Our media is more interested in Republican hypotheticals than they are in Democratic reality and Clintonian certainties.
While I think we can’t discount the possibility that Elizabeth Warren could still challenge her, it is also equally possible that Hillary could get away with all of this because she is the devil we know.