On Sunday Clinton family confidante and long-time lackey James Carville did his best to persuade America that the Hillary Clinton email scandal is no big deal. However, in his over zealous attempts to defend the Clinton family name and to salvage Hillary’s chances to one day become President, he may have actually pounded the final nail into her proverbial coffin.
Here’s what he had to say, which I’m sure seemed perfectly reasonable for him to say at the time… but in hindsight was obviously “the wrong thing” to say.
“I suspect she didn’t want Louie Gohmert rifling through her emails, which seems to me to be a kind of reasonable position for someone to take. It amounts to — just like everything else before it, it amounts to nothing but a bunch of people flapping their jaws about nothing.”
As you can expect, the media world is having a field day with Carville’s comments, because if even the staunchest of Hillary defenders believes that she hid her email from Congress on purpose… then what hope does she have, really?
On MSNBC Andrea Mitchell and Sam Stein of the Huffington Post agreed that it was not a good moment for Carville or Clinton.
Andrea Mitchell: So basically James is saying it wasn’t convenience, as Hillary Clinton said, it was to stop Congress from looking at her e-mails which are supposed to be publicly archived. With friends like that you don’t need Ken Starr, I guess you might say.
Sam Stein: Yeah, this is a problem I think, Andrea, because If you don’t have someone who is disciplined giving the talking point that she herself put out, obviously a little late, but she put it out. If you don’t have people actually out there echoing it but saying something entirely different, then it adds fuel to the fire — it makes the story go longer and longer.
And what Carville essentially said, you’re right, it was she was doing this to hide stuff. And, you know, if you’re going to be secretary of state in an administration that claims to be the most transparent in the history of administrations, then you’re held to standards greater than she didn’t want Louie Gohmert going through her inbox. I’m just sorry, that’s the case.
Oh, it’s bad. It’s real bad. But hey… that’s real good for those of us who want nothing to do with a Hillary Clinton Presidency.