Just the other day erstwhile Clinton family apologist and longtime confidante, James Carville, cut a dramatic scene on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell. He whopped and hollered about the right wing media’s attacks on Hillary Clinton and about the media’s willingness to believe the things conservatives are saying! Host Andrea Mitchell could barely get a word in edgewise, but by the end of the segment it was clear that Carville had officially jumped the shark in his efforts to vindicate Hillary of any crimes.
Which leads us to Howard Dean on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday. Dean was apparently on hand to offer moral support for the Clinton family; sadly it seems that he forgot to do any research into the scandalous story and he seemed far out of his depth on the various issues at hand. At one point Dean even calls the email scandal… “bubkes.” Fellow liberal, and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson was openly flustered by Dean’s defense of the obvious wrongdoing committed by the Clinton State Department.
Even Joe and Mika finally have enough of Dean and are forced to ask the obvious question… “Are you working with the Clintons?” Which is when Dean finally admits that he is supporting her for President. Well, Duh.
Eugene Robinson’s arguments against Hillary here are pretty solid, but he lays it out even better in his most recent column for the Post.
How could anyone serve four years as secretary of state with no official e-mail account, instead conducting business from a private address with its own domain and server? The answer is: Deliberately.
The only reason for Clinton to go through the trouble of setting up this system — rather than just call the State Department’s version of the IT help desk — would be to ensure that nobody got to rummage freely through her communications, personal or official. She must have wanted to be able to decide which e-mails would become part of the historical record and which wouldn’t.
With Clinton widely expected to run for president, the e-mail flap projects the sense that she considers herself both embattled and entitled. In the end, I’m not convinced that voters will necessarily care how Clinton’s electronic communications were routed. But they may well ask themselves whether they’re ready for the dynasty and the drama.
Indeed. Let me answer for America. We’re done with the drama.