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That Carlin Bit About ‘Just Cleaning His Gun When It Suddenly Went Off. . .’

Posted on | March 4, 2015 | 11 Comments

by Smitty

Emphasis mine:

Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a personal email account to conduct official business as secretary of State caused seems to have stayed within the law, experts say.
“What she did was not technically illegal,” said Patrice McDermott, a former National Archives staffer and the head of the Open The Government coalition, a transparency group.
However, “it was highly inappropriate and it was inappropriate for the State Department to let this happen,” she said.
The New York Times on Monday reported that Clinton did not use an official government email account while serving in Obama’s Cabinet, nor did she back up the messages to a government server.

Here it is:

A man in Texas was arrested today for shooting and killing: his wife, son, two daughters, his mother and father, all four of his grandparents, his dog, his mailman, three neighbors, and a woman who works at the filling station. He claims he was just cleaning his gun when it suddenly went off.

I mean, the woman reduced the office of Secretary of State to a global fleecing operation. She gets an Ambassador killed on her watch, and has the cast iron gall to wonder in front of Congress, on the record,

Why would this creature condescend to conform to any sort of rules pertaining to carrying out her duties? And what can the GOP do in response? Not a godforsaken thing. In this case, “not technically illegal” means “don’t even bother seeking justice”.  Omitted from The Hill article above is the fact that the only reason Her Majesty’s dirty laundry is under discussion is due to The Smoking Gun.

It seems relatively safe to assert that anything Her Majesty touches is criminal from the outset. But get used to it, because, after the recent DHS funding vote, it also seems kinda likely that the Vichy GOP may be among her supporters.


11 Responses to “That Carlin Bit About ‘Just Cleaning His Gun When It Suddenly Went Off. . .’”

  1. CrustyB
    March 4th, 2015 @ 7:36 am

    It’s hard to believe that Henry Kissinger and this mushbrain held the same position in the White House.

  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 4th, 2015 @ 7:41 am

    Mark Steyn noted that General Petreaus just plead guilty to something less culpable than Hillary did with her email account. :

    ~Re President-Designate Clinton not using a government email address for her entire tenure as Secretary of State, a reader from Oregon writes:

    When I got my security training at the State Department in 2012 using a private email account was considered to be a security risk. A Lack of public record is one thing but communicating Top Secret material without secure communication is a crime. Note that Petraeus is pleading guilty for less.

    Well, as I said yesterday, to the Clintons rules are for the little people – like General Petraeus. I don’t doubt that using your own email is a security risk, and I would bet that somewhere out there on the planet the Chinese, the Russians, the Norks and/or Isis have plenty of fascinating Hillary emails on Benghazi and a lot of other stuff US archivists will never see.

  3. DeadMessenger
    March 4th, 2015 @ 8:19 am

    That witch might not have done anything illegal (though I’d bet if you really dug into State Department policies, that might be debatable), but the Legislative branch could certainly pass a law that, starting immediately, it IS a crime for any government employee to conduct any government business using an email address not officially assigned by their branch…not even requesting vacation or sick time…and violation should be punishable by minimum 10 years in a federal pound-your-a$$ prison, with no parole.

    This law should also contain mandatory regular backup and archival of all emails for every dot-gov employees, with email archival processes receiving monthly audit by a non-partisan, highest-bidder contractor selected by Ron Paul. And any emails coming from or going to a non-dot-com domain, received by or sent from a government email address should be immediately archived to a separate area, and those emails would be made available to the public.

    Wonder what that would do for the old hag?

  4. Adobe_Walls
    March 4th, 2015 @ 8:37 am

    Hillary’s longtime aid Huma Abedin communicated/plotted with Hillary on a private account. I’m sure the Muslim Brotherhood.was pleased.

  5. Daniel Freeman
    March 4th, 2015 @ 9:04 am

    To me, this story speaks to disloyalty and elitism. In my industry, you can be a pure contractor, a direct hire, or something in the middle — headcount provided by a staffing agency — and the ones that I know in the middle are careful to use their client’s email, not their agency’s. Also, the only time that I use my private email with co-workers is when it isn’t any of the company’s business.

    If she had any idea how alien her scheme would seem, she never would have done it.

  6. M. Thompson
    March 4th, 2015 @ 9:20 am

    What about ones to people conducting legitmate research who are on .edu like Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Labratory?

  7. Fred Beloit
    March 4th, 2015 @ 9:26 am

    ““What she did was not technically illegal,” said Patrice McDermott, a former National Archives staffer and the head of the Open The Government coalition, a transparency group.”

    But is Patrice a lawyer? Is her word on this subject definitive?

  8. DeadMessenger
    March 4th, 2015 @ 2:06 pm

    Well, you know how we all have to suffer the loss of liberty everytime a Democrat does/says/thinks something stupid? Perhaps the innocent would place the blame where it belongs, on the Witch and the Flying Monkey, Lois Lerner. I mean, how else are we supposed to stop this BS? Besides, I think the .gov domain (and any government domain containing politicians) needs cracking down, not .edu. I enjoy any stupidity that comes out of .edu, personally.

  9. malclave
    March 4th, 2015 @ 6:20 pm

    About the Carlin bit…
    The man killed his dog? Unless the dog was rabid or something, that just ain’t right.

  10. smitty
    March 4th, 2015 @ 8:59 pm

    No actual Presidential snacks were prepared ahead of schedule as a result of that gag.

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