So we learn this morning from The New York Post, that Valerie Jarrett leaked to the press Hillary Clinton’s use of a the private email address. The reasons given for the leak:
“Last fall, during the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections, Jarrett was heard to complain bitterly that the Clintons were turning congressmen, senators, governors and grass-root party members against Obama by portraying him as an unpopular president who was an albatross around the neck of the party.
Jarrett was said to be livid that most Democrats running for election refused to be seen campaigning with the president. She blamed the Clintons for marginalizing the president and for trying to wrestle control of the Democratic Party away from Obama.
And she vowed payback.”
My first reaction to Lady Valerie MacBeth, the real President, is ‘be careful what you wish for.’ I watched Mrs. Clinton’s press conference, and like most everyone who saw it, found it unimpressive and unbelievable. Her body language, especially her eyes, which never focused on the cameras or the audience spoke volumes. The press, too, has been unusually vociferous during the past week, and now we have the scathing column by no less than Maureen Dowd, smacking down the Clintons. In a December post, “Hillary in 2016, Not so Fast“, and in a more recent post, “It’s Over, Hillary” I gave my opinion that Hillary may decide not to run. That brings me to my second reaction to Lady MacBeth’s foul play.
As of this moment, the press and pundits are teling us Hillary’s a “pay-phone candidate in an iPhone world“, that she’s potentially committed a felony, she lives by her own rules, etc. Whatever one may think of Hillary, she’s plays political hardball with the best of them. And she knows how to survive. While she seems to play blast from the past, 90’s style politics with her current situation, there is no doubt in this authors’s mind, that when emailgate broke, Bill and Hill knew exactly who was behind it.
With that said, what if Hillary didn’t delete ALL of the 30,000 “personal” emails that she said she did. What if there’s another server hidden somewhere, one that has those Benghazi emails sitting there, sort of as, well, insurance.
Hillary is in a very tense, critical situation, and if her presidential ambitions become more tarnished by emailgate, another shoe drops, and the donors start walking, then Hillary (and Bill) may be forced to announce she will not run in 2016. Should that happen, Hillary may elect not to go quietly. She will appear a second time before the Select Committee on Benghazi, and with all presidential hopes dashed, and her legacy in tatters, she (and Bill) may just begin doing some leaking of their own, e.g., what the President was really doing the night of 9/11/2012 while four men were murdered, who gave the order to “stand down,” and whoa! some of those “personal” emails are shockingly found after all.
All these decades that that I’ve followed our favorite grifters, I’ve never counted them out. But if they go down, they’re not going alone. What about the Democratic Party? Nope, this is personal. And no one understands personal better than Hillary.