M.C. Escher-esque

Asked about email, Hillary claims she's the 'most transparent' person in U.S. history


By —— Bio and Archives October 7, 2015

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At this point, it’s safe to say that no one believes anything Hillary Clinton is saying. Conservatives have long seen through her steady stream of half-truths, obfuscation, and outright lies, and now her own party overwhelmingly views her as untrustworthy as well. About the only person who still seems to believe the manure Clinton shovels is ...Clinton herself.

Yesterday, during her NBC town hall, Clinton was asked the following:

  “Do you get how bad it looks? It looks like you set up your personal server, you set up your email, so that you would have control of those emails and you and you alone would decide when you would release them, whether you would release them.”

Of course, it “looks” that way, because that’s precisely what she did. Hillary, however, disagrees:

  “I have gone further than anybody that I’m aware of in American history. Now it’s not a long history since we haven’t had emails that long. As long as we’ve had them, I’ve gone longer and farther to be as transparent as possible. Nobody else has done that.”

Keep in mind that recently released Clinton emails - including those showing she sold State Department access via the Clinton Foundation - weren’t released by choice.  They’re just the most recent revelation stemming from a year-long process by which they were dragged, kicking and screaming, into the light. If Hillary had her way, no one would ever have seen them.

Clinton’s claim that she was completely forthcoming is so utterly ridiculous, so completely M.C. Escher-esque in its tortured logic, that it makes one question the woman’s sanity. Sure, we all know she’s crooked, but we’re starting to wonder if a lifetime of lying and deceit has led her to a point where she actually believes what she’s saying.  Is it possible she’s become so deluded that she no longer has any idea what the truth actually is?

How else can you explain a human being who has the ability to say this with a straight face?

As for her concern that people might find her emails “boring,” she probably shouldn’t worry. We’ve all been reading them with great interest.


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