I am not referring to the critter that looks like a ferret on steroids. I am talking about the critters who teaches lawyerly types how to avoid the truth without actually lying. Without question, Hillary Clinton is a lawyer, both by education and mindset. No answer is ever given without some degree of equivocation.
Time after time she has been asked about classified emails on her private server. Her answer always is, and I paraphrase, "I have never had any emails marked classified on my server". I thought she was outright lying. But no, she was using weasel words. No documents, as I have recently learned, are ever marked classified. They are marked confidential, secret, or top secret. Never classified. Lying, no. Misleading, very.
Hillary brags about transparency, but she is even less transparent than our present President. And that is no easy feat. With the FBI breathing down her neck for illegal activity, she seems unencumbered by the prospect of being indicted for her mishandling of her responsibilities as Secretary of State. She has openly said that as President, she would nominate Barack Obama to the Supreme Court. Could this mean that there is a deal in the works to shield her from criminal charges?
Just imagine, if Barack Obama sat on the Supreme Court. The first, second, and fourth amendments would be in mortal danger. It has, lately, been a penchant of courts to make law rather than rule purely on constitutionality. With Obama's desire to reconfigure the United States it could be a disaster.
Hillary also claims that as President, she would reign in all those big powerful bankers. Even Bernie Sanders thinks that is funny. She's going to come down hard on the same people that pay her a quarter of a million dollars for a one hour speech? I think not. Just think, she makes more for a one hour speech than the average American earns in five years. Five years! Yet she claims to be a person of the people.
This is going to be a difficult election. We have a candidate that would turn us into Castro's Cuba. Another that would turn us into a subset of the European community. And another that would turn us into the King Kong of nations. But there are still a couple in the race that have an informed and intelligent view of America's place in the world without being beholden to the Republican elites who have so badly failed us.