We haven’t talked much about the election lately because…well, while Hillary, Bernie, Donald, and Ted jet across the fruited plain, life happens elsewhere. Same with death. And dismemberment. And Kardashian cleavage, front and back.
But after the blowing mist and lowering clouds of yesterday (yesterday really sucked in these parts), today dawns clear. IF there was any doubt about who was to face whom in November, it’s gone. That scenario has been looking more and more inevitable in recent weeks, so not much has changed. But you know what has changed? Me.
I’ve grown accustomed to his face. Trump’s, that is. I’m fine with voting for him. In fact, when I hear about Cruz and establishment Republicans (how crazy is it that we now lump the two together) exploiting party rules to siphon off delegates (legally if not fairly), my blood boils at the outrage. And Cruz is my man. Or was.
But it’s not just me. It’s results. In state after state, all over the country, open primary or closed, Trump wins. Other than caucuses, which come down to organization over appeal, what has Cruz won? And what good is ideological purity (a creepy concept when you think about it) if it loses to a corrupt, coughing, cackling cankle-monster in the general election? Trump is winning, fair and square, so Trump it is. Make America great again? Count me in.
Did I mention corrupt?
The State Department withheld a vital Hillary Clinton email for two years that would have exposed the existence of her private email server before she wiped it, a conservative watchdog claimed Tuesday.
Judicial Watch, the group that successfully sued in federal court for Clinton’s emails, claims the Sept. 29, 2012 email was withheld from them in 2014 by the State Department because it showed she was not using a government account for State Department business. They received the document last week from the State Department.
Did they ask how their a** tastes? Because when someone so successfully treats you like a baby treats a diaper (as Norm once said on “Cheers”), you have to tip your hat. Respect.
“Upon further review, the Department has determined that one document previously withheld in full in our letter dated November 12, 2014 may now be released in part,” the letter, dated April 18, said.
The email in question was sent to Clinton from then-Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan and concerns talking points for a call with senators about the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attack — an attack that left four Americans dead. The email contains Clinton’s non-state.gov address.
A State Department official called the delay an “administrative error” and added that they did not receive the email in question until July 2015 – after the Clinton email address was known.”The Department regrets any confusion and will be sending corrected correspondence to Judicial Watch,” the official told Fox News.
“Upon further review” is right up there with “I was only following orders.” Mistakes were made. The check’s in the mail. That looks good on you. I bet Lizzie Borden “regretted” hacking her parents to death “upon further review”.
“Now we know the Obama administration consciously refused to give up key information about Hillary Clinton’s email in 2014. It covered up this email both from the court and Judicial Watch,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “This cover-up provided Hillary Clinton enough time to hide potentially thousands of government records.”
It is not the first time the State Department has blamed an administrative error. Fox News reported in February that Senator Grassley was given bad information about Clinton aide Cheryl Mills’ security clearance status by the State Department, that later had to be corrected. An “administrative error” was blamed.
Betting on Hillary Clinton to take the perp walk into the Chappaqua Police HQ is like betting against the house at a casino. Soon enough, you will be the one homeless and disgraced, while Hillary makes another killing in cattle futures or “discovers” more long-sought-after records and emails, cackling all the way to the bank. But no matter how favorable the odds, I could never bet, much less vote, in her favor. I’m coming to believe that Trump is the better bet, not only as candidate, but president. When the world presents you with Putin, Xi (now promoted to Xii), Kim Jong Dumpling, and the Caliphate, who thinks Hillary is a sane response? I’m switching from the resignation of “Trump is a the president we deserve” to the vaguely hopeful “Trump is the president we need”.