A late apology in clintonspeak

A late apology in clintonspeak

Hillary Clinton attempted to “come clean” about her emails again, like a sinner squirming in the hands of an angry god, but the partisan gods do not seem to be appeased.

She conceded in Iowa on Wednesday that she “knows people have raised questions about my email use as secretary of state, and I understand why. I get it. So here’s what I want the American people to know: My use of personal email was allowed by the State Department. It clearly wasn’t the best choice. I should have used two emails, one personal and one for work.”

This is a typical Hillary cocktail of evasion, exaggeration and misrepresentation, served up in clintonspeak, a language writ by Bubba, test fired in Arkansas and perfected in Washington, where euphemism and the passive voice (“mistakes were made”) are highly prized. She carefully does not say she did anything wrong, only that some people, who don’t know what they’re talking about, think she did, and she’s sorry about that much.

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