In case you were wondering whether the needle on the irony meter for a politician could be any further in the red than Barack Obama’s, be advised that a new contender for the title of ‘most transparent public official’ in the history of the universe has emerged.
Like Obama, this individual has designs on the presidency.
Real Clear Politics reports that CNBC’s John Harwood did an interview yesterday with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in which he asked about the growing cancer on her campaign relating to her use of a private home-brew server during her stint as secretary of state.
JOHN HARWOOD, CNBC: Well in terms of your own reflection on this. Let’s say you’re right and there’s no legal case given the fact there’s more than 1,000 e-mails and I recognize there is a dispute, some have been described as classified, some even top secret. Would you concede you and the people who work for you at the State Department were sloppy in the way you handled top secret information?
HILLARY CINTON: No, because let’s be clear about this. There wasn’t a single one of those marked classified either sent or received. That hasn’t changed. What I think the public may not understand is that when a process is undertaken to determine whether e-mails should be public. I asked, nobody told me to.
I said make them all public.
I’ve been the most transparent public official in modern times as far as I know. [Emphasis added]
Give the lady credit. She did qualify her ridiculous boast with the phrase “as far as I know.”
In addition to the investigation into her secret email server (which she’s already acknowledged was an error in judgment), there is also the still-unresolved matter of her blatant lie to the American people about the raid on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.