Hillary Clinton; another of those gifts that keep on giving.
Or, more precisely, it’s her new book, What Happened, that keeps on giving.
According to her memoir, released Tuesday, Clinton’s frustration over the attention paid to her use of a private email server was clearly getting the best of her.
As her own words reveal, Hillary, true to form, barely acknowledges her own culpability in the scandal, while saying the reaction to what she had done was the real problem:
“It was a dumb mistake. But an even dumber ‘scandal.’ It was like quicksand: the more you struggle, the deeper you sink. At times, I thought I must be going crazy. Other times, I was sure it was the world that had gone nuts. Sometimes I snapped at my staff.”
And it is at this point where things get even better:
“I was tempted to make voodoo dolls of certain members of the press and Congress and stick them full of pins.”
As Amber Randall of The Daily Caller notes, while Clinton takes the opportunity in What Happened to blame former FBI Director James Comey, in part, for her election defeat, she sees his testimony statement…that her use of the unauthorized server was simply done for expediency…as vindication on behalf of the accusation that she was up to no good.
“Given my inability to explain this mess, I decided to let other voices tell the story this time. I hope that it helps to connect the dots and explain what did and equally important, didn’t happen,” Clinton writes. Randall mentions, as well, Clinton’s declaration that venting her frustration over all of this is good for her “mental health.”
Uh-huh. But what about those voodoo dolls…?
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large