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Rum_Pirate
03-12-2015, 04:19 PM
Knowing your fixation with Ms Palin, I am surprised that this has not been posted before. :D

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Sarah Palin mocks Hillary Clinton’s ‘convenience’ excuse in email controversy

By Michael Walsh (http://news.yahoo.com/author/michael-walsh/)March 11, 2015 2:54 PMYahoo News


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Sarah Palin criticized Hillary Clinton’s excuse that it would be more convenient to use one ph …



Sarah Palin has little sympathy for Hillary Clinton amid the recent email controversy.

The Alaskan politician shared two images on her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/photos/a.10150723283643588.424640.24718773587/10153163784443588/?type=1&theater) midday Wednesday, juxtaposing her cellphone use with Clinton’s.
One picture shows a photo of Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state using a single cellphone, captioned with her rationale for using her private email (http://news.yahoo.com/hillary-clinton-addresses-email-controversy-in-press-conference-155623085.html) for professional matters.
“I opted for convenience … because I thought it would be easier to carry one device,” it reads.
The other photo shows Palin with a personal cellphone in one hand and a baby in the other — showing a work cellphone labeled “State of Alaska” resting on the table in front of her.
Palin also criticized Clinton in an article published on Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/03/09/gov-palin-faced-tough-questions-over-email-so-should-hillary-clinton/) Monday for using a private, nongovernmental email address to conduct her work as a public servant.
“That’s unethical, no doubt illegal, and flies in the face of all claims of transparency. Hillary Clinton and her staff weren’t trying to be in compliance with the law; they were skirting it altogether,” Palin wrote.
The former GOP vice presidential nominee says that Clinton’s use of a private email server, which is reportedly run out of her house in Chappaqua, N.Y., made a mockery of transparency.
Palin recalled how she was bombarded with Freedom of Information Act requests after returning home from the 2008 presidential campaign.
But Palin says she gave investigators and the attorney general’s office access to all of her professional and private emails, aside from a few that were protected by attorney-client privilege.
“An honest politician has nothing to fear from the public seeing her emails. I know this. Eventually, all but those few redacted emails of mine were released to the public and remain online to this day for anyone to read at any time,” she said.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has also been vocally critical of Clinton’s use (http://news.yahoo.com/sen--rand-paul-on-hillary-clinton-s-emails---convenience--should-not--trump-national-security-160722580.html) of a nongovernmental email address for professional business.
Earlier Wednesday, Paul told the “Today” show (http://www.today.com/news/sen-rand-paul-hillary-clintons-emails-convenience-should-not-trump-2D80542818?cid=sm_tw&hootPostID=9bd31b37dd714425f0ccd2aaf782ad7d) that Clinton’s desire for the convenience of a single email address on a single cellphone should not have trumped concerns of national security.
Adrienne Elrod, the communications director for Correct The Record, an organization dedicated to electing a Democrat as president in 2016, released a statement that day arguing that Clinton has been “open and fully transparent.”

“Americans know they can’t trust Rand Paul’s record of extremism and flip-flopping,” she said. “This partisan trolling is just another example of how Republicans continue to ignore the real issues, while Hillary Clinton has offered solutions to bring greater opportunity to women, children, and their families.”

Peter Malcolm Jardine
03-12-2015, 04:20 PM
Fart.

Rum_Pirate
03-12-2015, 04:22 PM
Fart.

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S.V. Airlie
03-12-2015, 05:06 PM
That's practically an endorsement coming from Palin!

Norman Bernstein
03-12-2015, 05:52 PM
A bit ironic, isn't it. Sarah, with a blackberry in one hand, and a baby in another.....

...and she couldn't complete just ONE term as governor.

I guess a blackberry and a baby were too much for her to handle.

S.V. Airlie
03-12-2015, 06:11 PM
Not very good at multi-tasking I guess!:)

Rum_Pirate
03-13-2015, 08:15 AM
A bit ironic, isn't it. Sarah, with a blackberry in one hand, and a baby in another.....

...and she couldn't complete just ONE term as governor.

I guess a blackberry and a baby were too much for her to handle.

Deflection Alert ! :d

Rum_Pirate
03-13-2015, 08:16 AM
Not very good at multi-tasking I guess!:) Was that why Hillary used one Email provider?

Norman Bernstein
03-13-2015, 08:22 AM
Deflection Alert ! :d

Hardly a deflection... if you're pointing to Sarah Palin as somehow more 'capable' than Hillary (for the dumbest of reasons: her ability to deal with two cell phones), then it's only fair to point out that being able to deal with two cell phones doesn't compensate for the inability to complete just a single term as governor. Being able to walk and chew gum at the same time does NOT qualify one to be governor... OR vice President.

S.V. Airlie
03-13-2015, 08:30 AM
No deflection Rum... Palin is referred to in the OP by name! It's fair game! Deflection would be if Norm was talking about McNugget's wife which he isn't.:)

Paul Pless
03-13-2015, 08:34 AM
i could care less about palin, but i did find clinton's excuse disingenuous at best

Jim Mahan
03-13-2015, 08:56 AM
Hillary's 'convenience' is code for 'let's not get bogged down being beaurocratic when there are things that need to be done now.' Since she obviously wasn't, and shouldn't have been, following all the various U.S. State Department activities all around the world, and since she wasn't, and wasn't supposed to, have an active hand in the all the day-to-day communications pertinent thereto, what she was doing, as executives in all activities governmental and private, was communicating and coordinating with her senior staff about all the things that are important for various reasons, AND she was having ongoing communications with others for her various personal activities and concerns, as she stated, and as everyone with a email account, in all walks of life do every day. You might as well castigate the former Secretary of State for breathing the wrong air for having 'her' state department employees use government accounts to fill the gas tanks on their government vehicles in order to go back and forth to work.

The important emails, the ones that the GOP moron destroyers seem to be hoping for, are all the normal sort of informal and timely correspondence between a cabinet-level official and her senior staff and the president and his and her chief of staff. As expected. Does anyone suppose Darrel Issa's emails are hidden and constitute clandestine communications in support of overthrowing the government? Maybe they should.

Jim Mahan
03-13-2015, 09:00 AM
i could care less about palin, but i did find clinton's excuse disingenuous at best

Doesn't your keyboard have a shift key. Can you really not be bothered to take an extra tenth of a second to be polite and show some respect? Do you want to be associated with some of our other posters who also appear to keyboard challenged?

BY:D

bobbys
03-13-2015, 09:40 AM
Doesn't your keyboard have a shift key. Can you really not be bothered to take an extra tenth of a second to be polite and show some respect? Do you want to be associated with some of our other posters who also appear to keyboard challenged?

BY:D
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Ok.

Palin.

Norman Bernstein
03-13-2015, 09:48 AM
i could care less about palin, but i did find clinton's excuse disingenuous at best

So did I. I could fully accept it, if she said that she used her own personal server because she could get more privacy that way, and since it wasn't illegal, and had plenty of precedent, she thought it would be perfectly OK to do so.

We should bear in mind that Hillary Clinton was no novice to the excruciating exposure and nearly complete violation of privacy, pretty much every public figure has to tolerate.... and her, even more so. She had already been dissected, analyzed, and trashed in the media for a decade or more, so wanting to retain SOME semblance of privacy wouldn't be unreasonable, if it was legal... and from all accounts, it was.

These days, it becomes easy for ANY event in a politician's life to be blown into a major scandal, regardless of the merits. We've got no fewer than SIX separate investigations of Benghazi, for example.... none of which have turned up ANY culpability on her part... but there are still more to come.

This is, quite frankly Whitewater, all over again.....

...and the 'Emailgate' thing will be taken maximum advantage of, regardless of whether there is any meat on the bone.

Politics as usual... if 'usual' means the practices of just the two decades or so.

There are times when I almost wish the next president were a Republican... just for the sake of the payback. It wouldn't be good for the country, but we'd raise a bumper crop of hypocrisy!

George Jung
03-14-2015, 01:29 PM
Glass houses.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/14/us/jeb-bush-a-clinton-critic-took-time-releasing-his-own-emails.html

Ian McColgin
03-14-2015, 02:08 PM
Palin knows something about this and thus knows that what she’s saying here is false. She resisted turning over e-mails of official business that she conducted on her Yahoo account when she wanted to keep them off her official line. In October 2012 her state Supreme Court ruled that she could not use the private account to shield scrutiny of government business e-mails made through that account.

Clinton, on the other hand, ensured that:
- All her official e-mails to other government employees were saved on those servers automatically; and
- All her e-mails, private and business including those saved at State and other servers and other official business sent to an official’s private account, were alcoved in her secure server to be produced whenever required.

Unlike Palin, Ms Clinton made not even a slight effort to evade disclosure.

And thank you, George Jung, for revealing that Bush could use e-mail at all. I'd not known that.