Remember the last time you got pulled over? The speed limit sign said one thing. The needle on your speedometer was well above whatever the sign said.
“Well officer, I didn’t intend to drive 73 in a 65”, would not have kept the speeding ticket from being written and then handed to you. Because you drove 73 in a 65.
Incredibly, that’s the defense liberals from Sidney Blumenthal to Juan Williams are trying to sell in hopes of sparing Hillary Clinton handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit.
“She didn’t intentionally mishandle”, is where their talking points begin.
So they agree then that her server was illegal. And they admit – after months of saying otherwise – that classified information was in fact on the server she operated illegally from her bathroom. (Really, who puts a server in their bathroom? Was it the only unused room in the Clinton mansion? They didn’t have a bedroom or closet they could spare?).
Now, they argue that, sure, she had an illegal server that processed classified information but she didn’t intend for that to happen.
Ignorance of the law is no excuse and neither is incompetence.
For the “she didn’t intentionally” argument to work, Hillary has to be such an incompetent goofus she can’t use email any better than the old lady in the Esurance commercials that had photos of her friends posted (literally) on her wall.
That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.
“Well, officer, I didn’t intend to drive 73 in a 65”. But you drove 73 in a 65. It doesn’t matter if you planned it out weeks in advance. Or if there was little traffic out there in the boonies and you were zoned out listening to Justin Beiber. You drove 73 in a 65.
“She didn’t intentionally…”. But there was an illegal server and there was classified information on it that legally was not supposed to be there. It doesn’t matter if she planned it out in advance for reasons yet to be fully understood. Or if she’s such a space cadet she couldn’t tell the difference between a state.gov and clintonemail.com domain name – not to mention the difference between classified and unclassified information, whether it was marked or not.
Guilty or incompetent, the woman isn’t qualified to be elected dog catcher. And her various liberal defenders aren’t truthful when they help Hillary play the victim card.
Image: Hillary Clinton via photopin (license); Gage Skidmore