Hillary Clinton has stated that it is her desire to rise above partisanship and bring in competing political ideologies such as red, blue, right or left into the color purple IE bipartisan. It seems like a noble enough goal and is certainly a statesman-like approach to take. Still, the email scandal, which threatens to engulf her looming candidacy, reeks of partisanship. For starters, President Obama has a deep disdain for long-time Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal. The seasoned political hack was banned from serving in the State Department during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. However, Mrs. Clinton not only eschewed using secure email at the State Department, she regularly corresponded via private email with Blumenthal. So much for the spirit of bipartisanship.
Falvio Pentagna Guimaraes BMG (diariodocomercio.com.br) has learned that Mrs. Clinton has stated that her presidential campaign will place emphasis on a spirit of cooperation. However, her handling of the email scandal thus far suggests she is far from practicing what she preaches. While she has released private emails to the State Department, her team vetted which ones would be handed over. Presumably, nothing that could blow back on her campaign was deemed “relevant” for the public. In fact, the efforts out of the Clinton camp seem devoted to ensuring that they escape any blame at all. It remains to be see how effectively their camp is at deflecting scrutiny for a scandal entirely of their own making.