She tried making light of it. “You may have seen that I recently launched a Snapchat account,” Clinton joked recently. “I love it. I love it. Those messages disappear all by themselves.”
Nobody thought it was funny.
She tried being cute. Asked if she had her server wiped clean, she replied: “What, like with a cloth or something?”
She attempted to play dumb. When asked about the e-mails, Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri told Bloomberg Politics that Clinton just “didn’t really think it through.”
Unfortunately, someone who scrubs their server to ensure e-mails are irretrievable has clearly thought it through.
She pulled out the “vast right-wing conspiracy” defense. “I won’t get down in the mud with them,” Clinton averred. “I won’t pretend that this is anything other than what it is—the same old partisan games we’ve seen so many times before.”
Rather than coming across like good ‘ol boy Bill “Bubba” Clinton, Hillary’s maudlin attempts to spin her way out of this make her look simultaneously fake and like a screeching grandmother.
It’s not just Clinton’s words that lack verisimilitude—her body language, visage, and voice all betray a sort of phoniness that is viscerally repellent and utterly unlikeable.
That’s a bit harsh but I’m afraid that’s the way she comes across to me too. If i knew someone like this in private life then I’d rapidly distance myself from knowing her. And that’s just the way that it is.