Jonah Goldberg painted captivating images in his article this past Saturday at National Review. He imagines the veteran grifters of Team Clinton: Lanny Davis “in the middle of a meeting with an African dictator when, suddenly, his assistant hands him a note.” Upon reading the note, which simply read “Cankles Is Down”, Davis abruptly terminates the meeting declaring, “The Clintons need me.”
Goldberg then directs us to the banks of a bayou where James Carville, who has caught a catfish, proceeds to devour its entrails in the manner of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Gollum. His snack is interrupted by a signal flare. He knows instantly its meaning. Quickly, he steps into his waiting limousine which speeds him to an MSNBC studio. Meanwhile the other gutter rat, David Brock, “slinks out of his leather onesie” racing to his command center barking orders, “This is a level-one Alpha scenario. Cancel all leave.”
Goldberg was, of course, thinking of action movies where grizzled old pros get together one last time to spin furiously as their dowager queen rapidly sinks in the quicksand of scandal.
Goldberg continues to posit, ”For 30 years, Hillary Clinton has been defensive bordering on paranoia (with occasional forays far over the border). For 30 years, Hillary Clinton has responded to every challenge—not just every scandal, but every challenge (like HillaryCare)—by convening huge task forces of loyalists."
We now know that Cankles’ Emailghazi troubles are just beginning as we learn that a State Department whistleblower told The Daily Signal a “boiler-room operation” was set up to hide documents after Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others attached to the CIA complex in Benghazi perished in a hail of gunfire and mortar rounds.
As one commenter noted, this movie will be a “popcorn bonanza.”
UPDATE: Dvorak News broke the news today that the former Secretary of State used MX Logic, a spam filtering service now owned by McAfee that had full access to all her classified State Department email in unencrypted form. It could be read, tapped, archived or forwarded to anyone in the world without anyone ever knowing.