Clinton and Perry are Birds of an Email Feather

As Texan George W. Bush’s eight years as president wound down in 2008, Bush told Politico that there was one thing he was looking forward to in a return to private life:

“Emailing to my buddies. I can remember as governor I stayed in touch with all kinds of people around the country, firing off emails at all times of the day to stay in touch with my pals One of the things I will have ended my public service time with is a group of friends. And I want to stay in touch with them and there’s no better way to communicate with them than through email.”

Bush, the email addicted Texas governor, had gone cold turkey on taking office as president, knowing his email accounts would be public record and thus fodder for reporters and opposition researchers to pore over looking for material that could be used to embarrass him.

Apparently, rather than follow the path of this Texas governor, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chose to follow the path of another Texas governor, Rick Perry, and engage in removing emails from public scrutiny. While each used different techniques, Clinton and Perry both found ways to make public disclosure of their emails difficult. When it comes to the public’s right to know what their government officials are doing, Clinton and Perry seem to be birds of a feather.

She Gets It

Looks like Hillary Clinton will be Secretary of State after all. President-elect Obama is expected to announce his choice after the Thanksgiving holiday. Why don’t we just get all the Thanksgiving puns out of the way now, shall we?

“Obama Grants Turkey Presidential Pardon”

“Hillary Gets her Wishbone”

“Gobbling All the Way to the Cabinet”

“Left Wing Gives Obama Pass for Now”

“Bill Asks for Another Piece of the Pie”

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