We always knew that. But now someone’s coming right out and saying it:
Hillary Clinton won’t be presiding over a soul-searching press conference or sitting down for a come-clean interview about her use of a private email address any time soon — at least if everything goes according to her team’s plan. The former secretary of state and her advisers have decided to adopt a time-tested Clintonian approach: take a concrete step to ease the pressure, then wait out the storm, according to three sources with knowledge of her team’s approach.
Their theory is that her late Wednesday tweet asking the State Department to release the 55,000 pages of emails she provided to the agency would start to calm the media and political tempest, while giving her spokesman an easy answer to many journalists’ questions: ask State.
Clinton and her team are aware that her tactics will only hold out for so long and that she’ll eventually have to answer questions about her e-mail practices, but she and her advisers are aiming to delay that moment, ideally until she formally announces she’s running for president. At that point, they hope, the controversy will have subsided to the point where her campaign launch will be a much bigger headline than her response to a month-old scandal. An added benefit to the approach: the potential for Republicans to overreach and overreact while Clinton stays silent.
And there you have it — the Democrat-Media Complex playbook in all its naked, up-your glory. What the Clintons know — and what Barry Hussein learned from them — is that the mechanics of government work too slowly for the cops to ever catch up to the robbers. By the time the good guys’ response wends its way through the courts, whatever the enormity is will have been superseded by two or three other things, ad infinitum. All you have to do is wait it out, then go home and count your money.
At least that is what the Clintons do. Barry is different: all he has to do is go home and wait for the republic to collapse, and then go play another round of golf at our expense in his lifetime of perpetual, taxpayer-subsidized “retirement.”
Nice work if you can get it.