Be Careful What You Wish For…
Unlike others who have always despised Hillary, I’m becoming more pleased with James Comey by the second. I wonder why. Well, I have heard, but not checked myself, that he’s a professional lawman who has respect from both sides of the political isle. I understand that.
Whether or not I agree with all laws, I do have respect for professionalism and if one is really focussed on targeting true predators—and I’m writing this in admitted ignorance—then it’s impossible for them to do that job for the benefit of victims without also massaging the powers.
I find his dealing with Clinton more and more clever. Here’s what I wrote on Facebook shortly after.
While I await further commentary on the Hillary Scandal, my view, on an entirely pragmatic level is that Comey did Hillary no favor at all.
He may have just as well come out and said she’s not going to be prosecuted because, well, because we’re just not going to do it.
It’s difficult to see how in the political scheme of the upcoming election this in any way helps her. Who does it energize, exactly, but Republicans? Far more likely it could hurt her, in my view. A recommendation to indict would have surely made a female martyr of her.
Two other observations since:
- The left is very curiously quiet. The crickets are palpable.
- Obama hit the campaign trail for the first time on her behalf, today. Wow, that was some very quick trip planning, given the “separation of powers” and all that.
There’s no doubt that “the fix is in.” The problem for the left is that it is a very unpalatable fix. There was just no way in the world this could have been spun as “no evidence of wrongdoing.” That would have made Soviets in the 1980s blush.
So, many LOLs.