The Daily Mail’s David Martosko takes a bemused look at the subset of surviving Hillary Clinton emails released yesterday. Martosko hits all the highlights.
Martosko notes, for example: “Despite the collective shock inside the D.C. beltway when news surfaced that Clinton had a secret email account, many of Washington’s most influential Democrats were already in on it. Political operative David Axelrod had her email address almost from the start, but claimed just weeks ago that he was unaware of it. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel wrote to her at the now-infamous ‘[email protected]'”
One senses that the destroyed emails dealt with more important subjects than this survivor: “‘Pls call Sarah and ask her if she can get me some iced tea,’ one message read.” Martosko also notes that Bill and Hillary kept each each apprised of their doings via aides. He draws the inference that they might not be on the closest personal terms.
The email below is a hit on Twitter. It demonstrates Madam Hillary’s high anxiety about her omission from a Cabinet meeting she only heard about on the radio. Business Insider provides the relevant email chain explaining why she needn’t have worried here.
Martosko derives much hilarity from the emails. I am afraid, however, that the joke is on us.