Keeping with the theme of our posts today…and Jeb Bush keeping with the hypocrisy rampant in GOP presidential hopefuls…is auditioning for the role of frying pan.
Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on Friday stepped up his criticism of Hillary Clinton, calling it “baffling” that she stored official U.S. State Department emails on a personal server rather than safer government systems.
“It’s a dangerous world, and security would mean that you couldn’t have a private server,” the former Florida governor said in an interview with Radio Iowa on Friday morning. “It’s a little baffling, to be honest with you.”
Bush and other Republicans have pounded Clinton, the early front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, for using a personal email account for work during her four years as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.
They claim she was trying to avoid transparency and could have posed a security threat.
Well thank goodness that former Florida governor Jeb Bush is being honest with us…because he too has some ‘splainin’ to do:
Bush also used a personal email account during his time as governor but has released hundreds of thousands of the emails from that account. Bush told Radio Iowa he would not use a private email account if elected president.
So…what is starting to look like standard operating procedure…is turning into a scandal?
BTW: thinking back over the past year of hacks and intrusions…it doesn’t seem like government servers are safer than private servers…and obviously a server that includes anything with .gov is automatically going to draw more attention than something .com or .net or whatever.