Dowd: Just Think of Hillary as Daisy Buchanan
This is not a compliment
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2016 4:15 PM CDT
Hillary Clinton speaks at the African Methodist Episcopal church national convention in Philadelphia July 8.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – FBI chief James Comey called Hillary Clinton "extremely careless" over her use of a private email server, and Maureen Dowd goes him one better in the New York Times. She likens Bill and Hillary Clinton to Tom and Daisy Buchanan of the Great Gatsby in that their "vast carelessness drags down everyone around them"—while they themselves just keep rolling on. In the last two weeks, the Clintons have managed to sully not just Comey, but President Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch (remember this?), and the political futures of top aides to Hillary Clinton (just imagine the hearings over their next appointments after the email fiasco). Obama, for instance, had the misfortune of being on the campaign trail praising Clinton "on the very day that his F.B.I. director lambasted her errant judgment ... (and) making clear that she had been lying to the American public for the last 16 months."

But this is what we get with the Clintons, writes Dowd. In the case of the email server, Hillary felt that the rules didn't apply to her, and now everyone around her, including the president, is forced to help clean up the mess. Don't expect anything to change if she becomes our next president. With the Clintons, it's always a "Faustian deal," writes Dowd. "This year’s election bargain: Put up with our iniquities or get Trump’s short fingers on the nuclear button." Click for the full column.