Home again, home again and glad to be back. Picked a lot of fruit today, two kinds of cherries and lots and lots of red currents, saw three deer who looked at me and hesitated before they crossed the road, like pedestrians trying to gauge traffic before running across the street, and in many ways it was quite a pleasant visit to the cottage, but I’m glad to be home.
More on the Comey speech, in which he declined to prosecute but, in every other sense, made clear that he thinks Hillary is a liar.
Here’s one key bit, which a lot of people are talking about:
To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions, but that’s not what we’re deciding now.
“That’s not what we’re deciding now,” of course, raises the question of “what are they deciding now?”
They are deciding, apparently, that Hillary Clinton is above the law. They are deciding that the law is only for little people. They are deciding to take whatever deal Bill Clinton offered Loretta Lynch in their private meeting on the plane last week. They are deciding that they don’t want to wind up like John Ashe, dead on a bench with a barbell pressed down on their neck. They are deciding that they’ll totally ignore the rule of law if told by somebody high enough up. They are deciding that, since Bernie Sanders might go ahead and appoint somebody else, they’ll go with job security.
It is absolutely shameful. If I had not already decided to never vote for Hillary Clinton, this would have done it.