Monday, October 31, 2016

Recommended Reading

One of the go-to attacks from the right when it comes to Hillary Clinton's e-mails is that it's a scandal on par with Richard Nixon and Watergate. Well, John W. Dean was Nixon's White House Counsel, so he knows a thing or two about the comparison, so I put a fair amount of weight behind his words when he says the Clinton's e-brouhaha doesn't stack up to the scandal that engulfed his former boss. All of it is worth reading, but here's a key takeaway:
None of this is to say that Mrs. Clinton did not make mistakes with her email server. But to compare them to Watergate is more than historical ignorance. It distorts our understanding of what actually constitutes an abuse of power, and raises the risks that we will someday install another leader who is all too happy to misuse historical memory to indulge a dark and nasty nature.
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