Exposing Hillary So She Won't Get Elected

The Hillary Q&A That Didn’t Just Happen

It had been almost a month since Hillary Clinton, who still wants to be president, had answered any questions from the press.

The Empty Six Pack

After chatting through plain vanilla questions from the usual group of hand-picked “typical” Iowans in Cedar Rapids, the former lots of things then answered six, SIX! questions from reporters. That brings the total number of questions Clinton has answered since she launched her campaign, by NPR’s count, to only 13 questions from the media. That count included a few substantive answers, and many versions of “How are you liking Iowa?”

The questions the media asked Clinton in Iowa were simple and open-ended enough that she could get away with things like “On your income disclosure recently, you are in the tip-top echelon of earners in this country. How do you expect everyday Americans to relate to you?”

“Well, obviously, Bill and I have been blessed, and we’re very grateful for the opportunities that we had…”

The Real Six Pack

In response, Salon.com decided to put together their own list of six better questions that should have been put to Hillary; here they are,below. What wold you have added to the list?

1. When Sidney Blumenthal was sending you advice and information about Libya, were you aware that he was also working for a group with a financial interest in certain political outcomes in Libya?

2. Did you ever consider hiring Sidney Blumenthal as an empoyee in your State Department? And, if so, did the Obama administration block such a move, as has been reported? Did the White House know that he provided you with unofficial advice nonetheless?

3. Several lawyers have suggested that, by law, Blumenthal should have registered as a foreign agent given that he provided you with information on behalf of a politician in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Do you agree that he should have? If not, why?

4. In 2007 you described the use of private email accounts by several Bush administration officials as an insult to the Constitution. How was your use of a private email account as secretary of state any different?

5. In 2009, while you were secretary of state, a regulation was released stating that official email sent or received on a private email server should be turned over to the government for recordkeeping. Why did it take you five years—until December 2014—to follow this guideline by turning over your emails to State?

6. You said in March you used private email for convenience at State so you wouldn’t have to carry around a smartphone for official email in addition to your regular phone. But in other interviews, you’ve told audiences you use an iPhone and a BlackBerry and also have an iPad and an iPad mini. Don’t those statements about your device preferences contradict each other?