Conservative Fox News pundit George Will may have had the best analysis of just how bad the currently percolating Clinton email scandal is. Speaking to Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, Will was asked ‘how big a deal’ the Clinton email scandal was, and he responded in typical Will fashion.
“It’s Big… This is a way of controlling what we will know about the history of our country, and it is deeply sinister.”
Will also calls the scandal “Orwellian,” and says the only reason for doing what she did was to “conceal.” Will is clear that he believes Clinton’s motives were obviously malicious, and that this was all done in an effort to ensure future power. It’s actually pretty scary stuff, when it comes down to it.
Chris Wallace: How big a deal is this? And given the fact that we’re in March of 2015, how big a deal is this when we’re talking about an election that isn’t until November of 2016?
George Will: It’s big because it is axiomatic that the worst political scandals are those that reinforce a pre-existing negative perception, which Kim [Strassel] has documented at length. The Clintons come trailing clouds of entitlement and concealment and legalistic, jesuitical reasonings, the kind of people who could find a loophole in a stop sign. Her obvious motive was to conceal. You conceal in order to control, and that’s what makes this literally, strictly speaking, Orwellian. In George Orwell’s novel “1984,” Oceania’s regime, the totalitarian regime, had an axiom: ‘He who controls the past controls the future, and he who controls the present controls the past.’ This is a way of controlling what we will know about the history of our country, and it is deeply sinister.
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