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Given the powder keg “emails” and “private emails” have been in the US presidential campaign, you’d think other top-level public officials would be a little more careful with their electronic correspondence.
One person who could have taken this advice more seriously is Colin Powell. The former Secretary of State and retired 4-Star General recently had his email server hacked and dumped onto DCLeaks.com. Among the Domino’s coupons and Amazon reviews, one of the juiciest messages concerned Colin’s appraisal of a certain Democratic presidential candidate, as tweeted by CBS Political Editor Will Rahn:
According to General Powell, he likes Hillary “as a friend” but isn’t so hot on voting for someone he views as “greedy, not transformational, and with a husband who is still dicking bimbos at home,” to put it bluntly.
Tell us how you really feel, Colin.
To be fair, other Powell emails were just as critical of Donald Trump. He called the Donald “a national disgrace” and a “racist” for his pursuit of the ‘Birther’ campaign against President Obama years ago.
All of this reflects the growing trend across the country that this election has presented two of the most unpopular candidates in the history of America. I’m fine with this, though, because from my perspective, the alternatives (Bernie and Cruz) were even worse.
It’s like being the Rush Chair of a bottom tier house that needs exactly one more candidate to keep the lights on. You have to choose either the wimpy legacy with a privacy obsession and disturbing ties to the administration or the wild card radical who might burn your house down.
This is kind of where we are at right now. I guess we’d better get used to it..
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