Heard any good evasions lately? While Democratic voters yawned and complained, national political reporters went scary crackers covering Hillary Clinton’s disclosure that she never used a government email system — effectively thwarting open records laws and her own declared standards for transparency.
Republicans, meanwhile, showing an uncommon discipline in resisting a mass pile-on over Clinton’s transgression, busied themselves instead with an open letter to Iranian officials — a move they seemed to later regret.
Jeff Zeleny of CNN also was on the scene at the United Nations. The consensus of most reporters was that Clinton left much unanswered. She also managed to deeply irritate the White House, which was left explaining her actions and struggling to change the subject.
In other irritations for the White House, 47 Republican senators dashed off a letter to Iranian leaders warning any deal on nukes may not last beyond the Obama administration. Peter Baker of the New York Times joined the show to discuss.
No sooner had Republicans fired off their hot-headed missive, however, than an uncomfortable feeling of remorse set in. Tim Mak of the Daily Beast said a few seemed to feel they had blundered.
And Brian Williams! A new story in New York magazine revealed that even before the embattled anchor’s recent troubles, the noted slow-jammer was dreaming of a career-change — to late night comedy. Gabriel Sherman had that story and more.