August 23, 2015

Chuck Todd asked California Governor, Jerry Brown to assess the email scandal he once pontificated upon back in March of this year. At that time, he said he didn't know, that these things are always taken in a bigger context and developments happen as time passes. He still feels that way today. From NBC:

The California Democrat said the controversy surrounding her email use is indeed a significant problem for her.

"The email thing, it has kind of a mystique to it," he said. "You know, an email is just an utterance in digital form. But it has some kind of dark energy that gets everybody excited […] it's almost like a vampire."

Brown added: "She's going to have to find a stake and put it right through the heart of these emails in some way."

Like many of us who feel the media has already convicted Hillary Clinton over something that was perfectly legal when she was Secretary of State, Brown thinks that this is being made too much of a big deal. We know from the press's relationship with the Clintons that the attempt to pin scandals on both Bill and Hillary has been happening for over a quarter century and will likely continue ad infinitum.

Brown was asked if he considered running for president because, in Chuck's mind, every Republican is doing it, why not him? He explained that he is committed to the job of handling the 7th or 8th largest economy on the planet in his state and dealing with massive wildfires burning all over California. That's enough responsibility for him, and he supports Democrats, no matter who gets the nod, because the alternative is more terrifying than the fires burning the Western United States.

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