Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist George Will nailed the Clinton political dynasty during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, describing the Clintons as “the kind of people who could find a loophole in a stop sign.”
Will also characterized likely 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of private email accounts and a private server as an “Orwellian” attempt at control.
“How big of a deal is this?” host Chris Wallace asked about the email controversy. “Given the fact that we are in March of 2015, how big a deal is this when we’re talking about an election that isn’t until November 2016?”
“It’s big because it is axiomatic that the worst political scandals are those that reinforce a pre-existing, negative perception,” Will said.
“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.”
But Will was just getting started, saying the rationale behind Clinton’s actions was to control who sees what.
“Her obvious motive was to conceal,” he said. “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.”
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