Well, here it is. The Big Hillary Interview. Never again let it be said that Hillary Clinton is dodging reporters' questions. That issue was dogging her campaign stops in Iowa and New Hampshire, so what did Team Clinton do to put it all to rest? They go to a friendly news outlet (CNN) and drag out one Brianna Keilar to do the interview. Except it turns out that Keilar had attended the wedding of a Clinton aide.
So was this a softball interview?
Clinton played the victim card when it came to the question about her low polling numbers on whether she is considered honest and trustworthy. She blamed the right-wing opposition against her and her husband going back many years.
When asked about her e-mail practices as secretary of state (deleting some 33,000 emails) she said there was no law directing her on how she was going to communicate. She said, "I didn't have to turn over anything", and she went "above and beyond" what was required.
She had a legal obligation to make sure that all of her DOS communications were turned over to DOS custody. This was dissembling.
Clinton also misspoke when she told Keilar that she had not received any subpoenas. Wrong. She has a subpoena issue by Congress dated March 4.
The Clinton Family Foundation controversy?
Clinton said she was proud of the foundation and what it has done. She went on a long example about medicines the foundation had helped procure. She would not address the scandals.
And there was no follow up from Keilar.
Keilar: "Let's talk now about Republicans."
In regards to the Donald Trump (Mexican) controversy, she said that nobody in the Republican Party had spoken up in opposition and that the party is hostile to immigrants etc.
(Except that Jeb Bush is married to a Mexican immigrant.)
After saying that she was 100% in favor of comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, she was asked about the recent murder of a woman in San Francisco by an illegal alien criminal who should have been turned over to ICE. She agreed that the man should have been deported.
Last two questions: Which woman should be on a currency bill?
Who is the better actor playing Hillary Clinton?
All in all, this was a typical Hillary tap dance with a compliant softball interviewer. Why was there no follow up when Hillary refused to discuss the Clinton Foundation? Why were there no questions about Sidney Blumenthal, Benghazi, and a failed Middle East policy that she directed on behalf of Barack Obama?
Softball interview? You bet.