From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
Remain Calm, Hillary Supporters! All Is Well! All Is Well!
The New York Times lets us know that everything is fine in Hillary-land: “There will be new efforts to bring spontaneity to a candidacy that sometimes seems wooden and overly cautious.”
Got that? They’re planning spontaneity.
Rick Wilson: “The Autumn Campaign of Joy and Spontaneity! Join the All Party Cadre! Celebrate Kim Jon Hill! Extra gruel! Missile parades!”
And if you’re wondering about the “joy” reference…
As she walked away from the podium with Ms. Shaheen, Mrs. Clinton raised her arms and her voice: “And off we go, joyfully,” she said.
Sounds like she’s still thinking about her “adult fun camp” idea:
“We really need to have camps for adults. . . . None of the serious stuff. None of the life challenge stuff. More fun. I think we have a huge ‘fun deficit’ in America.”
Oh, amidst all the Joy and Spontaneity, she’ll be going negative on her opponents:
And, to soothe Democrats uneasy about her shaky poll numbers, they want her to relentlessly contrast herself with Republicans, saying she is at her best when showing willingness to do battle.
“The true game changer is when there’s a personified opponent,” said her communications director, Jennifer Palmieri.
Translation: While we may be incapable of making a positive case for our candidate, we’re really ruthless and effective at attacking opponents with negative ads, and once we’ve done that, the entire electorate will be so disgusted and dispirited that our loyal base will turn out in larger numbers than rival loyal bases.
A special intelligence review of two emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton received as secretary of state on her personal account — including one about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program — has endorsed a finding by the inspector general for the intelligence agencies that the emails contained highly classified information when Mrs. Clinton received them, senior intelligence officials said.
Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign and the State Department disputed the inspector general’s finding last month and questioned whether the emails had been overclassified by an arbitrary process. But the special review — by the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency — concluded that the emails were “Top Secret,” the highest classification of government intelligence, when they were sent to Mrs. Clinton in 2009 and 2011.
On Monday, the Clinton campaign disagreed with the conclusion of the intelligence review and noted that agencies within the government often have different views of what should be considered classified.
Meanwhile, our Shannen Coffin dissects the inanity of Hillary claiming she simply “wasn’t thinking” when she when she paid a former campaign staffer – off the federal books — to build the server and set up “Clinton.com” e-mail addresses for herself and close State Department aides, including her deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin; neglected to report her server to the Department of Homeland Security, as required by law; operated that server and her e-mail addresses for several months without a security certificate… and so on.
Spontaneous joy, personified.