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Task Force, Ctd.

Another email: “Regarding the rather rude e-mail you got and your comparison of Hillary to a cabinet officer, I would add this: some may say, ‘Well cabinet officials have to be confirmed by the Senate and Hillary was never confirmed.’ True, but as we all know, many non-cabinet presidential advisors (e.g., National Security Advisor) are chosen by the President and never confirmed by anyone. Does the President not have the right to ‘deputize’ his own wife and give her an official advisory role if he wishes? I don’t like Hillary, either, but it seems ludicrous to say that Bill couldn’t use her talents if he wished to do so.”

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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