I am tired of hearing the term “congenital liar” used to describe Hillary Clinton. J. Peder Zane’s Aug. 17 column castigated a woman who once wanted to protect private information that must have hurt her deeply. To carry on as if she were a congenital liar in trying to defend hers and her husband’s reputation is just plain ignorance of human nature.
That she was proved wrong is beside the point. Yes, she should have used a government email server, but considering the hack jobs these servers have suffered, can anyone blame someone for trying to avoid them? More important, she had that server set up when there was no rock solid policy about email use.
We’re still attacking her on Benghazi despite the fact that she testified on the matter to a House subcommittee, which found nothing wrong. No one remembers the situation at the time when the world was in chaos over the failure of the Arab Spring and virtually every course of action could have been construed as wrong by someone with 20/20 hindsight.
Clinton has been continually subjected to smear campaigns, but especially as she confronts an opponent who flagrantly lies and distorts everything. Zane may not like her, but get real!