Nov 2, 2015

Hilarious Meme Perfectly Illustrates How Similar Hillary and Bill Clinton Really Are

By on Monday, November 02, 2015

The Daily Mail reports actor Ben Affleck had Hillary Clinton’s private email address:
Another email released Friday showed Clinton, 68, had trouble figuring out how to make emoticons while typing on her Blackberry.
Neither anecdote will help in her quest for the White House, but the stories also aren’t as damaging as some that have emerged from previous end-of-month email dumps ordered by a federal judge in the spring.
Affleck’s group, the Eastern Congo Initiative, released a report on April 16, 2012 that was critical of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s military and police. The organization emailed Clinton a sneak peek just after midnight, hours before the public saw it.
‘Thank you for doing your part,’ Affleck signed, ending the note that ended up housed on Clinton’s private home-brew email server.
Although the message was likely a mass-communication to dozens if not hundreds of foreign-policy influencers – it made no reference to Clinton or the Obama administration’s Africa policy – Clinton treated it like a personal plea for assistance.
‘I’d like to respond to Ben Affleck. Pls advise. Thx,’ she wrote in an email to Johnnie Carson, then the assistant secretary of state for the bureau of African affairs.
Carson agreed. ‘I think you should respond to Ben Affleck’s note,’ he replied, adding that ‘I will have an uncleared draft response to Ben’s note to you by COB [Close Of Business] our time today.
By the following morning, Carson hadn’t delivered. ‘I haven’t yet received a draft and would like to respond today,’ Clinton griped to him.

Carson responded that he had taken the time to vet his proposed language through the State Department’s Africa experts.
‘Sorry for the delay,’ he wrote. ‘We were trying to get clearances thru the building. This draft has only been cleared thru AF [African Affairs], but I am confident about the judgments and statements in the proposed email.’
State Department officials censored the draft under a Freedom Of Information Act exemption for ‘interagency or intra-agency communication.’
But it was to begin with a friendly ‘Dear Ben.’
Two months later, Clinton and Affleck shared the stage at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. during a ‘USAID Child Survival’ event, and were pictured warmly embracing after Hillary’s speech.
It’s unclear whether Clinton, or an aide, ever sent the April reply to him.
But it’s a near certainty that the then-secretary of state would have had trouble adding her own smiley- or frowny-faces to the text.
In an April 3, 2012 exchange, just a few weeks earlier, Clinton asked her communications chief Philippe Reines to help her figure out how on a new Blackberry device.
‘Here’s my question,’ she asked in an email: ‘on this new berry can I get smiley faces?’
Reines patiently walked the sexagenarian through her options.
‘For email, no, I don’t think so – you need to type them out manually like :) for happy, or :-I I if you want to express anger at my tardiness,’ he explained in a reply.
‘For text messaging, the chart might be there in the lower right, next to where you type the message. If it’s not, I THINK that if you type :) it MIGHT automatically convert it into a symbol. Try it.’


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