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Borowitz writes: "Hoping to quell the controversy over e-mails missing from her private account, the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday released twenty thousand spam e-mails she received from Old Navy."

Hillary Clinton. (photo: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton. (photo: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg/Getty Images)


Hillary Releases Twenty Thousand Spam E-Mails From Old Navy

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

16 March 15

 

The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."

oping to quell the controversy over e-mails missing from her private account, the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday released twenty thousand spam e-mails she received from Old Navy.

“In an effort to be transparent, I have gone above and beyond what is required of me by law and released every last e-mail I received from this retailer,” she told reporters. “Now I think we can all consider this case closed.”

The e-mails reveal an extensive one-way correspondence between Clinton and Old Navy, as the retailer sometimes contacted her up to a dozen times in a single day to inform her of sales and other offers.

“This is one of the main reasons I set up a private e-mail account,” she said. “I did not want spam from Old Navy clogging up the State Department servers.”

But if the former Secretary of State thought that she could end the controversy swirling around her e-mail account by releasing the Old Navy spam, she may have miscalculated.

Representative Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Benghazi select committee, questioned why Clinton would let twenty thousand spam e-mails from Old Navy accumulate rather than simply unsubscribe. “It doesn’t pass the smell test,” he said.

Responding to that allegation, Clinton said, “I want the American people to know that, on multiple occasions, I tried to unsubscribe from Old Navy, and my requests were ignored. The most frustrating part of this whole affair is that I’ve never even bought anything from Old Navy.”


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+15 # Firebird 2015-03-16 16:57
Must be more of that vast right wing conspiracy.
 
 
+8 # HowardMH 2015-03-17 08:55
The publicans should be giving Hillary a few Gold Stars for sending the State Dept. 55,000 pages of emails. THAT is MORE emails than the State Dept. computer equipment has saved over the last few years put together from the Billion "With a B" that all the employees have sent. That State Dept. computer equipment must be an old HP PC that runs Windows XP. I think I got one of those around here someplace, wonder if they could use a backup?
 
 
0 # NAVYVET 2015-03-21 07:03
Don't knock XP! I wouldn't use any computer without a Terabyte external storage drive anyhow.
Most of my friends agree that XP remains the pinnacle of Microsoft's products. I hate this Windows 7 and always create text, graphics and spreadsheets on my 12 year old XP. It's never had problems, it's fast (especially now that the internet's been removed), and I can go like lightning on the graphics since I need one or two strokes compared to bumming around in 7, trying to wallow through the Office 10 multimenus. Windows 7 is sluggish, it breaks down often, and its Office programs are nightmares! I use it to save my files and get into the internet. I've heard that the next versions beyond 7 are even worse. Note to Bill Gates: "DON'T FIX WHAT AIN'T BROKEN!"
 
 
-22 # reiverpacific 2015-03-16 22:07
I've oft' times wondered if H.C. becomes President, will Billy-Bob then be "First Lady"?
 
 
+10 # BobboMax 2015-03-16 22:18
What, you don't think he qualifies as "First Gentleman"?

Really, the most important question was whether Ol' Navy was trying to sell Hillary any blue dresses.
 
 
-3 # CAMUS1111 2015-03-17 17:10
blown dresses?
 
 
+32 # DaveM 2015-03-16 22:20
Of course, the real question is, how much Viagra, breast enlargement, and "male enhancement" spam did she receive? And why didn't she accept all that money the Nigerians want to give her? It could have taken a fair chunk out of the national debt by now.

We demand full disclosure. We demand "The Miracle Cure THEY Don't Want You To See".
 
 
0 # rradiof 2015-03-16 22:48
Huh?
 
 
+17 # 1wolff 2015-03-17 07:25
It's about time the Republicans stopped fooling around with unimportant issues and got back to their real agenda that is topped by a ground war invasion of Iran.

Remember how they claimed Iraqi oil would pay for the war? Same probably applies here.
 
 
+23 # Underledge 2015-03-17 07:31
Who really cares whether she has/had one or a hundred private email accounts? Since your government monitors all electronic communications and probably far more, nothing is private!
 
 
+18 # bingers 2015-03-17 11:53
Not to mention that Condaleeza rice shredded ALL het emails on her private email server she used for government business but they have never uttered a peep about that. Anything the Republicans do is okay, but nothing the Democrats do is. Sounds like Nixon redux.
 
 
0 # Yachtsman 2015-03-17 12:56
bingers -- May I have your source for this accusation? If you're right I will verify your statement on RSN. I'm waiting please.
 
 
+5 # RnR 2015-03-17 17:56
Actually using her own server just proves Hillary is smarter than Diane Feinstein who trusted the CIA not to spy .... really Diane? Really?

One for Hillary and I'm not a Hillary cheerleader,
 

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