Hillary's interview with Andrea Mitchell made her problems worse

Hillary Clinton resembles the chorus of Little Richard’s immortal 1956 song, The Girl Can’t Help It.  She just can’t help it.  Yesterday she attempted to apologize for her illegal and national-security-damaging use of a private server, but instead insulted the American people:

"At the end of the day, I am sorry that this has been confusing to people and has raised a lot of questions, but there are answers to all these questions."

We’re so stupid that we don’t get it. And those answers promised at the “end of the day”… well yesterday is now ended, and no answers to “all these questions.” Even Dem-friendly NBC News noticed the non-apology apology: “Hillary Clinton said she's "sorry" there's been so much controversy over her private email server, but declined to apologize for the decision to use it.”

For a candidate perceived as a liar and arrogant, this approach is the worst possible approach. So why is she doing it? The girl can’t help it. These are accurate perceptions. Oh, and to come clean about why she set up a server that would escape public scrutiny would involve explaining that she intended to do a lot of things, such as raising hundreds of millions of dollars for the family foundation that pays the salaries of her campaign aides in waiting and the private jet trips and five star hotel bills of her family, that would raise awkward questions.

She compounded the damage by pleading incompetence as the explanation for her private server:

"I was not thinking a lot when I got in. There was so much work to be done. We had so many problems around the world. I didn't really stop and think, 'what kind of email system will there be?'"

“I was not thinking a lot” will become her trademark quotation if she stays in the race. This is the woman whose entire candidacy premise is competence and experience, and she has just undermined her ability to make that argument.

Short of a personality transplant, I cannot see how Hillary can arrest her fall in the polls:

With Joe Biden expressing reservations about running for president in the wake of his son's death and Bernie Sanders being completely unacceptable to the Wall Street interests that secretly dominate the Democratic Party, Democrats are in a helluva mess. My guess is that Elizabeth Warren is getting a lot of phone calls urging her to reconsider her starnce on running.

Hillary Clinton resembles the chorus of Little Richard’s immortal 1956 song, The Girl Can’t Help It.  She just can’t help it.  Yesterday she attempted to apologize for her illegal and national-security-damaging use of a private server, but instead insulted the American people:

"At the end of the day, I am sorry that this has been confusing to people and has raised a lot of questions, but there are answers to all these questions."

We’re so stupid that we don’t get it. And those answers promised at the “end of the day”… well yesterday is now ended, and no answers to “all these questions.” Even Dem-friendly NBC News noticed the non-apology apology: “Hillary Clinton said she's "sorry" there's been so much controversy over her private email server, but declined to apologize for the decision to use it.”

For a candidate perceived as a liar and arrogant, this approach is the worst possible approach. So why is she doing it? The girl can’t help it. These are accurate perceptions. Oh, and to come clean about why she set up a server that would escape public scrutiny would involve explaining that she intended to do a lot of things, such as raising hundreds of millions of dollars for the family foundation that pays the salaries of her campaign aides in waiting and the private jet trips and five star hotel bills of her family, that would raise awkward questions.

She compounded the damage by pleading incompetence as the explanation for her private server:

"I was not thinking a lot when I got in. There was so much work to be done. We had so many problems around the world. I didn't really stop and think, 'what kind of email system will there be?'"

“I was not thinking a lot” will become her trademark quotation if she stays in the race. This is the woman whose entire candidacy premise is competence and experience, and she has just undermined her ability to make that argument.

Short of a personality transplant, I cannot see how Hillary can arrest her fall in the polls:

With Joe Biden expressing reservations about running for president in the wake of his son's death and Bernie Sanders being completely unacceptable to the Wall Street interests that secretly dominate the Democratic Party, Democrats are in a helluva mess. My guess is that Elizabeth Warren is getting a lot of phone calls urging her to reconsider her starnce on running.