EVERYONE’S PRIORITY IS TO COVER THEIR OWN ASS
No one of any position and any intelligence uses e-mail for any correspondence that my effect their tenure.
One of the most tentative employment position is superintendent (and principal) in an Alaskan Native school district: you serve at the pleasure of a school board (and like most school boards) that has no teaching background or experience, but also carry a cultural resentment for non-native administrators. I worked for a superintendent that was absolutely paranoid about e-mail. We carried on general correspondence via e-mail; but any situation that had a possibility of being questioned by the school board was discussed only in person or by phone.
I can understand Hillary wanting the control of her e-mails; but with any ambition beyond Secretary of State her private server was bound to ignite a fire storm of criticism – because everything about her is and has always been a subject of criticism and paranoid scrutiny by the Republican Right.
Like a Texas sharpshooter the Republicans will draw a target around this e-mail controversy.
In Logic we study arguments; and the Republicans are using an Argumentum Ignorantian: the premise is true because it has not been proven it is not true.
What it all boils down to is that Republicans hate the Democrats, the Democrats disdain the Republicans and the Independents have no chance.
So there will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth; and in the end, half of the country will be dissatisfied with the results of the 2016 election regardless of who is elected – and life will go on as usual.
SNAFU: Situation Normal All Fucked Up.