Democrats are freaking out about Hillary Clinton's latest misstep. Or they're blasé. Or, if you ask the right ones, they're feeling rather smug. It all depends on who you ask.
Since the 1990s, reporters have practically made "divisive" a formal part of her name, and now it's Clinton's own party that's divided over how to react to #emailghazi. How will revelations about her use of a "homebrew" private email server affect the 2016 presidential election? Do Democrats just shake it off? Panic completely about her prospects for election? Or maybe quietly start looking around for a backup candidate, while maintaining a brave face? Any worries are naturally magnified by the fact that Clinton has already managed to effectively clear the field, without even declaring her run official. For the time being, there is no plan B.
Late Wednesday, Clinton took to her seldom-used Twitter account to try to stifle some of the discussion. "I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible," she wrote. (Illustrating one reason her email subterfuge is so difficult to talk around, her avatar is that famous image with the BlackBerry and the sunglasses. What email account are you using on that device, Madam Secretary?) But that process could take months, the State Department told ABC's Jon Karl, and whatever they release will be culled from ... whatever emails Clinton opted to turn over to the State Department in the first place.