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TheChat: Carl Bernstein says Hillary Clinton email caper doesn’t compare to Watergate


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▪ “It’s not Watergate.” — former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein who, with Bob Woodward, broke the Watergate story involving Richard Nixon, on Hillary Clinton’s email controversy.

Nonetheless, Bernstein said Clinton’s handling of her emails is a “hugely serious event, in which a secretary of state was clearly reckless and endangered the national security by her handling of emails.”

▪ “I thought I could beat Hillary.” — Vice President Joe Biden who considered running for president this year.

Biden said he didn’t run for one simple reason: His son was dying. Biden also said he has great respect for Clinton.

▪ “This is a generation that is more focused on ideas than on ideology.” — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander speaking at a St. Louis rally with Biden.

Kander pointed out that he’d be the first millennial to serve in the Senate. Biden pointed out that while Kander is young, he was younger when he was first elected to the Senate at age 29. (link courtesy of

▪ “Courts do not make decisions based on polls.” — Kansas Supreme Court Justice Marla Luckert explaining why people are often upset at the court’s rulings.

Luckert is one of five Supreme Court judges up for retention this November. She and the other judges answered questions posed by The Topeka Capital-Journal.