Conservative patriots all across the United States have rightly criticized presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for using a private email server to conduct State Department business.
As the Washington Post notes in its primer on the controversy
, officials who do this risk security and jeopardize the government's ability to adhere to open record laws.
In early August, Abbott was watching a GOP debate where Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker weighed in on the controversy.
Great, Abbott supports the public's right to access government records. Fantastic, in theory.
When the Texas Tribune decided to look into Abbott's email habits
they found out he did the same thing Hillary Clinton did plus some extras!
But Abbott, too, often uses a private email address for official government business, and in many years as a state elected official has often decided less is more when it comes to disclosing the communications. He has argued recently, for instance, that he is a "member of the public" in order to shield release of certain information, a tactic officially condoned last week by Attorney General Ken Paxton.
What would politics be without hypocrisy?