Happy Super Tuesday, everyone! This is when Americans in 12 states sets aside their Trump piñatas, Bernie pumpkins and Hillary schnozes, so they can let their hair down and rock the vote Dave Mustaine-style. In the midst of all this hoopla, the State Department just yesterday released the final batch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal server, giving us the biggest voyeuristic rush since we tried to see if our dad was an Ashley Madison subscriber (just kidding, dad).
Among other things, we dug up a confidential memo, sent days after the killing of Osama bin Laden in May of 2011, in which Hillary’s trusted advisor Sidney Blumenthal suggests that “deather” conspiracy theories could be prevented by inviting members of Congress to view snuff photos of the al-Qaeda leader in a safe room. The move would “curb the ability of the Republicans to appeal to partisan sentiment and indulge in partisan rhetoric,” Blumenthal wrote, since Tea Partiers would be forced to “admit to the President’s status above them and to his effectiveness.”
But, really, we’re all familiar with the story of bin Laden’s killing and its aftermath. What is not as well known is that Hillary is totally a fan of Star Wars. (And, no, not the Ronald Reagan “Star Wars.”) Here she is joking about an “Exord,” presumably meaning an executive order.
It’s uncertain which “exord” Hillary and her Deputy Secretary of State, Thomas R. Nides, were referring to in the email. It was sent days after President Obama signed an executive order instituting a National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security– an initiative championed by Clinton.
This isn’t the first time Hillary has dropped a Star Wars reference. In December she ended a debate with “may the force be with you.” Some wondered whether the joke was a shoutout to big-time donor J.J. Abrams, but now we can see she really is just a fan.