Weirder and weirder... The latest episode in the Hillary-didn't-use-government-email saga is an odd twist indeed: the email address she used for official business (hdr22-at-clintonemail.com) was hosted on a private email server. These days it's pretty darned odd for an individual to go to all the trouble of acquiring, installing, configuring, and maintaining a private email servers. Even businesses are moving toward hosted email (services like Google's GMail) to save money and the need for expertise. Often the motive is the realization that email security is hard, and getting harder every day.
So why would Clinton have her own email server? I don't know the answer to that, of course – but it's darned hard to think of a benign reason for her to do so. If she was some kind of a geek, I could pass it off as a hobbyist sort of thing – but she's famously not a geek. The only other motivations I can come up with revolve around a desire for secrecy – which in the case of a government official would be (a) inappropriate, and (b) illegal.
The Clinton machine's response to all this? It boils down to “Shut up! You’re talking to the next President of the United States, you insignificant worm!” How's that for a pleasant thought to start your morning with?