The charge that different rules apply to the Clintons is double-edged: Bill gets to get away with everything, while Hillary gets away with nothing. The problem is that Hillary seems to think she's playing by Bill's rules, thus she blithely feeds the press's hostility, such as A.B. Stoddard's:
In just days, Clinton has issued dire warnings about climate change; been caught jumping on and off a private plane; pledged, because of the plane’s emissions, to make her campaign carbon neutral (without revealing how); jetted to New York City for a $600 haircut; and refused to reveal her position on the Keystone XL pipeline, which those same voters interested in climate change are asking her about….
The brains at the updated and upgraded campaign who refused to repeat the mistakes of the 2008 operation should reconsider whether Hillary Clinton can actually win the White House with a campaign that’s now a joke.
Updated, upgraded indeed. At times Team Hillary proves itself even more feckless than in its 2008 abomination. Hers can be an unfathomable approach that only makes students of politics — those students outside the Clinton bubble, that is — grimace. In this era of prairie-fire populism I wouldn't permit my candidate within 100 yards of a $600 salon. Yet there goes Hillary, only to have it splashed on The Hill's op-ed page, thereupon to ripple throughout the electorate — right up to the office watercooler.
Why does Hillary possess a deficit of 7 points when pollsters ask voters, "Would you say that Hillary Clinton cares about the needs and problems of people like you?" You just read one explanation — which would be obvious to anyone but a Hillary aide, or, it seems, Hillary herself. They too often just don't get politics.