5 Ways Hillary Clinton’s Emails Show She's Not Ready to Be President

Ever since Hillary Clinton announced that she's running for president in 2016, people have been wondering if she has what it takes to get the job done. Thanks to the State Department demanding that Clinton make her private email exchanges public, we know there are definitely some things she needs to brush up on if she wants to be the leader of the free world.


She's going to have to give up her belief in Santa. In an email to longtime aide Huma Abedin on July 6, 2009, Hillary wrote, "I'm seeing Santa at 8:30 so won’t take off until closer to 9:30 ... Is that ok?" Hey, at least we know Santa was probably free in July! Later that year, she referenced that jolly old elf again, writing, "The timing, however, is hard for a visit since I need to see Santa around 7:45 after seeing Lisa." No word on who Lisa is, or if she believes in Santa too.

Learning proper social media terms and etiquette is a must. Her staff should all be social media savvy. Especially her "tech guru" Alec Ross, who addressed "twittering" in Clinton's name in an email from June 2009. In response to an inquiry, he wrote, "I do not believe there is Twittering in the Secretary's name. The Twittering is from DipNote, the State Department's Blog ... It will occasionally quote the Secretary but the Twittering should not be done in her name." Come on. Twitter wasn't so new back then that tweeting wasn't a thing yet.

She's going to have to learn to pour her own iced tea. In no less than five emails, she asks the mysterious Sarah to fetch her a glass of iced tea. If she can't even handle beverages, how is she going to handle Syria?

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Staying in the loop is pretty important. We can't have a president who can't keep track of her schedule! In June 2009, Clinton seemed to be very worried that she had missed a Cabinet meeting. She wrote, "I heard on the radio that there is a Cabinet mtg this am. Is there? Can I go? If not, who are we sending?"

And she's going to have to learn to focus on the important things. In a September 2009 email to John Podesta (who is now the chairman of her presidential campaign), Clinton fretted over his toasty toes. She wrote, "Please wear socks to bed to keep your feet warm." 

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