Not just a river in Egypt

Watching Gwen Ifell and "Washington Week in Review" last weekend, one got the impression that the whole Hillary Clinton email kerfuffle was simply a tempest in a teapot, a temporary distraction. The liberal panel didn't quite come out and echo Hillary's insistence that it's all a Republican publicity stunt (what was that phrase from her husband's administration- "a vast right-wing conspiracy?"), but one could be forgiven for getting that impression.

But according to a new Rasmussen poll, voters are concerned enough about it that nearly half of them think that she should suspend her campaign until the legal issues are sorted out.

Combined with the increasing pressure on Joe Biden to run, one begins to wonder just how in contact with reality Ms. Ifel's panel- and large swathes of the MSM generally- really are where their heroine, Hillary, is concerned.

Denial, as a certain United States senator used to say on "Saturday Night Live," "isn't just a river in Egypt!"