James Antle of the Daily Caller explores the differences between Clintons and mere mortals.

Well, the Clintons are different from you and me. They have more rights — to privacy, to shade the truth, to bend the rules.

“No one wants their personal emails made public, and I think most people understand that and respect that privacy,” Hillary said in a bizarre spectacle of a press conference at the United Nations Tuesday. So 31,380 of the former secretary of state’s emails were deemed personal and deleted. …

… Nobody wants to see Clinton’s yoga correspondence. But the convoluted email system the Clintons employed appears to be motivated by more than convenience. The emails shielded from public exposure likely discussed more than downward facing dog.

At a time when the federal government’s email surveillance practices are facing increased scrutiny, this is not a good look. And with mounting pay to play speculation about the Clintons’ foundation, it may be more than the optics that are poor. (The Clintons are certainly no longer poor.)

“I wonder what a young Hillary Clinton would think of a private charity run by a former U.S. president and a potential future president that collected hundreds of millions of dollars from countries and companies hoping to influence the pair,” wrote National Journal’s Ron Fournier. “Actually, I don’t wonder: She would think it smells.”

How much of this stench was washed away when Hillary cleaned out her trash folder? We’ll never know.

The Clintons can survive scandals that would have cost mere mortals their jobs. They lack a general sense of shame.