I’m quite happy being who I am, and I assume you are too. But if you had to be someone else, even for a day, you couldn’t do much better than being a Clinton.
Being a Clinton is something we mere mortals can barely imagine. It has to be akin to the way virgins were treated thousands of years ago, up until the point they were sacrificed, that is.
Clintons are the non-virgins who are never sacrificed, never damaged, never held accountable. They’re like all the awful kids who toured Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with Charlie – only they didn’t get in trouble on the tour, stole the factory from Charlie and sued Willy for emotional damage and won.
How is it that this family, more than any other, is above suspicion?
Why do the world’s wealthiest people feel compelled to give this family hundreds of millions of dollars to do charity work for things literally thousands of charities already do? And why is it that, only a couple of weeks after initial reports of the appearance of influence peddling, the media has lost interest in that story?
If you lived in Maine, would you give money to a charity in California run by a friend to help a family down the street pay their bills? Of course you wouldn’t, unless you wanted to ingratiate yourself to that friend for some reason. So why is no one curious as to why Saudi Arabia would donate millions to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation to provide mosquito nets to nations in Africa? Does Saudi law forbid the direct purchase of mosquito nets? Does it require massive overhead in its charitable giving? Or did the Saudis hope to curry favor with a family that may end up moving back into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.?
Only one of those options makes any sense, but the press is not interested.
The media has shifted from stories of shady deals and millions changing hands, to how the Clinton campaign is handling the story. Seriously.
Politico ran a piece this week called, “Inside the ‘Clinton Cash’ war room: How Hillary’s team worked furiously to attack, undermine and debunk the book that threatened to disrupt her campaign.”
Take a look at that headline for a second, because it exemplifies how the media works when it comes to the Clintons specifically, and Democrats in general.
The Clinton campaign set up a “war room” to deal with a book it claims has no truth to it. Why bother? If there’s no “there” there, one long press conference and an opening of the foundation’s books would destroy the story inside of a day. That didn’t happen.
Rather than take on the book directly, campaign operatives “worked furiously to attack” it and “undermine” it. Nothing refutes a lie like the truth, and the truth takes very little effort, let alone a sustained “war room.” Once you disprove something it is disproven, right?
Now to the “debunk” part. What exactly has been debunked? Nothing, because nothing was alleged. The book doesn’t make charges of corruption, it exposes a pattern of behavior – money donated, speaking fees doubled or even tripled, then favorable action from then-Secretary of State Clinton. It’s a circumstantial case, but most criminal convictions are won on circumstantial evidence.
The Clintons benefit from TV courtroom dramas where actors portraying lawyers say, “Objection. Circumstantial,” and the objection is sustained. Put that with a lazy, hackish media, and you end up with a headline declaring a meticulously researched and thoroughly footnoted book “debunked.”
The reason for this lazy and hackish behavior lies in the last part of the headline, “that threatened to disrupt her campaign.” That will not be allowed to happen, if the media has anything to say about it.
A mere mortal would be done with this sort of case against them, but to Politico it only “threatened to disrupt” Hillary’s campaign. Like a flat tire on a campaign bus might.
Even The New York Times, which helped break the original story about the book, appears to have lost interest.
Hillary Clinton is more likely to sit down for a heart-to-heart chat with Monica Lewinski than she is to face honest and difficult questions about the foundation’s dealings, her wiped-clean private email server or any of her so-called accomplishments during her time of self-enrichment, er, I mean public service.
It’s good to be a Clinton: Money, power and praise are yours for the taking. Everyone else? Well, although the praise is optional, should Hillary be elected, the money and the power will have to come from somewhere.