Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Huie and Dewey Decimal System

I was just checking out today’s news headlines on the Internet and read this quote from an article in the Los Angeles Times: ‘Today, Hillary Clinton was questioned about former President Bill Clinton's foundation and the possible appearance of conflicts of interest in donations by foreign governments who might be seeking to curry favor with the new secretary of State. She insisted there would be no problem. Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton have already agreed to more transparency on donations.’ I was immediately reminded of a few events that make me suspicious of Hillary’s response: Whitewater, cattle futures, Zoe Baird’s nanny, The White House Travel Agency, Gennifer Flowers, Filegate, the tragic suicide of Vince Foster, the sudden appearance of the Whitewater billing records, Paula Jones, Al Gore in general, The Lincoln Bedroom, Buddhist Temple fundraiser, Web Hubbell’s mysterious income, The Lippo Group, Charlie Trie goes to China, ‘I did not have sex with that woman,’ Kathleen Willey, the China Chips, Juanita Broadrick, PBS fundraising, Susan McDougal, Henry Cisneros, Marc Rich, a failed health care initiative and, oh, impeachment. Now, any Clinton supporter will be quick to rebut that all of these flagrant displays of greed, dishonesty, corruption and lawlessness added together would not approach the vile acts perpetrated on our planet by 8 years of Dubya. You may hold that opinion, of course but, even though I disagree, that is not the point. The point is that Hillary Clinton, hand-in-hand with her hubby, was at the epicenter of many of these dark events and now she will sail through the show-boating process of being confirmed as our next Secretary of State. So now we have a future scandal in the making. The ‘Most Significant Donors List’ to the Clinton Library includes Saudi Arabia, Australia, The Dominican Republic, Brunei, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, Qatar and Taiwan. Then appear the ruling family of Abi Dhabi, The Dubai Foundation, ‘Friends of Saudi Arabia’, a Ukrainian tycoon, an Indian billionaire in the steel production business and a Canadian mining executive. Q: How likely is the possibility that one of these countries, organizations or individuals may try to ‘curry favor’ over the next four years? A: Very likely. Q: How likely is it that a Clinton can change his or her stripes? A: Very unlikely.


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