Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Spoils System

The spoils system is an old political playbook, whereby a prominent official appoints his or her supporters to various boards and plum government posts, both as repayment and to consolidate power.

Hillary Clinton, of course, is a firm believer in spoils politics.
The former secretary of state’s agency appointed 194 donors who had given either to her family’s foundation, her political campaigns, or both, or were affiliated with groups that had.
You can call it crony politics, you can call it pay-to-play, you can call it whatever you like.   I call it corruption, unless her 194 individual donors were the very best qualified applicants for the various jobs.

If there is a bad thing that can happen in politics, whether it be violating federal laws, abrogating the public trust, engaging in the spoils system, lying to the American people, or generally engaging in corrupt practices, Hillary is a past master at them.

And yet, she is the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.  I am both amazed and appalled.

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