Saturday, March 07, 2015

Poor Ol' Hillary

Six months ago, she was riding high, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the next presidential cycle.  Now, questions emerge.  Concurrent, overlapping scandals purely of her own making.  It seems that the Clinton Foundation took money from overseas interests while she was Secretary of State, and it seems that she violated her own rules, and maybe federal law by using a personal email address to conduct official business during that time.  Other folks are noticing.
Clinton's allies are already insisting the email story—that Clinton exclusively used her personal email address while at the State Department—is a nothing-burger. It isn't news. It will blow over after conservatives have had their 48 hours of outrage. After all, it's unclear whether Clinton actually violated any rules! Move along, nothing to see here.
She has huge name identification, she has quite a history of political activism, she is the front-runner in her party right now, but lots of things can change between now and the nomination,   She also has a list of scandals dogging her, and we're beginning to learn that most of them are of her own making.

White House Travel Office
Equal pay in her organization.

Let's not forget who she's married to, the only president successfully impeached in the US history.  Hillary has a lot of baggage, and not much of it is good, especially if you remember a guy named Vince Foster.

She has no idea what transparency means.  She has a bunker mentality, Her husband hangs out with pedophiles.  That's a lot of baggage to overcome.

Six months ago, she was a shoe-in.  Now, people are starting to ask questions.

For the record, Hillary isn't campaigning for my vote.  She'll never get it.  But, other folks are asking whether they want to vote for someone with as much history of scandal, and concurrent, overlapping scandals that speak to her executive ability.  If not Hillary, then who's on deck?  The next few months might be very interesting.


Old NFO said...

I think they will be MORE interesting than we want them to be... Just sayin...

6ShotsOr5? said...

I believe Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were both impeached by the House of Representatives, and both were acquitted by the Senate. Clinton was the only elected president to be impeached, because Johnson was never elected.