The Clintons have always attracted scandals like black gabardine trousers attract lint from cheap white napkins. They’ve hosted two doozies in just the last few weeks:
- The Clinton Foundation continual receipt of donations from countries that then Secretary of State Hills was negotiating with on behalf of the U.S. government.
- The private email server of Hillary Rodham Clinton while conducting official, “transparent” U.S. government business.
Don’t worry though, if you were planning on Hillary being our historic, first female president, Bubba has established a new ethical standard against which all behavior can now be measured: did it do more good than harm?
And he’ll be the judge.
“You’ve got to decide, when you do this work whether it’ll do more good than harm if someone helps you from another country” he stated. And “my theory about all this is disclose everything, and then let people make their judgments. But I think there are more than 300,000 people, you should know this, who in some form or fashion have contributed money to the work we’ve done over the years, and I believe we’ve done a lot more good than harm.”
By utilizing this handy “ends justifies the means” standard, I believe both Bill and Hill will be exonerated of any wrongdoing in both of the current scandals generated by the vast right wing conspiracy, as well as most of the old ones as well:
- Whitewater (a sticky wicket because more harm than good seems to have occurred here)
- Cattle Futuresgate (insider trading; butt everybody does it)
- Travelgate (employees fired for political reasons, what’s wrong with that?)
- Chinagate (Clinton/Gore campaign taking illegal contributions from Communist China: is that a problem for you?)
- Bimbogate 1, 2, 3 and 4. Note: not technically illegal
- Rose Law Firmgate (missing subpoenaed documents mysteriously appearing years later on WH table)
- Fostergate (who really killed Vince Foster and why? See “Whitewater” above)
- Pantsgate (Clinton confidante Sandy Berger’s steals classified documents, stuffs in pants.)
None of this is likely to sidetrack the intractable Clintons as long as everyone understands exactly what they’re signing on for:
The Clinton Restoration will require routinely defending the indefensible. It will require recalibrating all legal and ethical standards to suit the personal and financial interests of the Clintons. It will require a willingness to use these phrases with a shameless abandon: “old news,” “everybody does it” and “not technically illegal.”
Honestly though, does America want to elect the one woman in the country who didn’t learn the lesson of Watergate?
But Mrs. Clinton seems to have missed the most important lesson that everyone else learned from the Watergate scandal: The cover up is worse than the crime.
Of all people you would think Hillary would have got that, as she worked on the prosecution side of the Watergate case! Although her motives seemed to have been something beyond lesson learning:
When the Watergate probe concluded, Zeifman said, he fired Clinton from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation. She was one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career, Calabrese pointed out.
Zeifman told the columnist he fired Clinton because she was a liar.
“She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer,” Zeifman said. “She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.” – WND
I don’t know how things will shape up for Hills in the long run, butt since the White House has unofficially weighed in and actively gone to work to take out two democrats in just the last week alone it looks like the Clintons aren’t the only Wons willing to take out their political enemies any more.
If Bill and Hill are committed to hanging in for the long game, I have a couple of indispensible campaign-trail aids they should perhaps order by the gross and keep at the ready:
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network