An article that appeared on the Washington Post website today got me wondering,
HOW MUCH MONEY DO THE CLINTONS NEED?
I mean, really, Bill has been jetting around the world for years culling millions of dollars addressing the National Association of Undertakers or whatever. Everyone wants to be a Friend of Bill and they’ll pay top dollar for the honor.
Well, now we find out that Hillary is greedily grabbing at the green from the same places as Bill. But, lacking Bill’s charm and, alas, not having yet achieved the presidency, she can’t charge them quite as much. Only like $200,000 plus a pop. Bill can pull down like half a mil and may have made in the range of $90 million since leaving office. And believe me, no divorce court judge ain’t gonna give her half after all he’s been up to.
Which makes one wonder if Hillary missed the sage advice of financial guru Barack Obama.
No, now stop that, I don’t begrudge anybody their money. I don’t agree with Obama at all. This was just one more example of Obama’s Socialist mojo peering our from behind the facade.
I think everyone ought to make as much of it as they possibly can. That’s the point of freedom, of dreams, of capitalism. This country wasn’t built by people who thought, “Hey, I’d like to make just enough money.” On the other hand, many of them also gave plenty of it back to charity. That’s also the American Way.
The problem with Hillary, see, is that she’s taking significant sums of money from groups that WANT SOMETHING FROM HER should she become president. Groups like private equity managers, travel agents, real-estate brokers, clinical pathologists and car dealers.
Normally politicians wait until they’re retired to cash in, and for good reason – they don’t want people reminding them while they’re in office about who paid for the swimming pool and the tennis court. It’s unseemly for politicians to be taking massive sums of money from people who might affect their conduct in office.
But then again, it’s about as hard to separate “unseemly” from the Clintons as it is to get you-know-what off your shoe, isn’t it?