Ultimately, the Clintons are all about the Clintons. The always have been. That’s why they took the country through a year of the impeachment saga and spoke of a “vast right wing conspiracy” instead of just bowing their heads in shame and slinking out of Washington after disgracing the White House. No harm done if Al Gore was running things instead.
I get that they have a global do-good foundation, but my feeling is it’s as much a monument to themselves as anything else. Meanwhile, by staying in the public eye, the Clintons have enriched themselves to the tune of more than $100 million.
So it is without apparent irony that Hillary is launching, under the auspices of the Clinton Foundation, something called “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.” It about helping women and girls and blah blah blah. Here’s what the website says:
No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project is an effort led by Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Clinton Foundation to bring together partner organizations to evaluate and share the progress women and girls have made in the 20 years since the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. This new effort will help chart the path forward to accelerate full participation for women and girls in the 21st century. The full participation of women and girls is critical to global progress, development, and security.
You see, what draws a suspicious glance here is that “no ceilings” could also be the Hillary Clinton campaign theme. Why, here’s what she said at the 2008 convention, where she was forced to witness the coronation of Barack Obama:
Although we weren’t able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it’s got about 18 million cracks in it. And the light is shining through like never before, filling us all with the hope and the sure knowledge that the path will be a little easier next time.
So no ceilings, folks!
To “Help accelerate progress for women and girls around the world” you have to submit your email address. What happens to your email address? It doesn’t say. Wouldn’t it be natural to end up on Hillary’s presidential campaign list, given that her presidency will also be designed to help accelerate progress for women and girls around the world.
I think Hillary’s prospects are overrated, as I’ve written. I think people get the Clintons. I don’t think people want another eight years of their mishegas.
But she’ll do everything, including creating self-serving charitable campaigns, to win.