Beginning today if you see me out and about and would like to get my attention, just shout out “Hey, Clinton”! You see I’ve decided to officially change my name. The name Clinton has some magical power that keeps the owner of that name from ever facing consequences for misdeeds, planned or accidental. In other words, in Monopoly terms, it’s a perpetual “Get out of jail free” card.
I began to suspect as much decades ago when then President Bill Clinton escaped unscathed when female after female suggested alleged inappropriate advances from the then Arkansas Governor and later President; everything from perverted comments to full-on attempted assaults. Those allegations ended, as far as we know, with the now-infamous under the desk, cigar-manipulating dalliances in the Oval Office. All he seemed to extract from those adventures was increased popularity among liberals, and outrageous speaking fee demands after leaving office.
Keeping it in the family, wife Hillary has escaped more often than Houdini in his prime! I’m not even sure where to start with the presumptive 2016 Democrat Presidential nominee. I’ll pick her greatest hits. Let’s start with the Whitewater scam that for many younger voters is too far back to recall. Let’s just say if things had been handled properly way back then, she’d likely just be getting released from prison today rather than calling the furniture movers to slide back into the White House.
Let’s move forward to the Benghazi tragedy. Four brave Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens lost their lives after reportedly asking for additional security hundreds of times only to fall on deaf ears in the State Department, headed by Secretary Hillary Clinton. To the untrained eye this could range from neglect to incompetence. Regardless of the label, those four souls still lost their lives. The Clinton magic worked again. She skated.
Then I sat eagerly and watched FBI Director James Comey lay out a very convincing case against Hillary for use of a private server to share Top Secret emails that, as he explained, was a felonious act; whether intentional or accidental. She should have known better, as he stated numerous times. He methodically challenged how she dropped the ball and could, and likely did, allow critical information to leak out via the Internet. His comments would have made convincing prosecutorial opening and closing remarks at her trial. I listened to that for 14 minutes of a 17 minute press conference. I thought to myself “Justice, finally”! Then the other shoe dropped. In the concluding 3 minutes he explained why she should not be prosecuted. With the timing, delivery, washing of the hands of the Attorney General in the process it looked and sounded like a well-orchestrated draft of a Hollywood script. To be honest it stinks!
There is still a chance, remote as it might be, there could be a challenge of the handling, or laundering, of money through the Clinton Foundation. But as I said, it’s a mere dream at this point.
So “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” would apply here. I’m filing to officially change my name to Clinton so that anything past, present or future that I’m accused of that might be viewed as immoral, illegal or unethical will simply be swept under the carpet. On a serious note, that anybody could even think about casting a ballot for this woman who not only performed in this manner, but lied repeatedly and publicly to shield herself from it, to me is also immoral and unethical. If you choose this kind of individual for POTUS it shows a total lack of moral fiber in you. Look in the mirror.
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