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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Maureen Dowd, "Grandmama Mia!": The Seinfeld Candidacy

Seinfeld, a sitcom about nothing that ran for nine seasons until 1998, is still remembered as one the most extraordinary television series of all time. Unfortunately, that same greatness cannot be ascribed to Hillary Clinton, a politician who has also been running for many seasons, and who is also about nothing . . . with the exception of  herself. Where does Hillary stand regarding Obama's controversial "framework understanding" with Iran? No one knows. Moreover, she's not about to let you know. After all, what you don't know can't hurt her.

In her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Grandmama Mia!," Maureen Dowd, who is no fan of the Clintons, cuts Hillary to ribbons:

"President Obama has said: 'If she’s her wonderful self, I’m sure she’s going to do great.' But which self is that?"

Dowd's scathing conclusion?

"'I’m more convinced than ever that our future in the 21st century depends on our ability to ensure that a child born in the hills of Appalachia or the Mississippi Delta or the Rio Grande Valley grows up with the same shot at success that Charlotte will,' she wrote, referring to her granddaughter [in an updated epilogue to 'Hard Choices']."

. . . .

But if Hillary really wants to help those children, maybe she should give them some of the ostensible and obscene $2.5 billion that she is planning to spend to persuade us to make her grandmother of our country."

But the stench extends far beyond the fortune she plans to spend on making herself the fairest of them all. How can this person consider running for the highest office of the United States after erasing 31,830 allegedly "personal" emails, sent and received while secretary of state from a private server? Or after her family foundation received millions of dollars from foreign governments, e.g., Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Algeria, while she was serving in this position? Unless, of course, it makes no difference to a frivolous electorate bewitched by the glitter, but mindless of the rot.

1 comment:

  1. Blowback on gender identity politics will probably destroy whatever remains of a fundamentally transformed America that no longer educates.

    Guess Dowd got tired of the weekly fundraising mailers from Hillary, whose machine never stops sending them...until you return everything in the postage paid envelope, weighted down with refrigerator magnets.

    sorry, just so disgusted with this American obscenity we call "elections"...