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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Maureen Dowd, "Granny Get Your Gun": "Figure Out How to Campaign as a Woman"? First Learn to Behave Like a Human Being!

In her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Granny Get Your Gun," Maureen Dowd begins by observing:

"THE most famous woman on the planet has a confounding problem. She can’t figure out how to campaign as a woman."

"She can’t figure out how to campaign as a woman"? Heck, before campaigning as a woman, Hillary first needs to figure out how to behave like a human being. Forget the bullshit sniper fire in Bosnia. Ignore Benghazi and "What difference at this point does it make?" Overlook "Don't let anybody tell you that it's corporations and businesses that create jobs." And put the 30,000 emails she recently deleted on a back burner. Instead, concentrate for just a moment on a Newsweek article of today's date entitled "Hillary Clinton's Big Benefactor Has Trade Links with Iran" by Rory Ross. As noted by Ross, Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk earlier this year "was confirmed as the largest individual contributor to the Clinton Foundation." Ross goes on to say:

"The fourth richest man in Ukraine, Pinchuk owns Interpipe Group, a Cyprus-incorporated manufacturer of seamless pipes used in oil and gas sectors.

Newsweek has seen declarations and documents from Ukraine that show a series of shipments from Interpipe to Iran in 2011 and 2012, including railway parts and products commonly used in the oil and gas sectors.

Among a number of high-value invoices for products related to rail or oil and gas, one shipment for $1.8m (1.7m) in May 2012 was for 'seamless hot-worked steel pipes for pipelines' and destined for a city near the Caspian Sea.

Both the rail and oil and gas sectors are sanctioned by the US, which specifically prohibits any single invoice to the Iranian petrochemical industry worth more than $1m."

Yes, this would sink any other candidate, but perhaps not Hillary, who is made of Teflon and to whom nothing sticks.

Also have a look at a Business Insider article entitled "There are some intense procedures for having coffee with Hillary Clinton" by Hunter Walker published yesterday. As noted by Walker:

"Clinton started the final day of her first campaign trail trip on Thursday by having coffee with a group of five local leaders in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Business Insider spoke with most of the attendees, and they explained the high level of secrecy that surrounded the event one of them dubbed 'the thrill of a lifetime.' There were warnings about leaks, drives to undisclosed locations, and a campaign staffer who confiscated the guests' cellphones ahead of the sitdown."

Confiscation of cell phones so as to avoid recordings of potential gaffs that could find their way into the news? Sorry, but this isn't normal. But then Hillary and her $2.5 billion campaign are not normal. Let's see if America is ready to buy into it.

1 comment:

  1. The media will exhaust everyone with the 24/7 Hillary Show in about another six weeks. I am already ignoring this endless bad circus, wondering why anyone thinks 2016 is news today.