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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Maureen Dowd, "Hillary Battles Bernie Sanders, Chick Magnet": Hillary Headed for the Showers?



Bernie Sanders, chick magnet? I don't think so. I look at Bernie and see his capitalist alter ego, Mr. Burns from "The Simpsons."

But when was Maureen Dowd every really interested in the improbable socialist candidate for president? And not surprisingly, in her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Hillary Battles Bernie Sanders, Chick Magnet," Dowd devotes most of her "sweetness" to Mrs. Clinton. Dowd writes:

"She was in on sliming her husband’s ex-girlfriends who told the truth about liaisons. She has long been driven by a fear of being 'dead broke,' as she put it — and a conviction that she deserved the life and perks she would have had if she had gone into the private sector. That led her to do her suspiciously lucrative commodity trades while Bill was Arkansas attorney general and to make Wall Street speeches on the cusp of her 2016 campaign, even though she and Bill had already made more than $139 million between 2007 and 2014."

Hillary's perks? Dowd goes on to say:

"The Wall Street Journal calculates that since the Clintons first entered national politics in the early ’90s, Wall Street has given more than $100 million to their campaigns, foundation and personal finances.

When Anderson Cooper asked why Hillary had taken the obscene Goldman Sachs windfall, she gave a stupefyingly bad answer to a predictable question. 'Well, I don’t know,' she said, throwing up her hands and shrugging. 'That’s what they offered.'"

"That's what they offered"? I suppose that's also the reason that the Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, which whips gang rape victims and beheads persons accused of engaging in witchcraft.

I suppose it's also why the Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars in donations from banks which were convicted not too long ago of rigging the value of world currencies.

And I suppose it also explains Colbert King's Washington Post opinion piece entitled "Clinton email scandal: Why it might be time for Democrats to draft Joe Biden," which he concludes by observing, "the manager in the White House dugout might consider telling the bullpen to start warming up Joe Biden."

I suppose we'll just have to wait and see if it's New Hampshire or the FBI that sends Hillary to the showers.

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