Bill and Hillary Clinton

Must We Ask a Rude Question About the Clintons?

On the surface, it isn’t that hard to understand the Clinton Cash scandal that Democrats are trying very hard to ignore this week. We have a former president making millions giving speeches and doing favors for wealthy foreign entities and nations that give massive sums to the Clinton family charity that subsidizes the lavish lifestyle of the former First Family. He did this at the same time as his wife spent four years as secretary of state where she made decisions that influence the fortunes of those donors. And all this was happening while said former first lady/secretary of state is planning to run for president herself at the next opportunity. No one can deny that this smells to high heaven of impropriety, and the best Billy and Hillary’s court of admirers and apologists can say in their defense is that the evidence of a conflict of interest is circumstantial and that there is no smoking gun proving their guilt. But there is another defense that Politico’s national editor Michael Hirsch hints at in a piece published yesterday: their marriage is so dysfunctional that any alleged coordination between the two is unlikely.

  • mauser 98

    Obama and highest cabinet officials signed Putin Uranium One deal along with Clintons
    Dept. Energy , Commerce , DHS , others all knew of it

    not a big Mark Levin fan but he is good here.
    NYT’s is running interference for Obama

    “America’s uranium to Russia in a deal that required permission from 7 major cabinet members of the Obama administration”

  • Blacksmith

    “their marriage is so dysfunctional that any alleged coordination between the two is unlikely.”

    I don’t doubt this at all, slick is only after the pussy, Shrillary is the the power hungry one.

    • mauser 98


  • Hard Little Machine

    Imagine what will happen once one president is lashed to another ex president both of whom are pocketing cash and selling influence. $150 million? Add a zero to that.

  • simus1

    Looters at all levels feel more comfortable when one of their own is running the country. That is why the system has always been so popular in the impossible to develop parts of the third world.

  • David Murrell

    I like Commentary magazine and all, but this article strays from the subject, when it starts to speculate on the Clinton marriage. This is what tripped up the Republicans during the Bill Clinton years. Now, the issue is one of financial sleaze and influence-peddling, and that only. Follow the money, and not the Clinton’s private lives.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The dysfunctional character of the marriage is irrelevant when their pecuniary interests coincide.

  • Waffle

    I don’t know if Tobin was trying to be cute —

    “Other than merely claiming that we can’t prove it to a legal certainty without a smoking gun. . .”

    but I’m still ROFLMAO thinking of Bill’s stogie. I’ll bet it’s in his President’s Memorabilia collection!

  • winniec

    Follow the money trail. A pattern will emerge. A forensic accountant should look at the pattern and the results should be published.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Jimmy Carter also used a foundation to peddle his name to the scum of the earth, but at least he didn’t shake down his donors.

  • Ron MacDonald

    I wouldn’t be surprised it the Obama administration is leaking info on Hillary Clinton, they much prefer a Progressive who will continue Obama’s legacy, Hillary Clinton won’t.

  • JoKeR

    Asking questions about the Clinton’s selling out Americans for foreign interests isn’t rude. Now this song about the Clinton’s, that’s another matter!
    Sorry it is only about a quarter of the full song (at least the version I have on mp3)