Quote of the year

Christopher Hitchens comments on Hillary’s ascension to SecState and Bill’s continuing influence whoring with dictators and other such moneyed rascals.

Why should anyone doubt, then, that in small matters as well as in large ones, the old slogan from the 1992 election still holds true? As Bill so touchingly put it that year, if you voted for him, you got “two for one.” What the country—and the world—has since learned is a slight variation on that, which I would crudely phrase as “buy one, get one free.”

Read the whole thing.

More Than a Good Feeling
Why are so many oligarchs, royal families, and
special-interest groups giving money to the Clinton Foundation?

Bill, by the way, is allowed to continue his fund raising activities under a special agreement with PEOTUS. Emphasis mine.

Under an agreement with Obama, Bill Clinton recently released the names of donors to his foundation, a nonprofit that has raised at least $492 million — including millions from Saudi Arabia and other foreign governments — to fund his library in Arkansas and charitable efforts worldwide on such issues as AIDS, poverty and climate change. He pledged to release similar information annually. The donor list doesn’t provide exact amounts, background on donors such as their employers, or the dates of donations.

Maybe it’s just me, but I think when we’re talking multi-million dollar donations to the husband of the Secretary of State, we should be told the exact amounts, the dates of the payments, the employer, the country of residence, donor’s religious preference, number of attractive female relatives, speaker’s fees to Bill from any source closer than 6 degrees of separation to the donor, details from any CIA files on the donor, and be provided with transcripts of all conversations.

After Mining Deal, Financier Donated to Clinton

Mr. Clinton expressed enthusiastic support for the Kazakh leader’s bid to head an international organization [U.N.] that monitors elections and supports democracy. Mr. Clinton’s public declaration undercut both American foreign policy and sharp criticism of Kazakhstan’s poor human rights record by, among others, Mr. Clinton’s wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.