All of the proper huffing and puffing over the obviously unqualified Caroline Kennedy as the replacement for the obviously unqualified Hillary Rodham as the “Sandbagger Senator” from New York has brought about an interesting scenario. Never mind that all of today’s “unqualified” talk, as relates to Kennedy, applied to Rodham as well before she began snoozing in the Senate and it was also relevant to her recent “appointment” as the Secretary of State as a “political payoff” by team (I want your) “Change”.. I am just a little curious, is her campaign still “suspended”? Is she still holding out hope? At least as Secretary of State, all of those attractive pantsuits paid for through the donations of Obama supporters won’t be going to waste after all..
It would appear that the wizards in the state of New York are now looking for a “caretaker” for the seat next to Chuckie Schumer. Being that the incoming President needs a chaperone, milk money and a hall pass pinned to his shirt sleeve, it only seems logical that “caretakers” are necessary for any and all political offices in the scandal stained and grimy hands of the liberals. What a novel idea it would be for the politically constipated state of New York to actually be looking for a “Senator” as opposed to a “hobbyist”.
There is a “short list” of three potential “caretakers” for a seat that for all intents and purposes has been vacant since Daniel Patrick Moynihan left office. Two are women, (Judith Kaye and Carolyn Maloney) both typically destructive liberals and the other.. Well, lets just say that he has considerable experience in “affairs” both domestic and foreign..
Enter one Bill Clinton. The Clintons are not unlike political canker sores. Try as you might to make them go away permanently, they keep coming back every month or so.
You had to figure that Bill would want to get back into the “fray”. After all, he finally got around to releasing (AKA: editing) all of the “foreign donors” to his “library” for the sake of his “better half’s” application for the next political position that she has no business holding and he is always in the market for a cherubic intern/humidor or two.
The man who will be making this monumental Senatorial decision is the Governor of the state of New York, David Paterson. Paterson replaced “disgraced” Governor Eliot Spitzer last spring. Who better to be a “caretaker” than the “disgraced” ex-President who puts “lying under oath” as one of his hobbies on his match dot com profile..
The idea behind this nonsense is that the “caretaker”, “wouldn’t be interested in running to keep the job.” A few years worth of political power and the requisite perks is nothing more than catnip for any Clinton. Even Rodham broke her promises to complete her term in the Senate if elected, the urge to embarrass herself and lose the Democratic nomination to someone with less experience than she has proved to be too strong..
Bill needs a job after his multi million-dollar position as sideshow barker for the country of Dubai “fell through”. It’s hard to believe that the “call to service” can be that strong, but then again, Clinton has made at least $70,000,000.00 “giving speeches” alone since 2001. It seems rather obvious that the best thing that can happen to your political career would to be for it to come to a close so that you can REALLY “cash in.”
This Clinton “itch for public service” seems only to be relieved by the scratch of “scratch”.. This is hard to believe when the Clinton’s have profited so magnificently outside of politics. I will give another partial example: their mutual forays into published fiction.
In June of 2004, Bill Clinton was paid a $12,000,000.00 “advance” for his memoirs entitled “My Life”. That was just the advance, the total sum that he received has never been released publicly. However, in April of 2008, Bill admitted that the actual amount of the advance was $15,000,000.00.
Hillary was tossed a cool $8,000,000.00 advance for her fictional “Living History”, which should have been more aptly titled “Creating History”. I can’t believe that there wasn’t a furor over the “equal pay” nonsense, but with the countless millions the Clintons have admitted to receiving (after months of “cleansing” and cooking), that would almost seem ridiculous.
In “speeches” and “advances” alone, the Clintons have garnered over $93,000,000.00, and that is what they are forcibly “admitting” to and this is only two areas of income for these two “public servants”.
The “Clinton Midas Touch” still appears to be golden. In 2008, Bill and Canadian Frank Giustra went on a little field trip to Kazakhstan. The boys came home with three uranium mining contracts for Giustra and he then kindly gave $31,000,000.00 to the Clinton “library”, the only “library” in the world with teller windows and a night deposit slot.
The whole “caretaker” option could become a liberal liability if BHO/JFK pulls a “Welcome Back Carter” rerun during his first two years in the White House. If Obama and his helpers live up to the expectations that we all have of him, it is possible that the voters of New York might consider anyone other than anther liberal for the seat in 2010. Then again, they have routinely voted for Bloomberg so common sense in the voting booth in New York is about as foreign as the cab drivers there.
I know that the liberals are all giddy about being “green” and recycling, but must they constantly recycle the Clintons to the point of regurgitation? I know that the particular brand of Clinton politics resembles a compost heap in more than one way but I wonder why no one else is bothering to “call out” the party of “change” for broadcasting this tired old re-run under the banner of “new and improved”?
Bill Clinton, caretaker. Makes as much sense as Michael Moore, dietician or Al Franken, Senator. The whole thing sounds too much like “Kevorkian as Karetaker” to me..