Above & Beyond With Bill
Some details of Bill Clinton’s Library disclosure deal became public Saturday, a selfless offering to the nation his handlers were careful to get out.
The path to announcing Hillary Clinton’s odd role as Barack Obama’s Secretary of State Monday will be smoothed by Bill releasing the names of his heretofore secret Library and Clinton Foundation donors, “beyond the requirements of law” as someone thoughtfully told the New York Times.
And they did it for the Sunday paper, for the sake of discretion.
“The disclosure of Mr. Clinton’s full agreement on a Saturday night might have the effect of drawing less attention to it while keeping the focus Monday on Mrs. Clinton.”
There is at least one catch. Senator Clinton has to get past the Senate, and then the information pours forth. “Most” of the disclosure “will become effective once Mrs. Clinton is confirmed.”
The Obama camp may get advanced word, but the rest of us have to wait until she’s in her new office. Then the nation and the media who enjoyed matching Senator Clinton’s White House schedule with Bill’s blowjobs will have at it.
Oh Yes, There’s More!
After Black Friday, the nation looks ahead to Tapin’ Tuesday.
The Nixon Library releases still more Nixon tapes December 2nd!
Start Your Engines
The White House has been reaching back, retrospectively improving and scrubbing dated documents posted on the White House web site to agree with it’s current version of reality.
Even better, the eager young typists of Wikipedia have incorporated the Bush administration’s historical whimsy into their reality, further proof that someday we’ll all disappear up our own assess.
All this from an administration which went out of its way to destroy its own document trail, and is fighting disclosure to its last breath on a dozen fronts.
What are they hiding? University of Illinois researchers studied how the administration played around with the storied legions of the Coalition of The Willing, our gallant allies in Iraq.
The numbers waxed and wained as countries got bought and un-bought, but the list stayed a seamless garment, always reflecting current White House numbers, projected back in time.
The profs discovered that the highly unwholesome government of Angola, Cuban pals turned kleptocratic state, flitted briefly onto and off of the Willing List.
This is the government lobbyist/shyster Jack Abramoff made his bones organizing against back in the day. Abramoff took South Africa’s money and did its evil work against southern Africa majority rule,
up to and including Dolph Lundgren movies.
White House Short-Timers Can’t Be Bothered For Jews
The New York Post points to George W. Bush’s Hanukkah reception invite as evidence of a certain drift in the departing administration.
Jewish community leaders, likely of a minority persuasion, have received their invitation complete with obvious Christmas tree arrival scene.
Past Republican Presidential efforts to court the chosen people have ended badly, with the Nixon Library no longer even attempting i’s Christmas Around The World Special Jewish Edition this year.
Or does Michael Medved count?