Monday, December 17, 2007

A Tale of Two Clintons

Bloomberg is reporting that Bill Clinton is a bit worried about appearances. His and Hillary's, it seems "Clinton's Burkle Ties Include Funds in Cayman Islands (Update1)".
Securities and Exchange Commission documents and financial- disclosure forms filed by Hillary Clinton show that Bill Clinton, 61, has a financial stake in three investment entities registered in the Cayman Islands by Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. LLC.

In 2004, Hillary Clinton, a New York senator, said she wanted to close the ``loopholes'' for ``people who create a mailbox, or a drop, or send one person to sit on the beach in some island paradise and claim that it is their offshore headquarters.''

The former president's possible decision to move away from Burkle ``is all tied up with the laws of appearance and the politics of perception,'' said Linda Fowler, professor of government at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. ``The world being what it is, people are attracted to the spouse of somebody with political power. The level of potential conflict is just that much higher with a former president and a senator who would be president.''

Moreover, added Fowler, ``with this particular couple, somehow, the whole story doesn't come out except in dribs and drabs.''

Do you think we'd ever find in an American NewsPaper what the Canadian Free Press is reporting on the Clintons?

Further investigation conducted by this investigator of Tamil Tiger activity in the U.S. confirmed published reports that at least one well-known supporter of that terrorist organization, 56 year-old New Jersey resident Ramanathan RANJAN is actively soliciting funds for New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton

Now, now, of course she has "limited" control over who is choosing to support her, and sends lots of money, however, could we at the very least coin her campaign the Hillary Campaign of the Yellow Brick Road comprised of Tigers and Hsus? Little people sending in money with identity unknown? Empty warehouses and the like?

When does the Cowardly Lion make his appearance on her Campaign Trail?

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