Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton: Charity Case
Posted on 01/05/2009 8:06:32 AM PST by lewisglad
Charity concerts used to be organized to raise money for starving children. But no more. On January 15, Bon Jovi is headlining a concert in New York City to raise money for our next Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
Senator Clinton and her husband, who collectively made over $109 million in the past seven years, will be on-site to pose for pictures with concert attendees paying $1000 and up. Hillarys failed presidential campaign is still in debt to the tune of $6 million and she needs a bailout.
But seeing as shes already loaned her campaign around $6 million, you have to wonder who concert-goers are paying back - and why.
Hillary Clinton drove her supposedly unstoppable candidacy into an embarrassing, self-indulgent, self-funded ditch before even reaching the general election and has been reaping the rewards ever since.
Pundits across the political spectrum have taken to discussing her abject failure as if it were a career high point.
After baldly lying about a goodwill trip overseas, she was appointed Secretary of State.
And after lending her own primary campaign $6 million when everyone knew she had lost to Barack Obama, she will get Hillary-Aid and pose for snapshots at $1000 a pop two weeks before taking the top spot at the State Department.
When Bill Clinton won in 1992, did Ross Perot come looking for handouts to retroactively fund his primetime infomercials?
The unseemly spectacle of Hillary Clintons candidacy, with its familial privilege, its personal financing, and its final high-profile appointment, is really just a distillation of all the other Democratic dramas going on around the country.
But unlike Rod Blagojevich or Bill Richardson or Caroline Kennedy, who all face some measure of criticism or censure, Hillary is being celebrated and bankrolled for starring in her own distasteful saga.
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I have always detested Bon Jovi and his embarrassing lite-metal....this move will elevate him to Hall of Shame level.
She gives love a bad name.
Hmmm. Wonder if Bon Jovi has any foreign countries his is particularly partial to?
Our next Secr. of State gets to say which ones receive our favor and which ones don’t.
109 million minus 6 million leaves 103 million.
definitely below the poverty line for liberals. (that’s why taxes must be raised along with fund raisers for compassionate liberals who do everything for the children.)
The 109 million doesn’t include whatever benefits Bill gets for his pardon of Marc Rich.
Bon Jovi, there are plenty of injured soldiers and Marines who could use a few million buckaroos from a benefit concert.
Heck, even I could have used a cool mil or two after my husband passed away leaving me with 4 sons to raise and no home.
I do not begrudge help offered to needy people, but this benefit for Hillary is over the top ridiculous.
Don’t forget to collect funds for Paris Hilton. I heard her home was broken into and jewelry was stolen.
Do ya think Bon Jovi will help out with the Freepathon?
He’s such a generous guy.......
There are lots of politicians with campaign debt.
I smell a new US govt. Bailout coming.
“but this benefit for hillary is over the top ridiculous.”
absolutely, but much more than ridiculous; without shame, without sensitivity, without conscience.
The news tonight pointed out that she pushed a $5 million earmark toward someone who’d contributed $100,000 to the B C library. The (fast-) talking head that followed that info said, if every such thing were prosecuted, all politicians would be under indictment.
So? We’d only have to go through that one time, and never again.
So? Wed only have to go through that one time, and never again.
Brevity is the soul of wit. Well said.