The aging process is an awful thing, and it is a rather grim inevitability that at some point the reins must be turned over. We all deal with it. Some people have a great deal of difficulty accepting this. How we age is life style dependent, at least in part, so it is not surprising when years of stress, alcohol and drug abuse, and lack of exercise incapacitate some earlier than others. It is the most basic kind of justice.
I have blogged on the topic of Chelsea Clinton in the past. She is the child of luxury and power, married into one of the wealthiest banking families in the world, yet she was somehow never able to care about money. She tried, she says, she just couldn’t do it. She makes six million a year running the Clinton Foundation. It is sad she has so much of something she doesn’t care about it.
In The Godfather III, Michael Corleone makes his daughter the figurehead of his charitable trust. Bill and Hillary did the same with Chelsea. I think it was a cannibalistic move, a case of the sow eating its own farrow, to paraphrase the James Joyce line. If Hillary loses or drops out, the Clintons are over. We will never see a Chelsea Clinton running. She rolled around with pigs and she got dirty. Don’t worry about her. She will be comfortable.
In a weird way, I will miss the Clintons. They were kind of fun. I think America has outgrown them the way we outgrew certain TV shows.
What brought this on is the incident at the 9-11 Memorial. Hillary wrested center stage for herself by having another seizure then lying about the cause. At least, we can assume she was lying. Her lips were moving. If she was telling the truth, then Hillary hugged some poor kid for a photo-op while she had contagious walking pneumonia. Great parenting on the part of the little girl’s mom and dad.
Two weeks ago, the contrast was drawn. Trump was passing out supplies to flood victims in Louisiana and Hillary was taking a private jet on a twenty mile flight from Marta’s Vineyard to a Rothschild fundraiser in Massachusetts. Ever since, Trump’s number have been rising. I don’t think Bill and Hillary can still peddle the snake oil, and most critically, can’t peddle the 9-11 snake oil.