Friday, December 19, 2008

Hillary Clinton's Conflict of Interest

Five hundred million of them according to the New York Post.
Now, compelled by the Obama transition team to make it public as a condition of his wife's appointment as secretary of state, it becomes clear that the list is a virtual encyclopedia of conflicts of interest for the husband of a senator - to say nothing of the husband of an incoming secretary of state.

Particularly troubling are the massive donations from Arab governments in the Middle East.

Pardon us for looking such generous gift horses in the mouth, but it is hard to imagine so many governments, monarchs and businessmen in the Middle East giving money unless it was with some hope of a political return. Will that return now come with the appointment of Sen. Clinton as secretary of state?

How can Hillary Rodham Clinton mediate and negotiate conflicts in the Middle East impartially when her husband's library and foundation - over which he has total control - have been bankrolled by the very nations with whom she must negotiate?
I don't care that the Obama team has insisted that Clinton not take funds from Arab governments in the future, but because it creates a distinction that doesn't really exist. When you are dealing with some of the Arab gulf states, if you are getting money from a sheik out there, you are getting money from the government.

Once again, Bill Clinton is going to sabotage his family and his party.

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