...when an opportunity presented itself in the debate, Mrs. Clinton, without so much as a blink of an eye or the slightest blush, denounced Sen. Obama for representing "Tony Rezko in his slum landlord business in inner-city Chicago." Her accusation invites scrutiny. Not so much for the truth of the accusation (the facts are quite straightforward and completely benign) but as a window into Mrs. Clinton's character and as a lens with which to see whether a Clinton presidency will be a vehicle for change.
Zeldin goes on to demonstrate that HRC was far more implicated in the Whitewater scandal than Barack was ever involved with Rezko. And then Zeldin exposes Hillary's chief character defect, that one can infer readily that she is a vicious hateful malignant hag:
I suggest that this provides a window into Mrs. Clinton's character because notwithstanding the enormous suffering she had to endure when accused of wrongful conduct in her representation of Madison Guaranty -- a representation that appears to have been no more than a routine business transaction -- she is willing to behave no differently than did her Whitewater accusers if she can gain politically. She appears to have learned no lessons from the Starr investigation.
And a complete opportunist to boot:
Mrs. Clinton's willingness to ignore the truth for short-term political advantage is exactly what breeds the partisanship that's paralyzed Washington for too many years, and the cynicism felt by so many Americans, especially the young. Getting ahead by any means possible is the strategy. Once elected, the candidate falsely believes that he or she will be able to set things right and govern differently. All that was said in the campaign is rationalized -- it will be forgiven and forgotten as part of the hyperbole of the election process.
I am not a supporter of Barack Obama and I am told that he has numerous skeletons in his closet that will eventually be outed. However, until these come to light, the dozens of scandals in Hillary's past are simply not going to go away because the serial chronic liar who is her spouse says she has been "exonerated." Here's Zeldin:
No one forgets and no one forgives in Washington. (Ask John Kerry if he has gotten over the Swift boat smear campaign.) How you get elected defines who you will be once in power. Mrs. Clinton has shown us with this one simple, baseless accusation why it will be hard for her candidacy to represent a change. She appears too comfortable with the politics of personal destruction if she can gain a political advantage.
Ms. Clinton may feel that she is "entitled" to the Dem nomination, but her moral autism will almost certainly lead to defeat in November. Hence, I won't be unhappy if she gets the nod at the Denver Convention this summer!