Keepin’ It Real

April 24, 2007

Bill Clinton, Roaming Ambassador to the World

Filed under: Hillary!,Politics — mary @ 10:32 am

More odd news from the Hillary Clinton campaign:

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that if she is elected president, she would make her husband a roaming ambassador to the world, using his skills to repair the nation’s tattered image abroad.

“I can’t think of a better cheerleader for America than Bill Clinton, can you?” the Democratic senator from New York asked a crowd jammed into a junior high school gymnasium. “He has said he would do anything I asked him to do. I would put him to work.”

When the Clintons backed up the moving van to the White House in January, 2001, taking many artifacts that belonged to the people of the United States, I thought that the Clinton’s plundering of the US Treasury had come to an end. Unfortunately, we see that, in fact, they still have plans to plunge their sticky fingers into our pockets once again.

One must admit that this is a brilliant way for Bill Clinton to fund his retirement travel on the backs of the hard-working taxpayers of this country.

I can see it: Bill and Hill (or do we say Hill and Bill once she has become supreme leader?) sitting at the breakfast table in the family quarters:

Bill: “Golly Hillary, this Washington winter has really gotten me down. I’m sure tired of being cold. I heard that Tahiti’s perception of the U.S. is really low right now. I think it’s time for me to go over there and shore it up. And I hear that someone on Grand Cayman said that America is mean. That island needs some attention too.”

Hillary: “I’ll phone Andrews AFB and have the luxury 757 at your disposal, Bill. The Travel Office will book you at the hotel on the beach. I will make sure that you are able to stay until you have a nice tan, er, until people like us again.”

And, wouldn’t it be a good thing to help reduce his carbon footprint if he coupled these friendly visits with a paid speech?

On February 27, 2007, the Washington Post reported:

Former president Bill Clinton, who came to the White House with modest means and left deeply in debt, has collected nearly $40 million in speaking fees over the past six years, according to interviews and financial disclosure statements filed by his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.).

Last year, one of his most lucrative since he left the presidency, Clinton earned $9 million to $10 million on the lecture circuit. He averaged almost a speech a day — 352 for the year — but only about 20 percent were for personal income. The others were given for no fee or for donations to the William J. Clinton Foundation, the nonprofit group he founded to pursue causes such as the fight against AIDS.

His paid speeches included $150,000 appearances before landlord groups, biotechnology firms and food distributors, as well as speeches in England, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia that together netted him more than $1.6 million. On one particularly good day in Canada, Clinton made $475,000 for two speeches, more than double his annual salary as president.

I’m sure that countries such as England, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Canada will need their support shored up over the next several years if Hillary becomes president!

Do you think he will receive an Ambassador’s salary? Do you think he will claim that it is non-taxable as it is actually earned on foreign soil?

Sit back and watch the plundering my friends….


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