“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to work for free.”
The Hillary Clinton campaign likes to brag about its frugal ways, but this austere philosophy is not always applied consistently. Campaign manager John Podesta may take the bus every now and then, but the Clinton campaign is more than happy to pick up the rent tab for Hillary’s personal office in Manhattan, and to shell out for a private jet to make sure Hillary doesn’t have to interact with any commoners before giving a speech on social inequality.
Former vice president Al Gore said it’s “too early” to endorse his former running mate’s wife for president, the New York Post reports:
Hillary Clinton gave a speech Tuesday near Ferguson, Missouri, site of anti-police riots inspired by the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown. Clinton’s speech at Christ the King United Methodist Church of Christ in the nearby town of Florissant focused on issues of racial and social inequality. “Despite our best efforts and our highest hopes, America’s long struggle with race is far from finished,” she said. “We can’t hide from hard truths about race and justice. We have to name them, own them and change them.”
Naturally, she arrived in a private jet. After the speech, Clinton was whisked away to a $2,700-per-person fundraiser hosted by a Budweiser heiress.
Supporters of the Confederacy and its iconic battle flag are suffering one of their worst weeks in well over a century. That’s a good thing, especially in light of the awful racist shooting in Charleston.
It’s hard out there for an ambitious wealth-seeker who, because she values power slightly more than money, has decided to temporarily forgo a lucrative public speaking career in order to run for president (again). Still, there’s no reason why Hillary Clinton, whose campaign says it wants to raise $2.5 billion, shouldn’t be able to direct some of those rich donor dollars her way?
Pro-Clinton “super PAC” American Bridge is preparing a relentless campaign to tie Republican candidates to the Koch brothers, the right-leaning philanthropy barons and advocates for immigration reform and criminal justice reform. The New York Times reports: Their ambitious plan will involve a surgical focus on statements, interviews and activities related to Koch Industries and to …