31
Jan
08

Question: What principles won’t Bill Clinton sell out for cash?

Yes, I totally blow!The title is a trick question because he’d have to have some in order to sell them out.

The New York Times reports today that the former President helped Frank Giustra obtain exclusive rights to mine uranium in Kazakhstan from dictator Borat Sagdiyev, er, Nursultan Nazarbayev in exchange for more than $100 million in donations to Clinton’s Foundation (the “charity” that flies Bill around the world to speak and covers his expenses).

In the process, according to The Times, “…Mr. Clinton expressed enthusiastic support for the Kazakh leader’s bid to head an international organization that monitors elections and supports democracy. Mr. Clinton’s public declaration undercut both American foreign policy and sharp criticism of Kazakhstan’s poor human rights record by, among others, Mr. Clinton’s wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.”

Why be a loyal former President when they’re money to be made?

This would be shocking were it not typical.  Bill Clinton has made millions undermining U.S. policy from unsavory sources and millions more associating with and helping shady business deals. 

The most shocking part of this story is that it’s a story in The New York Times, on page one, no less.  Though it is near the fold and the headline is hardly one that would inspire other editors across the country to stop the presses.

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