Friday, November 4, 2016

Hilary Clinton and the Concept of Battling Political Corruption

The ongoing release of emails from John Podesta's computer continues with this one sent on February 17, 2016 by Neera Tanden, Hillary Clinton's policy director for her 2008 run at the Oval Office, to Jake Sullivan, the top foreign policy advisor to the Clinton 2016 campaign:

Note that in the highlighted section, Ms. Tanden suggests that Hillary Clinton take the opportunity to publicly speak on how Washington had become corrupted by "the monied" and how she would fix the problem.  This idea struck Ms. Tanden after she noted an article in the February 17, 2016 edition of USA Today which stated that Bernie Sanders had closed the race for Democratic presidential nominee to within 10 points after winning the New Hampshire primary by double-digits.  In the article, we also find this quote:

"But Tom Eberhardt, 32, who works for an insurance company in Stevens Point, Wis., is leaning toward Sanders. "I like that he has some new ideas that will potentially bring up changes in such a screwed-up political system," he says. While he generally agrees with Clinton on issues, "I'm not crazy about the fact that she's such an establishment politician.""

As a bit of background information for your illumination, Ms. Tanden is the current president of the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal-leaning think tank, as shown here:

In yet another twist, the Center for American Progress was founded by none other than John Podesta who serves as a CAP Board Member as shown here:

Hillary Clinton fighting political corruption in Washington.  Given this:

....I expect that we'll be seeing pigs fly first.

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