Thursday, August 15, 2013

The humercenarians

Have the Clintons ever done anything in the way of humanitarian work that was not ultimately linked to the promotion of their personal interests? Probably not, says Tim Stanley over at the Telegraph, who commends a recent article in the NYT for its takedown of the Clinton Foundation, and provides some useful context of his own:
The Clintons have never been able to separate the impulses to help others and to help themselves, turning noble philanthropic ventures into glitzy, costly promos for some future campaign (can you remember a time in human history when a Clinton wasn't running for office?). And their "Ain't I Great?!" ethos attracts the rich and powerful with such naked abandon that it ends up compromising whatever moral crusade they happen to have endorsed that month.
Well, charity begins at home, as they say.


JeffS said...

The Clintons are all about the Clintons, first, last, and always.

Gregoryno6 said...

"The defining characteristic of the Clintons is their incapacity to feel embarrassment."
Alistair Cooke quoting The Washington Post, 23 February 2001.