Friday, November 4, 2016

The root of all evil

Pay My Foundation...


bruce said...

One surprise: "Chelsea Clinton said that it would 'horrify' her father to be accused of having Tony Blair's 'profit motivation'".

Blair is Scottish, so "profit motivation" is innate, of course.

Is Chelsea so naive? Was she called a "spoiled brat" because she tried to stop the rot at the top among the inner circle? (but didn't realise her parents were the source?) Where did she think the money came from? They also say she's "not smart" because she blabbed Clinton finance business to the Bush twins.

Minicapt said...

"It is frustrating, because who wants to grow up and follow their parents?" admits Chelsea. "I've tried really hard to care about things that were very different from my parents. I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn't. That wasn't the metric of success that I wanted in my life. I've talked about this to my friends who are doctors and whose parents are doctors, or who are lawyers and their parents are lawyers. It's a funny thing to realize I feel called to this work both as a daughter—proudly as a daughter—and also as someone who believes that I have contributions to make."


bruce said...

Actually, it seems Chelsea has big sibling jealousy towards money-man Doug Band:
"There was one longtime aide that Bill considered an honorary Clinton: Doug Band, described by Halper as “the son Bill always wanted.”
Band was always at Bill’s side, anticipating his every need, and when he approached Clinton about forming a consulting firm called Teneo, Bill was supportive. The former president’s name was enough to bring in contracts with Bank of America, Dow Chemical, UBS Wealth Management and Coca-Cola — some of those companies reportedly paying $1 million per month.

All was well until an early meeting with Bill; when Band arrived, he was surprised to find Chelsea and her husband in the room. According to Halper, the couple wanted not just equity in Teneo but a salary for Chelsea. She saw Band — not inaccurately — as selling access to her father.

When Band refused her, the book notes, he was not long for ClintonWorld."