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A Shot Across the Bow…

There was another moment that I and the 199 other viewers watching CNN shared last night with Mr. Weinstein and former President Bill Clinton that I did not mention in my previous post. It has made the circuit today, as I thought it might, so I didn’t address it.

I don’t think anyone is getting it.
Bill Clinton said Mitt Romneys’ Bain Capital tenure was “sterling”.
As explanations, I have heard everything from “the democrats are also in bed with Bain” to “Clinton is endorsing Romney”.

I think it is easier than any of this.
President Obama does not like the Clinton’s… never has. Hillary being Sec. State has more to do with Bill Richardson and Obama’s lack of infrastructure than with any kind of shared love.  (If anybody is remotely interested I can explain in comments.)
To me, this was clearly a shot across the bow. A thinly veiled warning to Obama that Bill Clinton can be a strong ally as well as a formidable adversary.
The Clinton’s want Hilary on that ticket. Either for the win, or for the next run. They also believe it is the only choice Obama has if he stands any chance of winning… so it is “for the good of the party”.  All their “moral” bases are covered.
President Clinton simply made a point on a barely watched network (except by Canadians apparently) that Obama really does not want him running around as a loose cannon.  God forbid he say something similar on Fox or, well Fox. People would actually see it.
So, in usual form, Bill and Hillary have made their demands behind closed doors and expect the desired response.  No foot dragging.  The time is now.

I figured someone would have picked up on this, which is why I left it alone.

Or, it could just be the absinthe.

“Hillary Clinton will be known as the greatest Secretary of State in U.S. History.”

If you haven’t heard this quote I’m not surprised.

I was 1 of the 200 viewers CNN had last night when I heard this. Harvey Weinstein was filling in for Piers Morgan and he had Bill Clinton on as a guest. No… President Clinton did not utter these words. In fact, the former president seemed to have to stifle an guffaw. While he did support the performance of his wife, this statement seemed a little much even for him.
Since Mr. Weinstein has brought this up I thought it could be interesting to revisit some of the past U.S. Secretaries of State… I’ll stick to those you might recognize.

Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, James Buchanan, William Jennings Bryan, John Foster Dulles, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice.

My apologies for you history buffs.  I left out some of my favorites as well… but I’m trying to make a point here.

I genuinely think Mr. Weinstein believes this to be true.  Or at least wishes it to be true, then says it out loud and believes it to be true after hearing himself say it.

There may be several reasons for this;

First, outright pandering to the Clinton’s.

Second, everything Mr. Weinstein says is very important to Mr. Weinstein.

Third, he could be a product of the U.S. public school system and be unaware of the existence of the above list of individuals… or even the position of Secretary of State Prior to (odds are) Madeline Albright.

I subscribe to a combination of all three.

The fact that Mr. Weinstein controls one of the most successful media companies and has regular access to your children should cause you a bit of concern.  Keep in mind that your kids consider the movies they see as education, and Mr. Weinstein is doing the educating.

I’m doing the drinking.