Isn’t this fucking special:
The Clinton Foundation’s vague timetable to limit its involvement with overseas programs, and its insistence that Chelsea Clinton remain on its board, raise red flags for ethics watchdogs even as the charity vows to avoid conflicts of interest in a Hillary Clinton presidency.
Foundation President Donna Shalala suggested Tuesday that reorganizing the $2 billion enterprise could not happen overnight. The charity pledged last week not to accept foreign or corporate donations if Clinton is elected.
“This kind of unraveling has to be done with a scalpel so that we just do not hurt people, and do not interrupt the very good work that’s being done,” Shalala said in an interview with NPR.
But Richard Painter, former ethics counsel in the George W. Bush administration, said that if the Clintons really wanted to separate themselves, they could do it tomorrow.
“That could be done in one board meeting — change the name, have the board members resign and be replaced with people with no ties to the Clintons. No one in the Clinton family should be there. … That’s an easy step to take. It could be done in an afternoon,” Painter said.
You know, I would have really liked Painter to flex his fucking ethical acumen during the reign of C+ Augustus, because maybe they wouldn’t have locked people up in Gitmo, perverted the military into a bunch of sadistic inquisitors, had lawyers draft excuses for torturing children, and all the other unconscionable bullshit they did during that eight year middle finger to decency. So go fuck yourself, Dick.
So here is the deal. Before I read one fucking more critique of the Clinton Foundation by journalists or “scoffing ethicists” from the fucking Bush administration, they need to show me their plan to get oligarchs to fund Aids drugs for millions of people and all the other good stuff the Clinton Foundation currently does. Until then, go pound sand up your ass.