Bubbaships and Double Standards*

I know it’s a favorite saying around here that if liberals didn’t have double standards they wouldn’t have any standards at all.  But seriously—the Clintons really abuse the liberal privilege.

The astounding revelations of Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash are causing me to have flashbacks to the 1990s, and such sterling paragons of commercial virtue like Marc Rich, the Riadys of Indonesia, assorted impecunious Buddhist monks who nonetheless managed to max out campaign contributions, Charlie Trie, John Huang, Cheech & Chong, and whoever else they managed to troll. At least Nixon’s alleged financial scandals involved Howard Hughes and ITT—and he never pardoned Robert Vesco.

If you Google “Clinton scandals,” you get 1.5 million hits. “Hillary Clinton scandals” is already up to more than 1 million hits, so she’s got a head start such that room rates for the Lincoln Bedroom are surely going to skyrocket if she wins. Do we really want to have another administration like this? If this was anyone else but the Clintons wouldn’t the media and Democratic establishment be all over it? Maybe this is just further proof that the Democratic Party really is nothing more than a criminal conspiracy protection racket, and the Clinton Family has achieved Godfather status.

* “Bubbaships and Double Standards” is indeed a play on Jeane Kirkpatrick’s famous article, “Dictatorships and Double Standards,” in which she exposed the hypocrisy of the left on international human rights.