Hillary Clinton's fingerprints in the oddest places

You have to love the irony of this: This past summer, while enjoying lavish digs in the Hamptons, Mrs. Clinton met with consultants about how best to address income inequality. It seems she was eager to find a way to make the issue a centerpiece of her (not yet officially announced) campaign without “castigating the wealthy.” Hmm. I wonder why? Oh yeah, that’s right. “The wealthy” would include her! First rule of thumb in politics: Don’t “castigate” yourself! Breitbart reports:

Hillary Clinton reportedly asked wealthy donors and Wall Street executives in the Hamptons how she could best discuss "income inequality" in a potential presidential campaign.

According to a report in The New York Times, Clinton "spent August in the Hamptons, a working vacation that gave her plenty of time to interact with donors," Washington lobbyists, hedge fund managers, and other one-percenters. She reportedly asked them "about how to tackle income inequality without alienating businesses or castigating the wealthy."

But, come on. Let’s give her a break. She’s not always in one-percenter settings. Sometimes she and Bill actually venture out to rub elbows with the commoners. In this case, what better setting to mingle with regular folk than Iowa? Gee, what a coincidence the not-presidential campaign should find itself there. Anyway, while signing autographs a man called out to Hillary and asked if she supported Obama’s delay on immigration reform -- a question she avoided like the plague. The look on the man’s face as she continued to walk down the line mumbling vague answers said it all. The Right Scoop reports:

Hillary Clinton was confronted in Iowa by DREAM Act supporters over the weekend who wanted to know if she supported Obama’s recent delay on immigration. Clinton wouldn’t answer the question directly though, only responding with retorts like ‘don’t want to ever stop working’ and ‘we need to elect more Democrats’.

For part of the time while they did not campaign in Iowa, Hillary and Bill were seated on a stage as a parade of speakers came to the podium. At one point, Senator Tom Harkin spoke about Hillary’s tireless work on health care reform, saying: “…her fingerprints are all over that legislation [ACA].” Once again there was a man whose facial expression said it all. This time it Bill and let’s just say he didn’t look too happy.

Also while not campaigning in Iowa, Hillary and Bill continued to do down-home things with regular folk, like having a barbeque and cooking up some burgers. Except the meat was already cooked ahead of time. So these two stooges posed for their photo op with their pre-cooked burgers on spatulas as they grinned for the camera. The Economist reports:

Mrs Clinton was the guest star at the 37th and final “Harkin Steak Fry”, a combined outdoor picnic, political fundraiser and gathering of the clans for Iowa progressives, hosted by the state’s outgoing Democratic senator, Tom Harkin. While a crowd of several thousand Democrats waited on a sloping, grassy field below, Mrs Clinton, her husband and Senator Harkin staged a mini-grilling of steaks for the press at a single barbecue grill in a fenced-off enclosure, framed by a handsome tree and a picnic table filled with some patient Iowans. Mrs Clinton gamely posed, pretending to grill a steak that had been pre-cooked for her….

And finally, as has been reported at American Thinker and elsewhere but still bears repeating: It seems that when Hillary was Secretary of State, she created two categories of documents on Benghazi – those the department would share with the Accountability Review Board and those that would be withheld. The plan was supervised by her factotum Cheryl Mills. Link to Fox News interview with Congressman Jason Chaffetz discussing the matter, here.

So to recap the round-up:  Hillary Clinton’s fingerprints are all over health care reform, all over the murder of four Americans in Benghazi, all over a cover-up of the murders, all over hypocritical plans about income inequality, all over evasive answers about immigration reform, but nowhere near raw ground beef.