Hillary’s costly farewell

Ah, it puts a smile on my face and a bounce in my step to see Hillary’s entourage bring out the long knives and cut up Huma.

Then I read about Anthony’s newest woes, and my smile turns into a grin.

Compounding Weiner’s financial woes, in early December, the New York City Campaign Finance Board fined him more than $65,000 for a variety of infractions related to his mayoral campaign. Weiner apparently spent $600 of his campaign funds on televisions, another $1,539 on his personal dry-cleaning and cell-phone service, and more than $115,000 for a group of expenditures after the campaign was over. Weiner was also ordered to repay some $195,000 in matching campaign funds. Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, is reportedly investigating Weiner’s latest round of sexting, along with the F.B.I. and the New York City police.

On top of all that, he had to cut short his $1,000/day rehab for sex addiction.  Now, if the prosecutors can flip him on Emailgate – I’d hoist an eggnog to that.

Finally, we learn that “[o]n December 15, Clinton [had] a big party in Manhattan at the Plaza Hotel, once owned by Trump, for her campaign donors, as a sort of thank-you and keep-in-touch farewell.”  That will cost $100,000, paid for with “excess campaign funds.”  What a kind, thoughtful, sensitive gesture to “keep in touch.”

But William D. Cohan, the Vanity Fair “journalist” who wrote the piece, left out a word: the party is being held for her large campaign donors.  Surely the Plaza Hotel does not have enough room for all those small donors we were lectured about  you know, the evidence of Hillary’s vast grassroots appeal.  “For the first time in July, more than half of her fundraising haul came in checks under $200.”  Those little people should feel delighted and proud to learn that their contribution made the night at the Plaza possible.

Henry Percy is the nom de guerre of a writer in Arizona.  He may be reached at saler.50d[at]gmail.com.

Ah, it puts a smile on my face and a bounce in my step to see Hillary’s entourage bring out the long knives and cut up Huma.

Then I read about Anthony’s newest woes, and my smile turns into a grin.

Compounding Weiner’s financial woes, in early December, the New York City Campaign Finance Board fined him more than $65,000 for a variety of infractions related to his mayoral campaign. Weiner apparently spent $600 of his campaign funds on televisions, another $1,539 on his personal dry-cleaning and cell-phone service, and more than $115,000 for a group of expenditures after the campaign was over. Weiner was also ordered to repay some $195,000 in matching campaign funds. Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, is reportedly investigating Weiner’s latest round of sexting, along with the F.B.I. and the New York City police.

On top of all that, he had to cut short his $1,000/day rehab for sex addiction.  Now, if the prosecutors can flip him on Emailgate – I’d hoist an eggnog to that.

Finally, we learn that “[o]n December 15, Clinton [had] a big party in Manhattan at the Plaza Hotel, once owned by Trump, for her campaign donors, as a sort of thank-you and keep-in-touch farewell.”  That will cost $100,000, paid for with “excess campaign funds.”  What a kind, thoughtful, sensitive gesture to “keep in touch.”

But William D. Cohan, the Vanity Fair “journalist” who wrote the piece, left out a word: the party is being held for her large campaign donors.  Surely the Plaza Hotel does not have enough room for all those small donors we were lectured about  you know, the evidence of Hillary’s vast grassroots appeal.  “For the first time in July, more than half of her fundraising haul came in checks under $200.”  Those little people should feel delighted and proud to learn that their contribution made the night at the Plaza possible.

Henry Percy is the nom de guerre of a writer in Arizona.  He may be reached at saler.50d[at]gmail.com.