The background story of Hillary Rodham Clinton is usually missing a few facts and narratives. We will here provide a few, and only a few, of the more important ones as they relate to her planned Presidency.
Hillary was a great admirer of the Chicago Communist theoretician Saul Alinsky, author of “Rules For Radicals,” one of Barack Obama’s favorite books and his inspiration for seeking his future in Chicago after graduating “cum laude,” but then everyone graduates “cum laude” from Harvard given what they have paid to be there, and will be expected to pay as alumni.
Hillary corresponded with Saul several times in 1968 in what have been described as “gushing with praise” letters and later met with him several times as she wrote her baccalaureate thesis on Saul at Wellesley where it was required for a baccalaureate degree. The letters suggest Alinsky, who died in 1972, had a profound influence on Hillary’s morphing political views which had been that of a “Goldwater Girl.”
At 23 Hillary was in Berkeley, California in the summer of 1971 interning at the left-wing law firm of Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein, known for radical political clients like the Black Panthers.
On July 8, 1971, Clinton wrote to Alinsky, then 62, in an air mail letter with Franklin Delano Roosevelt commemorative stamps, marked “Personal” and perfumed. Where Saul Alinsky was one of our most notorious Communists, it seems incredible that Hillary, who would later promote being, “The smartest woman in the world,” would ally with such a notorious man unless she thought his ideas were going to become very popular, very soon.
As a rather plain, if not homely, young woman, she managed to snag Bill Clinton at Yale Law realizing this attractive, sexy, young southerner would go big-time. She intuited he would have problems being monogamous so when state employee, former lounge singer Gennifer Flowers surfaced in early 1992 with claims corroborated by phone call tapes confirming trysts with then Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton who told the media the woman’s “story is untrue,” Hillary could grin, bear it and back the SOB. Such is the dedication of a “radical” in the Alinsky tradition. They have “true grit.”
This went all the way to her performance on “60 Minutes” where she said she was not, “some little woman standing by her man like Tammy Wynette,” but we must remember Hillary is from the generation where ladies were seen on TV Johnson Waxing floors in sheath dresses and four inch high heels, smiling all they way. Give her credit for mastering the insanity of the 60’s.
The first scandal after Bill became President hit in May 1993, when Chief of Staff Mack McLarty fired seven employees in the White House arranging travel for the press corps alleging gross financial mismanagement. Hillary told the General Accounting Office, she had no role in the decision to fire the employees, but it later came out she was totally responsible as she passed the job off to Hollywood friends who could profit handsomely from it.
The New York Times revealed in March 1994 that in 1978, just before Bill became Governor, Hillary had made a $100,000 profit on a $1,000 in cattle-futures contracts in only nine months. Examination of the records showed that the only way Hillary could have made $100,000 on cattle futures in that time would be to have $92,000 in play, execute seven perfect trades alternating “long” and “short” positions. No one has ever done that in the 150 year history of the Chicago Board of Trade. What Hillary claims to have done was a felony, but she was not prosecuted.
After the suicide of Vince Foster it was found documents were removed from his office. In a press conference, Hillary was asked why her Chief of staff Maggie Williams had taken them from the Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster’s office and she said, “I don’t know that she did remove any documents.” Foster was known to have control of documents regarding the Clintons operations in Arkansas. Three months later it was revealed Hillary had ordered Maggie to move them to the residence area.
In the summer of 1995, the Resolution Trust Co. reported Hillary had been one of 11 Rose Law Firm lawyers who had done work in the mid-1980s on an Arkansas Castle Grande, real estate development, promoted by James McDougal and Seth Ward. McDougal headed the Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, and had given Hillary legal business as a favor to Bill. McDougal and his wife, Susan, were Clintons’ partners in the Whitewater real estate investment.
Hillary told Federal investigators she knew nothing about Castle Grande. When it turned out that more than 30 of her 60 hours of legal work for Madison Guaranty involved Castle Grande, she claimed she had known the project under a different name. A 1996 Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. report said she drafted documents Castle Grande used to “deceive federal bank examiners.” On this matter Clinton friend, Attorney Web Hubbell and James McDougal went to prison for fraud and McDougal died there, a broken man.
Hillary’s billing records for Castle Grande were a 116-page computer printout that had disappeared, but suddenly re-appeared in the White House residence during the Ken Starr investigation just in time to keep Hillary from being indicted for fraud. Of this the late New York Times columnist William Safire wrote, “our first lady … is a congenital liar.”
The next day, the White House Press Secretary said the President wanted to, “…punch Safire in the nose,” for insulting his wife. Soon after, President Clinton invited Monica Lewinsky to the Oval Office for the first of ten “flute lessons…” Two years later on the “Today” show Hillary claimed Bill’s Lewinsky affair was a lie concocted by “this vast right-wing conspiracy,” with a stone face, unflinching, and this woman wants to be the President of the United States! Lest we forget.