Maureen Dowd: The Clintons' Money, Money, Money, Money, MONEY!
By MAUREEN DOWD
Published: August 17, 2013
Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times
WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ CLINTON nostalgia is being replaced by Clinton neuralgia.
Why is it that America‚Äôs roil family always seems better in abstract than in concrete? The closer it gets to running the world once more, the more you are reminded of all the things that bugged you the last time around.
The Clintons‚Äô neediness, their sense of what they are owed in material terms for their public service, their assumption that they‚Äôre entitled to everyone‚Äôs money.
Are we about to put the ‚ÄúFor Rent‚ÄĚ sign back on the Lincoln Bedroom?
If Americans are worried about money in politics, there is no larger concern than the Clintons, who are cosseted in a world where rich people endlessly scratch the backs of rich people.
They have a Wile E. Coyote problem; something is always blowing up. Just when the Clintons are supposed to be floating above it all, on a dignified cloud of do-gooding leading into 2016, pop-pop-pop, little explosions go off everywhere, reminding us of the troubling connections and values they drag around.