Talk about TGIF! Mother Jones documents Hillary’s bad news day. DAY. Not week. Here are the lowlights:
ABC News‘ crushing story on Wal-Mart:
In six years as a member of the Wal-Mart board of directors, between 1986 and 1992, Hillary Clinton remained silent as the world’s largest retailer waged a major campaign against labor unions seeking to represent store workers….
“I’m always proud of Wal-Mart and what we do and the way we do it better than anybody else,” she said at a June 1990 stockholders meeting.
The story reports that video of Wal-Mart’s many private board meetings never shows Clinton reacting to the other board member’s vicious anti-union statements. The story also reports that Clinton’s main effort on the board, improving conditions for female workers, accomplished little. Further, the story says that Clinton will keep $20,000 in donations from Wal-Mart executives, and that former President Bill Clinton has regular private meetings with Wal-Mart’s current CEO.
WSJ‘s Zeldin compares McDougal to Rezko:
No one who has ever practiced law, let alone Mrs. Clinton, could argue, with a clear conscience, that these five hours on behalf of a church group that partnered with a man who at a later point in time would be alleged to be a scoundrel equated to knowingly representing a Chicago slumlord. Yet she could not resist leveling the accusation.
I suggest that this provides a window into Mrs. Clinton’s character because notwithstanding the enormous suffering she had to endure when accused of wrongful conduct in her representation of Madison Guaranty — a representation that appears to have been no more than a routine business transaction — she is willing to behave no differently than did her Whitewater accusers if she can gain politically.
…and this is only the half of it! They end with a pretty good observation:
It may actually be a good thing for Hillary Clinton that all of this muck came out on the same day. There’s only so much oxygen for news stories to breathe. At least one of these is going to wither and die without much attention.