So Much For That Scandal


How much do you want to bet that there will be a "scandalous" revelation about the Clinton Foundation in the weeks ahead?
One of the nation's largest charity watchdog groups has removed the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation from its watch list that is supposed to alert donors to potential issues of interest when they are making philanthropic decisions.
The foundation was placed on the watch list in April after a slew of news stories about foreign governments and donors giving to the foundation who were also lobbying the Obama administration while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.
The Clinton Foundation responded to the label with a lengthy memo in May.
"There has been no indication, accusation or evidence in any of these stories of any wrongdoing," the memo read. "Our supporters donate to the Clinton Foundation because they want to see lives improved; they want better opportunity across the globe; and they want to see communities, businesses and governments working together to address problems that, when working together, we have the solutions and resources to fix."
The way it works is, someone makes a barely-sourced accusation against the Clintons, and, under the Clinton Rules, every minor malfeasance that emerges in the fevered imagination of someone who won't put their name on anything becomes a huge scandal that normally wouldn't affect a Republican with similar issues. Everything is blown sky-high and out of proportion so that, eventually, we get to read about the vindication the Clintons when the information is dumped on a major holiday or on a late Friday afternoon.