Thursday, December 31, 2015

Fousesquawk 2015 Jerk of the Year-Hillary Clinton

After a two-year absence, Hillary Clinton has reclaimed her crown. Not yet as president, but as the 2015 Fousesquawk Golden Penguin award as Jerk of the Year. Clinton was previously the 2012 winner. As the first repeat winner of the award, Mrs Clinton has finally achieved an accomplishment she can campaign on.

It is hardly surprising that Hillary would return to the Fousesquawk Hall of Fame or Shame if you prefer. She is the woman who will never go away. This year, she added to her long list of scandals with the disclosure of her secret and unauthorized email account, which she used for her State Department communications. Those emails only surfaced thanks to Freedom of Information requests that led into lawsuits for non-disclosure. As we speak, the State Department, which was badly corrupted by Mrs Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, is still dribbling out a few thousand "lost" emails every month as per a court order. Many of the documents released were of a classified nature but handled through Clinton's private email server run out of her home and stored in the bathroom of a communications company in Denver!

Mrs Clinton, as we know, is under FBI investigation for unauthorized handling of classified material. She testified recently before Congress for several hours in the related Benghazi scandal. Her supporters, ignoring her lies, declared victory because "she handled herself so well."

So as the vain-glorious Mrs Clinton blithely goes about her quest for the presidency against a handful of stooges supposedly giving her opposition, much like the old Washington Federals Generals provided "opposition" for the Harlem Globetrotters, we continue to learn more dirty details about the Clinton Foundation, which may turn out to be the greatest money-laundering operation in history.

Mrs Clinton's chief rivals for the award this year were John Kerry, for his diplomatic surrenders, and of course, the Boss himself, Barack Obama, who is always in the running. Yes, I did consider Republicans, chiefly Donald Trump and John Boehner.

But in the end, there was only one clear choice.


elwood p suggins said...

EXCELLENT choice, the winner by several lengths in my book.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Vainglorious yes, but being investigated for criminal misconduct does not ipso facto qualify one as the Jerk of the Year. Still, anything to help Bernie's campaign, albeit he's a wimpy right wing social democrat.

Gary Fouse said...


Every time that woman appears in public and opens her mouth she adds to her credentials as jerk of the year. How anyone can stand watching and listening to her speak is beyond me.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Me too. I voted for Obama in 2008 as the best candidate to stop Hillary. If it comes down to Hillary vs. Trump, I might have to vote for her. Otherwise, I told the one Hillary volunteer who dialed my number last year that if she's the nominee, I'll find a third party to vote for. (Haven't been called back since.)