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
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.