Hillary Clinton Ethics And #MeToo Integrity

But first, a diversion:

I gave my sister “What Happened” as a gift, I hadn’t turned it over, so I saw the alleged photo of the author for the first time when she took off the wrapping. (This was a late Christmas gathering.) Hilarity ensued. Here is what we saw:

Now here’s an up-to-date picture of me:

Not to be petty or anything, but flattering photos are one thing, and extreme misrepresentation is another. Hillary’s book jacket photo is a visual lie, showing vanity and a lack of integrity….just like her book.

But I digress…

Yesterday  Clinton responded to a New York Times story revealing how she handled allegations of sexual harassment within her 2008 presidential campaign. After  her campaign spiritual adviser, Burns Strider, was accused by a young female staffer of repeated sexual misconduct, Hillary refused to fire him, instead docking him several weeks of pay telling  him to seek counseling. The young woman was moved to a new job. Clinton didn’t dispute the facts. She said this (WARNING: HEAD EXPLOSION RISK!) via Twitter:

“A story appeared today about something that happened in 2008. I was dismayed when it occurred, but was heartened the young woman came forward, was heard, and had her concerns taken seriously and addressed…I called her today to tell her how proud I am of her and to make sure she knows what all women should: we deserve to be heard,”

Tearing Hillary apart on this is like shooting the proverbial fish in a barrel (you did know “shooting” in this context means “fishing,” right?), but just for fun, here were some Twitter retorts:

Former political commentator and reporter Emily Miller:

Then why did you hurt HER career by making her change jobs, while you put the man who sexually harassed her stay in his job?
Did you ever worry he would do it to the other women in your campaign ? Why did you continue to use a known sexual harasser who targets vulnerable women as your personal spiritual advisor for five more years? Did you know he was continuing to sexually harass other women lower than him at work?

Tiana Lowe of the National Review:

Weinstein’s victims were also heard — by legions of PIs and lawyers. Nassar’s victims were also heard — by incompetent, evil bureaucrats. Being “heard” is not enough. You heard, and you moved *her*

Amber Athey, Daily Caller reporter:

I don’t think it is acceptable any longer to say a woman’s concerns were “taken seriously and addressed” if you kept the harasser on staff and reassigned the woman to a new job.

Jim Geraghty, National Review senior political correspondent:

“We are taking your complaint about your office-mate sexually harassing you seriously; that’s why we’re making you move to a different office.”

David Shuster, i24 News anchor:

“Glad you were dismayed. Your 2008 campaign manager was more dismayed and wanted the guy fired. Why did you protect him and keep him around? By contrast, the victim was moved.”

Meryl Streep, Hollywood feminist:

Oops! I’m sorry, I can’t seem to find that one. It’s got to be here someplace. How about:

Kristen Gillibrand, New York S…what? Can’t locate that statement either? It’s got to be out there…

Oprah? Reese Witherspoon? Ashley Judd? Cher? Anna Wintour? Adele? I’m so sorry, this is just bad research on my part. All of these #MeToo and Time’s  Up  warriors surely have the same reaction as Hillary’s critics above, right? They must! This isn’t about parties and politics, it’s about justice and protecting women in the workplace, right?

Please send me the outraged reactions of Streep, Madeline Allbright, Christiane Amanpour,  you know, all those dedicated feminists who must be furious at Hillary’s betrayal and cynical spin, and I’ll add them to this post.

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Pointer and Sources: The Blaze

17 Comments

Filed under Character, Ethics Alarms Award Nominee, Gender and Sex, Government & Politics, Workplace

17 responses to “Hillary Clinton Ethics And #MeToo Integrity

  1. Other Bill

    Wait! Hillary Clinton’s campaign had “A SPIRITUAL ADVISOR???” Who was paid? Whaaaat? Why?

    • Isaac

      I’m afraid to look up any details. But my mental picture is a white guy dressed like Dr. Strange with some chakra beads and a copy of The Secret autographed by Oprah.

      • Isaac

        Ok, I had to look. I wasn’t THAT far off:

        “The American Values Network (AVN) is a nonprofit committed to educating, enrolling, and activating Americans in progressive causes. In its first year, AVN had a budget of over two million dollars largely focused on climate change and clean energy initiatives. A TV advertisement written and produced by AVN calling for ratification of the New START Treaty was recognized by the ‘Campaigns and Elections’ as the best issue advocacy advertisement in the nation for 2010.

        American Bridge, its Correct the Record Division, employs a dedicated research, video, tracking, communications, and digital operation providing rapid response to false attacks from Republican politicians, party committees, and rightwing interests groups to meet its mission of electing a Democratic President in 2016.”

        Short version: Strider and the American Values Network are proudly committed to putting religious lipstick on the progressive pig.

  2. Other Bill

    Is that a picture of Dinah Shore?

  3. Other Bill

    Pretty amazing no other media outlet has commented on this preposterous photo.

  4. If this were an EVIL Righty, it would likely be getting the same play…right?

    Might this is be the final nail in the Clintonista Crime Family coffin?

    Get yer popcorn, the Rubicon will be crossed in a couple of different places:
    *those that stand by her
    *those that shun her, and
    *those that keep their yaps shut.

  5. Wayne

    Well Hillary has silenced, threatened, slut-shamed Bill’s victims for decades. Is this really any surprise that this malignant narcissist will do anything it takes to protect her political career. Or course Hollywood stars who support her will never make any statements that threaten their beauty queen.

    • ”Or course Hollywood stars who support her will never make any statements that threaten their beauty queen.”

      Any that do should make sure their life insurance is current.

      They should then make every effort to not be caught on a bench-press bench, fly in a private aircraft, or step in front of a speeding bullet.

  6. Chris

    I used to believe that Hillary Clinton would have never stood by and enabled her husband if 1) he was really the harasser he was accused by many of being, and 2) she knew about it.

    This story proves that my view of her was wrong.

    • “I used to believe that Hillary Clinton would have never stood by and enabled her husband IF…(bolds/caps mine)

      IF???

      Seriously, Chris; seriously?

      • Chris

        Yes, seriously.

        • From the “My How Time Flies” department: We just celebrated the 20th Anniversaries for the “I did not have sexual relations…” and “vast Right Wing Conspiracy” comments and the 26th for the “I Ain’t no Tammy Wynette” 60 Minutes interview.

          Anywho, with her resources, her connections, her self-proclaimed fitness-n-readiness for that 03:00 a.m. phone call, how could she not know?

          Seems everyone else did, am I right?

          Did she not know she was “Standin’ By Her Man” during the Gennifer Flowers…um…discussions on national T.V.?

          Was she unaware of the deep 6 figure settlement to Paula Jones?

          Michelle Obama 08/12/2007: “One of the things, the important aspects of this race, is role modeling what good families should look like. And my view is that if you can’t run your own house, you certainly can’t run the White House. Can’t do it.” (bolds mine)

          FTR, the Lefty media tried to spin that to mean Obama was talking about her family and daughters, but when you listen to her actually saying it, her intent is pretty clear…and accurate…to me, leastways.

  7. Esther Xie

    Haha. This is humorous.

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