Repeating her call for a “clean sweep” needed at the White
House, Mrs. Clinton urged the women, "Grab your buckets, grab
your brooms! We’re going to have to do a clean sweep because
there has been there has been a culture of cronyism,
corruption and incompetence.”
Two quick thoughts come to mind:
First, didn’t Hillary already do a pretty leave office in a more tawdry fashion. In fact, Bill Clinton will go down as the poster child on how
thorough “clean sweep” when she and Bill left
the White House in January 2001? If my memory
serves me correctly, they reportedly filled the
Chappaqua-bound trucks with a small fortune worth
of china, flatware, rugs, televisions, sofas and other
gifts which were (according to the National Park
Service, which keeps track of these thing) property
of the U.S. of A., not the Clintons. Bill and Hil’s first
“clean sweep" of the White House caused such a
stink that the spokesman for the Center for Public
Integrity quipped, “We have never seen a president
not to leave the White House. I mean, you cannot top what he has done…it’s beyond the pale.”
Yes, they ended up returning some of the goodies when the outcry got too embarrassing even
for the Clintons, but…?
Secondly, can you imagine the cleaning that had to
be done after the Clintons left? Think of what must
have been found—yucky cigar butts and assorted
women's apparel littered throughout the Oval Office,
mounds of shredded Rose Law Firm files in Hillary’s
closets, skeletons and secrets swept under all the
carpets (figuratively and literally), remnants of no-telling-
what secret documents that Sandy Berger and his co-
horts "accidentally" filched from other Washington
I’m not sure who is advising Mrs. Bill Clinton these
days, but I’m quite certain that she might not want to
use that “clean sweep” analogy too often, especially
out here in the Heartland where we can still add two
Also, Hillary might not want to use that “culture of Like I said before, there are still quite a few of us who remember what happened as a result of
cronyism, corruption and incompetence” line much either.
the first Clintonista invasion of D.C., but I don’t have enough space to start listing all the people
close to Bill and Hillary who ended up serving time, selling favors or dead.
Every time Hillary says things like the "clean sweep" line, millions of us cringe with horror at the
thought of having to clean up after another Clinton term or two in the White House—providing, of
course, with all the military-loathing, focus group-driven, uncertain and wavering “Wag the Dog”
approach to terrorism and national defense exhibited during the last Clinton presidency, there is
still a White House left to clean.
HILLARY'S CLEAN SWEEP
...."Grab your buckets! Grab your brooms!"
I try not to pick on Hillary too much. I really do. My Mama taught me better than this, so I really
should stop it. Plus, I don't want to end up like some of the other people who have written
unfavorably about the Clintons.
But sometimes she simply says things that begs for comment. Case in point: “After eight years
of the Bush administration, we are going to be shocked by what we find,” presidential-
hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton told nearly 1,000 Democrat women at a recent fundraiser.
“Somebody said to me the other day if there ever was a time for a woman president it’s
now, because we’re going to have to do a lot of cleaning.
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