Category Archives: The Week

Clinton Lynch Grandchildren Caper

clinton lynch grandchildren

The Clinton Lynch Grandchildren Caper has taken on a life of its own.

According to Observer.com AG Loretta Lynch was minding her own business on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. Then Bill Clinton dropped in for a visit.

The FBI and secret service knew Clinton and Lynch would both be passing though. They hoped to get Clinton out before Lynch touched down in order to avoid a motorcade traffic jam. No such luck. Clinton’s Motorcade dawdled, then Bill then stepped out, strolled over to Lynch’s plane, and walked in.  No one threw him to the ground.

Grandchildren Conference

He spent about 30 minutes with Lynch talking “grandchildren.”

As Attorney General it’s up to Lynch to decide whether to prosecute Bill’s wife Hillary based on the FBI investigation of her private email server. Lynch admits her impromptu meeting with Bill was “bad optics.” She says she plans to accept whatever action the FBI and Justice Department recommends.

Now the ball’s in FBI Director Comey’s court. He won’t be talking “grandchildren.”

 

 

Really Cool Things

151031-really-cool-thingsAccording to Politico, “Jeb Bush has had it with you.” Maureen Dowd thinks that Trump has gotten into Jeb’s head.

A week ago, Jeb griped “I’ve got a lot of really cool things I could do other than sit around, being miserable…”

Dowd says, “we all know he doesn’t.”

 

Border Sam

100729bokloresHere’s a Washington Post story about border paradoxes. One of the unintended consequences of tighter border control in California and Texas is more illegal crossings in Arizona.  Another is the idea that with more border security, illegal workers already here stay here.

Arizona

100730bokloresA federal judge has stopped Arizona’s new immigration law.  Here’s a good Washington Post story by Roberto Suro  that explains where the Arizona law came from and where it may may be headed.

Middle Men

100728bokloresThe WikiLeaks document dump confirmed suspected double dealing by Pakistan.  (Anne Applebaum uses the NYT’s own year old story to zing the  Times for presenting Pakistan support for the Taliban  as news.)  Afghan president Hamid Karzai has already threatened to join the Taliban.  Maybe we should cut out the middle men.