“Cue world’s smallest violin,” writes Stephen Green, a contributor to the always interesting Instapundit.com daily blog.
Mr. Green is referring to the well-publicized angst of former President Bill Clinton, who may have to resign from the Clinton Foundation should Hillary Clinton win the White House, and he become “first gentleman”. Mr. Clinton is melancholy about this reality, and has compared his exit from the organization — which has raised $2 billion from many sources, including foreign donations — to a root canal. It is of note that a review of the group’s IRS documents by The Federalist last year revealed that only 15 percent of its revenues actually went for charitable programs.
“The prospect of Bill Clinton stepping away from the foundation that has been the main outlet for his energy and intellect has renewed discussions about how he would fill his time in his wife’s administration. Though he’s now 70 and slowed by health issues, people close to the Clintons say they fully expect him to seek a prominent role. Hillary Clinton has even raised the prospect of putting her husband in charge of revitalizing the economy,” writes Julie Pace, a political analyst for The Associated Press.