It's tough getting good staff these days, isn't it? Angelina Jolie blaming her representatives for denying some of the members of the press access to her wonderful self while she promotes a story of a journalist who died for freedom of the press, but no one said she was educated. And, I'm quite sure she never expected to be criticized for her vanity and arrogance. Senator Webb blaming his aide for the gun incident at the Capitol, finally coming clean that of course it was his gun, after he let the aide sit in jail over the incident. After he remained silent as to his ownership of the gun. There's a stand up kind of guy.
The problem comes into play with people in the spotlight, doing good deeds, when they start to feel entitled. Entitled to more. More perks, if you will. Elected officials become arrogant, expecting monetary gain, world travel and special treatment. They forget they work for us, the taxpayer. Once out of power, there are book deals, corporate boards on which to sit, lobbying firms enticing you with sweet employment packages.
Celebrities forget the very people they criticize may have purchased tickets to their movies which made them incredibly wealthy and free to live the good life. Do they really think only those on one side of the political aisle buy tickets to movies?
President Clinton, starting off retirement from public office as a man in debt, not even owning his own home, and now is worth about $50 million. Before they were officially out of the White House, Hillary had the commitment of an $8 million book deal and Bill's promise to put her into the Senate, then the White House herself. So far so good. She feels entitled to all of it because Bill has been a public servant all of his professional life. That means, of course, living off taxpayers but never mind. She even became a partner at the law firm in Little Rock because of his career. Her claim of intellectual superiority? Not so much. Like everything else of these two people, all hype. Or, as is said in Texas, all hat no cattle.
Hillary's current outrage against 'big business', like big oil? Well, seems she and Bill have lots of millions worth of stock in companies like WalMart, oil, and pharmaceuticals. Yeah, we're shocked. WalMart, on whose board she sat for many years, collecting payment for her service to them, is now attacked by the likes of her as an unfit employer. The oil companies she now insists do not deserve tax breaks to continue operating? Lots of money made of them by these two. And I wonder how Hillary's socialized medicine works into her drug stocks?
Barack Obama, showing his rookie status again, claims he won't do negative campaigning because he's all about a new tone in Washington. Then a commercial is released where he refers to Hillary as the senator from India because of her campaign contributions. Oops. A little negative, not to mention racist and is now on the outs with Indian voters.
He blames his staff for the commercial.
It's just hard to get good help these days.