The account below will be appearing in an upcoming edition of the Kankakee Daily Journal, along with future columns. Hope you enjoy!
Howdy, folks! In a classic situation of being careful of what you wish for, here I am with my first column in a syndicated newspaper. My wife is proud, but my dear departed father is rolling over in his grave.
Well, you’ve seen my name and picture in the byline. I have been compared physically to Santa Claus, Ernest Hemingway, and my personal favorite, Jerry Garcia. I assure you folks, I can neither entertain munchkins, write classic books, or play guitar like any of those gents. (Although I did publish a novel in 2010 called Whipping Post that a few people, such as my wife and mother, really enjoyed.)
I come to you with a conservative perspective on today’s issues, something I felt Mr. Jackson and Mr. Marek used to do before they caught TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome). You might also get a dose of my personal interests from time to time. If you like my viewpoint, be sure to check out my blog at www.webberswhippingpost.com. If you don’t, please send your remarks to Mr. Frey.
What has all that to do with Hillary Clinton? Nothing. Getting this column off on the right foot though, is there any more unpleasant person than Hillary Clinton? As a civil servant, which includes First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and losing presidential nominee, I am unaware of anything she has actually accomplished, other than filling her bank account with money from other people. I have found her behavior reprehensible for about 25 years, ever since she and Bill broke onto the national scene accompanied by the Fleetwood Mac song, “Don’t Stop.” They ruined the song for me as I sooooo wish now she would just “Stop!” (That’s a Lonnie Mack song). The irony of the message of the song, “Don’t Stop,” being a break-up of two of its band members must have been lost on the Clintons.
The reasons to dislike Hillary and her seemingly immoral, if not illegal, Clinton Foundation are abundant, and Mr. Frey won’t allow me that much space. Suffice to say, it’s my view that her list of achievements is much shorter than the litany of her misdeeds. If you know of a legitimate, well thought out, real accomplishment, achieved entirely by Hillary herself, please email it to Mr. Jackson so he can put it on Face Book. Perhaps, at best, I may learn something, or, at worst, get some great chuckles.
So, rather than delve into the past, which will only pull her supporters to one side and folks like me that can’t stand to listen to her on the other, let’s just skip forward to the present day. She has a new book out that she is promoting heavily. The book is called “What Happened.” Below the title is simply her name, Hillary Rodham Clinton. I saw a cute meme that mentioned it might be the first book with the question and the answer to the book all contained on the cover of the book.
In the book, which she is hyping at signing events that is actually selling tickets for $32, she explains, in her view, why she lost the 2016 Presidential election. (For the record, I have attended and held a few book signings and this was the first I ever heard of that one had to buy a ticket just to get in the store. A worthier American, the late Colonel Kassler held a book signing at Barnes and Noble. I assure you entry was free, and the Colonel was humbled.) In Hillary’s book, which I admittedly have no intention of buying to contribute to her insatiable greed – released excerpts indicate Hillary blames just about everybody, including herself if you can bring yourself to believe her. There are reports that it was also because of Russia, emails, Obama, Biden, Trump, Benghazi, Bernie Sanders, Wisconsinites, white men, married women, Trump once again, media bias, Bill’s bimbo’s, Wall Street, the DNC, Wikileaks, and of course, James Comey. OK, I’ll admit, she just might have a point on Comey – seems nobody can figure that one out.
The point is folks, this is all just classic Hillary, the poor victim, who never seems to get her anointed spot at the top of the heap, and by golly, it’s her turn. After all, she has put up with Bill all these years, and she and some of her supporters believe she deserves it.
She will be 70 years old next month, maybe it’s time to rest on her “laurels.”
There just isn’t enough money or power in this world for poor Hillary.