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Despicable Bill Clinton's Speaking Fee Would Build 10 Preschools

Image credit: New York Post
Image credit: New York Post

Bill and Hillary Clinton would be the perfect casting pair to lead a live reboot of “Despicable Me,” but without the cute minions.

The New York Times reported former President Clinton accepted a lifetime achievement award in 2014 from Petra Nemcova, a Czech model who survived the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.  The award was given by Nemcova’s charity, the Happy Hearts Fund, which “rebuilds safe-resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters,” according to the organization’s website.

But Bill does nothing without a payout.  In this case, he scammed $500,000 from the do-gooders for his trouble.

At a fundraising gala hosted by Nemcova at New York’s swanky Cipriani 42nd Street, Happy Hearts to raised a few million dollars for their worthy cause.

The gala cost $363,413. But the real splurge? Bill Clinton.

The former president of the United States agreed to accept a lifetime achievement award at the June 2014 event after Ms. Nemcova offered a $500,000 contribution to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The donation, made late last year after the foundation sent the charity an invoice, amounted to almost a quarter of the evening’s net proceeds — enough to build 10 preschools in Indonesia.

Bill Clinton spent less than an hour fulfilling his duties, and he didn’t even have to leave town. The gala took place a mere 20 minute limousine ride (or subway trip for the proletariat) from the Clinton family foundation’s Harlem offices.  As always, the American taxpayer picked up the tab for Clinton’s Secret Service protection.

It’s one thing for the Clinton Family to peddle influence to foreign governments and corporations.  It’s quite another for Bill to slime his way into a legitimate charity, and take its money for his own corruption-infested foundation, which employs such necrophiliacs as Sidney Blumenthal, of whom Jonah Goldberg wrote “was awakened from his slumber by a congressional subpoena (rumor has it he sleeps upside down in a basement at the Clinton Foundation wrapped in his own moth wings).”

Lest you think this is simply a case of sliding cash from one phony charity to another, submit yourself to the facts.  The Happy Hearts Fund maintains a 90.31 rating at Charity Navigator.

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This places it among the highest-rated charities in the world.  Gold-plated, so to speak.

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Contrast this with the Clinton Foundation, of whom Charity Navigator had this to say.

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Oops.  It seems they can’t rate the Clintons.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

But if you purport to run a real charity that does real good works around the world, and not a mattress under which to stash your own slush fund, it’s probably a good idea to conduct business using a business model that watchdog organizations can evaluate.

The Clintons purposely obfuscate and blur their actions in a permanent gaslighting grift.  This way, they can tell the truth while lying.

But even Bill and Hillary can’t hide the absolute lowdown, rotten, shameful abomination of stealing $500,000 from disaster-ravaged preschoolers to line their own pockets.

Mr. Rapacious, meet Mrs.Cupidity.