Posts Tagged ‘Scheer’
If you are not a Clinton fan, then you must read Robert Scheer’s article in THE NATION. It is hilarious and also true. I was was so glad to read it this evening as I thought I was the only one in the world who knew that Chelsea was once a Wall Street hedge fund manager or that her new father in law is a convicted felon. Or that I am the only one who does not consider any of the Clintons as “royalty.”
Following are the first two paragraphs from Scheer’s piece to tempt you:
Out of respect for privacy, even concerning famous people, I wasn’t going to write about the marriage of Chelsea Clinton to a Goldman Sachs alum and budding hedge-fund hustler with the resources to buy a $4 million loft so soon after graduating from Stanford. Hopefully Marc Mezvinsky won’t follow in the footsteps of his financier father, “Fast-Talkin’ Eddie,” as they called him back in Iowa, a former Democratic House member who just completed a five-year federal sentence for dozens of fraud felonies.
Anyway, Chelsea also worked at a hedge fund, her mother dabbled in banking shenanigans in her Whitewater days and father Bill’s radical deregulation made it a lot easier for financial plunderers to stay on the right side of the law. So the Clintons and the Mezvinskys have a lot in common. I hope their children will do better, and I was going to simply wish them well until I read Tina Brown’s paean to power, “Why America Needed Chelsea’s Wedding,” in the trend-chasing Daily Beast, which she edits. MORE