Hillary Clinton: Pardon the Felonious Former Presidents! - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Hillary Clinton: Pardon the Felonious Former Presidents!

Hillary Clinton spoke at an NAACP event this week, and in an effort to court an as-yet-untargeted demographic, announced a new policy position that at least a couple of people, including – possibly – her husband, may find more than palpable.

Although she clearly meant to say “prisoners” when talking about reforming the post-prison job search process (and jumping on the President’s “ban the box” bandwagon, calling for employers to delete the section of their hiring applications that asks about a person’s criminal history), Hillary Clinton made what seemed to be a Freudian slip

“Earlier today, I announced that as president I will take steps to ban the box so former presidents won’t have to declare their criminal history at the very start of the hiring process,” Clinton said…“That way they’ll have a chance to been seen as more than just someone who has done time.”

To be fair, this might not be a necessary rule change. Although the Clintons were “dead broke” after leaving office, with only two houses and the possibility of lucrative speaking and non-profit management careers to look forward to, Bill Clinton was able to find a job very quickly, and their fears of being left destitute in upstate New York rapidly diminished. Using that as an example, of course, it seems Clinton is looking forward to assisting the very neediest in our society, perhaps with work-release programs that give former Presidents the exclusive use of lavish mansions while they write their memoirs and perfect their golf games.


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