Hillary, don’t bring us down to your level

By Tom Quiner

Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd

You know Hillary Clinton is in trouble when the liberal New York Times keeps writing about her latest scandal two weeks later.

Sharp-tongued liberal icon, Maureen Dowd, let Ms. Clinton have it:

“You exploit our better angels and our desire for a finer country and our fear of the anarchists and haters in Congress.

Because you assume that if it’s good for the Clintons, it’s good for the world, you’re always tangling up government policy with your own needs, desires, deceptions, marital bargains and gremlins.

Instead of raising us up by behaving like exemplary, sterling people, you bring us down to your own level, a place of blurred lines and fungible ethics and sleazy associates. Your family’s foundation gobbles tens of millions from Saudi Arabia and other repressive regimes, whose unspoken message is: ‘We’re going to give you money to go improve the world. Now leave us alone to go persecute women.”

That’s an uncomfortable echo of a Clintonian trade-off, which goes: “We’re going to give you the first woman president who will improve the country. Now leave us alone to break any rules we please.’ “

Read the rest of Ms. Dowd’s biting column here.