THE HILLARY SPEECHES
Hillary won’t give an inch responding to attacks
On why she will not publish talks she gave to Goldman Sachs.
If Bernie keeps on asking, does this he make her ratings slump,
And offer ammunition to the dreadful Donald Trump?
When they ask her to release the transcripts of talks she gave to Goldman Sachs she says she’ll do it only if all the other candidates publish their speeches, too. Very odd: who else has given speeches for pay that weren’t generally available?
So we have the Pentagon and Panama Papers; a vast number of documents courtesy of Snowden and Wikileaks; even caches of Hillary’s e-mails released by the State Department. But not some unclassified speeches for pay she gave to Goldman Sachs clients?
A satirical version by K.J. Noh appeared in the online Counterpunch, with the peroration: “I want every banker, financier, trader, hedge fund manager to reach their God-given potential to rule the universe.” More likely, the speeches included some statements, seemingly polite and innocuous at the time, that would sound toadingly supportive of big bankers today.
A natural issue for Bernie Sanders --- as long as he still clings to the possibility of being the Democratic nominee. However, if Clinton is to be the Democratic candidate Sanders opens himself to the charge brought in a David Horsey cartoon, “The Burn”, showing Bernie’s outstretched arm holding a torch setting fire to the Democratic Party.