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 An Oligarch coming to a seat near you 2018

A last hope for the Democrats?  A sign of resurgence?  Or yet another example of zombie oligarchies at their worst?  That surely must be the thoughts of many who realised earlier this week that despite the collapse of Hillary’s campaign we were far from done with the ambitions of the Clinton Political Family.

Oh no.  There is Chelsea being set up for accelerated entry in the mid-terms of2018.

Sure Chelsea has changed a lot over the years.  Gone is the frizzy unmanageable hair and that authentic British dentistry look.  All now replaced during Hillary’s campaign by a young woman who was methodical, deliberate, cautious, detail-oriented, and disciplined.  Chelsea tries to keep an iron grip on her own narrative.  She has her mother’s gift for detail and control, as well as Hillary’s fear that journalists pose a constant threat to that control.

Chelsea deserves her shot at elevated Public Office doesn’t she.  Let’s choose a nice easy seat shall we?  I mean after all she is a Clinton, so why should dear Chelsea have to engage in that grubby business of working one’s way up through the ranks of District Councils, and then thole the joy of a town or city council.  Why should she have to prove her worth to slave away at the thankless task of slogging through the State Legislature.  And as for having to get her hands dirty being a Mayor I mean she is a Clinton.  No you are quite right she should just get to go to the house first shot.

If you needed to know what oligarchy looks like it is this.  Leapfrogging your way to the seats of power pushing aside other doubtless more worthy candidates.

It seems that NY 17th Congressional District may be coming free by 2018, as the incumbent Nita Lowey is now aged 79 and looking like she can be shoved aside – er sorry, encouraged to retire.  Chelsea and her husband have already bought a house in the constituency so they qualify for running.  I mean it’s not as if it looks like a done deal does it?

Not, of course,  that her married name and family do not have um, how may I put this, “connotations” in the New York area.  If she does run it will be with some baggage.  But then I suppose it couldn’t be a Clinton run without trolley loads of encumbrances.  Old man Bill still attracts his enemies like magnets, and Hills is like marmite.  To top it all off the Genealogical background for her hubby is also problematic.

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In March 2001, Mark’s father Edward Mezvinsky ( an old style Democrat funder) was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. Nearly $10 million was involved in the crimes. Shortly after his indictment, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but the judge at his trial disallowed a mental illness defence. He served his time at Federal Prison Camp, Eglin, as Federal Bureau of Prisons # 55040-066, and was released in April 2008. He remained on federal probation until 2011, and owes substantial restitution to his victims which shows little sign of being paid.

You just can’t keep a good oligarchy down can you?

Copyright David Macadam 2016

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