Game Changers – Political Recap, Week of May 11, 2015

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This week’s highlights:

  • Megyn Kelly’s interview with Jeb
  • Stephanopoulos & Hillary – Foundationally Flawed
  • When serious prosecutors become serial panderers 

Jeb’s “Megyn Moment”

At a time when the nation is looking for a President whom we can trust, and has the mettle to lead, Jeb came up big in a interview on Fox News’ “The Kelly File”. With Megyn doing what she does best – asking tough questions, and insisting on direct answers – Jeb presented his vision for the country without partisan pandering and self-serving patter. Megyn concluded his performance was “presidential”.

Despite the media-fueled dustup over Jeb’s position on the Iraq War – a position shared by George W Bush, Hillary Clinton, and the majority of Congress – this interview is “textbook” training for every candidate aspiring to motivate people to believe in them.

Foundationally Flawed

It’s bad enough we’ve now borne witness to a “pay-for-play” system at the Clinton Foundation, where we mortgaged the nation’s security to a charity where it turns out Bill and Hillary ARE the charity.

What’s worse is the shockingly arrogant revelation that ABC New’s (and Clintonite) George Stephanopoulos saw no problem contributing
$ 75,000 to the Clinton Foundation, then soft-pedaled an interview with author Peter Schweizer who blew the cover off the story of a Foundation run amuk.

How is this fundamentally different than what Brian Williams did? Or Dan Rather? Or others who purposely hid a truth – to hide an agenda.
We deserve more than an apology.


Prosecutors and Panderers

As a Baltimore native, I couldn’t believe the city was making headlines for violence on the streets (versus competitiveness on football fields and baseball diamonds).

After witnessing the appalling lack of leadership from Baltimore’s incumbent Mayor – who was more intent on defending herself than defending lives – we saw a young prosecutor swiftly announce the indictment of six police officers followed by a swift stroke of crowd-revving hyperbole designed to fan anger and revenge, not justice.

Back in the day, prosecutors were responsible for telling us the facts, just the facts, and would then invest this information in a system designed to give the accused their day in court, not their hanging in the court of public opinion.

Do your job.

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