Reason eight for disliking Hillary: Somewhere from 92 to 00 Hillary lost all semblance of being a real person. I think this directly ties into the Republican ceaseless harassment of her husband, and by extension, Hillary. I studied Whitewater extensively. When I managed paralegal projects I specialized on the civil end of stock and bond cases.
WPPS, the largest muni bond default, in the country’s history was my baby. I managed the deposition digesting and document coding projects. I wrote or approved and revised all manuals and document control forms. I trained and/or oversaw end user training–the lawyers
I could be a bitch of an interviewer, when hiring, though nobody really noticed, but I was a fun manager. I never let any grief touch the people who worked for me and the project was horrible at first. And after I quit, but hey….
My client was a consortium of seven large law firms. One out of the seven was without ego. The others were a TV show I should write. We are Ivy League lawyers; we rule, you don’t exist.
They sent me 100 boxes of documents without an inventory. As the documents weren’t in numerical order, had large gaps and were a mess I refused to work on them.
This lead to huge fights between me and my bosses, the VP of litigation and the President; and the law firms. Fortunately I was “secretly” to the company engaged to the Senior Systems Analyst, a lawyer himself, so I always had somebody to scream to. Or he would scream for me. He was University of Chicago undergrad, UCLA law school–graduated at 21 so he very much understood the problems I was facing. If I lost one document there would be horrible consequences. Lose a deposition and I would be beheaded.
I forced the lawyers to see the boxes. They came convinced they would have me fired and left shamefaced after arranging for the boxes to be taken back.
I now make my living as an investor. I mention both these things as I do understand stocks, bonds, Ivy League lawyers and what became known as Whitewater.
I’m not going to go into my personal feelings other to say that I remember what interest rates were like then, and they shied many people away from buying property. The truly important point is that they were passive investers, and passive investers can be shown or told or not shown or not told a lot of erroneous or horrible information.
Despite Hillary’s brilliance and Ivy League education I can easily see Hillary, as a passive investor not knowing what was happening. People in her position only can see what they’re shown
Then there’s the money she made on cattle futures. I have never understood or wanted to understand futures, and I understand even less about cattle I do know people could have margin accounts much more easily then. Even if they fell into the unsophisticated invester category that Hillary had to fall into given her lack of investing before this. Trading is a murky area. Martha Stewart went to prison over 60K-but she had prior knowledge about the company.
Did Hillary have other people make her trades for her? I don’t think that if she did it’s the worst thing in the world. Many adults have their parents invest for them or invest for their parents without acting as guardian or trustee. The question is really whether or not whether Blair who was acting as her advisor had prior knowledge of details. I have never even seen that question raised. Was he trying to curry favor with Bill then governor?
If he was how do you hold that against Hillary? I have always admired her for having the chutzpah to make such scary investments. She did lose often.
I do believe that Hillary was hardened by Whitewater, the Impeachment and the numerous other scandals. I believe that she went from a woman who truly wanted to do good to a woman who is power hungry.
I think she wants revenge for everything that happened during the Clinton years. Our president now wanted revenge for what happened during his daddy’s years. Do I have to say that we saw what could happen when a person wants the presidency for revenge? The only way to get that type of revenge is to have much power. Bill’s power was taken away from him. Hillary wants it back. Personally I find Bill to be an extremely charismatic and powerful man.
Once I thought Hillary was an amazing person and role model. Now everything about her bothers me. She might have really cried the night before the New Hampshire primary but it seems to me to be an act. I can’t believe that she’s capable of a real emotion right now. She’s too on a quest for power and revenge.
I truly hate to feel like this. I can forgive her the things she did or didn’t do for the reasons stated above. I can’t forgive the Republicans for turning her into a woman who has a ten-sided mouth.