Say what you will about his presidency, but Bill Clinton is like the bad boyfriend Hillary Rodham can’t shake. First, he cheats on her. Then he helps derail her presidential bid. And now, in a final bitter twist of fate, President Clinton seems to be holding up her appointment to the White House.
“Mrs. Clinton is on a short list of names for secretary of state,” The Wall Street Journal reported this week. “The goal [of talks between Obama and Clinton aides] is to try to overcome concerns that the former president's global business and philanthropic activities could appear to pose conflicts of interest between the Obama administration's foreign policy and the private financial interests of the family of the country's top diplomat.”
What if this was your spouse? In addition to past indiscretions, your current or future employer had to first take a hard look at your husband (or wife’s) business deals, friendships and friendships—if you know what I mean—before promoting you or giving you a job.
If it was me, I would hope that person sure loved me—certainly remained faithful—knew when to bite her tongue about my future employer—particularly in public—and cooled it on the half-million speaking gigs to wealthy Middle Eastern oilmen (for at least a month).
I would also hope she had this much sass.