No. Everybody knows about all that but nobody seems to care except right-wing bigots like me, who'd prefer not to bomb all those Muslims, because, unlike liberals and neocons, we actually respect human life. I realize that such old-fashioned sensibilities are pretty feeble in comparison with new moral principles like pretending that men who pretend they're women actually are women instead of the men that they appear to be, but we're trying, honest we are.
But I'm not talking about that public-knowledge stuff. Nope.
Nor am I talking about Vince Foster —that is, I'm not talking only about Vince Foster, as there are over a hundred or so such Vince Fosters, some of them far more spectacular than plain old VF himself. What do you suppose they tell Chelsea about what happened to all those aunts and uncles?
Yeah, the memes are cute but unfortunately they refer to real stuff. When I think about the silly murder conspiracy murders involving other presidents who wouldn't hurt a fly, the indifference of the press to the Clintons' misbehavior is pretty outrageous.
And no, I'm not talking about Bill's skirt-chasing, though that's connected,
I'm talking about their cold-blooded murders. And yes, there are plenty. If you think an Arkansas redneck and his hideous wife can't be as murderous as a bunch of Corleones, you are naive. This is from Takimag:
Open question. Do you doubt that the media would continue to protect them if they were?
Joel Eagelston Yes, I doubt it very much. Very little is secret in the world anymore. All of these deaths in the "Clinton Body Count" were investigated by police who were doing their jobs. Hell, Vince Foster's death was investigated FIVE SEPARATE TIMES, with four of those investigations being conducted by Republicans and three by Clinton's political enemies. They all came to the conclusion that it was a suicide by a man unprepared for the viciousness of Washington life, and who was being set up as the fall guy for Clinton's firing of the Travel Office staffers. He spiraled into a deep depression and was good enough at hiding it that nobody noticed.
It's the same way with the other deaths on that list. Ron Brown was killed in a tragic airplane crash, but people want to believe he was shot in the head at some point as well. Paul Tully, who's usually the third or fourth name on these lists, was a 400-lb alcoholic chainsmoker, but we're supposed to find it suspicious that he died of a heart attack.
And this isn't just limited to right-wingers. I lived in Eugene, Oregon, when Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash, and the treehugger crowd was convinced that the Republican National Committee had either sabotaged the plane or shot it down so Norm Coleman could take his seat in the Senate.
Real life deaths are often boring and banal. People feel that being shot by a lone nut or dying in a car crash or from food poisoning or whatever is too trivial an end for their heroes, so they attach all sorts of sexy-sounding and fascinating conspiracies to those deaths, so as to magnify the importance of the death.
In the Clintons' case, we have the opposite: in an effort to demonize this controversial couple, someone took everybody the Clintons ever knew who has died and strung the deaths together to make them seem like something more than they were. This often includes word games such as changing "died from a heart attack" to "died under mysterious circumstances. Later ruled a 'heart attack'" or saying someone committed suicide when they didn't. People are in a such a rush to hate the Clintons that they seize on it as proof of their evil or whatever.