THE POINTING FINGER
Last week, it was announced that Hillary Clinton is to receive the Liberty Medal in a ceremony at the Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia in recognition of a lifetime spent in public service. Mrs. Clinton is often praised for having been the most widely traveled Secretary of State in history having visited over 100 countries during her term in office. And yet, no one has been able to name a single region, a single country...a single city block...that has been in any way improved by all those travels.
In other words, after the expenditure of millions (billions?) of dollars (Secretaries of State don’t travel Coach), numerous speeches, conferences, meetings, showing ‘awareness’, even doing the Macarena in South Africa, but finally accomplishing... nothing, Secretary Clinton has managed to become a metaphor for 21st century governments everywhere.
A president for our time? Got my vote.
Dr. Finger practices medicine (Otolaryngology) in Brooklyn. He ran for Congress in ‘06 on both Libertarian and Republican lines. Visit our blog: www.ThePointingFinger.blogspot.com.