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June 23, 2014


Bill Clinton Knew How to Handle the Wealth Issue

Phillip Klein: "Hillary Clinton has stepped in it again. After previously trying to justify her six-figure speaking fees by claiming she and Bill Clinton were 'dead broke' when leaving the White House, she's come under fire for stating that she wasn't that 'well-off.' This has led to a spate of stories about whether the Clintons' enormous wealth would weigh on her presidential ambitions in a nation with growing populist sentiment. But the deeper takeaway from her recent dustups isn't her wealth, but that she's an overrated politician."

"To understand how a clever politician can handle such an issue, consider how a very able politician -- who happens to be Hillary Clinton's husband -- handled the matter of his newfound wealth in a speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention."












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