The Boy From Hope Is No Dope

The AP reports that Bill Clinton made $7.5 million last year in speeches. I’ve touched on Clinton’s post-presidential career before. Here is a related criticism, coming from neocon David Frum, in his book The Right Man, in the context of Clinton’s philosemitism:

Clinton can fairly be called the most philo-Semitic president in U.S. history. His closest friends and most trusted aides were Jews, his administration was crammed with Jewish appointees, both his nominees to the Supreme Court were Jewish—even his most famous girlfriend was Jewish. And Jews liked Clinton as much as he liked them. They appreciated his intellectuality and his social tolerance, his liberated wife, and his moderate liberalism. Jewish donors contributed generously to Clinton’s election campaigns; after he left office, some of those former donors helped him to grow very rich very rapidly.

Huh. Smart guy, Frum. Maybe now he will tell us who has made the American Enterprise Institute rich.

The Boy From Hope Is No Dope