Donna Shalala! That’s a familiar name in national politics. She a Clinton cabinet member and she was also executive director of the Clinton Foundation — and she used to ride around in a pick-up truck with Janet Reno! This is a woman who knows where the bodies are buried. So to speak.
But she has run into trouble. Two of the seven Democrats running against her in the primary have ganged up on Shalala — and it takes two to do that, by the way. They’ve accused her of personally contributing $20,000 to Republicans in Florida over the past ten years. They’re demanding she publicly apologize for this and fork over twice that amount to the Miami-Dade Democrats.
In response to that, Shalala reminded her challengers that she has donated over a quarter million bucks to Democrats over the years. She expressed outrage that they would dare question her loyalty to the party.
The real story is not a petty squabble among Democrats. Not long ago, these locoweed wannabes wouldn’t dare buck a member of the Clinton inner circle.
No, the real story is how little fear and respect this current crop of Democrats have for the once-mighty Clintons. Their time? It looks like it has come and gone, folks.
And where is Bill in all of this?