Kevin Drum wrote an article for Mother Jones, which was reprinted on Bill Moyers' website. It takes a fairly even-handed look on the charge --- or suggested, whispered hints --that Hillary Clinton is "cozy" with Wall Street. He ends with the conclusion, "I think it’s safe to say that Clinton has hardly been a scourge of the banking industry. Until recently, her main interests were elsewhere. But if there’s a strong case to be made for 'coziness,' I’ve failed to find it. Anyone care to point me in the right direction?"
The most interesting passage is where he takes a look at the biggest, most recent (and really, only specific charge) that comes from a 2004 video by then-professor Elizabeth Warren, suggesting that Ms. Clinton had changed her position on a bankruptcy bill from the time she was first against the bill when she was First Lady to when she later voted for it -- when it came up again for passage -- when she was a senator. Drum writes --
The only concrete criticism was one that Elizabeth Warren made in 2004: that Clinton had changed her view on the bankruptcy bill after she accepted lots of Wall Street money to get elected to the Senate.
You can read the whole article here. It's not particularly long.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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