Is Bill Clinton the 'Godfather' of the Democratic Party? 

Paul Rahe, who teaches at Hillsdale College, is a scholar knowledgeable in many things. In his books on political theory he uses his own translations of Plato and Aristotle.

He is also a close student of Mario Puzo, as is apparent from his latest contribution to Andrew Breitbart’s biggovernment.com website.

Of course, in these propitious circumstances, should President Obama come hat in hand to speak with former President Clinton in the library at the Astor estate in Rhinebeck, one could easily imagine the latter asking the former, Why didn’t you come to me at the beginning of this affair? One can even imagine him speaking in a voice like cold death and saying something like the following: We have known each other many years, you and I, but until this day you never came to me for counsel or help. I can’t remember the last time you invited me to your house for coffee though my wife is your Secretary of State. Let us be frank. You spurned my friendship.  You feared to be in my debt. The Democratic Party’s capo di tutti capi might even bring the conversation to a temporary halt with a single question: Why do you fear giving your first allegiance to me?

Give yourself a treat and read the whole thing.

Update: Also it now appears that Obama wasn't invited to Chelsea Clinton's wedding.

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