Hillary, Harvey, Woody and Money

In what is probably the least surprising news of the week, the Clinton Foundation has announced that it will not return the filthy lucre that disgraced movie producer/(alleged) one-man rape gang Harvey Weinstein has donated over the years.  As foundation flack Craig Minassian hinted in a series of tweets previewing the decision, it’s apparently just too dang hard to separate Weinstein’s money from all the other cash funneled their way by the various banks, brokerages and other corporate interests that had hoped to buy favor with a second Clinton administration:

Actually, Craig, it’s just the one donor—and considering that the largesse he shoveled into your coffers ran in excess of $250 grand a pop, it really shouldn’t be that difficult for your creative accounting team to tally it all up.  But whatevs.  If, as Mark Steyn suggests, plunking eight bucks down to go and watch a Weinstein movie is akin to buying blood diamonds from the Congo or Liberia, isn’t taking a couple hundred thou away from him kind of like the opposite?  That’s money Horny Harvey could’ve spent luring another unsuspecting ingenue to his luxury hotel suite.  If fleecing him for funds can stop just one woman from being harassed, then to Hillary it’s worth it.

Plus it leaves more money for Bill’s trips on the Lolita Express.

Of course, it’s not like the Clintons couldn’t simply pay the money back out of their own pockets if they really wanted a clean conscience.  Between the two of them, they have an estimated net worth north of $100 million.  And it’s not as if the Clinton Foundation spent the majority of Weinstein’s money actually helping people—most of it was just used to pay the tab for meals, travel and overhead for foundation employees.  But since a conscience is optional in Clinton World—indeed, it’s often a detriment—we just won’t think about those things, and instead focus on the positive.  Like all the good they did for Hillary’s brother in Haiti.

Oh, and speaking of Hollywood pervs, it seems only fitting that Mr. Family Values himself Woody Allen would pick now to sound off on l’affaire Weinstein:

The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved.  Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that [his] life is so messed up.

There’s no winners in that, it’s just very, very sad and tragic for those poor women that had to go through that.

Lest anyone mistake Allen’s comments as sympathy for a satyr, he later clarified:

When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man.

Allen oughta know.  He had an affair with Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn when the girl was only nineteen.  That in itself wouldn’t be scandalous by Hollywood standards—but then Allen also happened to be married to Farrow at the time.  And if this twisted version of the Brady Bunch doesn’t make you feel dirty enough, Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan also accused him of molesting her when she was only seven years old.

Woody, you might want to steer clear of this one.  Just saying.

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