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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Hillary Clinton - a sense of entitlement

In response to an FT article by Ed Luce on 13th September 2015, entitled 'Joe Biden: The Hamlet of the 2016 American election'

"Every time her campaign briefs on its focus group findings — mostly recently that she should apologise for using a private account (advice that she took) — we are reminded of her downsides"

Her biggest downside, and that of many other politicians, is reflected in the fact that she had to be told to apologise by a focus group. Her lack of integrity, coupled with her lack of empathy for how people see her actions, would disqualify her in any other field of endeavour with the possible exceptions of Wall Street, K Street and double glazing sales.

The most obvious quality demonstrated by Mrs Clinton is her overwhelming sense of entitlement.

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