CNBC Debate Executive is Former Clinton Staffer

debate flunksWell, well, well.  Imagine that.  Brian Steel, senior vice president of communications at CNBC, was the executive on hand.  He is also a former White House staffer, who held three positions under President Bill Clinton.  He was  a domestic policy adviser to Vice President Al Gore, served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Policy Development and  associate director of the department’s Office of Public Affairs.  Isn’t that a coinkidink?  Hey!!!  I just realized, Bill Clinton’s wife is running for president, isn’t she?

So a former staffer for Hillary Clinton’s husband was in charge of a debate in which moderators asked questions like “Aren’t you running a comic campaign, Donald Trump?” and “Can you do math, Ben Carson?” and, well, you get the idea.  Steel said that he was in charge of planning the event and revving up publicity for the event.  Wouldn’t choosing the moderators be part of the planning of the event?  That might explain why a debate on the economy didn’t pick Jim Cramer or Rick Santelli to be the main moderators, since they are the biggest stars with the most knowledge of the subject at hand.

Many liberal journalists as well as conservative ones have condemned the questioning by the alleged journalists from CNBC.  The questions were something you would never see in a debate with Hillary.  Maybe they just couldn’t think of tough questions for her.  Maybe I can help:

Mrs Clinton, you dumped Vince Fosters body in Fort Marcy Park.  Could you tell us where you actually killed him at?

Mrs Clinton, you sicced the IRS on all the women your husband molested and sexually harassed.  Do you plan on doing that as president?

Mrs Clinton, you declared victory against Republicans during the Benghazi hearing in which you were caught telling four lies.  How many lies would you have needed to get caught in before you considered it a defeat?

Mrs Clinton, you raked in tens of millions of dollars for the Clinton Foundation from countries and companies you did favors for as Secretary of State.  How much more do you anticipate you can make by doing favors as president.  And will you leave the 13% you actually give to charity alone or will you cut that percentage as you deserve more as president?

Mr Steel, I have a lot more questions just like that, I’d be happy to ask the former First lady.  Just tell me where and when.

For his part, Steel claims the questions weren’t improper, just tough.  The last laugh could be on him.  NBC can’t afford not to have any Republican candidates appear on their shows, especially since they have three stations.  They may be forced to sacrifice him and keep the three moderators out of future debates.


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