Jay doesn’t think it would make a particle of difference in her front runner status, or so he (partially) jokes on this week’s Need to Know. It’s part of a discussion of ambition and power. Ambition isn’t all bad, but we discuss how to tell when someone has slipped into cynicism and corruption.
Debo Adegbile has the ambition to serve as head of the civil rights division of the U.S. Justice Department. An extremely leftist former lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Adegbile is opposed by law enforcement, the FBI officers association, and many others. You can find a bit more about his views here. But with a neutered Senate controlled by Harry Reid, the only hope of defeating Adegbile is if Democratic senators from red states think they’ll pay a price for voting to confirm.
We speak of Hillsdale, the press, the arrest and handcuffing of Dinesh D’Souza (on a campaign finance charge!), and finally, the hugely talented but (so says Jay) not always absolutely tasteful Lang Lang.
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