In September Hillary Clinton will receive the National Constitution Center’s 2013 Liberty Medal, an award and ceremony which began in 1988 honoring people who “promote freedom around the world.” In a political twist that needs some salt to tone down the sourness, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, the current chairman of the Constitution Center headquartered in Philadelphia and himself a suspected 2016 republican presidential hopeful, will be honoring Clinton and presenting her the award. According to Bush she’s a great choice:
BUSH: Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy. These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.
The center claimed it based the decision on Clinton’s work as first lady, senator and her last role as secretary of state, where she took responsibility for the lack of security leading to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in which 4 Americans died, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
According to CNN, who seems to have already nominated Clinton for president in 2016 judging from their constant fluff reporting of all things Hillary, the center “serves as a hub for conversations on the Constitution and promoting citizenship.”
Jeb Bush became chairman of the Constitution Center’s board of trustee’s on January 1 of this year, succeeding former president and husband of this years award recipient, Bill Clinton.
In his defense I don’t know the intricate details surrounding the nomination and selection for this award but if Jeb Bush has no more clout with his own organization(the center) than to let a possible future presidential opponent become nominated for and then win a prestigious award which he himself has to present then he’s in for a long uphill battle to be our next president.