Thursday, December 5, 2013

PEU Rubenstein Handles Hillary with Kid Gloves

Politico reported:

Missing from the litany of questions from the Carlyle Group’s David Rubenstein was one about the former secretary of state’s (Hillary Clinton's) view of the Obama administration’s nuclear-freeze deal with Iran, an issue that’s dominated international headlines.

“She’s very smart and she’s very cautious,” said Rubenstein. “She wasn’t going to say anything that was going to make news.”

His goal, he said, was to “give the crowd a good time” with a mix of personal stories, humor and anecdotes about her life.

The well-heeled crowd at the event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan for the Richard C. Holbrooke Forum was a mixture of long-time Clinton supporters — Vernon Jordan, former White House chief of staff William Daley, investor Steve Rattner, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and former World Bank head Jim Wolfensohn — and foreign policy elite.

Plus, he added, “I’m not a journalist; I’m a businessman.”

The Carlyle Group co-founder is a private equity underwriter (PEU), who hired Hillary Clinton to speak at Carlyle's investor meeting (not the unitholder version).

Hillary is the Blue side of Red and Blue love PEU.  So is Vernon Jordan (Lazard), Jim Wolfensohn (Wolfensohn & Company), William Daley (Evercore, JP Morgan).