Hillary Clinton is Not Immune to Parking Tickets

A traffic warden in London hits the former Secretary of State with a fine

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks after receiving the Chatham House prize at the banqueting hall in central London, October 11, 2013.

While at a ceremony in the British capital to collect an award for her diplomatic service last weekend, former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was slapped with a ticket after her security detail parked her limo near the event but failed to pay the required fee for the spot.

The transgression resulted in a fine that roughly equaled $125 dollars. Clinton’s Secret Service agents reportedly argued with the traffic official, but seemingly to no avail.

Clinton is not the first American diplomat to rankle British authorities with regards to traffic violations. Earlier this summer, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the U.S. Embassy had yet to pay 63,000 congestion fines; however, American officials say diplomatic immunity shields them from the charges.

[Washington Post]

6 comments
quatra
quatra

Was the ticket written in her name? I'd think it was written on the license plates. Her driver should be fired because of dereliction of duty. On the other hand, has a van diplomatic immunity?

jmac
jmac

"Slapped" with a $125 fine.   WTHey?  Did she forget to brush her teeth this morning?  Is she still hanging condoms from the White House Christmas tree?  

drudown
drudown

My god. The GOP is extorting Unconstitutional Legislative Vetoes and this is the "lead" story? 


ven as the Decider places the knife over Lady Liberty’s head…the echo of Silence from the other members of Congress- namely, their failure to avoid the “default” through their own efforts or procedure- will echo on thorough Eternity, when all the stars are dead. 

Enough of this “we can’t do it” or “our ideology or loyalty to the ‘base’ holds our vote back.” You are public servants that can no more credibly or lawfully refuse to do what the Constitution expressly requires than a Lawyer that receives a deed to record from his or her client…just ignore the deadline that prejudices and harms them irreparably…on the basis of some Tea Party defiance.

In short, just as Judicial Estoppel prevents the GOP Congress from “disregarding” the legal obligation of Article I, Section 8 to “raise REVENUE”, this unprecedented refusal to even speak truthfully about the "shut down" and pre-meditated "default" - while acting in an Official capacity as a Fiduciary- is likewise a form a Tyranny. 

A “default is not a default”? You have it backwards, your "law" is not the real law.

sacredh
sacredh

I can't believe anybody thinks Hillary has any kind of a shot for the presidency in 2016. She ignores the laws of other countries and parked on top of a handicapped person. She should be impeached.

sacredh
sacredh

The guy that gave her the ticket apparently has never heard about Vince Foster. I feel bad for his family.