18 October 2013

All hail London's traffic wardens and pass the hat to pay Hillary Clinton's parking fine

As one who always takes the side of a Joe the Public in his struggle against The Man, I can't but be jubilant about this story:
This is the extraordinary moment that Hillary Clinton's security staff got into an argument with a traffic warden after he issued her car with a parking ticket.

The Westminster City Council warden put an £80 penalty notice on the former US secretary of state’s silver Mercedes vehicle in Central London while she was attending an event at Chatham House.

The row was caught on camera on Saturday by photographer Greg Brennan, who said five of her guards were waiting inside a Mercedes van next to her car at the time because it was raining.
Yeah, good job all in all. While the Secret Service boys in all the pictures are not of the shoot-you-in-the-left-eye-from-a-mile kind, rather fiddling-our-expense-reports type folks, still the warden kept his cool against five of them!

Yet, on the other hand, I was recently a victim of a neighboring city's (lousy creeps all, incidentally) traffic warden, who got into my wallet to the tune of about $60 or so. So I tend to commiserate with other victims of similar debauchery. In this case Ms Clinton:
The parking ticket came with an £80 fine - but would only be £40 if paid within 14 days. The fine has not yet been paid - but an appeal could be launched at any date before October 25.
So, people, it's time to pony up. Ms Clinton's (and mine, incidentally, too) spilled blood calls for revenge. Or, at least, compensation. Please click on the... oops, we don't have a donation button, what a sorry bunch of losers we are... but as soon as we get one, OK?