Short version, because this a soccer scandal: FIFA is the Grand Poobah of soccer. They just indicted a remarkable bunch of higher-ups in it for endemic corruption, bribery, and general chicanery over World Cup bids. This is genuinely a Big Deal for pretty much the rest of the world, not least because FIFA’s been smelling for decades now.
But now to the important bit: which is to say, its effect on American domestic politics. I’d like to make it clear that I was joking this morning on Twitter by speculating on FIFA’s relationship with the Clinton Foundation; I didn’t really expect to have that confirmed. Silly, silly me. I should have known better, really. Reality is always going to win these things: Continue reading Clinton Foundation finds itself drawn into FIFA soccer corruption scandal.