Denise Rich, close pal of Bill and Hillary Clinton, has relinquished her United States passport in order to save tens of millions in taxes.
The songwriter, born Denise Eisenberg, is also the ex-wife of a billionaire fugitive who was pardoned by President Clinton during his last days in office.
Why haven't Sens. Chuck Schumer and Bob Casey criticised her for "turning her back on America"? When Facebook founder Eduardo Saverin ditched the U.S., in favor of the tax haven, Singapore, they couldn't wait to trash him.
"Eduardo Saverin wants to de-friend the United States of America just to avoid paying taxes," Schumer said at the time. "We aren't going to let him get away with it. This is a great American success story gone horribly wrong."
It shouldn't matter to anyone where Rich or Saverin choose to reside. It's their business. But, if Saverin was wrong for leaving, the same logic should hold true for Rich.
The 68-year-old socialite was born in Massachusetts, but has Austrian citizenship through her father. She is a phenomenally successful songwriter, who has penned music for Jessica Simpson and Aretha Franklin.
She is obviously a brilliant businesswoman, and is doing she believes is best for her family. But, it's going to be hilarious watching the Democrats try to spin this story.