Tag Archive for "Bill Clinton"June 11, 2010
Former Bill Clinton strategist James Carville, an outspoken critic of Barack Obama’s incompetent handling of the Gulf Oil Spill, attacked Fareed Zakaria for his whiny defense of Obama’s crisis management in an appearance on CNN.
The official White House lie about the Sestak bribe scandal will be to blame former President Bill Clinton for offering a job to Democrat Senate Candidate Joe Sestak in exchange for dropping his primary bid against Obama-favored candidate Arlen Specter, which is a crime if Sestak’s version of events is accurate.
A couple of very telling mentions of former President Bill Clinton in the leftward media today.
Lock up the interns and hide the humidors; former President Bill Clinton is set to address Senate Democrats at their weekly lunch meeting this week.
Hillary Clinton, looking quite sloppy in a mono-color pants suit, lounged-out in a chair like she’s watching Grey’s Anatomy, loses her shit on a student from the Congo when the translator screws up his question and asks what “Mr. Clinton” thinks “through the mouth of Mrs. Clinton” about an issue with China.
Bill Clinton, the UN’s new Special Envoy to Haiti, did what he does best this past weekend when he met up with actress Fran Drescher at the Life Ball in Vienna. What he does best: A little grab ass.
Foreign Policy’s The Cable is reporting that Bill Clinton will be named United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti, with the appointment coming as early as tomorrow.
The office of the U.N. Secretary General wouldn’t comment on the expected announcement. The U.S. mission at the United Nations, and the Clinton Foundation did not immediately respond to queries; nor did the White House.
Clinton traveled with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Haiti in March, on his fourth trip to the impoverished island nation of nine million people.
Obviously, Clinton has good relations with the African-American community; he had a history with Haiti when he was the governor of Arkansas; and it was one of the first issues that bubbled up when he was president, the former official said.
In related news, prostitution and cocaine are still a very large part of Haiti’s economy. As in any other field, it’s all about finding the right man with the right priorities for the job.
“You know what he did?” Clinton said, heralding Obama’s reaction to the financial crisis. “First he took a little heat for not saying much. I knew what he was doing. He talked to his advisers – he talked to my economic advisers, he called Hillary. He called me. He called Warren Buffet. He called all those people, you know why? Because he knew it was complicated and before he said anything he wanted to understand.”
Obama had to call Hillary to find out what to think about the financial crisis? One of the bigger issues in the Democrat primary between Obama and Hillary Clinton was who you’d want answering the phone at 3AM when an emergency call came in to the White House.
Seems the Democrats could have cut out the middle-man and nominated the person who actually had a clue what to think when the 3AM phone call got patched through. Not that I would have agreed with what she thought or ultimately did, but at least she would have understood the problem.
Instead, they nominated the guy who was so clueless he set the red phone up for call forwarding at 3AM.
I seem to remember another young, energetic Democrat candidate for President repeating again and again how the middle-class was going to see its taxes cut if they would take a chance and elect him.
The candidate was Bill Clinton. The year was 1992. The result was the largest tax increase in history, including taxes on people making as little as $20,000 a year. William McGurn remembers, too.