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Bill Clinton Launches Book Tour for 'My Life' (Talks about Bush)
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Posted on 06/03/2004 9:38:23 PM PDT by Happy2BMe

By Andrew Stern

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) launched his book tour on Thursday, describing his soon-to-be published memoir as being tough on himself rather than on his enemies.

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"My Life" is scheduled to arrive in bookstores on June 22 with an expected price tag of $35 for its nearly 1,000 pages.

"A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving," the two-term president told a booksellers convention.

"I hope mine is interesting and self-serving. But I don't try to settle a lot of scores here. I don't spare myself in this book.

"I take on a lot of water for not just the personal ... but the political errors I made and how they came to be," he said.

Clinton, whose presidency was bracketed by George H.W. Bush the father and George W. Bush the son, said he liked Bush senior although they had their disagreements.

He offered muted criticism of his successor.

"If you go back and read what (Bush) said in the campaign, he's just doing what he'd said he'd do. You've got to give him credit for that... No one has the whole truth," Clinton said.

Clinton said writing the book had been "therapeutic," stirring up memories and feelings.

He never suffered writer's block but said he stopped for a few hours due to a rush of renewed anger at special prosecutor Kenneth Starr's treatment of his Arkansas friends.

"Things I thought I wasn't mad at, I got mad about all over again," he said.

Clinton was paid a reported $10 million to $12 million by publisher Alfred A. Knopf, the flagship imprint of the Knopf Publishing Group, which is a division of Random House Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG (news - web sites) .

Clinton made no mention in his speech of Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern at the center of the sex scandal that dominated much of his second term.




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1 posted on 06/03/2004 9:38:24 PM PDT by Happy2BMe
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To: Happy2BMe
(Talks about Bush)

Musta been a babe nearby.

2 posted on 06/03/2004 9:39:16 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Happy2BMe
No one has the whole truth," Clinton said.

Put some ice on it.

3 posted on 06/03/2004 9:40:11 PM PDT by Camachee (`)
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To: Happy2BMe
"I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.

Considering that's the content of His Life, how could it be any other way?

4 posted on 06/03/2004 9:40:25 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: MeekOneGOP; devolve; Prime Choice; JohnHuang2; counterpunch; Smartass; dennisw; Registered; ...
Former President Bill Clinton launched his book tour on June 3, 2004, describing his soon-to-be published memoir as being tough on himself rather than on his enemies. 'My Life' is scheduled to arrive in bookstores on June 22 with an expected price tag of $35 for its nearly 1,000 pages. Clinton is shown at a speech in New York on May 11. (Chip East/Reuters)
Thu Jun 3,11:49 PM ET
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Former President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) launched his book tour on June 3, 2004, describing his soon-to-be published memoir as being tough on himself rather than on his enemies. 'My Life' is scheduled to arrive in bookstores on June 22 with an expected price tag of $35 for its nearly 1,000 pages. Clinton is shown at a speech in New York on May 11.

5 posted on 06/03/2004 9:40:48 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: Happy2BMe
$35? That Lewinskys.
6 posted on 06/03/2004 9:40:54 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Proud member of the right wing extremist Neanderthals.)
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To: Camachee
"Things I thought I wasn't mad at, I got mad about all over again," he said.

I thought he had settled that whole penis-envy issue he has.

7 posted on 06/03/2004 9:42:00 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Pick it up at Wal Mart right next to Hillary's rag.


8 posted on 06/03/2004 9:42:32 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: Happy2BMe; Howlin; Liz; ALOHA RONNIE; RonDog
"My Life" is scheduled to arrive in bookstores...

Rush thought an "f" slipped into the title by mistake...

9 posted on 06/03/2004 9:42:42 PM PDT by Libloather (VRWC - we know who we are...)
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To: Happy2BMe
right next to Hillary's rag.

Yuck! What a mental image.

10 posted on 06/03/2004 9:43:03 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Happy2BMe

My LIfE - by BILL CLINTON


11 posted on 06/03/2004 9:43:08 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

It'll be in the 4.99 bin in about six weeks.


12 posted on 06/03/2004 9:43:32 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Paul Atreides

Busting over - severe pain . .


13 posted on 06/03/2004 9:43:53 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: Happy2BMe

Book him, Dan'l!


14 posted on 06/03/2004 9:43:56 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (When Kerry Sticks up one finger, he's indicating his IQ- it's not one, but it is in single digits)
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To: Happy2BMe
No one has the whole truth," Clinton said

Oh how wrong you are .. He does have the truth on you Billy Boy

15 posted on 06/03/2004 9:44:24 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

After the DNC has bought up a ton, first. They have to keep it on the bestseller list, and give copies out to donors.


16 posted on 06/03/2004 9:44:26 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Happy2BMe
"Things I thought I wasn't mad at, I got mad about all over again," he said.

Good. He suffered while writing this book.

17 posted on 06/03/2004 9:44:32 PM PDT by Vision Thing (Liberal democrats & the mainstream press: Passionately defending the Enemy since the 1960s.)
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To: Paul Atreides
I thought he had settled that whole penis-envy issue he has.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

18 posted on 06/03/2004 9:44:59 PM PDT by Camachee (`)
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To: Paul Atreides
Musta been a babe nearby.

Tang?

19 posted on 06/03/2004 9:45:13 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: Happy2BMe

My girlfriend was actually in that room. Said she literally fell asleep after the first 5 minutes or so. He was a half-hour late of course, but publishing is an adoring audience doncha know.


20 posted on 06/03/2004 9:45:45 PM PDT by tortoise (All these moments lost in time, like tears in the rain.)
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To: Camachee

Bubba can't say one sentence but what it isn't loaded with fodder for jokes.


21 posted on 06/03/2004 9:46:21 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Happy2BMe; ntnychik; devolve; MeekOneGOP; Smartass; PhilDragoo; onyx
Wouldn't mind reading it once it reaches the 'used book stores'!!


22 posted on 06/03/2004 9:47:04 PM PDT by potlatch (HECK IS WHERE PEOPLE GO WHO DON'T BELIEVE IN GOSH)
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To: Libloather; MeekOneGOP; Prime Choice; Mia T; devolve; Smartass
"Rush thought an "f" slipped into the title by mistake..."

Did J-F***ing Kerry endorse the inside "flap?"

23 posted on 06/03/2004 9:47:10 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: Happy2BMe

Reminds me of:

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman" (pauses to think which woman) "Miss Lewinsky"

24 posted on 06/03/2004 9:47:26 PM PDT by COEXERJ145
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To: Happy2BMe

My life As I see it in my own world. He lives in a world of his own making, No reality here. What is the color of the sky in his world??


25 posted on 06/03/2004 9:49:24 PM PDT by Brimack34 (The media hates America. Hate them back)
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To: Happy2BMe
THE EILEEN WELLSTONE CHAPTER GHOSTWRITTEN BY DFU
26 posted on 06/03/2004 9:49:25 PM PDT by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: Paul Atreides
but what it isn't loaded with fodder for jokes

Depends on what the definition of "is" is...

27 posted on 06/03/2004 9:50:03 PM PDT by Camachee (`)
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To: Happy2BMe

When they translate it into german, what will the title be?


28 posted on 06/03/2004 9:51:44 PM PDT by Restore
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To: Happy2BMe

Are any of the pages stuck together?


29 posted on 06/03/2004 9:51:55 PM PDT by genghis
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To: Brimack34; Prime Choice; MeekOneGOP; Registered; Mia T
"What is the color of the sky in his world??"

Why don't we ask the experts - Monica and George . .


30 posted on 06/03/2004 9:52:08 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: COEXERJ145
Well there were quite a few...

Streaming Real Player video feed of 1:14min excerpt of 1998 ABC news broadcast. The video was shot during 1992 campaign. The stewardess later got a job in the Clinton White House.


31 posted on 06/03/2004 9:52:53 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: Happy2BMe

"That's not funny; that's sick"--National Lampoon Ad


32 posted on 06/03/2004 9:54:00 PM PDT by sully777 (Our descendants will be enslaved by political expediency and expenditure)
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Clinton, whose presidency was bracketed by George H.W. Bush the father and George W. Bush the son

Like this:

Bush ] x42 [ Bush


33 posted on 06/03/2004 9:54:17 PM PDT by GretchenM (No military in the history of the world has fought so hard and so often for the freedom of others.-W)
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To: Happy2BMe

My Life As A Dog

Already made into a movie by the Scandanavians.


34 posted on 06/03/2004 9:55:57 PM PDT by sully777 (Our descendants will be enslaved by political expediency and expenditure)
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To: Happy2BMe
HANNITY: Wow.

BROADDRICK: I mean, it was just a -- it's so difficult to explain. And I did not at any time lose part of this guilt feeling on my own until he approached me in 1991 and called me out of a nursing home meeting. And I had no idea who had called me out. He called me out of a nursing home meeting and I came around the corner and there he stands.

And I really wish now that I had turned around and gone back in the room, but I think my curiosity got the best of me. "Why does this man want to talk to me?"

And he called me over to him. I walked over to him and he said -- he tried to take my hand. Of course, I wouldn't allow that. And he said to me, "You know, I'm so sorry for what happened." He said, "I'm not the man that I used to be. I'm a changed person and how can you ever forgive me?"

HANNITY: How many years was that after the incident?

BROADDRICK: Well, that was in 1991 so I guess that would be around 13.

And you know, I stood there for a minute and my friends were standing behind me, the nurses that I brought to the meeting. I wish they had heard this, though, but they were far enough away that they didn't. And I just told him to go to hell and I walked off.

And then, you know, we got to talking about this later, and we thought -- and one of the nurses said -- you know, these are my good friends, these are two women that I had confided in. They were sisters. And one of them said, "You know, maybe he really is sorry." And I got thinking about that, that maybe this man is truly sorry for what he did. Maybe he has changed. And then three weeks later, he announced he was running for president.

HANNITY: So that was the motivation.

BROADDRICK: Yes.

HANNITY: Juanita, don't come public.

BROADDRICK: Yes.

HANNITY: One of the things in all my research with you, I have not found an instance where a single detail you have given has been found to be in error. You have, from that interview forward, when you came out the first time, there were five people that you told of the incident within hours or days. Including this woman Norma Kelsey...

BROADDRICK: Yes.

HANNITY: ... whom you were sharing the room with...

BROADDRICK: Yes.

HANNITY: ... and you told her that morning that you were going to meet the attorney general.

BROADDRICK: But supposedly at the coffee shop.

HANNITY: Supposedly at the coffee shop. Then he called and changed plans?

BROADDRICK: Yes. Said there were too many reporters down there, could we please meet in the room.

HANNITY: OK. And you didn't think twice about it then?

BROADDRICK: No.

HANNITY: No. He's the attorney general.

BROADDRICK: Yes. I was very flattered that someone like him would even want to talk to me about nursing homes.

HANNITY: She called you at lunch and immediately you told her what had happened.

BROADDRICK: Oh, no. I was supposed to come on down to the meeting. Our meeting started at around 9:30 or 10. And I didn't show up so she left the meeting and came back.

HANNITY: Your lip was swollen?

BROADDRICK: Yes.

HANNITY: She's on record as saying it.

BROADDRICK: Yes.

HANNITY: Your panty hose was torn.

BROADDRICK: Yes.

HANNITY: She's on record saying it at the time. You told her that day what had happened.

BROADDRICK: And we discussed all the way home, you know, what should we do? And we both agreed that I couldn't do anything. I mean, it was just -- what do you do?

Full transcript here.

35 posted on 06/03/2004 9:55:59 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: sully777

My Life As A Horn Dog

Already made into a movie by the adult movie industry.


36 posted on 06/03/2004 9:56:59 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: Happy2BMe
Clinton, whose presidency was bracketed by George H.W. Bush the father and George W. Bush the son, said he liked Bush senior although they had their disagreements.

Literally, the POS between the Bushes.

he liked Bush sr. because the elder thinks ALL people are good...that's what the older generation thinks...it's why they still have BUNCO squads on P.d.'s

37 posted on 06/03/2004 9:59:28 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Happy2BMe; Mo1; risk; PhilDragoo; Mia T; Joy Angela; conservogirl; Alamo-Girl; campfollower

.


BUSH =

Doing what he said he'd do


CLINTON =

Doing what he said he wouldn't do


38 posted on 06/03/2004 9:59:57 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: weegee; All

Clinton's new book called My Life



Wasn't there a depressing movie with Michael Keaton and Nicole Kidman called My Life? Around 1994?


39 posted on 06/03/2004 10:00:12 PM PDT by sully777 (Our descendants will be enslaved by political expediency and expenditure)
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To: Happy2BMe
"If you go back and read what (Bush) said in the campaign, he's just doing what he'd said he'd do. You've got to give him credit for that... No one has the whole truth," Clinton said.

Fair enough. Clinton had that light touch in the turn of phrase and demeanor that served him so well. That is why he succeeded politically, while Gore failed, and if Kerry fails, why he failed.

40 posted on 06/03/2004 10:00:55 PM PDT by Torie
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To: Happy2BMe

41 posted on 06/03/2004 10:01:58 PM PDT by Rosencrantz
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
CLINTON = Doing what he said he wouldn't do

Or...

Doing anything that moves.

42 posted on 06/03/2004 10:02:17 PM PDT by Vision Thing (Liberal democrats & the mainstream press: Passionately defending the Enemy since the 1960s.)
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To: sully777

Well there was a tv series in the 1990s called "My So Called Life". Maybe Bubba 'wrote' about his so called legacy.


43 posted on 06/03/2004 10:02:21 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: Rosencrantz

My So Called Wife


44 posted on 06/03/2004 10:03:10 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: SkyPilot; Mia T; JohnHuang2
In a novel twist of logic and reality during the First Rapist's impeachment trial, the co-rapist portrayed the endless string of clinton rapes as significant clinton public policy, euphemistically dubbing chronic clinton predation "ministering to troubled young girls."

Mia T, First Rapist's Rose-Garden Escape: The Full Story

 
GORE ON CLINTON RAPES
THE VIDEO

YOO-HOO missus clinton:
THE CLINTON RAPES ARE
"UNBECOMING"
 

 
 

45 posted on 06/03/2004 10:03:27 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: Happy2BMe

People need to vandalize the book in the stores. Scribble the word "Sucks" at the end of the title.


46 posted on 06/03/2004 10:04:42 PM PDT by Vision Thing (Liberal democrats & the mainstream press: Passionately defending the Enemy since the 1960s.)
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To: Happy2BMe
"'No one has the whole truth,' Clinton said."

That's something liars say.

47 posted on 06/03/2004 10:04:45 PM PDT by scott7278 ("FR will NOT be used to help replace Bush with a Democrat." -- Jim Robinson, 2/01/04)
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To: Vision Thing

I cannot condone vandalism. Post-It notes are non-destructive, however.


48 posted on 06/03/2004 10:06:48 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: Happy2BMe; potlatch

Yikes. His life is really showing up on his face in the picture in #5.


49 posted on 06/03/2004 10:07:24 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Happy2BMe
This guy is what he has always been, A Pathological Liar.
How can anyone believe one thing he has written in this book?
Just like Hillary this book is being rushed out with no advance copies for critics to review.
It will probably sell very well and it pains me to think of all those poor sheeple out there who will take everything he writes for the Gospel and believe it hook, line and sinker.
In the June copy of Vanity Fair Magazine there is the most nauseating puff piece I have ever read on Clinton. The author of this piece writes like he has a school girl crush on him and is just panting to asked to the Prom and a night in the El Camino truck with the AstroTurf bedding.
I live in Little Rock and all I can look forward to is the city being descended upon in November for that library dedication. If only it would fall into the river I would be happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
50 posted on 06/03/2004 10:08:38 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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