Skip to comments.Bill 'Captain Queeg' Clinton Threatens Peter Jennings
Posted on 11/18/2004 8:08:30 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004 10:30 p.m. EST Bill 'Captain Queeg' Clinton Threatens Peter Jennings
A paranoid-sounding Bill Clinton threatened ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings in an interview broadcast Thursday night, in a bizarre rant about his impeachment that laid bare the ex-president's persecution complex.
"You don't want to go here, Peter," Clinton warned, after Jennings told him that historians ranked him second to last of all presidents in terms of moral authority.
Squinting his eyes, an angry Clinton seethed, "You don't want to go here. Not after what you people did. And the way you - your network - what you did with Kenneth Starr. The way your people repeated every little sleazy thing he did. No one has any idea of what that's like." The amazing exchange came after Clinton at first claimed he didn't care about the verdict of historians.
"I had more support from the world when I quit than when I started," he claimed. "And I will go to my grave being at peace about it. And I don't really care about what [the historians] think."
Immediately, Jennings challenged Clinton, all but calling him a liar.
"Oh, yes you do . . . Excuse me, Mr. President. I can feel it across the room. You care very deeply."
Jennings' challenge sent Clinton into a thinly veiled rage, prompting him to threaten, "You don't want to go here, Peter."
The full exchange went like this:
JENNINGS (Discussing rankings by presidential historians]: They gave you a forty-first in terms of moral authority - after Nixon.
CLINTON: They're wrong about that. You know why they're wrong about it? They're wrong about it.
JENNINGS: Why, sir?
CLINTON: Because we had $100 million spent against us in all these inspections . . . In spite of it all, you don't have any example where I ever lied to the American people about my job, where I have let the American people down. And I had more support from the world when I quit than when I started. And I will go to my grave being at peace about it. And I don't really care about what they think.
JENNINGS: Oh, yes you do.
CLINTON: They have no idea . . .
JENNINGS: Excuse me, Mr. President. I can feel it across the room. You care very deeply.
CLINTON: No, no. I care. In care. You don't want to go here, Peter. You don't want to go here. Not after what your people did. And the way you - your network - what you did with Kenneth Starr. The way your people repeated every little sleazy thing he did. No one has any idea of what that's like.
"You don't want to go here. Not after what you people did."
You mean saving your lying, spineless weaselbutt, Bill?
(Just call me DemforImpeachment, everyone! ;)
Keep this kind of stuff coming. I've had more fun since the election than in the last 20 years.
Geeeeeez... he does only care about his legacy. I thought his speech today was kinda... gracious. But I also thought he looked very distant and slightly bewildered today before he spoke.
maybe they're feeling the frost that comes from being on the outside -
They'll start scrambling to survive - by sounding more like us...it's the rats deserting the sinking ship syndrome...
looks mighty cold in "blue land" - and it looks like it's going to be an ice age.
Actually the Captain Queeg tile belongs to Gray Davis.
There's never enough chicom $$$$$$ around when you need them. is there, Bill? Tsk Tsk Blech!
Okay then, did you check out rumors of pigs flying?
.....No sour grapes here, NAH!
I hope the Daily Recycler gets a hold of this...
Ever see a pack of hyenas go after a wounded, defenseless animal? Don't get me wrong, I have no sympathy for the prey in this case, but the analogy fits perfectly.
I had not seen this before. Unbelievable! Thanks for a good chuckle!
Is there streaming video? I missed it.
The least he can do is go soon.
. In spite of it all, you don't have any example where I ever lied to the American people about my job, where I have let the American people down""
HEY BILDO, You did lie to the people about what happened in you job.....AND YOUR OFFICE. You also lied to a federal grand jury. AND YOU GOT BUSTED FOR IT!
That's why you were censured by congress....and you were suspended for practicing law in Arkansas for 5 years!
AND YOU EVEN ADMITTED THAT YOU HAD LIED!
The fact that a liberal like Jennings would call you on it just shows how guilty you were.
Don't think because you devoted a section of your library to screaming right wing conspiracy...that anybody is going to be fooled.
Bill....you and that doublewide replica you call a library are a joke.
Let's not get carried away.
Oh my .. temper temper temper
Peter seems to have hit a nerve :0)
the first sentence explains the second sentence
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