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Bill 'Captain Queeg' Clinton Threatens Peter Jennings
newsmax.com/ ^ | Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004 10:30 p.m. EST

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.


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1 posted on 11/18/2004 8:08:30 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

Was Queeg the one with a thing about strawberries?


2 posted on 11/18/2004 8:12:26 PM PST by Moonman62 (Federal Creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Then there was the strawberry incident. That's when they all turned against me.


3 posted on 11/18/2004 8:12:27 PM PST by Randjuke
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To: InvisibleChurch

As I said earlier, Clinton is not looking well...


4 posted on 11/18/2004 8:12:43 PM PST by vrwcagent0498 (Mark Levin and Ann Coulter are my patron saints.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Wow.


5 posted on 11/18/2004 8:12:51 PM PST by meema
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To: InvisibleChurch
Clinton: The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

(steely)

6 posted on 11/18/2004 8:12:54 PM PST by Steely Tom (Fortunately, fhe Bill of Rights doesn't include the word 'is'.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

is there video????


7 posted on 11/18/2004 8:13:41 PM PST by maine-iac7 ( Pray without doubt..."Ask and you SHALL receive")
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To: InvisibleChurch
And I will go to my grave being at peace about it.

And I will go to my grave knowing that maybe you weren't the worst President we ever had; that you were the worst person we ever elected to be President.!!..

8 posted on 11/18/2004 8:13:46 PM PST by Jay Howard Smith
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To: maine-iac7

I sure hope there's video!


9 posted on 11/18/2004 8:14:16 PM PST by AirForceMom (I have post-election elation syndrome)
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To: InvisibleChurch

It's funny. Isn't Peter Jennings supposedly the most leftist of all the 3 MSM major news anchors? (Jenning, Dan Rather, Tom Brokraw (sp?)) Why would he want to badmouth the US Left's darlingboy?


10 posted on 11/18/2004 8:14:23 PM PST by NZerFromHK (Disclaimer: this poster is a naturalized NZer born in Hong Kong, not a expat Kiwi in HK)
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To: InvisibleChurch

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 I should be below Nixon....


11 posted on 11/18/2004 8:15:47 PM PST by pittsburgh gop guy
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To: InvisibleChurch
A TOAST...TO PETAH JENNINGS!
12 posted on 11/18/2004 8:16:35 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: InvisibleChurch

Peter Jennings? Really? Quick, somebody check to see if it's snowing in Hell!


14 posted on 11/18/2004 8:17:56 PM PST by JanetteS (My heart is as light as a song!)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Check this out.


15 posted on 11/18/2004 8:18:01 PM PST by Alberta's Child (If whiskey was his mistress, his true love was the West . . .)
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To: InvisibleChurch

So, ol' yellow stain has a library now, eh?


16 posted on 11/18/2004 8:18:07 PM PST by Petronski (Okay, so today I *am* cranky.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Gee, never lied to the American people.....alrighty then....I guess I was dreaming when he shook his finger in the camera saying...I did not have sex....ah forget it!


17 posted on 11/18/2004 8:18:18 PM PST by mystery-ak (Please pray for Maj Tammy Duckworth)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Doesn't Jennings remember Ron Brown?


18 posted on 11/18/2004 8:18:32 PM PST by Vicki (Truth and Reality)
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To: InvisibleChurch
We must not forget that Bent Willie is to be excused for all the rapes, lies, payola, etc., etc. -- if her Heinous Shillary says it's all okay, we must accept.

/s

19 posted on 11/18/2004 8:19:06 PM PST by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Petah was Clinton's best friend. He and his cronies saved his Presidency.


20 posted on 11/18/2004 8:19:43 PM PST by what's up
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To: InvisibleChurch

And here I was thinking it was going to be a softball Bubbagasm orgy. BWAHAHAHAHAHA


21 posted on 11/18/2004 8:19:43 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: InvisibleChurch

22 posted on 11/18/2004 8:19:56 PM PST by Petronski (Okay, so today I *am* cranky.)
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To: Petronski

ROTFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heheh, "Old Yellowstain..."

How about "Old Whitestain..."

Ouch!


23 posted on 11/18/2004 8:19:58 PM PST by rlmorel
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To: InvisibleChurch

For all the complaints of the left about the "stupidity" of George W. Bush and the Red State voters, there's a very disturbing trend going on behind the scenes here. For three consecutive presidential election cycles (four, if you count Clinton twice), the Democrats have nominated candidates who may very well be certifiable loony-tunes.


24 posted on 11/18/2004 8:20:04 PM PST by Alberta's Child (If whiskey was his mistress, his true love was the West . . .)
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To: Moonman62

"Was Queeg the one with a thing about strawberries?"

Maybe it was Strawberry Blonds with luscious ........ (maybe Clintscum doesn't want us to go there).


25 posted on 11/18/2004 8:20:17 PM PST by Socratic (More matters than oneself.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
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.

The mask is slipping..........and BJ STILL doesn't understand that he wasn't President of the freekin WORLD.

26 posted on 11/18/2004 8:20:24 PM PST by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Our new hero Peter Jennings!


27 posted on 11/18/2004 8:20:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: InvisibleChurch
 They gave you a forty-first in terms of moral authority - after Nixon.

Nixon was loyal to his friends and genuinely cared about the underdog. Clinton only cared about getting away with his crimes. After using the IRS against his enemies like Nixon only wished he could and his treasonous selling of military secrets to the Chicoms Clinton should not have been impeached, he should have been impaled.

28 posted on 11/18/2004 8:21:02 PM PST by Nateman (The enemies of reason are allies of evil.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Thanks for posting this article. Since I receive cable I watch only Fox News and hardly ever tune into Peter anymore, so I miss these little gems of entertainment. From what I saw of Clinton with his wet hair (and 'looking whiter' than the last time you saw him"... Brit Humes on Special Report tonight) he is looking like a shell of his former self, thinner and not too healthy.


29 posted on 11/18/2004 8:21:16 PM PST by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: InvisibleChurch
"I had more support from the world when I quit than when I started," he claimed.

IOW he was well-liked by the socialists and dictators of the world ... the French, the Russians, the Chinese, the North Koreans, the Germans, the Palestinians, The UN, .....

That's enough for me to question his moral authority.

30 posted on 11/18/2004 8:21:36 PM PST by Optimist (I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here.)
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To: NZerFromHK
Isn't Peter Jennings supposedly the most leftist of all the 3 MSM major news anchors? (Jenning, Dan Rather, Tom Brokraw (sp?)) Why would he want to badmouth the US Left's darlingboy?

Peter definitely trails Rather in the leftist rankings, but not by all that much.

I think Jennings was simply trying to give Clinton a chance to run through his usual litany of "rightwing conspiracy, sex-obssessed, couldn't win at the ballot box" whines in a friendly forum. It's probably like sweet music to Jennings' ears.

The problem is Clinton was too touchy and took it the wrong way. Peter's probably really hurt that Clinton misunderstood his intent.

31 posted on 11/18/2004 8:21:45 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: InvisibleChurch


32 posted on 11/18/2004 8:22:09 PM PST by Radix (Will the last person out please turn off the Tag Lines?)
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To: NZerFromHK

A fight between a snake and a rat is the best way to describe this.


33 posted on 11/18/2004 8:22:11 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: InvisibleChurch
Truly nuts. Petahh asked him for the first sentence from the mystery novel he wants to write.

Clinton: "The White House aide was found dead...."

Out damned spot...

34 posted on 11/18/2004 8:22:15 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort (Falcons - the Red States Team)
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To: InvisibleChurch

"Yeah, Peter, she had the biggest ta-tas I've ever seen..."

35 posted on 11/18/2004 8:22:18 PM PST by Ryan Spock
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To: InvisibleChurch
Squinting his eyes, an angry Clinton seethed

Yeah, yeah, yeah. That act again.

36 posted on 11/18/2004 8:23:28 PM PST by martin_fierro (Chat is my milieu)
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To: Mia T; Alamo-Girl; joanie-f; Jeff Head; Grampa Dave; SLB; Brad's Gramma

It rained on his parade today too.........:o)


37 posted on 11/18/2004 8:23:50 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: JanetteS
Quick, somebody check to see if it's snowing in Hell!




Yep.



38 posted on 11/18/2004 8:23:56 PM PST by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: InvisibleChurch
I can't let the day end without posting this one more time........

CLINTON LIEBARY


39 posted on 11/18/2004 8:23:56 PM PST by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
"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.

Who was last?

40 posted on 11/18/2004 8:24:11 PM PST by stevem
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To: goldstategop

"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! ;)



41 posted on 11/18/2004 8:25:10 PM PST by DemforBush
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To: InvisibleChurch

Keep this kind of stuff coming. I've had more fun since the election than in the last 20 years.


42 posted on 11/18/2004 8:25:12 PM PST by txhurl
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To: InvisibleChurch

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.


43 posted on 11/18/2004 8:25:31 PM PST by cgk (The Left was beaten by Pres Bush twice & will never have another shot at him... who's dumb?)
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To: NZerFromHK
Isn't Peter Jennings supposedly the most leftist of all the 3 MSM major news anchors? (Jenning, Dan Rather, Tom Brokraw (sp?)) Why would he want to badmouth the US Left's darlingboy

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.

44 posted on 11/18/2004 8:25:36 PM PST by maine-iac7 ( Pray without doubt..."Ask and you SHALL receive")
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To: InvisibleChurch

Actually the Captain Queeg tile belongs to Gray Davis.

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/debrasaunders/ds20020315.shtml


45 posted on 11/18/2004 8:26:00 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (Santorum 2008)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Clintoon: "Keeeeeeeeeen!!!"
46 posted on 11/18/2004 8:26:03 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel ("Nature abhors a moron."-H.L. Mencken)
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To: InvisibleChurch

There's never enough chicom $$$$$$ around when you need them. is there, Bill? Tsk Tsk Blech!


47 posted on 11/18/2004 8:26:33 PM PST by Waco
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To: itsamelman

Okay then, did you check out rumors of pigs flying?


48 posted on 11/18/2004 8:26:35 PM PST by JanetteS (My heart is as light as a song!)
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To: NZerFromHK
He mad at Clinton for not helping Comrade Kerry win the election.
49 posted on 11/18/2004 8:26:38 PM PST by JonDavid
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To: InvisibleChurch
And I don't really care about what [the historians] think.

.....No sour grapes here, NAH!

50 posted on 11/18/2004 8:27:08 PM PST by Delta 21 (MKC USCG -ret)
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