Skip to comments.Clinton: 'I was a fat band boy'
Posted on 08/06/2005 2:52:29 AM PDT by F14 Pilot
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Former President Bill Clinton said his weight problem and brush with death are the catalysts behind his foundation's initiative of tackling childhood obesity.
Once famous for his love of fast food, Clinton told CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta that bad health habits since childhood led to his September 2004 quadruple bypass surgery. That operation, he said, opened his eyes to a larger issue, and he turned his attention to the problem of overweight American children.
"The brush with death I had maybe had the biggest impact of all," Clinton recalled. "I realized that one more time I've been given another chance, and I wanted to make the most of it."
Clinton, who admits "I was the fat band boy," said he knows what unhealthy eating habits can do to a young body.
"Emory University's done a study saying that the obesity alone accounted for 25 percent of the increase in health costs of the last 15 years, so I thought it was a chance where I could save the most lives ... do the most good and also do something that I understood from my own experience," he said.
Clinton hopes to do that with a partnership between the William J. Clinton Foundation and American Heart Association. The initiative, launched in May, aims to "stop the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity" in the United States by 2010.
The goal is that by starting children on a path that includes a proper diet and exercise, they'll grow up to be healthy adults and reduce obesity-related health costs.
Other highlights of the initiative include working with the food and restaurant industry and the media and increasing physical activity and improving lunches in schools.
Clinton said lawmakers should take a greater involvement in the fight --
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Why does a fat, band boy go into politics? For the chicks, of course.
Tell me something I didn't already know, Burger Boy!
I believe that Clinton was given a second chance to make things right with all of the people that he has wronged.
Is he lucky that God is a patient God!!!!!!!!!!
I saw this article earlier on CNN.com and resisted the temptation to post it...
i thought it might make some laugh in the morning
Damn I've been waiying for him to keel over ala Nelson Rockefeller
Its also mt own personal desire for myself. I mean, If I gotta go.....
"I was the fat band boy", Clinton bloviates now.
But in 1999, Clinton played a different tune, (pun intended)Back then at an event designed to make people forget his impeachment problems, Clinton said: "I want to say again, I don't think I would be President if it hadn't been for school music."
Transitional ethics, shifting oratory...thoroughly Clinton!
It certainly accomplished that :)
I thought this was about Hillary
He was abused by Roger.
As a group we travelled some 5,000 miles a year. It was a blast. Still had time for sports, too. The sad thing is I don't think they offer ay equivelant programs in school these days. We keep our kids busy through privately funded athletic organizations and such.
Plus 1 very festive caipira.
Brush with death? What a drama queen.
I had quadruple bypass surgery two months ago. There's no "brush with death" about it.
You haven't had a heart attack. No damage; no pain yet. You indulge the doctors in some tests. They operate. You hang in the hospital a couple of days and go home and rest a month. It's simple and straightforward.
I have more serious "brushes with death" crossing Eighth Avenue in front of yellow cabs every day.
At first, from reading the title, I thought the article was about Hillary.
> "The brush with death I had maybe had the biggest impact of all," Clinton recalled.
No doubt he is referring to the Faustian pact he made with the Evil One before he entered politics.
I can only hope the bubba's future is filled full of big-ole-greasy Big Macs! Enjoy billy-boy!
See post 22
Same old Clinton... I wonder... was his lip quivering when he gave the interview?
Hmmmmmm.......a Target-Rich environment....what "Fat"-playboy Pre-President could pass THAT up???
Ummmm .. Hey Bill .. I don't think is was unhealthy eating as a kid was what put a strain on your heart
I'm thinking it was more your party days that wasn't too healthy for you body
No...but he bit his lip.
Clinton just can't stop lying.
There is a picture of Bill at the Arkansas Band Museum (Pine Bluff, Arkansas) in his high school band uniform with his sax. Doesn't look like a "fat kid" to me.
In fact, he didn't start packing on the pounds, as far as I know, until his political career really got rolling. Even then, he never got to be as bad as good-ole Teddy Kennedy.
But as usual, Clinton will jump on any story - no matter how much of a lie - to make a "point".
The only reason he is saying this is that being a nerd is now a "cool" thing to be. (or so they say) It's just another example of how Clinton manipulates people. He is a master at that. Don't be surprised if he buys a llama and takes up with a friend named Pedro.
Flash back to the nineteen-fifties to a little town called Hope, Arkansas. Cant you just see this chubby soft pubescent kid sitting in a darkened movie theater scarfing down a second tub of popcorn (with extra butter) while watching Elvis in Jailhouse Rock or King Creole and thinking to himself, Oh, man. I love this guy!
Cant you see him looking in the mirror practicing the lip-biting humility that came so naturally to Presley (but is so studied with Clinton) and rehearsing twangy Elvis catch-phrases like, Thaink yew ... thaink yew very much. Cant you see him in the kitchen making deep-fried banana and peanut butter sandwiches? Oh, man! This thaing tastes great! Im convinced Elvis has always been Clintons idol -- his ultimate yardstick for success.
Of course, the established Clinton story is that his hero and role model has always been John F. Kennedy -- HA! -- dont let him fool you. Kennedy could never really be Clintons idol. I mean, Kennedy did okay, but he never had access to the amount of chicks that Ol Elvis did. Girls never squealed and fainted for JFK. They never threw their hotel keys or panties at him.
What Clinton wants, is to have an Elvis Presley lifestyle AND a Kennedy presidential legacy. Hed like to record mega-hit rock and roll records and drive around in gold Cadillac convertibles. Hed like to dress in white jumpsuits with red sashes around his waist, dark sunglasses around his head, gold chains around his neck, and teenage girls around his legs.
CLINTON's refusing to bring OSAMA bin LADEN to American Custody when offerred to him 3 times by the Sudan during the 1990's =
911 Livesaving Hero RICK RESCORLA, r.i.p.
What's this was? Bill, you still are fat band boy.
Forgive me,but isn't that just precious?
...and now she's a Senator!
Haha ... irony.
William J Clinton. Fat Band Boy. Still looking for a Legacy. Any Legacy.
The best way Billigula can make his "second chance" really mean something is to contact the nearest U.S. Attorney's Office, and offer to tell ALL the dirty secrets of his Administration from '93 to '00, INCLUDING all of the nefarious details of Senator Fat Ankles shenanigans, and that his testimony will be contingent upon not receiving any actual jail time.
Yes, I'd love to see Bubba in prison, but if he truly were to cough up the goods on Hiliarly, I could live with him getting a form of limited immunity from prosecution.
And the icing on that cake is watching the Hildabeast do the perp walk, right into Camp Cupcake where Martha Stewart did her time.
Except in this case, the sentence would be MUCH longer.
I've got to pretty much agree with that. I wonder whether there's any audio or video of Clinton imitating Elvis saying, "Thank you very much!"?
I had not heard anything about him in so long I thought he had passed on. No such luck!
Don't be surprised if he buys a llama and takes up with a friend named Pedro
And adopts an African child.
WHY MISSUS CLINTON IS DANGEROUS
FOR THE CHILDREN,
FOR THE WORLD
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"What, me worry?"
THE THREAT OF TERRORISM AS CLOSE AS
A CLINTON TO OVAL OFFICE
how the clintons are handling
the hillary dud factor
And here I was thinking I missed a payment to my oldest friend John - LOL!
I should be so thin...
Still, the look on his face is "Universal".
I'm only puzzled by one thing.
Why is this in News?