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No Longer Centre Stage, But Clinton Leaves Them Calling For More (Makes Streisand Squeal)
The telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-18-2005 | Philip Sherwell

Posted on 09/17/2005 5:44:05 PM PDT by blam

No longer centre stage, but Clinton leaves them calling for more

By Philip Sherwell in New York
(Filed: 18/09/2005)

If there was any doubt that Bill Clinton still elicits the adoration of women, Barbra Streisand was on hand last week to squash it.

As the former president laid out his agenda for world change from a podium flanked by Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice and King Abdullah of Jordan, the singer-actress emitted a series of gentle but disconcerting squeals of approval, interspersed with admiring sighs.

Bill Clinton and Tony Bennett

Hers was typical of the audience reaction at launch of the modestly named Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

Streisand and her husband, the actor James Brolin, had sat down next to The Sunday Telegraph at the glitzy gathering of international leaders, old White House allies, business chiefs, showbiz celebrities and Third World campaigners, aimed at solving the world's most pressing problems.

In fact, they made more concrete progress than the United Nations summit held just across town. Mr Clinton required all participants to contribute time or money to one of four "critical challenges" - poverty, religious conflict, climate change and good governance. Sir Tom Hunter, a Scottish entrepreneur turned philanthropist, made one of the biggest donations: $100 million (£55 million).

Streisand, a prominent Hollywood liberal, was thrilled. "This is such a great idea," she said. "I think Bill's great and he's doing such an important thing here." Mr Clinton has taken post-presidential activism to new levels. In addition to the Global Initiative, he has raised money for the victims of the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina and overseen other aid projects funded by his foundation. So impressed was Streisand that she suggested America change the Constitution to allow him to run again for the White House.

Mr Clinton returned the compliment later, at a reception in the Nobu restaurant. "Barbara is a great woman and good friend," he said. "She was also fantastic to my mother. She met her at my inauguration in 1993 and when she heard she was ill, she called her and invited her to her show in Las Vegas."

Former Clinton cabinet ministers and staffers rubbed shoulders with 40 heads of government, several prominent Republicans and the Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams, who sang the former president's praises as he discussed the role of religion in conflicts.

But the greatest beneficiary of the praise and of the high profile for the Clinton brand may prove to be his wife, who as the junior senator for New York state joined a discussion of climate change.

If Streisand's dream of a Clinton return to the White House comes true, it will be Hillary who leads the way - with her husband as the first First Gentleman.


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KEYWORDS: calling; centre; clinton; leaves; longer; more; squeals; stage; streisand; them; x42
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1 posted on 09/17/2005 5:44:06 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
The Return Of Clinton. The MSM is going out of its way to welcome the restoration of Camelot.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
2 posted on 09/17/2005 5:46:39 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: blam

So impressed was Streisand that she suggested America change the Constitution to allow him to run again for the White House.
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The epitome of the Loons of the Left. Fools, idiots and morons...shielded from reality by money.


3 posted on 09/17/2005 5:46:59 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: blam

Hey where is the barf alert?

Since Bubba and Barbra are BOTH mentioned this should be a DOUBLE BARF alert!!!


4 posted on 09/17/2005 5:47:06 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
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To: blam

It would be a better idea to change the Constitution so that the Clinton presidency is eliminated from the history books and no one even remotely related to or named Clinton can serve in Washington ever again.


5 posted on 09/17/2005 5:47:59 PM PDT by mak5
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To: blam

I wonder why there's no mention in this gushing article of Tony Blair's statements denying the effectiveness of the Kyoto Treaty on so-called global warming and saying more evidence of man-made warming is required?


6 posted on 09/17/2005 5:48:07 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: blam
So impressed was Streisand that she suggested America change the Constitution to allow him to run again for the White House.

yeah, babs, go get the white-out and a permanent marker .... ugh

7 posted on 09/17/2005 5:48:34 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (I support the firemen, but not their cause.)
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To: blam

Mr Clinton is coming to my city and I wouldn't pay a nickel to go and see him. I can't understand the adulation at all.

Barbara Bush came for a dinner to fund literacy programs but it was too $pricey to attend, unfortunately. If President George W. Bush or Governor Jeb Bush came, I would definitely move heaven and earth to attend.


8 posted on 09/17/2005 5:51:04 PM PDT by plushaye (President Bush: W-2-4-4!! God Bless him and his administration.)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
Double Barf Alerts
9 posted on 09/17/2005 5:55:33 PM PDT by NordP (Must See TV - Mark Levin's Supreme Court Nomination Hearings ----- I WISH!)
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To: plushaye

Ditto.


10 posted on 09/17/2005 5:56:20 PM PDT by NordP (Must See TV - Mark Levin's Supreme Court Nomination Hearings ----- I WISH!)
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To: blam

LOL. Look at the types Clinton is making squeal. BS.


11 posted on 09/17/2005 6:04:06 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: goldstategop

"the singer-actress emitted a series of gentle but disconcerting squeals of approval, interspersed with admiring sighs."

...

Streisand is a vapid drama queen. The reason she's so good at singing and squealing is because it's the only part of her brain functioning.


12 posted on 09/17/2005 6:05:52 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: blam

You owe me a keyboard that puke ain't comin out brother


13 posted on 09/17/2005 6:10:38 PM PDT by kublia khan (absolute war brings total victory)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
Since Bubba and Barbra are BOTH mentioned this should be a DOUBLE BARF alert!!!

No, it's more like one of those flu episodes where you're sick you don't know which end to point to the toilet.

14 posted on 09/17/2005 6:11:11 PM PDT by AZLiberty (Binary: The Power of Two)
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To: blam
Read what Dee Dee Myers had to say about a previous BC-BS encounter:
Barbra fights for our way of life
15 posted on 09/17/2005 6:11:14 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: goldstategop

did you get my message last night?


16 posted on 09/17/2005 6:11:33 PM PDT by kublia khan (absolute war brings total victory)
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To: blam
So impressed was Streisand that she suggested America change the Constitution to allow him to run again for the White House.


17 posted on 09/17/2005 6:12:49 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Memos on Bush Are Fake but Accurate". NYTimes)
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To: blam

Barbra is HORRIBLE. Thank goodness no one over forty knows who she is.


18 posted on 09/17/2005 6:14:24 PM PDT by motherof 3
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

LOL... looks like Babs is wearing a giant KISS from Clinton.


19 posted on 09/17/2005 6:14:30 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: blam

If Streisand's dream of a Clinton return to the White House comes true, it will be Hillary who leads the way - with her husband as the first First Gentleman.


Shouldn't this be, "first Cuckold"?


20 posted on 09/17/2005 6:15:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: blam

Did he make her squeal like a pig?


21 posted on 09/17/2005 6:16:47 PM PDT by Inyokern
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To: blam

Could you just puke from this love fest?


22 posted on 09/17/2005 6:18:10 PM PDT by ladyinred (It is all my fault okay?)
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To: blam

It's such a teenie weenie little thing that Clinton has a thing for big mouth women-but it should come as no suprise to the blue dress clad, stickily and steankingly annointed.

Clinton, who entered the world and public life as well, with nothing but a gift for gab, has managed to give away enough of other peoples money to, to transform himself into an apprentice billionaire.

Some still say that Clinton ain't shit! To which I reply: "The hell he ain't!" Others say that Clinton stinks! to which I respond: "Like sh*t he does!!!!!


23 posted on 09/17/2005 6:18:33 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Once sanity and morality is exposed to that DC air, it dissolves faster than a snowball in hell.)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan; blam
So impressed was Streisand that she suggested America change the Constitution to allow him to run again for the White House.

Here's why that won't happen.


24 posted on 09/17/2005 6:18:39 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (France is an example of retrograde chordate evolution.)
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To: blam

"the singer-actress emitted a series of gentle but disconcerting squeals of approval, interspersed with admiring sighs."

I remember teenage girls acting like this when I was young over the Monkees. It's sort of distasteful in an older woman.


25 posted on 09/17/2005 6:20:00 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: blam
This event has troubled me. If my tin foil hat were on real tight - I could argue that this conference is not only one of the foundations for a Xlinton Presidency and UN Secretary Generalship but, for things more sinister than we could imagine. Let's start with subverting the US Constitution and undermining the US election process. If the US is out of the way - the Xlintons would assume the world is theirs. I know this sounds crazy but - I have never believed either of them ever had the best interest of this country in their hearts. And - both of them are best positioned to take advantage of useful idiots.
26 posted on 09/17/2005 6:21:09 PM PDT by capydick ("The current tax code is a daily mugging." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Hershey squirt!
27 posted on 09/17/2005 6:22:09 PM PDT by nk_47
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To: motherof 3
Barbra is HORRIBLE.

The supermarket rags have put out some paparazzi "without makeup" shots of her of late that would curdle milk.

28 posted on 09/17/2005 6:22:41 PM PDT by VadeRetro (Liberalism is a cancer on society. Creationism is a cancer on conservatism.)
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To: hsalaw

selective reporting


29 posted on 09/17/2005 6:24:40 PM PDT by bethtopaz (We will not allow another generation of heroes to be forsaken. -- NewLand, from Free Republic)
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To: blam
What I don't understand is why Condi Rice and Tony Blair are participating in this socialistic love affair?

As for William being back in the Whitehouse, maybe if he answered the question that has been posed, 'Bill, did you rape Juanita, or not?' 62% of the country once thought that you did?

How quickly we forget??????

30 posted on 09/17/2005 6:27:21 PM PDT by eeriegeno
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To: VadeRetro

The supermarket rags have put out some paparazzi "without makeup" shots of her of late that would curdle milk.


...

roflmao... okay I saw that pic of Strysand and even I don't believe it! Gotta be photo shopped ....shudder


31 posted on 09/17/2005 6:29:12 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: blam

Babs is an old, ugly broad who hasn't done anything noteworthy in over 20 years. So, what's the big deal.


32 posted on 09/17/2005 6:29:12 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: I still care

I remember teenage girls acting like this when I was young over the Monkees. It's sort of distasteful in an older woman.
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"sort of"??? It's cringe inducing. Bleh!


33 posted on 09/17/2005 6:30:44 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: joebuck

She's just another of the commie elite.

She has her moated castle on a hill; so she must be totally qualified to run our lives.

:-p


34 posted on 09/17/2005 6:31:50 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: I still care

Wonder how many times Mr whatshisname has watched through a peep hole writhing in ecstacy, as Mrs Monumentalmouth massaged the EGO of Mr Minimal manhood?


35 posted on 09/17/2005 6:32:06 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Once sanity and morality is exposed to that DC air, it dissolves faster than a snowball in hell.)
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To: mak5
It would be a better idea to change the Constitution so that the Clinton presidency is eliminated from the history books and no one even remotely related to or named Clinton can serve in Washington ever again.

Best idea for changing the Constitution I've ever heard.

36 posted on 09/17/2005 6:32:19 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: blam

....."emitted a series of gentle but disconcerting squeals of approval, interspersed with admiring sighs.".....

Hey! I gotta turn off my cell phone when I go to these meetings!

???How come Barbra doesn't have to turn off her vibrating dildo???

Discrimination, I tell you!


37 posted on 09/17/2005 6:32:36 PM PDT by aShepard
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To: blam

38 posted on 09/17/2005 6:34:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: Paleo Conservative

I'm surprised the UP of Michigan
is blue.


39 posted on 09/17/2005 6:34:11 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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40 posted on 09/17/2005 6:35:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: Revolting cat!

I always suspected Babs was a male impersonator


41 posted on 09/17/2005 6:39:04 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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42 posted on 09/17/2005 6:39:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: blam
Bill clinton, "awww haw, see, by this illustration money does grow on trees. "
43 posted on 09/17/2005 6:42:56 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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44 posted on 09/17/2005 6:44:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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45 posted on 09/17/2005 6:45:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: the Deejay
I'm surprised the UP of Michigan is blue.

This is a state by state map not a county by county map.

Still it shows a big majority of the states voting for the Republican candidate. A constitutional amendment repealing the 22nd amendment would have to be ratified by 3/4'ths of the states. That is 38 out of 50 states.

Kerry carried only 19 (half the number necessary to ratify a constitutional amendment) out of 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Bush carried 31 out of 50 states. The District of Columbia has no voting representation in Congress and they have no vote on ratifying constitutional amendments. Assuming a catastrophe and such a constitutional amendment were to get a 2/3'rds vote in both the House and Senate and every single state that voted for Kerry were to vote to ratify, 2/3'rds of the states that voted for Bush would have to vote for ratification too. That isn't going to happen.

46 posted on 09/17/2005 6:46:35 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (France is an example of retrograde chordate evolution.)
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To: Revolting cat!

seriously, real women don't use lip liner. It ended with the big hair 1980's.


47 posted on 09/17/2005 6:50:12 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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48 posted on 09/17/2005 7:19:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: blam
Clinton Makes Streisand Squeal

So wheres the news? A guy from Arkansas makes a pig squeal and this is news?

49 posted on 09/17/2005 7:34:23 PM PDT by Bommer
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To: blam

I will NEVER forget when Babs spent the night at the White House, Hillary was out of town visiting her dying father, and the next morning Clinton had HUGE, LONG, SCRATCHES on his face!! He first said he did it while shaving, then he said the cat did it, them Chelsea and he were wrestling....when it was babsie's long, manicured nails during some kind of sex. YUK.


50 posted on 09/17/2005 7:52:22 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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