Skip to comments.Chris Wallace: "I felt as if a mountain was coming down in front of me. "
Posted on 09/24/2006 1:37:33 PM PDT by rface
Following today's buzz generating conversation with Bill Clinton, Chris Wallace shared some of his post-interview thoughts with FishbowlDC:
I was delighted to get the chance to interview former President Clinton. This was the first one-on-one sitdown he's ever given "Fox News Sunday" during our 10 years on the air.
The groundrules were simple--15 minutes--to be divided evenly between questions about the Clinton Global Initiative and anything else I wanted to ask.
I intended to keep to the groundrules. In fact--I prepared 10 questions--5 on the CGI and 5 on other issues.
I began the interview with 2 questions about Mr. Clinton's commitment to humanitarian causes. His answers were cogent and good-humored.
Then--I asked him about his Administration's record in fighting terror--fully intending to come back to CGI later (as indeed I did).
I asked what I thought was a non-confrontational question about whether he could have done more to "connect the dots and really go after al Qaeda."
I was utterly surprised by the tidal wave of details--emotion--and political attacks that followed.
The President was clearly stung by any suggestion that he had not done everything he could to get bin Laden. He attacked right-wingers--accused me of a "conservative hit job"--and even spun a theory I still don't understand that somehow Fox was trying to cover up the fact that NewsCorp. chief Rupert Murdoch was supporting his Global Initiative. I still have no idea what set him off. Former President Clinton is a very big man. As he leaned forward--wagging his finger in my face--and then poking the notes I was holding--I felt as if a mountain was coming down in front of me.
The President said I had a smirk. Actually--it was sheer wonder at what I was witnessing.
I tried repeatedly to adhere to the ground rules--to move the President along--and back to the CGI. But he wanted to keep talking about his record fighting terror.
When it became clear he wanted to throw out the ground rules--then I just went with the flow of the interview.
Smirking liberal liars hate being smirked at!
Clinton the mental case.
Clinton looked like an ass on a mountain!!
Wallace personally witnessed the rage of a rapist and a psychopath.
Wallace will have to pay sometime in the future for this interview.
Wallace can take some comfort that at least Clinton no longer has the vast resources of the DOJ, the intelligence agencies and legions of private investigators to retaliate against him.
Wallace The Younger is everything his father should have been.
Chris, we all felt the same way! Clinton looked like he was ready to start crying, if not take a swing at Mr. Wallace.
I shudder everytime I think of this man returning to the White House should Hillary win the Presidency. Why won't he just go away!
Hey, DU'ers I'm smirking!
Will this be repeated sometime today?..I really hate that I missed it.
It would have been a non-confrontation question to an HONEST person.
I guess Wallace is lucky Clinton did not bite him.
That is one of Bill's trademarks, I hear.
Anybody watching did.
"The lady doth protest too much"
Today on Fox News channel at 5 pm EST,about 15 minutes from now.
Liberal rule of thumb: When liberals accuse you of something, it is always exactly WHAT THEY ARE DOING!
Clinton wincing down on that left.
Wonder if he had that look on his face prior to popping Juanita in the eye.
Put some ice on it Clinton.
Reporters are only allowed to ask Clinton softball questions like the ones that Dan Ratherbiased used to ask.
Wallace should stay well away from parks 737s small aircraft train tracks waco and elian gonzoals aunts house
Don't forget the Clinton's favorite, the IRS.
Thanks so very much!
6:00 PM on my dishnetwork and 2:30 AM.
Most of the times, the truth floats to the surface..Slowly in the case of Bill Clinton. Betcha' there is more to come.
Clinton the mental case.
= = =
Clearly he had his head . . . no, the other . . .
LOL His name is Chris.
A video clip of the interview is posted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYNI5RPOlp4.
Clinton is a egomaniacal bully. Wallace better step uup his security arrangements until the Presidential race is over.
"Wallace personally witnessed the rage of a rapist and a psychopath."
He certainly did. It reminded me of what Dick Morris wrote years ago about him being tackled from behind as he was trying to leave the Governors mansion in Little Rock after a dispute with governor Clinton..
Clinton would have had the IRS on Wallace in a Monica second.
There ...fixed it.
Hey, why don't we go over to the DU to lurk and smirk. That should really p*ss them off.
It was. Mount Trashmore erupted and spewed garbage a mile high.
I just actually checked on the tv schedule ant the other poster is correct 6 pm EST.
The BIG Story is on from 5-6.
I thought it was on FNC at 5 Central, 6 Eastern.
OOPS your right. I'm showing my age.
Clinton looked like Castro...or Chavez. All that was missing was foaming at the mouth and a military parade.
He better stay away from any parks!!! He could get depressed.
(gratuitous Fort Marcy Park, reference)
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Transcript posted by defconw at post #350:
Nah, not like an ass on a mountain, rather almost like the perfect a--hole on a mountain. He would be the perfect a--hole, but the mountain has hemmaroids.
I knew it was a plug for this crap. Hillary's campaign funding scam.
For all the world, it looked like Clinton was trying to poke something else!
And: "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive"
How can anyone forget the protests and finger wagging regarding Monica. Deja Vu
Yeah ... I remember another finger wagging incident ... the "I didn't have sex with that women, (pause) Miss Lewinski".
He was lying then and he's lying now.