Skip to comments.Bill Clinton 'looked into running for vice president under Hillary'
Posted on 08/31/2007 7:13:11 AM PDT by presidio9
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told a talk show her husband, Bill, had "looked into" running as her vice president.
Appearing on the David Letterman show on Thursday, the talk-show host asked if Bill Clinton could serve as her vice president should she be elected to the White House.
But the former first lady acknowledged that he could not. "Believe me," she joked, "he looked into that."
She also remarked that if the Constitution didn't forbid a president from a third term, "he might be running."
The interivew marked Clinton's seventh appearance on "The Late Show," which was celebrating its 14th anniversary on CBS.
She first appeared on February 14, 1994, when Letterman's mother, Dorothy, interviewed her briefly from the Winter Olympics in Norway.
On Thursday's show, Clinton recounted a summer in Alaska during which she donned boots and an apron to gut salmon with a spoon.
"Best preparation for being in Washington that you can possibly imagine," she joked.
Clinton talked shop, too, discussing the need for campaign finance reform, how to pull troops out of Iraq and the importance of caring for wounded veterans.
She said that while resistance to a female commander in chief has diminished, it hasn't disappeared.
"I think it's not so much that people don't think a woman can do the job, it's just that we've never done it before," she said.
"I'm not running because I'm a woman; I'm running because I think I'm the best-qualified and experienced person who can do the job. But I know that it's a big deal that I might be the first woman president."
Clinton also read a "Top Ten List" of tongue-in-cheek campaign promises, including No. 3: "We will finally have a president who doesn't mind pulling over and asking for directions."
That would be something new for him.
The flies just cannot keep away from the excrement pile....
Apparently, the Constitution’s express prohibition of that doesn’t deter these guys.
Wow, what a wonderful piece of “journalism.”
Constitution? We don’t need no stinkin constitution.
Yet again our founders protect the country from the stupidity of its voters....
SAY HONEST???!!! THAT would be tooooo rich!
Will these two ever go away.
Words fail me.
"Mr Hsu, please pick up the white courtesy phone, Mr Hsu..."
David Letterman is the comedian for people who don’t like humor.
Of course not.
Ever since their hero, FDR, declared that the “general welfare clause” allowed the federal government to do ANYTHING, leftists just don’t value the restrictions of the founders.
Here’s an interesting line of “logic” from that era:
If a man grows wheat for HIS OWN USE, he is affecting interstate commerce because if he didn’t grow it, he’d have to buy it on the open market. Therefore, private wheat production is subject to federal regulation.
He could be named VP for the last two years of her term to replace someone who mysteriously met his demise.
Is that really true? I thought no one could be VP who was not eligible to serve as president, as he would not be.
Because it hurts more.
dave was very respectful and not confrontational at all... no questions about how she would fight the war on terror...
The “third term” prohibition didn’t come til after FDR......
I’m series, this is hugh! This is the Eleanor Roosevelt scenario, yes?
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