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Bubba Re-Emerges: Still Bitter?
Washington Post ^ | 8/25/08 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 09/25/2008 7:41:12 PM PDT by txroadkill

Lost amid the wall-to-wall coverage of the collapse on Wall Street has been the re-emergence of former President Bill Clinton in the public eye.

The former commander-in-chief has largely stayed out of the political arena following his wife's loss in the Democratic primary, emerging briefly to offer a classic stem winder in support of Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention, but generally avoiding the limelight.

But, the kickoff of his annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York City this week has sparked a series of high-profile television interviews for the former president -- including an extended chat with the King himself, Larry King, last night -- in which the former president has come off, at times, as decidedly off the Democratic talking points.

Among the gems he offered up during his sitdown with King:

• On experience, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain: "The experience issue, at least in the Democratic primary, was virtually irrelevant to people . . . maybe prior public service and hard effort, making hard decisions, maybe doesn't amount to anything."

• On his wife's (and his own) support for Obama: "If you look at what Hillary has done, she has already done more for him, notwithstanding the unusual circumstances of this primary, than any runner up has in a nominating process in 40 years."

• On his role in the campaign: "I just don't believe that, you know, getting up here and hyperventilating about Governor Palin or Senator McCain, for that matter, is a productive use of a former president's time, and is not a vote-getter."

• On the Palin pick: "I think that she and her husband and their kids come cross gutsy, spirited and real. I think it's best to say that Senator McCain looks like he knew what he was doing.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bjclinton; bubba; impeachedx42; mccainpalin
Cue Godfather Music

Bubba Corleone is striking back.

There will be Democrats waking up with horse heads all over the country this week.

Has anybody seen John Edwards lately? He didn't go fishing did he??

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1 posted on 09/25/2008 7:41:13 PM PDT by txroadkill
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To: txroadkill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZWaxjiQyFk&feature=related


2 posted on 09/25/2008 7:43:51 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: txroadkill
Good analogy.
3 posted on 09/25/2008 7:44:18 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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Payback for South Carolina. Bill Clinton never forgets or forgives.


4 posted on 09/25/2008 7:45:20 PM PDT by vollmond (Peace in our time. Obama 2008.)
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To: vollmond

I love it...the RATS tearing into each other!! WONDERFUL!! BUBBA=snake!


5 posted on 09/25/2008 7:49:32 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: txroadkill

Get’ em Bubba! WTF this world is upside down! LOL

Freeps rooting for Clinton. Who knew!?


6 posted on 09/25/2008 7:51:57 PM PDT by CommieCutter (THE BIAS OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAS FINALLY HIT THE MAINSTREAM!)
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To: txroadkill

Baracus: “Et tu, Bubbe.”


7 posted on 09/25/2008 7:54:01 PM PDT by incredulous joe
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To: CommieCutter

I think he is starting to triangulate again, this time for Hill’s benefit. Running to the center has always served him well.


8 posted on 09/25/2008 7:54:33 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: txroadkill
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9 posted on 09/25/2008 7:54:52 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: txroadkill
emerging briefly to offer a classic stem winder

Musta missed that...but then, I am so fast on the mute button that I am proud to say I have NEVER heard a complete sentence from the cowardly draftdodger..............

10 posted on 09/25/2008 7:56:33 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: txroadkill

LOL. I have FOX on now. Greta just said we should go to Gretawire.com to vote on who we think Bill Clinton’s voting for.


11 posted on 09/25/2008 7:58:39 PM PDT by keats5 ("I hope for his sake, Joe Biden got that VP thing in writing."- Rudy)
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To: keats5

McCain won by a landslide


12 posted on 09/25/2008 8:01:21 PM PDT by txroadkill (Sarah Palin-- Vote for her?!? Hell, I want to marry her!)
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To: keats5

Results from Greta’s poll: 66% think Bill Clinton will vote for McCain. LOL!


13 posted on 09/25/2008 8:02:23 PM PDT by keats5 ("I hope for his sake, Joe Biden got that VP thing in writing."- Rudy)
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To: txroadkill

In this corner wearing Red/White and Blue it’s the HORNEY HICK!!!!!

In the other corner, wearing screaming Red it’s THE DEAN SCREAM!!!

LET’S GET READY TO RUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMBBBBBBBLLLLLLLEEEEEE!!!!


14 posted on 09/25/2008 8:05:21 PM PDT by Brytani (Abortion does not make you a real woman - it makes you a murderer)
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To: txroadkill

I can’t believe it but I’m starting to like Bill Clinton; at least when he tells the truth.


15 posted on 09/25/2008 8:08:39 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (Waiting for Samson and Voting for Sarah)
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To: txroadkill

Bubba, as we all know, has always been about me. Not me, me, you understand, but about Bubba me, that is about he me, meaning not about me who is writing this, but about him me!

I thought MSM, in the interest of keeping their half black boy afloat, would choose to ignore the subtle, nuanced Bubba endorsements of McCain, but since they aren’t (ignoring he subtle, nuanced Bubba endorsements of McCain), it’s all for good, because the sheeple are gaining something of moral support or a plain excuse now from their hero and guru when and if they decide to dump the Magic Negro.


16 posted on 09/25/2008 8:14:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: txroadkill

Bubba keeps this up the MSM will make him a non person


17 posted on 09/25/2008 8:18:29 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: txroadkill
If you look at what Hillary has done, she has already done more for him, notwithstanding the unusual circumstances of this primary, than any runner up has in a nominating process in 40 years.

Which translates to "not much".

Classic example of Clintonspeak.

18 posted on 09/25/2008 8:18:53 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: vollmond
Payback for South Carolina.

I can just imagine the thoughts running through Clinton's head. One of is probably something like: "How do you like THIS for 'ridin' dirty', hmm?"

19 posted on 09/25/2008 8:38:50 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: txroadkill

LOL - right on!

Re: the original post - ...”an extended chat with the King himself, Larry King, last night”

the “King” - barf. Ironic the scheduling of Bill, though - the very next night after LK’s disgusting, fawning “exclusive” with Mahmoud Ahmedinejad (for the full hour). You could see in MA’s eyes, the wheels turning - thinking “what an idiot this guy is, what idiots the Americans are - giving me parties, receptions, big interviews, world platforms - while I plan the total destruction of them and their allies.”

Sorry, I digress. About Bill C. - I’m loving all his appearances/interviews this week - praising McCain/Palin. For once I’m grateful for his smooth talking and charisma - his hatred of Obama is so obvious, but so diplomatic :-)))


20 posted on 09/25/2008 8:42:43 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: af_vet_1981

Sorry to say he got my vote twice.....i know...shame on me....but this week, i finally got my money’s worth from W.J.ClintBat


21 posted on 09/25/2008 8:51:28 PM PDT by billmor (Friday:Red Shirt Day- silent no more..,McCain and Palin-the right team for '08)
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To: uncbob
Bubba keeps this up the MSM will make him a non person

I'm not sure about that. They have so much invested in the Clintons I don't know that they dare flip on them. I do love that the MSM put itelf between a rock and a hard place.

Yuck! Did I just say that? LOL

22 posted on 09/25/2008 9:13:34 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: llandres

Ironic the scheduling of Bill, though - the very next night after LK’s disgusting, fawning “exclusive” with Mahmoud Ahmedinejad


Tough week for old Lare.

Imagine having to go to work and sit there listening to both Clinton and Ahmedinijad.

Not sure which is worse.


23 posted on 09/25/2008 9:13:45 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: txroadkill

Hey Obama .. didn’t anyone ever tell you that:

“You don’t tug on Superman’s cape .. you don’t spit in the wind .. and you don’t mess around with Bill!”


24 posted on 09/25/2008 11:02:49 PM PDT by RocketMan1
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To: Senator Goldwater

“Clinton and Ahmedinijad. Not sure which is worse.”

Wellllllll....a no-brainer. Clinton’s been coming out a LOT for McCain lately. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, in this case. (ok, maybe that’s pushing it a little bit:-))

Plus, Ahmedinejad wants to kill us. All of us.


25 posted on 09/25/2008 11:57:28 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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