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Bill Clinton on Lewinsky Affair: "I Cracked" (Algore: impeached serial *Perjurer was a drag)
CBS News ^ | 9/21/09 | Brian Montopoli

Posted on 09/22/2009 7:18:23 PM PDT by Libloather

Bill Clinton on Lewinsky Affair: "I Cracked"
Posted by Brian Montopoli
September 21, 2009 3:14 PM

(CBS)During a series of secret interviews in the White House with author and historian Taylor Branch, then-President Bill Clinton said his affair with Monika Lewinsky began because he "cracked" as a result of personal and political pressure.

"I cracked; I just cracked," Clinton said, according to Branch, USA Today reports. The former president reportedly blamed the death of his mother, combined with the Democrats' losses in the 1994 midterm elections and the Whitewater investigation, for putting him in a state of mind that left him open to the affair.

Branch has written a book based on the 79 interviews, the tapes of which he said Clinton kept in a sock drawer to keep them secret. Though the historian doesn't have access to those tapes, he would recap the interviews himself, on a fresh tape, following each visit he made to the White House.

The USA Today story includes two other interesting revelations from Branch's book. One involves Clinton's recounting of an argument with his vice president, Al Gore, shortly after Gore was not elected president in 2000. Clinton said he had felt he wasn't used enough in the campaign, and told Gore he could have brought Gore victory had he been sent to campaign in New Hampshire or Arkansas.

Gore responded that Clinton had been a "drag" on the ticket because of the affair, according to Branch's recollection of Mr. Clinton's comments. The pair then "exploded" at each other, blaming the other for the loss.

Perhaps the most startling story in the article, however, involves then-Russian president Boris Yeltsin. Clinton told Branch that Yeltsin had been staying at the Blair House, the White House guest residence, in 1995 when the Secret Service found Yeltsin standing alone on Pennsylvania Avenue, wearing only his underwear, trying to get a cab.

Yeltsin, slurring his words, told the Secret Service he wanted a pizza. The next night, Clinton reportedly told Branch, Yeltsin took back stairs to the basement of the Blair House, where a guard assumed he was an inebriated intruder. U.S. and Russian security forces soon arrived to assure the guard that the man in question was in fact the Russian president.

Branch said Mr. Clinton is "nervous" about his decision to write the book. The two men were roommates in Austin, Texas in the early 1970s, when they were running George McGovern's presidential campaign in Texas. Branch said the two men had been talking about the book but that he did not make the changes the former president requested.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bubba; clinton; clintonscandals; coverup; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; impeached; impeachedpresident; lewinsky; liedunderoath; lyingliar; memoir; paidoffwitnesses; perjury; revisionisthistory; seebsnews; serialrapist; taylorbranch; x42
Bubba *Squirt comes clean - so to speak.

Don't forget - the impeached *Idiot dropped trou while deploying troops to Bosnia.

1 posted on 09/22/2009 7:18:24 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; ExTexasRedhead

A hangnail would leave him open to having an affair.


2 posted on 09/22/2009 7:20:06 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Libloather

I’m surprised he didn’t blame Bush.


3 posted on 09/22/2009 7:20:18 PM PDT by indcons (Troll hunter)
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To: Libloather

Apparently. He could’ve done much better. What is it with leftists that they have no taste in women?


4 posted on 09/22/2009 7:20:30 PM PDT by RAO1125 (Neoconservatism:Failed. Socialism:Failing (again). Next up: Libertarianism)
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To: Libloather

what about the zillion affairs before, during, and after?


5 posted on 09/22/2009 7:20:32 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: Libloather

Did the slime also crack a few years earlier when he raped Juanita? It’s amazing what the media lets this pervert get away with!!!!!!


6 posted on 09/22/2009 7:22:18 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: JohnLongIsland
what about the zillion affairs before, during, and after?

exactly...

7 posted on 09/22/2009 7:23:11 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Libloather
Clinton said he had felt he wasn't used enough in the campaign, and told Gore he could have brought Gore victory had he been sent to campaign in New Hampshire or Arkansas. Gore responded that Clinton had been a "drag" on the ticket because of the affair, according to Branch's recollection of Mr. Clinton's comments. The pair then "exploded" at each other, blaming the other for the loss.

Wasn't that on Saturday Night Live?

8 posted on 09/22/2009 7:24:13 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( If you have kids, you have no right of privacy that the govt can't flick off your shoulder.)
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To: Libloather
To quote the great Jay Nordlinger's The Race Ace:

"Clinton exploited and intern for sex, arranged a cover-up, lied under oath, and obstructed justice."

Plain and simple.

9 posted on 09/22/2009 7:25:20 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: Libloather

Bill Clinton is a liar. It would take Barack Obama several lifetimes to catch this POS in lies.


10 posted on 09/22/2009 7:25:55 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: synbad600

and=an


11 posted on 09/22/2009 7:26:00 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: Libloather

“She had that cute thong and she wanted me... Ah could tell... And she brought that pizza... Ah trahd to resist her but then Ah thought of how my old slutty Mama was dead and it made me so sad Ah knew Ah just HAD to have her. And you know, it’s lahk eatin’ potato chips? How you do it once and you just want more? So Ah just had to have her again and again and of course all the phone sex... Mah poor Mama was always usin’ the phone... It brought back so many sad memories... So you see it wasn’t mah fault. Ah was grievin’ in mah own way...”


12 posted on 09/22/2009 7:26:50 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Libloather

I almost feel sorry for him, imagine sharing a bed with Hilary!


13 posted on 09/22/2009 7:28:55 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Libloather

No, I thought it was Monica who bent over and cracked a smile.


14 posted on 09/22/2009 7:29:11 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC

LOL your tagline (after comment).


15 posted on 09/22/2009 7:30:50 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Libloather
Yo ...Bill - you might want to put some ice on that!
16 posted on 09/22/2009 7:37:37 PM PDT by NordP (Democrats: Break the Law (like Bill) ... Not The Rules (like Joe) !!!)
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To: Libloather
Yo ...Bill - you might want to put some ice on that!
17 posted on 09/22/2009 7:37:39 PM PDT by NordP (Democrats: Break the Law (like Bill) ... Not The Rules (like Joe) !!!)
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To: NordP

Sorry about the double posting - evidently even my COMPUTER wanted to stick it to him too.


18 posted on 09/22/2009 7:39:41 PM PDT by NordP (Democrats: Break the Law (like Bill) ... Not The Rules (like Joe) !!!)
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To: Libloather

I thought that pizza was available 24/7 in the Clinton White House.


19 posted on 09/22/2009 7:40:35 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Libloather

‘Bubba’ came on to my BIL’s NIECE when she was in HIGH SCHOOL! He made a sexual remark when he was presenting an award to her after she commented (in her nervousness) how ‘he was much taller in person’. He’s DISGUSTING. She AND her mother told me this a few years ago.


20 posted on 09/22/2009 7:41:05 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (http://www.muckety.com/7BECFF40501E647D3741343C37265A57.map)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I almost feel sorry for him, imagine sharing a bed with Hilary!

Once per millennium? He must be jazzed.

21 posted on 09/22/2009 7:48:02 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea Totaler, PROUD Birther, Mobster)
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To: NordP
...even my COMPUTER wanted to stick it to him too.

You're getting WAY too close. (Got any pics?)

22 posted on 09/22/2009 7:53:07 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea Totaler, PROUD Birther, Mobster)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Y’know, he shoulda used that excuse publicly. He’d have garnered a lot of male Republican support.


23 posted on 09/22/2009 8:02:35 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Libloather
"I cracked; I just cracked," Clinton said, according to Branch, USA Today reports. The former president reportedly blamed the death of his mother, combined with the Democrats' losses in the 1994 midterm elections and the Whitewater investigation, for putting him in a state of mind that left him open to the affair

Just what I look for in a leader of the free world!!!

Yes, President's are human, but if you take such a job, you have to live up to it. Playing 'Meet Mr. Winky' is NOT an option!!!

24 posted on 09/22/2009 8:06:05 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Libloather
The pair then "exploded" at each other, blaming the other for the loss.

That would be a fight I would love to see...

25 posted on 09/22/2009 8:07:06 PM PDT by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Imagine if Gore had gone to Clinton in say, March 1998, and said “Either you resign, or I will.” Either Clinton would have resigned (fat chance), which would have had Gore running as an incumbent in 2000, or Gore would have resigned, and in 2000 he would have had already illustrated his underpinning as a leader, allowing him to campaign as a candidate in 2000 from the high ground (”I resigned rather than tolerate that abuse of office!”) But that would have required Gore to have exhibited leadership, which he didn’t. So in 2000, despite the fact that Clinton was a significant drag, Gore had no standing to complain.


26 posted on 09/22/2009 8:10:00 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: PGalt

I don’t know Obama’s pretty shifty himself. He gets called on things a lot less than slick did and he’s a little smoother (when scripted).


27 posted on 09/22/2009 8:18:42 PM PDT by hometoroost (Time to bust the nut - stamp out ACORN)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

No, actually, that would have required the Clintons to become different people. If Al Gore had nerve enough to walk out on Bill, Al and his entire family would have ended life taking a walk in Ft. Marcy Park.


28 posted on 09/22/2009 8:20:25 PM PDT by Waryone (II Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Born Conservative
That would be a fight I would love to see...

Pay-per-view. First up - Hillary against Tipper...

29 posted on 09/22/2009 8:23:31 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea Totaler, PROUD Birther, Mobster)
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To: Libloather

Yeah, LOL. He’s been under a lot of pressure his whole life.


30 posted on 09/22/2009 8:23:47 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Libloather
Clinton said he had felt he wasn't used enough in the campaign, and told Gore he could have brought Gore victory had he been sent to campaign in New Hampshire or Arkansas.

I wish Clinton had campaigned for him. Maybe it wouldn't have been such a squeaker.

31 posted on 09/22/2009 8:25:22 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Libloather
because he "cracked" as a result of personal and political pressure

He "cracked" because of the political events in '95?!?

I shudder to think of what would have happened - to all of us - if he'd still been POTUS on 9/11/2001.
32 posted on 09/22/2009 8:26:47 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

It would have taken a lot of BJ’s to settle his nerves.


33 posted on 09/22/2009 8:29:21 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Libloather
Pay-per-view. First up - Hillary against Tipper...

With broken beer bottles? Yeah, I'd pay good money to see THAT.

34 posted on 09/22/2009 8:29:41 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Libloather
I am curious about those tapes. Why did he have to hide them? I wonder if they were ever subject to discovery or under subpoena? Probably not worth getting into since he is gone but it does make me wonder.
35 posted on 09/22/2009 8:30:46 PM PDT by gunnut
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
Only on two occasions did I ever see Gore show any balls, and one was when he demolished Perot in that NAFTA debate (the one where he called Rush Limbaugh a "distinguished citizen"), and prior to that (before he sold his soul to the dark side) during his '88 run for President when he caused Jesse Jackson to go apoplectic at his candidacy. Of course, had he gone up to Bubba and made such a demand, Bubba would've said, "Well, bye." What was so stupid on the Democrats part is that had they advised Gore to take a tough stance and gone along with impeachment, they'd have removed a cancer from the office, come off as looking principled and ethical, AND would've enabled a clean and relatively strong-looking President Gore to have retained the office in 2000 against Dubya. They shot themselves in the foot.
36 posted on 09/22/2009 8:32:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Libloather

“I cracked; I just cracked,” Clinton said, according to Branch, USA Today reports. The former president reportedly blamed the death of his mother, combined with the Democrats’ losses in the 1994 midterm elections and the Whitewater investigation, for putting him in a state of mind that left him open to the affair.

Liberals: Always blaming their problems on someone or something. What a pathetic (and unhappy) way to live.


37 posted on 09/22/2009 8:36:23 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable, and unambiguous clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Libloather
During a series of secret interviews in the White House with author and historian Taylor Branch, then-President Bill Clinton said his affair with Monika Lewinsky began because he "cracked" as a result of personal and political pressure. "I cracked; I just cracked," Clinton said, according to Branch, USA Today reports. The former president reportedly blamed the death of his mother, combined with the Democrats' losses in the 1994 midterm elections and the Whitewater investigation, for putting him in a state of mind that left him open to the affair.

He was a sex addict who put his addiction ahead of this nation. JFK was too.

His handlers in the press denounced the "dirty politics" in the 1992 campaign when it came to light that he'd had affairs while in office. He was later famously exposed as a habitual workplace sexual harasser and possible rapist.

Too many women were victimized for him to blame the Republicans for every one of them.

38 posted on 09/22/2009 9:56:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: gunnut
I wonder if they were ever subject to discovery or under subpoena? Probably not worth getting into since he is gone but it does make me wonder.

Since the author plans to profit from the content of those tapes that may have been illegally supressed by the Clinton, I say it is fair game and bring on the investigation.

39 posted on 09/22/2009 9:58:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: tanknetter
I shudder to think of what would have happened - to all of us - if he'd still been POTUS on 9/11/2001.

Same thing he did after the 1993 WTC bombing.

40 posted on 09/22/2009 9:58:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: tanknetter
I shudder to think of what would have happened - to all of us - if he'd still been POTUS on 9/11/2001.

And the US embassy bombings.

41 posted on 09/22/2009 9:59:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: tanknetter
I shudder to think of what would have happened - to all of us - if he'd still been POTUS on 9/11/2001.

And the bombing of the USS Cole...

42 posted on 09/22/2009 9:59:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: RichInOC

Monica Lewinsky is now over 35! And to think it doesn’t seem that long ago that she was crawling around the Oval Office on her hands and knees.


43 posted on 09/22/2009 10:05:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Yaelle

LOL ...


44 posted on 09/22/2009 10:08:21 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: indcons
I’m surprised he didn’t blame Bush.

Or global warming. LOL

45 posted on 09/22/2009 10:10:50 PM PDT by Know et al (Everything I know I read in the newspaper and that's the reason for my ignorance: Will Rogers)
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To: PGalt
"It would take Barack Obama several lifetimes to catch this POS in lies."

He's trying his best though.

46 posted on 09/23/2009 4:28:50 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

Bill Clinton likely had sex with a woman who is not named Hilary 5 minutes before this interview and a different one 5 minutes after. I don’t know where he is right now but I’d bet you a nickel he’s not wearing any pants.

LOL @ drunk Boris Yeltsin.


47 posted on 09/23/2009 5:40:07 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Libloather

She really blew it for him.


48 posted on 09/23/2009 5:41:46 AM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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To: hometoroost; Jimmy Valentine

Good point; yes he is.


49 posted on 09/23/2009 5:49:12 AM PDT by PGalt
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