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Hillary says Bill could be 'first mate'
The Times of India ^ | July 4, 2003 | RASHMEE Z AHMED

Posted on 07/04/2003 9:14:17 AM PDT by HAL9000

LONDON: Any man lucky enough to get married to America's future first female president could be designated "first mate" Hillary Clinton has said, in what is being seen as a likely and memorable job description for Bill Clinton, come 2008.

But the aspirational words, casually tossed off here and set to reverberate around the world, may be only the second of Hillary's most newsworthy achievements as she plugs her newly-published, bestselling memoirs in the UK .

She has already outsigned former rival Monica Lewinsky in the space of just a few hours in London , by autographing more books for more adoring fans to buy and keep.

Four years ago, Lewinsky set something of a London book-signing record with 'Monica's Story', her juicy revelations on the Oval Office trysts. Signing an average of eight books per minute at Harrods, the venerable, posh London store, Bill Clinton's former playmate was forced to retire in tears.

But the former White House intern has been put in the shade by the admirably-composed, networked and plugged-in former first lady, who has been vowing the UK and promising to sign 700 books in 90 minutes.

Hillary's memoirs, Living History , have already set a record as the fastest-selling non-fiction book ever, with Britain accounting for its second-biggest sales after the US .  

Her UK triumphs come even as she made an exaggerated plea for Bill and herself to "reclaim the zone of privacy".

On Thursday, fans in central London queued for up to five hours outside a leading bookstore, simply for the pleasure of seeing "a future US president".

Hillary's British successes come as the Clinton team works its way all this week into ecstatic column inches across the British press. Just days ago, the former president, partnered British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Nelson Mandela at a landmark London dinner marking the centenary of the Rhodes scholarships. As his wife recounts in her memoirs, Bill, a former Rhodes Scholar himself, left Oxford without a degree, only to return to the US looking like a Viking.

On Friday, Hillary took to the British airwaves to relive her "pain" and sorrow at Bill's semi-romance with Lewinsky, recalling how she underwent a period of not speaking to him.

All that ended, however, she recounted, when she helped Bill write an important speech, as always.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barfalert; clinton; firstmate; hillary
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1 posted on 07/04/2003 9:14:18 AM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
First mate. Fair enough. Mating is his hobby...
2 posted on 07/04/2003 9:19:04 AM PDT by null and void
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To: null and void
First Mutt would be more appropriate.
3 posted on 07/04/2003 9:21:14 AM PDT by catpuppy
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To: HAL9000
I admire their arrogance (which is quite appalling).

I didn't realize that the Presidency was reserved for anyone regardless of the year...
4 posted on 07/04/2003 9:21:23 AM PDT by grumple
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To: HAL9000
Whatever it takes to prevent this.

What an ugly story for the Fourth.

5 posted on 07/04/2003 9:21:35 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (Contents may have settled during shipping, but this tagline contains the stated product weight.)
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To: HAL9000
First mate? What happend to first gentlman.

first mate? like GILIGAN!!!!

"a three hour tour,
a three hour tour..."
6 posted on 07/04/2003 9:21:40 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: HAL9000
Hopefully that will be prefixed by the word cell.
7 posted on 07/04/2003 9:21:44 AM PDT by Flashman_at_the_charge
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To: HAL9000
Please don't use a noun like "Mate" with reference to the Clintons. It provokes nauseating visual images of "Mate" as a verb. Yeech!!
8 posted on 07/04/2003 9:22:37 AM PDT by muir_redwoods
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To: HAL9000
????

Am I missing something? What's the actual quote? Just "first mate"? What did she actually say?
9 posted on 07/04/2003 9:23:25 AM PDT by MaxPlus305
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To: longtermmemmory
"a three hour tour, a three hour tour..."

from your fingertips to God's ears. Let's hope that's how long they're in our White House, three hours.

10 posted on 07/04/2003 9:23:36 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( "Aspire to mediocracy"................new motto for publik skools.............)
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To: Gorzaloon
Speaking of ugly.........

Living My Lies

11 posted on 07/04/2003 9:23:47 AM PDT by Seeking the truth (Hired Mercenary - Have Bullhorn - Will Shoutl for Freedom!)
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To: HAL9000
Hey Hal, ya forgot the

HURLING CHUNKS ALERT!!

Can you spell p-a-r-t-i-s-a-n? Lord, this is disgusting!! They reported, and I've decided: this is a bunch of TRASH!

12 posted on 07/04/2003 9:23:51 AM PDT by upchuck (Contribute to "Republicans for Al Sharpton for President in 2004." Dial 1-800-SLAPTHADONKEY :)
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To: HAL9000
Shouldn't that be "First Cuckold"?

Oh heck, we could still call him "First Lady" but then he'd have to wear a little french maid outfit.
13 posted on 07/04/2003 9:25:03 AM PDT by tet68
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To: HAL9000
World Tour, Hillary style.....we need to get rid of these two!
14 posted on 07/04/2003 9:25:09 AM PDT by mystery-ak (The War is not over for me until my hubby's boots hit U.S. soil.)
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To: HAL9000
>>Hillary says Bill could be 'first mate'

Frankly, I'd feel safer with the Skipper & Gilligan

15 posted on 07/04/2003 9:25:26 AM PDT by Wondervixen (Ask for her by name--Accept no substitutes!)
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To: Gorzaloon
What an ugly story for the Fourth.

My thoughts exactly.

16 posted on 07/04/2003 9:25:32 AM PDT by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: HAL9000
Knowing the way workers tend to speak of the husband of a female boss, he would be far more likely to be refered to as "The Old Fart"

SO9

17 posted on 07/04/2003 9:26:01 AM PDT by Servant of the Nine (A Goldwater Republican)
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To: HAL9000
...and Irony shall be thy name.
18 posted on 07/04/2003 9:26:26 AM PDT by Jhoffa_ (I am tired of voting AGAINST people.. Give me someone I can vote FOR.)
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To: HAL9000
. . . brings back memories of somebody or other remarking that the Duke of Windsor had been taken on as third mate on an American tramp . . . ;-)
19 posted on 07/04/2003 9:26:38 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . there is nothing new under the sun.)
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To: catpuppy
Beauty!
20 posted on 07/04/2003 9:26:47 AM PDT by Argh
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To: HAL9000
700 books in 90 minutes.

One every 8 seconds nonstop?

Doubt it.
21 posted on 07/04/2003 9:26:49 AM PDT by tet68
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To: HAL9000
"First Mate" works for me as long as it's on the S.S. Titanic.
22 posted on 07/04/2003 9:27:49 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: longtermmemmory
Slick and Bob Denver can compare notes on getting stoned.
23 posted on 07/04/2003 9:27:49 AM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: longtermmemmory
Bill will pay a lot more attention to Mary Ann and Ginger than Gilligan ever did.

How will the professor cope? He had a not-so-secret crush on Mary Ann. Bubba will be hitting up the Howells for donations, but I think it's a pretty safe assumption that the Howells are Republicans.

24 posted on 07/04/2003 9:28:30 AM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John
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To: tet68
Hillary will be the one chasing Ginger and Mary Ann. "Billigan" will still just be strokin' his coconuts.
25 posted on 07/04/2003 9:30:57 AM PDT by troublesome creek
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To: tet68
Bill could use a bra !
26 posted on 07/04/2003 9:32:36 AM PDT by OREALLY
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To: HAL9000; All
T'was just HILL-ARIOUS with our MONICA vs. HILLARY in Pasadena last Sunday =


'FREEPER VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Book Siging, Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadana, CA -06/29/2003'

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/938640/posts
27 posted on 07/04/2003 9:33:22 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: Flashman_at_the_charge
Hopefully that will be prefixed by the word cell.

Well put!!!

28 posted on 07/04/2003 9:34:09 AM PDT by Freebird Forever
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To: HAL9000
In Bills case,if justice ever prevails, he'll be called inmate.
29 posted on 07/04/2003 9:35:19 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell
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To: longtermmemmory
i'd be satisfied for 'first mute' if he would just shut up... what is it about the xxxlintons that they don't think the internet stretches across the atlantic ocean? they seem to say their more moronic statements in europe
30 posted on 07/04/2003 9:35:39 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: Gorzaloon; All
T'is ugly and uglier...


.."IS it SAFE?" = HILLARY on Senate Armed Services Committee..

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=629
31 posted on 07/04/2003 9:37:07 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: HAL9000
It's interesting she goes to England to suck up to her adoring fans on the 4th of July. Is it perhaps because she secretly identifies with King George III? Or, is it because she doesn't want to be in the country on this date and thereby remind decent Americans what a corrupt and despotic legacy she has already had and intends to further here?

The Queen of England is very old and probably won't live much longer. Perhaps Her Heinous should accede to the wishes of her gushing English fans, stay there, and become Queen of England herself? She's much more suited for the trappings of a monarchy than the calling of a constitutional Republic!

32 posted on 07/04/2003 9:40:59 AM PDT by Gritty
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To: HAL9000
Good God, they mush over them the way Americans do the Queen.
33 posted on 07/04/2003 9:43:25 AM PDT by johnb838 (Understand the root causes of American Anger.)
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To: tet68
She says she can sign a book in four seconds and have meaningful contact with the buyer.
34 posted on 07/04/2003 9:45:04 AM PDT by johnb838 (Understand the root causes of American Anger.)
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To: HAL9000; Admin Moderator
Where's the "Seamen Alert?"


35 posted on 07/04/2003 9:45:42 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Gritty
The Queen ain't that old and she might go another thirty years if she's anything like her mother.
36 posted on 07/04/2003 9:46:34 AM PDT by johnb838 (Understand the root causes of American Anger.)
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To: longtermmemmory
No way can Bill Clinton ever be referred to as a "gentleman", first or otherwise.
37 posted on 07/04/2003 9:48:03 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: HAL9000; MadIvan
On Thursday, fans in central London queued for up to five hours outside a leading bookstore, simply for the pleasure of seeing "a future US president".


I think Mad Ivan has some work to do. Geeze, what a terrible thought to think that that witch could possibly be "a future US preisdent". This deserves a barf alert!
38 posted on 07/04/2003 9:49:25 AM PDT by Lucky2 (I hope some day I see Hillary and Bill in handcuffs attached to a big burly prison guard.)
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To: HAL9000
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Britain-Hillary-Clinton.html

Hillary Clinton Rules Out 2004 Race
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Filed at 10:30 a.m. ET

LONDON (AP) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton said Friday she has no plans to run for the American presidency in 2004, but wasn't so certain about 2008.

The former first lady told British Broadcasting Corp. radio that she hoped her country would elect a female leader during her lifetime and jokingly suggested the male partner could be called ``First Mate.''

Clinton has drawn huge crowds on her whirlwind tour of Britain to promote her memoirs -- fans in London waited in a line stretching five blocks Thursday evening for a chance to have her sign a copy.

Asked whether the book was part of a publicity campaign for a return to the White House, Clinton said she had no plans or intentions for the 2004 presidency.

After that?

``2008 is an eternity in American politics but I think that the role I'm playing, trying to bring attention to issues, trying to get people to focus on what's at stake is a very appropriate role for me,'' she said.

Clinton suggested that the partner of a female president could be called first mate but said she didn't know if her husband and former President Bill Clinton would ever have the chance to find out what that position would be like.

The former first lady also told the ``Woman's Hour'' program about how she felt in the wake of her husband's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Recalling having to help her husband write a speech shortly after he had admitted his relationship with Lewinsky, Clinton said she ``wasn't in much of a mood to do it, but when you love someone there is not a perfect person, in my belief.

``Love and marriage is between two imperfect people. For me it was important that I sort out my feelings on many different levels.''

Clinton plans another book signing on Saturday in Oxford, where her daughter, Chelsea, is studying at Oxford University. Clinton plans to return to the United States on Sunday.

39 posted on 07/04/2003 9:49:35 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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40 posted on 07/04/2003 9:50:43 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: HAL9000


41 posted on 07/04/2003 9:51:55 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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42 posted on 07/04/2003 9:53:01 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: johnb838
The Queen ain't that old and she might go another thirty years if she's anything like her mother.

One could have said the same thing about Vince Foster. If Her Heinous puts her mind to it, anything becomes possible!

43 posted on 07/04/2003 9:56:06 AM PDT by Gritty
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To: HAL9000
"On Friday, Hillary took to the British airwaves to relive her "pain" and sorrow at Bill's semi-romance with Lewinsky, recalling how she underwent a period of not speaking to him. "

When will these people ever go away? Do we have to constantly be reminded of the sordid, trashy personal lives of the Clintons? Will it ever end?
44 posted on 07/04/2003 9:59:28 AM PDT by Dana113
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To: Gorzaloon
My thoughts and hopes and dreams exactly. Whatever it takes.
45 posted on 07/04/2003 10:00:07 AM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: longtermmemmory
Dang! You beat me to the "Gilligan" reference. :(
46 posted on 07/04/2003 10:01:28 AM PDT by The_Pickle ("We have no Permanent Allies, We have no Permanent Enemies, Only Permanent Interests")
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To: HAL9000
first? mate.........I thought Janet Reno was her first mate.......
47 posted on 07/04/2003 10:01:58 AM PDT by sfvgt
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To: HAL9000
Who gives a rat's ass what either of them say?
48 posted on 07/04/2003 10:04:06 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Gritty
Perhaps they're staying away from the "homeland" because of terrorism? They're in the know, you know.
49 posted on 07/04/2003 10:08:49 AM PDT by The Westerner
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To: COUNTrecount
I think Bill Clinton would be a great First Mate - on a garbage scow!
50 posted on 07/04/2003 10:09:13 AM PDT by Enterprise
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