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AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE: CLINTON ANGER UNLEASHED
The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge

Posted on 09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT by blogblogginaway

Edited on 09/22/2006 9:34:57 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...

Video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UwJabtvSUQ


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To: Fresh Wind; blogblogginaway

Found it in a piece by Byron York (referring to Bush nominating Roberts and introducing him as opposed to Clinton's announcement of Ginsberg):

"Everyone got a look at Roberts, and after a few words both he and the president quickly moved offstage. No questions asked.

In one skilful stroke, Bush got maximum exposure for his new nominee and, at the same time, managed to avoid the problems that beset Bill Clinton back in 1993 when he nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

You may remember that Clinton introduced Ginsburg in a White House ceremony and that Ginsburg gave a speech that paid tribute to the women’s movement, the civil-rights movement and Hillary Rodham Clinton, among others.

At the end of it, President Clinton, who appeared to have been moved by Ginsburg’s remarks, opened things up for questions and Brit Hume, then with ABC News, asked about the chaotic process — Hume said it had “a certain zigzag quality” — that led to Ginsburg’s nomination.

Clinton’s face reddened with anger. “How you could ask a question like that after the statement she just made is beyond me,” Clinton said. He then stalked away.

That was perhaps the model of how not to unveil a Supreme Court nominee. Bush did better."


201 posted on 09/22/2006 5:55:10 PM PDT by Spyder
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To: woofie

BINGO !


202 posted on 09/22/2006 5:55:21 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Fresh Wind
I do recall one occasion when someone asked him a question he didn't like and his face turned red and he stalked back into the White House. I don't remember the questioner or the circumstances, but this was the real Bill Clinton that we know and love.

Wasn't that when Sam Donaldson(?) asked him: "Mr. President, are you going to resign?" LOL:)

203 posted on 09/22/2006 5:55:27 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (The dems. can't have a fool-proof plan. There would be no one left in their base.)
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To: onyx

The People President Clinton Didn't Have to Pardon...

Because They're All Dead-

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/c/clintonfriends.htm


204 posted on 09/22/2006 5:56:12 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Howlin

I remember that incident. Sperry asked Clinton a question which he didn't like and he got all red-faced and hostile, and I think Perry was afterward denied access to the White House. I can't remember the question, though.


205 posted on 09/22/2006 5:56:15 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look over Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: Howlin

Nice list:)

I'm still shaking my head over "I tried" Steamin' Willie...someone surely pushed his button(s).


206 posted on 09/22/2006 5:56:25 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-prayers for the kidnapped Israeli Soldiers)
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To: blogblogginaway
Democrats and the Clinton administration received tons of campaign contributions from Enron. Total corruption!
207 posted on 09/22/2006 5:56:53 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: blogblogginaway

If what he did should be considered effort, I should get a Nobel Prize for sitting on the couch, eating, and watching football.


208 posted on 09/22/2006 5:56:57 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("A litany of complaints is not a plan." - GW Bush, referring to DNC's lack of a platform on ANYTHING)
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To: Sooth2222
Bubba have a frontal lobe stroke with all the surgeries, or is it just the Spirochetes eatin' his brain?

The horns coming out.

209 posted on 09/22/2006 5:57:01 PM PDT by beckysueb (KOmmies are really nothing but DUmmies with better PR.)
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To: Spyder

Thanks for the info!


210 posted on 09/22/2006 5:57:14 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: Howlin

I live in Florida now. 30 years in Vermont was enough! ;-}

Drawing a blank on the fund raising scandal. There were so many!


211 posted on 09/22/2006 5:57:24 PM PDT by Vermonter
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To: Mo1

bttt


212 posted on 09/22/2006 5:57:52 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: george76


WOW, that's quite a link. Thanks George.


213 posted on 09/22/2006 5:57:59 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: SE Mom

When Willie points the finger and gets angry, he is lying. Just like pointing his finger at all Americans on TV, "I did not have sex with that woman."


214 posted on 09/22/2006 5:58:27 PM PDT by jrooney ( Hold your cards close.)
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To: Fishtalk
Of course he's mad about that movie. Americans love sight and sound bytes that wrap things up neatly. That movie, move than anything, wrapped up the Clinton presidency when those two FBI types were in the limousine watching Clinton lying to us as he pointed his finger at us idiots out here in la-la land and swore he never "had sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky"......The Clintons are experts at sound and sight bytes. That one, him lying to the nation and those FBI guys mentioning how pathetic he was. That was the KILLER in that ABC movie, I knew it just as soon as I saw it. It was a killer sound and sight byte and it is, I suggest softly, the scene that Americans consider a proper summation of the Clinton presidency.

Best summation in the entire thread of the source of Clinton's anger.

In retrospect, instead of worrying about what was said and what was not and who said it..they simply should have asked that one scene with his wagging finger be removed. In context of a plot to strike this country, it makes him appear very small that this is how he chose to occupy himself in an office the People entrusted to him temporarily.

People may long for the illusion of peace and prosperity of the nineties, I think they do. When confronted with the "Fill In The Blank" moments unnoticed then such as the planning for 9-11? I really don't think they long for Billy to give an encore on his sax.

215 posted on 09/22/2006 5:58:27 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: Fishtalk

I've already burned the movie onto a dvd for posterity, though if one goes on sale that has the deleted scenes i will certainly buy it.


216 posted on 09/22/2006 5:58:35 PM PDT by Burkean
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To: george76

LOL


217 posted on 09/22/2006 5:58:49 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: ohioWfan; Howlin



LOL -- and it's still on;y Friday!


218 posted on 09/22/2006 5:58:56 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: Howlin
What that be about the Chinagate fund raising scandal?
219 posted on 09/22/2006 5:58:56 PM PDT by Mo1 (Hey McCain and Graham .... our soldiers signed up to dodge bullets not lawsuits)
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To: blogblogginaway

same finger shaking as "I did not have sexual relations with that woman"


220 posted on 09/22/2006 5:59:09 PM PDT by justche (If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

The photo to this story on Drudge ... with the puffy baggy eyes is scarey!


221 posted on 09/22/2006 5:59:10 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Never Forget)
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To: blogblogginaway

One of the leftwingnuts on YOUTUBE.COM are irritated about DRUDGE'S link...let's go over and FREEP 'em with comments!! :)


222 posted on 09/22/2006 5:59:18 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
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To: blogblogginaway

This guy is such a liar that he's long lost track of his lies. Self-contradiction is not a problem if you're a liberal giving away the store to the 3rd world, treating the government as your own personal shakedown scam, and screwing anybody you can whether they put up a fight or not.


223 posted on 09/22/2006 5:59:49 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("A litany of complaints is not a plan." - GW Bush, referring to DNC's lack of a platform on ANYTHING)
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To: ripley

Clinton NEVER got 50% in any election for the presidency.


224 posted on 09/22/2006 6:00:01 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Fresh Wind
Better put some ice on that, Bill.

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

225 posted on 09/22/2006 6:00:10 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
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To: Vermonter; Miss Marple

My picnic with Bill
How one reporter gave Clinton heartburn over Chinagate



Posted: September 24, 2000
1:00 a.m. Eastern

Editor's note: In the fall of 1999, President Bill Clinton endured something to which he was not accustomed -- a member of the news media challenging him with tough questions about issues of concern to the American people. WorldNetDaily Washington bureau chief Paul Sperry, then a reporter with Investor's Business Daily, went toe-to-toe with the president during a picnic on the White House south lawn. The widely publicized confrontation caused Clinton so much consternation that Sperry was subsequently banished from the White House.
The following was originally published as the cover story for WorldNet Magazine in February 2000.

By Paul Sperry
© 2000 WorldNetDaily.com


WASHINGTON -- There's probably no finer place to throw a party than the South Lawn of the White House, and no better time to do it than on a mild and breezy day in early fall. And there's probably no guest more grateful for such a free fete than the Washington press corps.

My colleagues will climb over each other to get to a table full of rubbery hoagies, soggy chips and stale Budweiser. Doesn't matter what it is, really, so long as it's free.

But this. This was hog's heaven for the cheap scribes who filed onto the White House grounds that Friday night in September for a Cajun party in their honor. What a spread. On red-checkered picnic tables spanning the length of the plush green lawn, beckoned trays of jambalaya, boudin and boiled shrimp.

And the bars, under colorful tents, were stocked full of liquor. No kegs here. Black-tie-clad help poured your favorite libation from bottles. Forget Budweiser; they had Guinness Stout and other imported brews. Fine reds and whites, too, and highballs. All free.

Zydeco tunes skipped across the crowd of giddy guests. As the sunny day faded to dusk, the soft lights of the White House portico glowed behind us. Intoxicating. What a night.

But, for me, there was still something wrong with this party -- namely, the host.

President Clinton, the function's main attraction, was due to make a cameo appearance at any moment. Despite having to wade through 40-plus scandals over the previous seven years, my cohorts in the press were all atwitter at the prospect of pumping Clinton's arm and snapping shots of him with their spouses and kids.

Just 48 hours earlier, four FBI agents had testified before the Senate that Justice Department lawyers had stopped them from pursuing leads back to Clinton in the ongoing campaign-finance investigation.

Not only that, agents swore that lawyers for months had blocked their request to ask a judge for a warrant to search the Little Rock, Ark., office of Clinton fund-raiser Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie. Agents sifting through his trash found that key records subpoenaed by the Senate had been shredded.

Among the torn-up documents: checks from Asian donors to Clinton's legal defense fund, Democratic National Committee donor lists, travel records for Chinese money men and statements from Chinese bank accounts. There was also a FedEx slip showing the White House had sent two pounds of documents to Trie just two months before a 1997 Senate probe of Chinagate kicked off.




What's more, one agent said 27 pages of notes detailing her struggles with Justice over the Trie case were ripped out of spiral notebooks after she turned them over to her superiors.

The explosive testimony was ignored by most of the media. But I couldn't shake it from my mind, no matter the occasion. Was Clinton's attorney general covering for him in one of the gravest probes in U.S. history, one with national security implications? Did Clinton have any knowledge of it?

Sometime after 6 p.m., the president emerged from the Oval Office. Dressed in a suit, he strolled down the walkway, only to disappear through a doorway. His aide Sidney Blumenthal strolled on and joined the crowd. At his side was Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass. (I ran into Markey later in the evening inside the White House. He was giving his wife and father a tour. Markey's now all over the TV talk shows flacking for Vice President Al Gore's campaign.)

The suspense built as the guests closed in around a loose rope line that stretched from the edges of the Oval Office area to the stage where the band played. Then, at last, Clinton came out of the White House wearing what can only be described as a get-up -- tight black pullover shirt, tight black pants with a big silver-buckle black belt and black cowboy boots.

Strutting past me, he looked like a bad imitation of Johnny Cash. Or was it an over-the-hill Elvis? Tom Jones? Whatever, the silver-haired devil made a beeline for the stage, climbed up on it and drawled on about how great it was for all of us to be there with him on such a wonderful night listening to such great music. At that, a guest tried to hand a tenor saxophone up to him. Several painted-up women pushed their way to the stage. By the way, Clinton remarked, "Hillary wanted to be here with y'all, but she's up in New York tonight." Wink-wink.

Little did he know that in just a few minutes, a rude guest would give him a Maalox moment to remember and probably spoil any entertainment plans he had for the evening.

As Clinton worked the rope line on his way back toward the White House, it was hard not to be taken up in the electricity of the moment. Everyone was having such a good time. And a buoyant Clinton was working the crowd, yucking it up like no one can. At one point, he was even wearing baubles around his neck. Husbands were offering up their wives and children for grip-and-grin shots. Photojournalists were camped out like paparazzi. Why not? A notorious celebrity was in their midst. Even one of my reporters was snapping shots with his instamatic -- for his wife.

I stood there slack-jawed, watching one powerful journalist after another clamor like so many fawning teen rock-idol fans to grasp the hand of the most corrupt president in U.S. history.

So many scandals, so many unanswered questions -- so many unasked questions. National security at stake. That little boy there, that little girl over there ... your sons, your daughters. Don't you care what this president has or hasn't done with our military secrets?

Maybe I just cared too much. Relax. Yes, have a good time; it is a party after all. Don't be so serious. Loosen up.

But just as I was about to give in to the perverse euphoria, suspending disbelief about the harmlessness of old Slick like everyone else around me, I recalled a Proverb I'd read that morning -- "Do not envy wicked men, do not desire their company" -- and I closed my eyes for strength.

It was my turn to meet the celebrity president. As he approached me, I politely, if coolly, asked him when he would hold his next formal press conference. It had been several months since his last and he's had fewer than any recent president. I admit I was trying to agitate the proper forum for questions about the FBI agents' charges. But, to me, this was still a rather innocuous question, even within the supposedly neutral zone of a party. A relevant question, too, given the gathering. Other hard-nosed reporters surely were wondering when they'd get another crack at Clinton.

Or so I thought. My simple question was rewarded with boos and hisses from the adoring Clinton groupies around me. So much for the adversarial press.

But that was nothing compared with Clinton's reaction to my inquiry about his next press confab. In an instant, his 100-watt charm shut off, replaced by a taunting belligerence. "Why?" he barked.

"Because the American people have a lot of unanswered questions," I replied, struggling to hold my bladder. At that point, he moved back down the rope, pulling up square in front of me, and demanded, "Like what?"

"Well, like illegal money from China and the campaign-finance scandal ..."

What happened over the next 10 minutes was nothing short of a "scene." The party-goers collapsed in around us. I watched the blood rush to Clinton's gargantuan face as he launched into a tirade against ex-Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour, the FBI, Bob Dole and Republicans in general. All the while, he tried to belittle me by making faces (to get a rise out of his fans) and intimidate me by getting in my face.

And now I can see how he can do that to people. Clinton's not just intellectually intimidating, he's physically imposing. He's tall (6-2) and big-boned.

Luckily, I'm the same height and was able to stand toe-to-toe and eye-to-eye with him. I'll never forget the maniacal look in his bloodshot eyes. There was a moment, fleeting, where I sensed he wanted to try to take a swipe at me. I was getting full frontal Clinton. His volcanic temper, hidden so well from the public by his handlers, erupted less than 12 inches from my eyes.

Clinton always is game for a debate. That I asked him hard questions at a party wasn't what ticked him off. It's what I asked him about. He clearly doesn't want to talk about the mother of all scandals -- Chinagate.

He also may have been thrown by my grasp of the facts. I'd been tracking the Beijing-tied Lippo Group's influence in the Clinton White House since 1996 and have been suspicious of the probity of Attorney General Janet Reno's special task force since she let John Keeney Sr. set it up -- a month after the election -- to look into Lippo's influence.

Keeney's son is none other than a defense attorney for John Huang, the former Lippo executive and convicted Clinton-Gore fund-raiser. Junior, who's also a long-time Democratic National Committee lawyer, cut Huang a deal with daddy's old task force that got him no jail time and immunity from prosecution for espionage.

Clinton also was unprepared for my tenacity. Other reporters may back down after he singes their eyebrows with a verbal fusillade. Dummy me, I hung in there for more abuse, challenging his answers, following up with more questions. Which only made him madder.

Take, for instance, the exchange we had after I asked him what he thought of the FBI agents' charges two days earlier that they'd been blocked from following trails back to the White House in the Chinagate probe. (When I first mentioned the agents, he acted dumb: "What FBI agents?")

"The Eff-Bee-Ahh," Clinton said, his tone dripping with contempt and suspicion. "What do you think of the FBI?"

I don't have an opinion, sir. My question is to you.

"Yeah, the FBI wants you to write about that rather than write about Waco," a reference to lingering questions about the agency's role in the 1993 fire that killed Branch Davidian separatists in Waco, Texas.

It was an extraordinary remark. The president was questioning the motives and veracity of his own agency.

I piped up that these were career FBI agents. One had been with the agency 25 years. And they made these charges under oath.

"Are you suggesting they're not telling the truth, Mr. President?" I asked.

Clinton's face turned a darker hue of red, almost the purplish color of raw hamburger meat that's been left out on the counter. Changing the subject, he attacked Republicans for their own fund-raising woes.

After Clinton had had enough of me, he tried to move on. But, I pressed, reminding him that he still hadn't answered my original question: When will you have another formal news conference?

"You just had one," he snapped.

With that, I turned around and knifed my way through the crowd that had gathered. Two women -- one from AP, then another from CNN -- rushed up to me. Both asked what got Clinton so angry.

"Why'd he turn so red?" asked one. Good question, I said, then replayed the exchange for them. Both asked for my card, though neither of their news agencies filed a story.

Before grabbing a plate of Cajun food and a much-needed cold one, I scribbled down what Clinton had told me on some White House napkins and left the grounds soon after. As I made my way to the Metro station, I realized my knees were a bit wobbly.

Still dazed by the time I got home, I trudged in the front door and only half-jokingly told my wife to prepare for an IRS audit. As I did radio shows around the country over the next few weeks, I found I wasn't the only one with that thought. Except callers weren't fooling.

Some warned me to get my tax forms in order and "not to take any plane trips." They were concerned I'd pay a heavy price for "standing up to the scary occupant of the White House," as one put it.

Another radio caller reckoned "there is a lot of info from FBI files being used to leverage reporters." (That's actually not so far-fetched. White House correspondents have to submit to background checks.)

One wise guy actually posted a phony Washington Post obituary on the Internet.

"Paul Sperry, the Washington bureau chief of Investor's Business Daily, was found in the swimming pool of his Richmond, Va., home early this morning," the prankster wrote. "He had apparently shot himself in the head in his living room before throwing himself fully clothed into the pool. A .45-caliber bullet was found in his skull and he was holding the suicide weapon, a 9 mm automatic with the serial numbers filed off.

"His notes and home computer were found burning in a trash can," he added. "Police were alerted to the body by an anonymous tip. No foul play is suspected."

I'm of the mind that the president and first lady, both of whom have strangely gone out of their way to remind the public that they've "even been accused of murder," like that people think that. It breeds fear, and fear makes those who might otherwise confront the Clintons with the facts think twice about doing so.

Still, after taking calls into the wee morning hours, such thoughts didn't exactly help me sleep over the next several days as the story grew legs.

Saturday night, Sept. 25: As I was typing up my story, James Grimaldi, a reporter for the Seattle Times, called me at home. He had been covering the Microsoft trial in Washington but he was working on another story -- mine -- and had a few questions for me.

Turns out Grimaldi was standing right next to me during the exchange with Clinton. He heard the whole thing and we compared notes. He said he was filing a story for the Times' Sunday edition. At first, I was frosted seeing that Grimaldi would beat my story. My paper at the time, Investor's Business Daily, only publishes Monday through Friday and Monday's paper is put to bed on Friday. So my story wouldn't run till Tuesday.

Even so, I was thankful that another major paper would corroborate the interview.

"The blood was rushing in and out of his face," Grimaldi observed over the phone. "He actually blew up. His initial blow-up was unexpected and unanticipated."

He counted at least 10 exchanges, "back and forth." Not one question I asked, he said, was "rude" or "disrespectful," although the entire impromptu interview could be construed as such. He also said Clinton "was baiting you" into asking more questions.

At one point, Grimaldi said the official White House photographer standing behind Clinton shouted: "This is so inappropriate! This is so inappropriate!" I never heard him. Clinton's own shouting must have drowned him out.

Tuesday night, Sept. 28: The Drudge Report posted a story at the top of its website: "Fight Club: Furious Clinton Orders Reporter Banned After Grilling!"


226 posted on 09/22/2006 6:00:13 PM PDT by Howlin (Declassify the Joe Wilson "Report!")
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To: blogblogginaway
He is f***ing shameless, absolutely SHAMELESS!!

Anytime he gets that emotional, he defensive mechanisms kick in with his ability to LIE magnified! His emotions were exactly the same as when he denied 'Having sex with that woman'. He waved his finger exactly the same way. If you turn down the volume--his actions are exactly the same as his denial of Monica!

As an accomplished liar--he is SECOND TO NONE!

As ex-Sen. Kerry (Nebraska) once so eloquently stated, "HE IS AN UNUSUALLY GOOD LIAR"!

I would like to go one step further, HE IS SIMPLY THE BEST--as he lies with SUCH PASSION!

P.S. I sure hope that someone asks him why he turned down Bin Laden each time when Sudan offerred him three times. THREE TIMES!!!!

227 posted on 09/22/2006 6:00:35 PM PDT by stockstrader
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To: small voice in the wilderness

I would not miss it!


228 posted on 09/22/2006 6:00:37 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Never Forget)
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To: Howlin

It's been a great week.
But Justice Ginsburg could improve it with one short sweet letter!


229 posted on 09/22/2006 6:01:03 PM PDT by Graymatter (TV-free and clean for 3 years, 4 months.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I saw that. In the same vein as the term "degenerate gambler", these slugs are degenerate liberals to the end.


230 posted on 09/22/2006 6:01:07 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("A litany of complaints is not a plan." - GW Bush, referring to DNC's lack of a platform on ANYTHING)
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To: John123

Hell YES!


231 posted on 09/22/2006 6:01:17 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Vermonter

Well, I divorced that husband, so I don't go up there anymore anyway!

But I do go to Florida now.......and love the Destin area!


232 posted on 09/22/2006 6:01:33 PM PDT by Howlin (Declassify the Joe Wilson "Report!")
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To: blogblogginaway
I would love to ask him face to face how much Osama bin Laden had to deposit into his Cayman Island account each time he refused to take him, and see what his reaction would be.
233 posted on 09/22/2006 6:01:38 PM PDT by AmeriBrit ( Doing the work for the good of the nation the MSM won't do!)
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To: blogblogginaway

Clinton is the head jackass of a dying irrelevant party. The only thing this lying buffoon tried to do was insert a whole box of cigars into his chubby intern for fragerance enhancement. Clinton was as successful at fighting terrorism as a blind man would be at skeet shooting. My apology to the blind. No apology to willie.


234 posted on 09/22/2006 6:02:01 PM PDT by jrooney ( Hold your cards close.)
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To: Allegra
Exactly. I am still waiting for someone in the MSM to ask that lying, professional con-artist WHY he TURNED DOWN BIN LADEN THREE TIMES!
235 posted on 09/22/2006 6:02:09 PM PDT by stockstrader
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To: Graymatter

Let's not get greedy.

Besides, leave something for NEXT week!


236 posted on 09/22/2006 6:02:14 PM PDT by Howlin (Declassify the Joe Wilson "Report!")
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To: blogblogginaway

Al Capone got pretty crazy when the syph was eating his brain. Same deal? Has bubba been fishing in his swimming pool the way Al did?


237 posted on 09/22/2006 6:02:18 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Howlin

NICE find!


238 posted on 09/22/2006 6:02:21 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-prayers for the kidnapped Israeli Soldiers)
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To: blogblogginaway

He is a lying M**herFU**er. He is the least honorable person I have ever seen.


239 posted on 09/22/2006 6:02:22 PM PDT by lawdude (Bill Clinton is a virus and should be treated as such.)
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To: cripplecreek
Actually, this A-hole neither tried nor failed. A complete zero. His usual "take no risks" approach.

Scumbag.

240 posted on 09/22/2006 6:02:23 PM PDT by Czar ( StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: Howlin

BTTT


241 posted on 09/22/2006 6:03:05 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: daisyscarlett

If Chris were treating Bubba like the liberal WH reporters treat Pres. Bush, he would have asked the follow-up question in French just to harrass and also appear like a smart ass. (Then perhaps Bubba could have pointed his finger "in French" too since that was the only sincere part of his first answer).


242 posted on 09/22/2006 6:03:19 PM PDT by rod1
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To: blogblogginaway

sterile, thebentone, bent


243 posted on 09/22/2006 6:03:24 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: AliVeritas

He never even visited the site of the first WTC bombing. I don't remember ANYthing he did about the Cole bombing either. Lobbing a few missiles at an aspirin factory just before Monica was scheduled to testify killed one poor janitor.


244 posted on 09/22/2006 6:03:30 PM PDT by Carolinamom (Passivity is far slyer and more lethal than rabid Bush hatred.. --Mark Steyn)
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To: Howlin
Beeeeauuuuuuuuuuuutiful!

245 posted on 09/22/2006 6:03:54 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Nice coke bags, Bubba.


246 posted on 09/22/2006 6:04:00 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("A litany of complaints is not a plan." - GW Bush, referring to DNC's lack of a platform on ANYTHING)
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To: george76

Yep


247 posted on 09/22/2006 6:04:16 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: stockstrader

Answer: No T*ts


248 posted on 09/22/2006 6:05:22 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: blogblogginaway

Wallace: When we announced that you were going to be on Fox News Sunday, I got a lot of e-mail from viewers. And I have to say I was surprised, most of them wanted me to ask you this question. Why didn't you do more to put bin Laden and al-Qaeda out of business when you were president? There's a new book out, I suspect you may have already read, called The Looming Tower. And it talks about the fact that when you pulled troops out of Somalia in 1993, bin Laden said "I have seen the frailty and the weakness and the cowardice of U.S. troops." Then there was the bombing of the embassies in Africa and the attack on the Cole.

Clinton: OK let's just --

Wallace: May I just finish the question sir? And after the attack, the book says, that bin Laden separated his leaders, spread them around because he expected an attack and there was no response. I understand that hindsight is always 20/20 --

Clinton: No, let's talk about it.

Wallace: But the question is, why didn't you connect the dots and put him out of business?

Clinton: Let's talk about it. I will answer all those things on the merits, but first I want to talk about the context in which this arises. I'm being asked this on the FOX network. ABC just had a right-wing conservative running their little pathway to 9/11, falsely claiming it was based on the 9/11 commission report with three things asserted against me directly contradictory to the 9/11 commission report. And I think it's very interesting that all the conservative Republicans who
now say I didn't do enough claim that I was too obsessed with bin Laden.

All of President Bush's neo-cons that I was too obsessed with bin Laden, they had no meetings on bin Laden for nine months after I left office. All the right wingers who now say I didn't do enough, said
I did too much, the same people. They were all trying to get me to withdraw from Somalia in 1993 the next day after we were involved in Black Hawk Down and I refused to do it and stayed six months and had an orderly transfer to the United Nations.

OK, now let's look at all the criticisms, Black Hawk Down, Somalia, there is not a living soul in the
world who thought Osama bin Laden had anything to do with Black Hawk Down or was paying any attention to it, or even knew al-Qaeda was a going concern in October 93.

Wallace: I understand.

Clinton: No, no, wait. Don't tell me that -- you asked me why didn't I do more to bin Laden, there was not a living soul, all the people who now criticize me wanted to leave the next day. You brought this up, so you get an answer. But you -- secondly ...

Wallace: .. bin Laden says, but it showed the weakness of the United States.

Clinton: Bin Laden may have said it -- but it would have shown the weakness if we left right away. But he wasn't involved in that, that's just a bunch of bull. That was about Muhammad Aidid, a Muslim warlord, murdering 22 Pakistani Muslim troops. We were all there on a humanitarian mission; we had no mission, none, to establish a certain kind of Somali government or keep anybody out. He was not a religious fanatic ...

Wallace: Mr. President ...

Clinton: ... there was no al-Qaeda ...

Wallace: With respect, if I may, instead of going through '93 and ...

Clinton: No, no -- you asked it. You brought it up.

Wallace: May I ask you (INAUDIBLE) question, and then you can answer?

Clinton: Yes.

Wallace: The 9/11 commission, which you talk about -- and this is what they did say, not what ABC pretended they said ...

Clinton: What did they say?

Wallace: They said, about you and President Bush, and I quote, "The U.S. government took the threat seriously, but not in the sense of mustering anything like the kind of effort that would be gathered to confront an enemy of the first, second or even third rank."

Clinton: First of all, that's not true with us and bin Laden.

Wallace: Well, I'm telling ... (CROSS TALK)

Clinton: Let's see what Richard Clarke said. Do you think Richard Clarke has a vigorous attitude about bin Laden?

Wallace: Yes, I do.

Clinton: You do, don't you?

Wallace: He has a variety of opinions and loyalties, but yes. (CROSS TALK)

Clinton: He has a variety of opinions and loyalties now, but let's look at the facts: he worked for Ronald Reagan, he was loyal with him; he worked for George H.W. Bush, he was loyal to him; he worked for me, and he was loyal to me; he worked for President Bush, he was loyal to him. They downgraded him and the terrorist operation.

Now, look what he said -- read his book and read his factual assertions -- not opinions, assertions. He said we took vigorous action after the African embassies, we probably nearly got bin Laden ...

Wallace: But what ...

Clinton: Now, wait a minute -- wait, wait, wait. (CROSS TALK)

No, no -- I authorized the CIA to get groups together to try to kill him. The CIA was run by George Tenet that President (Bush) gave the medal of freedom to, and he said he did a good job setting up all these counter terrorism things. The country never had a comprehensive anti-terror operation until I came there.

Now if you want to criticize me for one thing, you can criticize me for this: after the Cole, I had battle plans drawn to go into Afghanistan, overthrow the Taliban and launch a full-scale attack search for bin Laden. But we needed basing rights in Uzbekistan -- which we got after 9/11. The CIA and the FBI refused to certify that bin Laden was responsible. While I was there, they refused to certify. So that meant I would have had to send a few hundred special forces in in helicopters, refuel at night. Even the 9/11 commission didn't do that.

Now, the 9/11 commission was a political document, too. All I'm asking is, anybody that wants to say I didn't do enough, you read Richard Clarke's book ...

Wallace: Do you think you did enough, sir?

Clinton: No, because I didn't get him.

Wallace: Right.

Clinton: But at least I tried. That's the difference in me and some, including all of the right-wingers who are attacking me now. They ridiculed me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed. When I failed, I left a comprehensive anti-terror strategy and the best guy in the country, Dick Clark, who got demoted.


249 posted on 09/22/2006 6:06:26 PM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: hattend
Of course he's got a GUILTY CONSCIENCE. That's exactly why he is so passionate trying to rewrite history about how he let Bin Laden go.

He knows he screwed up big time, and left President Bush a national security mess.

So far the MSM has given him a FREE PASS on that--at least until the ABC TV special came out.

250 posted on 09/22/2006 6:06:28 PM PDT by stockstrader
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