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Bill Clinton 'looked into running for vice president under Hillary'
Daily Mail ^ | 31st August 2007

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."


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To: allmendream
No wonder they are reputed to be the best Presidential memoirs, if Mark Twain published them. Mark Twain published the best stuff out during that time, mostly himself! ;)

Twain kept a 30% share for himself, so he did quite well in addition to helping set up Grant's family for a comfortable life after his death. He tried to repeat the success by publishing Sherman's memoirs and took a bath on them. I've read them both and I actually thought that Sherman's were the better of the two.

101 posted on 08/31/2007 10:57:32 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: doug from upland
Bill could not be elected VP because he is ineligible to serve another term.

Show me the law that says he's ineligible. It isn't in the 22nd Amendment.

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

and there were not more than two years left in the term

That limit is wholly a figment of your imagination.

Be is ineligible to be elected.

To be elected president. No other office.

102 posted on 08/31/2007 11:05:06 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Truman demonstrated FDR was not as indispensable as he so arrogantly believed.

I'm still bitter over the god-like reverence given FDR in light of his ruinous domestic policies, a consuming addiction to power despite failed health, disregard for Holocaust refugees and a horrifying blindness to the growing evil that was Joseph Stalin.

We're in a very bad situation if we return to a Clinton, especially one with such a calculating personality and lifelong craven lust for personal power.

103 posted on 08/31/2007 11:11:25 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: ReignOfError
To be elected president. No other office.

The 12th amendment says:

But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

Anyone ineligible to be elected president is also ineligible to be elected vice-president.

-PJ

104 posted on 08/31/2007 11:14:57 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: ReignOfError

Go read some more and get back to me. I’m pretty busy.

You will find language regarding him being ineligible to run for VP because he is not eligible to serve as prez.


105 posted on 08/31/2007 11:36:32 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Miss Didi

thanks

i don’t get fox except when i visit my inlaws... so i miss brian’s sly remarks...

teeman


106 posted on 08/31/2007 11:39:30 AM PDT by teeman8r
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To: presidio9

Why would anyone gut a salmon with a spoon? She is a crazy, lying lunatic. Wackjob. Weirdo. I am suspicious of everything that comes from the gaping wound between her nose and chin, even when she states her “gender”. She’s a thing, an it, an alien, asexual mutant. I wish she would just blow away. Forever.


107 posted on 08/31/2007 11:51:13 AM PDT by Rollee (Maybe the only purpose of your life is to serve as a warning to others.)
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To: Brilliant

She said the Constitution doesn’t prevent him from running for a third term. I am no expert but wasn’t two terms and out a amendment to the Constitution?


108 posted on 08/31/2007 12:24:26 PM PDT by rocksblues (Just enforce the law!)
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To: teeman8r
I loved when he was sitting on a tank visiting the troops while Geraldo was in the studio whining away about ICE grabbing babies from their mothers’ arms in the night...and Brian said--yeah, like Elian.
109 posted on 08/31/2007 12:42:35 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: presidio9
Bill Clinton 'looked into running for vice president under Hillary'

The beast already proved that first lady is more powerful than vice-president.

110 posted on 08/31/2007 12:56:21 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: BubbaBasher

That fanasty made me laugh out loud.

Hey mom, can I get a pair of boots and travel 2,000 miles?
Why whatever for, dear?
To gut fish with a spoon. Oh, certainly dear. run along.

Nonsense.


111 posted on 08/31/2007 1:07:13 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: Political Junkie Too
The 12th amendment says:
But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

Bill Clinton is not constitutionally ineligible to serve as president. He is ineligible to be elected president.

Anyone ineligible to be elected president is also ineligible to be elected vice-president.

That's what you say -- it's not what the 12th amendment says, and it's never come up for a court to rule on it either way. It says "ineligible to the office." Does that mean ineligible to be elected, or ineligible to serve? A court could go either way, but the legislative intent of the 22nd seems pretty clear to me.

112 posted on 08/31/2007 1:46:28 PM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: presidio9

Millions hate her and with good reason. She was arrogant as First Lady, so just imagine her as President. A monster.


113 posted on 08/31/2007 1:55:28 PM PDT by hershey
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To: doug from upland
Go read some more and get back to me. I’m pretty busy.

I think I have a sound enough argument -- agree or not -- that a "run along, kid" reply is uncalled for.

You will find language regarding him being ineligible to run for VP because he is not eligible to serve as prez.

This argument is not new. We kicked it around in '04, when Bill was rumored to be a candidate for veep. What emerged was no clear ruling (no part of the 22nd has been tested) and no real consensus among the pundits or scholars asked. But why take my word for it? From the annotations to the 22nd Amendment in the U.S. Code, Annotated (emphasis mine):

The Twenty-Second Amendment has yet to be tested or applied. Commentary suggests, however, that a number of issues could be raised as to the Amendment’s meaning and application, especially in relation to the Twelfth Amendment. By its terms, the Twenty-Second Amendment bars only the election of two-term Presidents, and this prohibition would not prevent someone who had twice been elected President from succeeding to the office after having been elected or appointed Vice-President. Broader language providing that no such person ‘‘shall be chosen or serve as President . . . or be eligible to hold the office’’ was rejected in favor of the Amendment’s ban merely on election.2 Whether a two-term President could be elected or appointed Vice President depends upon the meaning of the Twelfth Amendment, which provides that ‘‘no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President.’’ Is someone prohibited by the wenty-Second Amendment from being ‘‘elected’’ to the office of President thereby ‘‘constitutionally ineligible to the office’’? Note also that neither Amendment addresses the eligibility of a former two-term President to serve as Speaker of the House or as one of the other officers who could serve as President through operation of the Succession Act.3

2
H.J. Res. 27, 80th Cong., 1st Sess. (1947) (as introduced). As the House Judiciary Committee reported the measure, it would have made the covered category of former presidents ‘‘ineligible to hold the office of President.’’ H.R. Rep. No. 17, 80th Cong., 1st Sess. at 1 (1947).

3
3 U.S.C. § 19. For analysis of the Twenty-Second Amendment and its applica- bility to the various scenarios under which a person can succeed to the office see Bruce G. Peabody and Scott E. Gant, The Twice and Future President: Constitutional Interstices and the Twenty-Second Amendment, 83 MINN. L. REV. 565 (1999).

I don't have Lexis access, and the issue of the Minnesota Law Review cited doesn't even seem to have an abstract available online. So I can't further illuminate Messrs. Peabody and Gant's thoughts about constitutional interstices and the 22nd amendment.

But I went and read some more.

114 posted on 08/31/2007 3:23:24 PM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: ReignOfError

I’m not telling you to run along. I have made about 20 calls to reporters today to get them to report on Hillary’s campaign finance fraud. I really am busy and hope to have more time to talk later. I’ve got to put up a post for Ed Rendell that I hope will give him heartburn.


115 posted on 08/31/2007 3:26:56 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Snardius

Limiting the President to only two elected terms is in the XXII Amendment to the Constitution (1951), it is not something the Founders wrote into the original document.


116 posted on 08/31/2007 3:28:42 PM PDT by ops33 (Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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To: ops33

Thanks, you are about the fifth person to point this out to me...I’m sorry for not doing my research...it was an off the hip post....one that I’ll not repeat.


117 posted on 08/31/2007 4:28:54 PM PDT by Snardius
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To: doug from upland
I’m not telling you to run along.

Fair enough. It sounded a bit rude and dismissive, which is why I raised the issue. I didn't know if you meant it that way, which is why I didn't snark back. If you say your post wasn't dismissive, then it wasn't. That's good enough for me.

Deadline [ded-line], n.1, An arbitrary point in time when anything before is incomplete, and anything after is late. Usually a blunt instrument used by an editor to cudgel (q.v.) a writer or reporter.

I'm a big fan of Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary." The above is offered in that spirit.

118 posted on 08/31/2007 5:08:38 PM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: Blue Turtle
I'm confident that "no confrontational questions" was a pre-condition of the interview. Make that: if any non-pre-approved questions get asked, the interviewee would "graciously but quickly" end the interview and Letterman would never get another interview with either former co-president or any Kurintong arry.

Whether he would get an invitation to a private party at Ft. Marcy Park would depend on just how confrontational his question was.

HF

119 posted on 08/31/2007 5:42:32 PM PDT by holden
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To: presidio9
Since it was a co-presidency, and openly avowed to be by the Clintons, Hillary has already served her two terms and should be ineligible to run for a third.
120 posted on 08/31/2007 5:52:25 PM PDT by TAdams8591 ( Guiliani is a Democrat in Republican drag. Mitt Romney for president in 2008! : ))
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To: Snardius

Actually, it wasn’t the founders, but rather the generation of FDR which didn’t want another 4 term “President for Life” to trample the constitution, pack the courts, and sell out small countries (think Czechoslovakia, Austria, Poland, China) as he developed his own pet version of National Socialism.

That and having a Communist Agent as his Vice President (Wallace).


121 posted on 08/31/2007 8:29:32 PM PDT by donmeaker (You may not be interested in War but War is interested in you.)
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To: Froufrou

Important to note we had two Adams’ Father and Son, and two Harrison, Granfather and Grandson. The Roosevelt presidents were cousins (Theodore gave away the bride at FDR and Elanor’s wedding).

On the other hand Lincoln was the only president with a Patent.


122 posted on 08/31/2007 8:32:34 PM PDT by donmeaker (You may not be interested in War but War is interested in you.)
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To: ReignOfError
I'm with you. I don't know how so many educated Freepers, that normally do quite well at reading comprehension, can read "shall not be elected" and somehow their brain sees "shall not serve." It's like an irrational mental block.

As one of the law review articles says, "One can argue that the amendment prohibits ... ." Well, one can argue that the moon is made of green cheese, but it won't mean anything. The words say what they say. They are not ambiguous or subject to multiple interpretations. Elected means elected. Serve means serve. How do so many Freepers have a problem with that?

123 posted on 08/31/2007 8:48:53 PM PDT by weaponeer
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To: TornadoAlley3

Not until death do us part, I’m afraid.


124 posted on 08/31/2007 8:59:03 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: All; presidio9; Jeff Head; backhoe

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..’NEVER TRUST ANOTHER CLINTON’..

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/938640/posts

(See Photos & Video)

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125 posted on 08/31/2007 9:54:12 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: presidio9
The fact that Bill Clinton had to look into it just proves how little he knows about the Constitution.

22nd Amendment:
No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

12th Amendment:
But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.


I think the 22nd Amendment may actually make Hillary ineligible to be President, since she's been acting like she's the President since 1992.

 
126 posted on 09/01/2007 11:15:32 AM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: presidio9

I still say Hillary is not that stupid. She knows Bill. She knows that putting Bill one heartbeat, one of her heartbeats, away from another term or two as president AND the ability to date with a clear conscience, is, whether it’s constitutional or not, just a really, really bad idea.


127 posted on 09/01/2007 11:20:19 AM PDT by RichInOC (Bill Clinton doesn't need a partner to have sex with somebody he loves...but it helps.)
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To: evets
LOL!
128 posted on 09/01/2007 11:35:32 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: presidio9
Oh man the winning ticket, these two are forever conjoined just like ‘Siamese twins’.
129 posted on 09/01/2007 11:36:48 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: presidio9

These two clowns really do think they can do what ever they want and get away with it. 2008 stop hildabeast in her tracks!


130 posted on 09/01/2007 11:39:03 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (I'd rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: doug from upland
He could be named VP for the last two years of her term to replace someone who mysteriously met his demise.

Goodness Doug, what a frightening thought!

131 posted on 09/01/2007 11:40:35 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: 14erClimb
Right you are, another insightful piece of journalistic tripe we can expect from our friends overseas. Do they think if only the American people were smart enough to put a Marxist POS in the White House again their quality of life would improve?
132 posted on 09/01/2007 11:41:18 AM PDT by mimaw
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To: rocksblues

what she said is that he would have run if it did not prevent him.


133 posted on 09/02/2007 7:55:41 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: presidio9

Reading the quotes it actually sounds like Hillary was pretty funny, in a format I was actually expecting her to bomb at. I think a lot of conservatives underestimate her chances of winning.


134 posted on 09/02/2007 7:59:06 AM PDT by ran20
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