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Clinton could get Gumbel's "Early Show" gig
News Interactive ^ | 4.27.02

Posted on 04/27/2002 7:01:28 AM PDT by mhking

Clinton in running for TV job

From correspondents in Washington
27apr02


FORMER US president Bill Clinton could soon start a gig as the co-host of a morning television program, US media reported today.

ABC-TV's gossip show "Extra" reported that Clinton is a candidate to succeed retiring television host Bryant Gumbel as the co-anchor of "The Early Show" - a breakfast news program on rival network CBS-TV.

The ex-president, who left office 15 months ago, already has been busy in retirement: his William J Clinton Foundation is assembling teams of business experts to provide financial, marketing and other technical advice to owners of small businesses in Harlem, where he maintains an office.

Earlier this month he took on a new job as a senior adviser to two investment funds run by a cut price grocery store tycoon, the Los Angeles-based Yucaipa Companies said.

And he is in the process of penning his memoirs, set for publication in 2003, for publishing house Alfred A Knopf, which paid him an advance of more than $US10 million ($A18.48 million) - the largest ever for a non-fiction book published in the United States.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: cbs; clinton; clintonhaters; earlyshow; gumbel; television
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Just damn.
1 posted on 04/27/2002 7:01:28 AM PDT by mhking
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To: AmriGandu
You can run but you can't hide. If Clinton gets a tv job we will see how hard he tries to hide his true personality. He is a scum bag and his real "inner self" will be available for public viewing and ridicule on a daily basis.
3 posted on 04/27/2002 7:05:56 AM PDT by Podkayne
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To: mhking
No way Clinton would do this. Too much constriction on his time for partying and getting regular "oral treatments".

And, people that work those kind of shows really have little control over the content. Basically, they do as they are told. And read the stuff in front of them. That wouldn't work with Billy.

With that said I hope he does it. It'll bomb at some point. Which is another reason he won't do it. He can't take the chance that he would fail. With wifey running for pres. and all.

4 posted on 04/27/2002 7:06:47 AM PDT by isthisnickcool
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To: mhking
ROFLMAO
5 posted on 04/27/2002 7:07:12 AM PDT by ppaul
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To: mhking
Better have a substitute host on stand by daily.I don't see this sociopath having the self discipline to pepare and show up for a show that is live at 7 AM ET five days a week,52 weeks a year.
6 posted on 04/27/2002 7:08:56 AM PDT by John W
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To: mhking
Well it will be a first. It's my understanding that these morning talk show host must show up at work at 5 A.M. for make up and prep. Will Bubba keep them waiting like he did everyone at the White House? HA! HA! HA! HA! I want to see this.
7 posted on 04/27/2002 7:09:49 AM PDT by Teacup
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To: AmriGandu
CBS is doing the hiring.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if Clinton took the job. After all it is another way to cheapen the Presidency of the US. But why a news program? He should be doing the Jerry Springer Show.

8 posted on 04/27/2002 7:11:31 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: John W
Don't they have to be in the studio around 3 or 4 in the morning? That'll put a definite crimp on his style.
9 posted on 04/27/2002 7:12:37 AM PDT by Carolina
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To: mhking
If he can get $100,000 a pop traveling around, giving the same speech over and over to his adoring fans, going to parties, and feeling up the girls, why would he want to get stuck with a boring daily job where he has to get up in the morning?
10 posted on 04/27/2002 7:12:44 AM PDT by Cicero
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To: mhking
No way is Bubba getting up that early 5 days a week.
11 posted on 04/27/2002 7:15:27 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: mhking
Gumbel's "Early Show" gig
--certainly a dignified position for a former President of the United States. (Clinton always was, is and shall remain white trash.)
12 posted on 04/27/2002 7:16:45 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: mhking;reformjoy;Snow Bunny;Ragtime Cowgirl
NEVER FORGET

..-It's the TV, Stupid, no matter WHO pays for it- =

..The CLINTONS' M.O.

..-If ADOLF HITLER had had TV up his sleeve, the way the CLINTONS do now, he would have won World War II- =

...The CLINTONS' Truth.

NEVER FORGET

13 posted on 04/27/2002 7:17:23 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: mhking
He said he would do it if Rollergirl would co-host.
14 posted on 04/27/2002 7:17:38 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: mhking
Our spin should be that Clinton is stealing an African-American's job.
15 posted on 04/27/2002 7:18:50 AM PDT by DallasMike
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To: Teacup
Will Bubba keep them waiting like he did everyone at the White House?

LOL not to mention LAX for his haircut! I'd love to see him get a real job where he can't have people that embarass him liquidated. I read somewhere that he pointed to a set of luggage and gestured to his secret service guard at an airport after he was out of office and was updated "I'm security...I don't do luggage"...Hee Hee.

16 posted on 04/27/2002 7:19:34 AM PDT by sleavelessinseattle
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To: John W; Teacup; Carolina; big ern
It's not a matter of Clinton getting up that early; it's a matter of him staying up that late.

He will need additional stimulants.

17 posted on 04/27/2002 7:20:29 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: DallasMike
OR..another spin..Clinton is the only white man qualified to take an African-American's job...bro.

sw

18 posted on 04/27/2002 7:21:44 AM PDT by spectre
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To: doug from upland
**Barf Alert--Ping**
19 posted on 04/27/2002 7:22:02 AM PDT by TwoStep
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To: DallasMike
Clinton is stealing an African-American's job.

Nope. Clinton is black, remember?

20 posted on 04/27/2002 7:22:08 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: mhking
I'm dubious, but then....CBS does seem to have a death wish.
21 posted on 04/27/2002 7:23:33 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: mhking
I think the thing to remember about billie is that while he is polished, he has no character. The longer and better you get to know someone, the more that trait comes out. Having him remain in the public eye may be the best thing he could do for his enemies. Before long he'll let his nature slip out.
22 posted on 04/27/2002 7:24:05 AM PDT by tcostell
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To: mhking
Should be on America's Most Wanted.

Or America's Least Wanted, depending on how you look at it.

23 posted on 04/27/2002 7:24:58 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Teacup
Can you imagine the full-time freepin' fun this would be? The phone calls, the emails, the letters, faxes, etc. to CBS! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
24 posted on 04/27/2002 7:25:09 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: sleavelessinseattle
Isn't he getting a new puppy to replace Buddy? Isn't he buying a home in Ireland? Isn't he the voice of the DNC? Isn't he writing a book? How is he going to keep all his prior committments? Look at it this way. He can bring all his dates with him to the studio at 5AM, LOL, LOL. Does CBS require their talk show host to be sober?
25 posted on 04/27/2002 7:25:10 AM PDT by Teacup
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To: mhking
From a loser to a traitor, and they wonder why noboby watches.
26 posted on 04/27/2002 7:26:56 AM PDT by sidegunner
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To: anniegetyourgun;Charles Henrickson
HA! HA! HA! HA! Oh you guys crack me up. Yes, I would have such a good time faxing, emailing, phoning CBS. Whew!

America's Most wanted? Man oh man, that's funny.

27 posted on 04/27/2002 7:27:40 AM PDT by Teacup
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To: mhking; CheneyChick; vikingchick; Victoria Delsoul; WIMom; one_particular_harbour; kmiller1k...

Oh, I hope this happens... It'll be like the XFL (cheerleaders included!)...

Big ratings for a week, and then a drop into the abyss. The public humiliation would be beautiful.

But Clinton's smart enough and cowardly enough to know not to risk it... Dang it!

OTH...

If he was convinced there was a right-wing conspiracy to keep him off the air and the endanger the Constiution....




28 posted on 04/27/2002 7:29:10 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: anniegetyourgun
Actually, I believe he will do this, but not as a full-time host. I think he will do "commentary and analysis" a couple of days a week. This will let him act like he is an intellectual and attempt to undermine the Bush administration.

The plus side of this is how Katie Couric will deal with her idol attempting to undermine her ratings. Once again, we see that those who support Clinton are knifed in the back when they no longer are useful.

It IS all about him, after all.

29 posted on 04/27/2002 7:29:23 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: mhking
Bubba was in the paper here today. Seems he is getting another dog.

Now let's be realistic. How much time do you think he or the Senatorette or the globe trotting spawn of the loins spend at home.

Just another PR stunt that anyone can see through. The hired help will feed and care for the animal and scoop up all the doo doo so it doesn't squish up between their toes when they go outside for another of the endless photo ops.

30 posted on 04/27/2002 7:29:24 AM PDT by fightu4it
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To: mhking
I have never watched the Early Show and I still won't.

Having i42 on in the morning would ruin breakfast.

5.56mm

31 posted on 04/27/2002 7:30:37 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: firebrand; StarFan; Dutchy; stanz; RaceBannon; OneidaM; evilC; BlackAgnes; DoctorRaoul; Cacique...
*Barf Alert* ping!
32 posted on 04/27/2002 7:31:00 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: hflynn
He should be doing the Jerry Springer Show.

He should be ON the Jerry Springer show!

33 posted on 04/27/2002 7:32:33 AM PDT by StriperSniper
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To: Miss Marple
I can't imagine him doing it fulltime either. The D party is going to need him for fundraising and can't afford to have him tied down to a daily obligation.
34 posted on 04/27/2002 7:33:22 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: mhking
LOL! Clinton has never been on time in his life...you can't run a news show when the host is always at least an hour late.
35 posted on 04/27/2002 7:34:00 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Teacup
If they give him a desk to sit behind and you hear a rythmic bumping noise and he subsequently loses his train of thought during an interview, call the studio drycleaner. For Billie, the World is his Humidor!
36 posted on 04/27/2002 7:34:07 AM PDT by sleavelessinseattle
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To: mhking
how long before jane clayson would be under the desk
37 posted on 04/27/2002 7:35:30 AM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: mhking
If I were a shareholder, I'd quickly be coming to the conclusion that there is a serious problem in the boardroom...
38 posted on 04/27/2002 7:36:36 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: mhking
And he is in the process of penning his memoirs, set for publication in 2003, for publishing house Alfred A Knopf, which paid him an advance of more than $US10 million ($A18.48 million) - the largest ever for a non-fiction book published in the United States.

I'm surprised no one has pointed out that pile of BS. There will be more fiction than truth in anything this disgraceful, deceitful, lying bag of wind will ever write. Assuming of course that he ever writes this book....

39 posted on 04/27/2002 7:37:03 AM PDT by TomT in NJ
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To: mhking
Earlier this month he took on a new job as a senior adviser to two investment funds run by a cut price grocery store tycoon, the Los Angeles-based Yucaipa Companies said.

Wish I knew the names of these funds just to make sure that I have NONE in my portfolio!

40 posted on 04/27/2002 7:38:34 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda
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To: clinton haters
indexing
41 posted on 04/27/2002 7:39:24 AM PDT by Liz
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To: sleavelessinseattle
I wonder if they'll bring in Monica to guest host with him? Now there's a show.
42 posted on 04/27/2002 7:40:32 AM PDT by Teacup
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To: Teacup
He is probably still steamed that President Bush is on the trading cards and has been portrayed as an action hero doll. Those were his rightful gigs, you know.

Just once I would like to see someone in the major media say that this guy is NOT handsome, NOT smart, and NOT interesting!! Just once!!

43 posted on 04/27/2002 7:42:45 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: mhking; Sabertooth


Pitiful. Poor bill. He wants a legacy. . .

The Legacy..........







44 posted on 04/27/2002 7:46:32 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: mhking
The thing I hate the most is the libs throwing money at this human garbage.
45 posted on 04/27/2002 7:46:46 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5
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To: Teacup
You won't see her. She'll be under the desk.
46 posted on 04/27/2002 7:47:03 AM PDT by Samwise
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To: Miss Marple
More Legacy..........




i got away wif murder, rape and
obstruction ov justice. . .
i so proud o' myself! !


JESSE JACKSON and his mistress Karin Stanford (circled)
pose with Clinton and other Rainbow Coalition staffers on
December 3, 1998 -- five months before Jesse's love child
was born.

47 posted on 04/27/2002 7:47:13 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: MadelineZapeezda
More Legacy..........





48 posted on 04/27/2002 7:47:56 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: sleavelessinseattle; Miss Marple;Liz;Samwise

The Clinton Legacy, no matter how much he wishes, he'll always be remembered as the impeached rapistest, BJ president.

Miss Marple, He's no super hero. He's more of a super ZERO!

49 posted on 04/27/2002 7:52:21 AM PDT by Teacup
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To: hflynn
He should be doing the Jerry Springer Show.

As a "guest," not as host.

50 posted on 04/27/2002 7:55:51 AM PDT by lonestar
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