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The Clinton Chronicles, Continued
Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, February 5, 2003 | Howard Kurtz

Posted on 02/05/2003 7:23:19 AM PST by Liz

With all the campaign focus on Lieberman, Kerry, Edwards, Gephardt and company, the last man you'd think anyone would be worried about is Bill Clinton.

After all, he's constitutionally barred from running again.

Yes, we know everyone's expecting Hillary to try to reclaim her old mansion in '08. Tim Russert said the other day that she landed a spot on the Senate Armed Services Committee as a bit of political positioning for that post-Dubya campaign. But the former first lady surely realizes she's a divisive figure in the country. She seems to be enjoying her new job. Maybe she'll run, maybe she won't.

In any event, it's Bill who's causing all the buzz.

Maybe it's the way he keeps piping up – scolding the Democrats for timidity after the '02 debacle, criticizing Bush's foreign policy last week. Maybe it's the fact that he's quietly advising the other White House wannabes. Maybe there's a wistfulness for an economy that seemed to roar during his tenure and is barely squeaking now.

Maybe he seems larger than life because the others, with Gore out, face a stature gap that's often unavoidable at this early stage of the game.

Maybe journalists miss the guy because his tabloid adventures were such good copy.

Or maybe it's the simple fact that he was the only Democrat since FDR to win a second term.

Whatever the explanation, Clintonism still looms large on the Democratic landscape, just as Reaganism did after Ronnie stepped down (and has made a comeback, both in terms of policy and personnel, under Bush 43). The Dems may be ready to move on to the next historical phase, but no one is quite sure what that is or who will lead the way.

The Nation's William Greider grapples with the Clinton legacy:

"If the Democratic Party in exile is ever to find a new voice and sense of purpose, it will first have to get around a peculiar obstacle left behind by the Clinton era: The man did not really go away. Other former presidents went home gracefully when their terms ended and essentially disappeared from national politics. Bill Clinton is keeping his hand in, also his handsome face and savvy intellect, plus his insider influence as strategist and money-raiser."

--SNIP--

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TOPICS: Announcements; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clintonhaters
Maybe journalists miss the guy because his tabloid adventures were such good copy.

More like b/c the Clintons were the lowest lowlifes that ever occupied the WH.

1 posted on 02/05/2003 7:23:20 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
The world may see him as handsome but I only see evil. I can't stand to see this man anywhere, tv, newspapers, FR photos; I've said it before, his face is anathema to me. And so is hers. ACCCHHHHHHHHHHH!
2 posted on 02/05/2003 7:27:13 AM PST by Marysecretary
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To: All
Maybe he seems larger than life because the others, with Gore out, face a stature gap

It speaks volumes about the remaining candidates when the absense of Algore (The Delusionary Tree) causes a "stature gap"!

3 posted on 02/05/2003 7:28:16 AM PST by newgeezer (fundamentalist, regarding the Constitution AND the Bible)
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To: Liz
Bill Clinton is keeping his hand in, also his handsome face and savvy intellect,

Someone needs to get off of his knees and spit.

4 posted on 02/05/2003 7:31:02 AM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Liz
...also his handsome face"

Oh right. I'm gonna be sick.

5 posted on 02/05/2003 7:31:29 AM PST by FryingPan101
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To: Paul Atreides
Seriously. Sheesh....
6 posted on 02/05/2003 7:33:29 AM PST by eureka! (Memo to Rats-Keep shrieking and moving left. Thanks!)
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To: All
his handsome face

Someone please post that pic of the big pimple on his red nose!

7 posted on 02/05/2003 7:33:29 AM PST by newgeezer (fundamentalist, regarding the Constitution AND the Bible)
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To: FryingPan101; Liz; Paul Atreides

8 posted on 02/05/2003 7:35:31 AM PST by ErnBatavia ((Bumperootus!))
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To: Paul Atreides
LOL.

.....and then rinse his mouth out!

9 posted on 02/05/2003 7:43:29 AM PST by expatpat
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To: FryingPan101
We'll fix that (barf) "handsome" face of his.

How's this for a makeover?

10 posted on 02/05/2003 7:46:42 AM PST by Liz
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To: newgeezer
Gore's stature gap? Yuk.

Or, as he is commonly known on FR, "The Tree."

11 posted on 02/05/2003 7:49:27 AM PST by Liz
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To: Paul Atreides
.....Billbo's keeping his hand in.....

Yeah, well we all know where.....

12 posted on 02/05/2003 7:51:52 AM PST by Liz
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To: ErnBatavia
Try that graphic again.
13 posted on 02/05/2003 7:52:52 AM PST by Liz
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To: *Clinton Haters
Would you sign in please.
14 posted on 02/05/2003 7:53:41 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

15 posted on 02/05/2003 8:00:22 AM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Liz
Maybe there's a wistfulness for an economy that seemed to roar during his tenure and is barely squeaking now.

Just like crooked land deals and S&L fraud roared during his tenure as governor of Arkansas. They're barely squeaking now as well.

16 posted on 02/05/2003 8:01:26 AM PST by jimt
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To: Liz

17 posted on 02/05/2003 8:03:08 AM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Paul Atreides

18 posted on 02/05/2003 8:05:31 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

19 posted on 02/05/2003 8:07:50 AM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Paul Atreides
"Pelvis Clinton" goes home to Arkansas to serenade his fans.

"I ain't nuttin' but a hound dog."

20 posted on 02/05/2003 8:12:26 AM PST by Liz
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To: Marysecretary
I see BillyBoy as a cartoon.


21 posted on 02/05/2003 8:17:22 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
That is sooo funny. That he is. Unfortunately, he didn't make me laugh much during his 8 years of ruination of America. Love, M
22 posted on 02/05/2003 8:35:06 AM PST by Marysecretary
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To: Grampa Dave; Mudboy Slim; Libloather
...........Clinton yuk ping..........
23 posted on 02/05/2003 8:37:03 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
"...his handsome face..."

I'm too sexy for this country, too sexy for this country...

barf
24 posted on 02/05/2003 8:37:42 AM PST by Green Kayak
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To: Liz
LOL! I wish I was so talented.
25 posted on 02/05/2003 10:21:29 AM PST by FryingPan101
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To: Liz
Handsome face? Why no barf alert here? He's a menace to society and he and his ugly wife should be in jail not running loose doing more damage.
26 posted on 02/05/2003 10:47:46 AM PST by Samizdat
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To: Samizdat
Why no barf alert here?

It's a Clinton article. No need for redundancy.

28 posted on 02/05/2003 11:37:25 AM PST by Loyalist
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To: Liz
Howard Kurtz is an IGNORANT DOLT...seriously!! Just plain STOOOOPID...MUD
29 posted on 02/05/2003 12:31:37 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (There's ALWAYS a Bigger Fish...MUD)
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To: Liz; Grampa Dave; Common Tator; Landru; Joe Montana
"Maybe journalists miss the guy because his tabloid adventures were such good copy."

Every VastLeftWingMedyuhWhore'd "journalist" to which this notion applies should be called what they are, "Pro-Soddomite Anti-Americans!!", 'cuz what's GOOD fer Sodom'sInsane is Good fer Osama bil Clinton...BOTH Are Mass-Murderin' TyrantThugs, IMHO!!

FReegards...MUD

BTW...RE-IMPEACH. CONVICT. DETHRONE.
DISBAR. DE-PENSION. DE-LEGITIMIZE.
INDICT. CONVICT. IMPRISON. DISCARD KEY.

30 posted on 02/05/2003 12:38:22 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (There's ALWAYS a Bigger Fish...MUD)
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To: eureka!
"HUSSEIN!!"
(To be sung to Eric Clapton's "COCAINE")

If you wanna hang out...WE've gotta take him out, HUSSEIN!!!
If you wanna lay down...Baghdad's yer town, RATbrains!!
Soddom lies, he ain't Right, FReedomFight...Hussein!!

(ConservativeMusician rockin' it a tad...)

If you got RATviews, you needta sing MUD's blues...Be Sane!!
When yer fightin' THUGS, you need the Bigger Gun..."Prevail!!"
Willie lies, Slick's a SPY!! Let's INDICT...RATS' Shame!!

(ConservativeMusician workin' it like only a 20-year vet can...)

Pack yer things...yer gone, boy, you best just ride on, Hussein!!
Don't forget this fact, OUR Target's Yer Back, Hussein!!
Dubyuh's RIGHT...Soddom'sBlight...Right Shall Smite...Hussein!!

Clinton lied...Chi-Com SPY...Slick, WE'll Try...Clinton!!

(ConservativeMusician jammin' 'til fade)

FReegards...MUD

31 posted on 02/05/2003 1:41:33 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (There's ALWAYS a Bigger Fish...MUD)
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To: Mudboy Slim
Nicely done.
32 posted on 02/05/2003 2:03:19 PM PST by eureka! (Memo to Rats-Keep shrieking and moving left. Thanks!)
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To: Mudboy Slim
Presstitute...that's what I call 'em.
33 posted on 02/05/2003 2:16:26 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
Presstitutes SUCK, IMHO...'specially PerkyKatie...MUD
34 posted on 02/05/2003 2:31:39 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (There's ALWAYS a Bigger Fish...MUD)
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To: eureka!
Muchas gracias, my FRiend...MUD
35 posted on 02/05/2003 2:32:08 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (There's ALWAYS a Bigger Fish...MUD)
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To: newgeezer; martin_fierro

You just don't know how funny that is to me. In impolite society, I ALWAYS call him PENIS NOSE.

Did you ever really look at it from a full frontal position?

(Martin, do you have a picture that shows what I mean? I can't find one doing a quick google search. Thanks.)

36 posted on 02/05/2003 4:58:03 PM PST by JudyB1938
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To: JudyB1938; Liz; Paul Atreides
trying again.....


37 posted on 02/05/2003 5:16:23 PM PST by ErnBatavia ((Bumperootus!))
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To: ErnBatavia
Did you ever know Old Atlanta? I loved that guy and hated it when he died. One time he sent me a picture of a beautiful girl in the shape of a horse. He called it CLINTON'S HORSE.

Your picture reminded me of him. Bitter-Sweet.

He would have loved this thread. He would have had us all in stitches in no time, even more so than now.

Thanks for posting the picture.
38 posted on 02/05/2003 6:16:27 PM PST by JudyB1938
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To: Liz
The Nation's William Greider grapples with the Clinton legacy:

 

THE CLINTON LEGACY COOKBOOK
His Legacy is here!

Yo William Greider......take it home NOW!!

39 posted on 02/05/2003 6:28:24 PM PST by carlo3b (Tell your kids you love them today, tomorrow may be too late....)
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To: Liz
The extension of unemployment insurance she got passed may not be the issue that will ignite the next New Deal, but it's solid Democratic stimulus politics

Total BS.

40 posted on 02/07/2003 10:16:01 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Wishful thinking.
41 posted on 02/07/2003 10:29:06 AM PST by Liz
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