With the advent of his new book, "My Life", liberal media are fawning over Bill Clinton. I caught a teaser on CBS tonight for Dan Rather's "Exclusive" interview with the president. Dan Rather looked like he was taking the hottest girl to the prom...
Last Wednesday, I had an after work party to attend. One of our most senior executives was at the party. She's a political animal. She talked about how she dumped a guy because he was a Republican. After assuring us it was not because of arguing or rhetoric, but because of simple party membership, I said that I thought that was a bit flighty to dump someone based solely on their party affiliation. That's when she asked me if I was Republican. Of course, I said "no, but I voted for Bush".
She got exasperated and said, "Matt, I'm surprised that a military guy like you isn't a Democrat. Why, Bill Clinton was the best president for the military!"
Bombay Sapphire came out of my nose at that point (what a waste of fine gin). Of all the people in politics that I can't stand, Bill Clinton, Teddy Kennedy and John Kerry rank at the top. And to think that Bill Clinton was the best friend of the military is ridiculous. Ask anyone from the Mog...
Speaking of cigars, this CNN story made me remember why I don't like Clinton very much...
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Former President Bill Clinton called his fight against impeachment a "badge of honor" and his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky "morally indefensible" in a CBS television interview.
In the hourlong interview to air on CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday, two days before publication of his memoir, "My Life," Clinton said he was proud of his successful fight against impeachment, the network said in excerpts released on Wednesday.
"I didn't quit, I never thought of resigning and I stood up to it and beat it back," he said.
"The whole battle was a badge of honor. I don't see it as a stain, because it (the impeachment process) was illegitimate," added Clinton, who called the process "an abuse of power."...
Hey, Slick Willie, you were impeached because you lied...you lied...you lied.
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