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Bill (D)

As I have said numerous times, my autographed Bill Clinton “My Life” original hard cover copy is one of my most prized possesions.

Bill Clinton autograph

No. I’m not some groupie who demands honour for the Clintons (heh).

I’ve just always digged how good he was at what he did.

I was dissapointed in him a few times during the primary even when I knew this was just part of the political game.

That’s all it is. It’s the reason Bush and McCain made peace.

No hard feelings. This is a sport to them (and me).


Which is why I’ve always been a HUGE William Jefferson Clinton fan.

His abilities as a politician are remarkable. You can say whatever you want about him.

Dude plays the game hard.

I remember all the pre Convention drama about what he would say.

What did you think he would say?

This is part of what he did say.

(emphasis mine)

Barack Obama is ready to lead America and restore American leadership in the world. Ready to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. Barack Obama is ready to be President of the United States.

He will work for an America with more partners and fewer adversaries. He will rebuild our frayed alliances and revitalize the international institutions which help to share the costs of the world’s problems and to leverage our power and influence. He will put us back in the forefront of the world’s fight to reduce nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and to stop global warming. He will continue and enhance our nation’s global leadership in an area in which I am deeply involved, the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria, including a renewal of the battle against HIV/AIDS here at home. He will choose diplomacy first and military force as a last resort. But in a world troubled by terror; by trafficking in weapons, drugs and people; by human rights abuses; by other threats to our security, our interests, and our values, when he cannot convert adversaries into partners, he will stand up to them.

Barack Obama also will not allow the world’s problems to obscure its opportunities. Everywhere, in rich and poor countries alike, hardworking people need good jobs; secure, affordable healthcare, food, and energy; quality education for their children; and economically beneficial ways to fight global warming. These challenges cry out for American ideas and American innovation. When Barack Obama unleashes them, America will save lives, win new allies, open new markets, and create new jobs for our people.

Most important, Barack Obama knows that America cannot be strong abroad unless we are strong at home.

People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power.

Kind of says it all …. huh?

He knows what is needed and he understands how important it is to have the big guns out there.

Hillary will  be our top diplomat abroad.

The country and the world needs this.

Bill Clinton understands what is at stake.

That’s the most important trait for me ….

Bill Clinton is a team player.

Always has been.

Minor proof?

Bill Clinton robocalling in Georgia.

Major proof?

Bill Clinton giving up A LOT to do whatever it takes to have Hillary rep the USA as SoS.

Concessions by former President Clinton

To make it possible for his wife to become the top U.S. diplomat, the officials said, former President Clinton agreed:

-to disclose the names of every contributor to his foundation since its inception in 1997 and all contributors going forward.

-to refuse donations from foreign governments to the Clinton Global Initiative, his annual charitable conference.

-to cease holding CGI meetings overseas.

-to volunteer to step away from day to day management of the foundation while his wife is secretary of state.

-to submit his speaking schedule to review by the State Department and White House counsel.

-to submit any new sources of income to a similar ethical review.

Bill Clinton’s business deals and global charitable endeavors had been expected to create problems for the former first lady’s nomination. But in negotiations with the Obama transition team, the former president agreed to several measures designed to bring transparency to those activities.

“It’s a big step,” said Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who said he plans to vote to confirm Clinton.

Taking one for the team ….

…and the wallet.

Dr. Evil Pictures, Images and Photos

Bill is the shizznet.


  1. …but you’re only missing one trick: writing and printing backwards as Bill seems to have done on your book. Now that really is a sign of his amazing talents

  2. alyssa chaos

    Bill give a stump speech in the parking lot of a peter piper pizza during the primaries. [It was classy as hell, hahaa.The guy from Cheers was there.]

    It surprised me that he would take such a big security risk, though given we we’re in Clinton country I doubt anyone would have pulled anything, still though.

    The other time I saw him, I was a kid who was dragged by her parents to a airport, where we joined 40,000 other peeps, in hours of waiting just to see the Pres. get out of his jet, wave, and take off. Ridiculous.

    Never got his sig, too hard to get once everybody mobbed him.  

  3. KLRinLA

    he had the media, journalists, bloggers, and thus Americans, anxiously holding their breath, bursting with curiosity…will he slam Obama, will he phone it in, will he pledge his full fledged support?

    Of course it was the latter, and it was brilliant because he had everyone listening, which resulted in maximum impact.  He’s not one of the best for nothing.

  4. WashStateBlue

    On MyDD when the usual gang of Clinton crazies would rip into me as a Clinton Hater.

    LOL, I probably top you, Space.

    My Ex actually brought up in the divorce papers all the money I gave to MoveOn.Org at the height of the Monica wars!

    Yup, that old Clinton hater me!  I just about went broke fighting on behalf of the Clintons.

    Still love those two, and I am thrilled to see Hil lead the state deparment.

    With her work ethic, Barack can absolutely concentrate on the domestic, knowing foreign policy is in capable hands.

  5. Jjc2008

    Getting out of line…

    sometimes the anger I felt surprised even me.

    I am over it.  I had Obama signs all over my lawn, and was elated when he won.

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