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Bill Clinton at the top of his oratorical game

I’m a little late in posting this video of Big Dog hilariously mocking the Mittster in a speech the other day in Las Vegas.

But better late than never:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7EyYhbLn98[/youtube]

 

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  1. Nah, that’s not nearly as funny as the whole that depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is speech. That was a real knee slapper. Particularly for all those interns who had been trashed by a boss in a power position when word of their shennanigans leaked out to the world.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/chatterbox/1998/09/bill_clinton_and_the_meaning_of_is.html

    “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. If the–if he–if ‘is’ means is and never has been, that is not–that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement….Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having any kind of sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true.”

    The distinction between “is” and “was” was seized on by the commentariat when Clinton told Jim Lehrer of PBS right after the Lewinsky story broke, “There is no improper relationship.” Chatterbox confesses that at the time he thought all these beltway domes were hyperanalyzing, and in need of a little fresh air. But it turns out they were right: Bill Clinton really is a guy who’s willing to think carefully about “what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” This is way beyond slick. Perhaps we should start calling him, “Existential Willie.”

  2. Give it up, doc.

    Bill Clinton is the most popular political figure in America.

    And nobody but you wingnuts still care about the Lewinsky affair.

    Let me remind you, as I have on previous occasions, of this little fact: On the very same day that Clinton was impeached by the Republican U.S. House, his job-approval rating in the Gallup poll was 73 percent, the highest of his presidency and higher than Ronald Reagan ever got.

    The American public didn’t give a damn about the Lewinsky affair then, and they give less of a damn about it today.

    But, of course, I can understand how it must bug you that Clinton delivered such a deliciously snarky smackdown of Mittens, your hero.

  3. Hey, everybody is entitled to their own taste in comedians.

    I just don’t think Bill is very funny.

    I don’t think sexual harrassment is very funny either.

    I really don’t think that a man who refuses to own up to his own harrassment until he is put into a corner is funny at all.

    But to each his own.

  4. doc: For one who supports a political party known for its racism and sexism, your vaunted moralism is pretty peculiar.

  5. For one who supports a party who claims to support women (now that is funny) your adoration of Bill Clinton speaks volumes.

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