Saturday, April 12, 2008
A BIG HELP
At one time Bill Clinton was seen as the most talented politician in America. As people saw it, Bill’s political skills would be really helpful in getting Hillary nominated and elected president. Lately, however, he seems almost to be trying to sabotage her campaign. His attacks on Barack Obama, referring to him as a kid whose opposition to the war was a “fairy tale,” united supporters behind the Illinois senator. Clinton’s attempt to dismiss Obama’s win in South Carolina as Jesse Jackson redux also backfired. The former president’s tendency to get red in the face and point fingers at reporters hasn’t helped advance his wife’s cause.
Now Billy Boy is trying to make up for all the gaffes of the last few months. When Hillary “misspoke” about coming under sniper fire in Bosnia, the press jumped on it. Now, just as people were beginning to forget about that incident, Bill rode to her defense. After all, he said, his wife is 60 years old, and it was 11:00 o’clock at night when she had her memory lapse. In other words, she’s old and tired.
Hey, thanks a lot, Bill. Maybe he could get some extra help from that broad with the blue dress and the beret—whatsername, Monica something?