Bill: The Clinton Campaign Poison Pill

Yesterday, former President William Jefferson Clinton made the following reference to his wife’s recent Bosnia tall tale:

“There was a lot of fulminating because Hillary, one time late at night when she was exhausted, misstated and immediately apologized for it – what happened to her in Bosnia in 1995. … And some of [her critics], when they’re 60, they’ll forget something when they’re tired at 11:00 at night, too.”

I won’t go into the many factual errors in Bill’s statement as that’s been covered elsewhere. I won’t even address why in the world Bill would exhume this story when it had all but faded from the spotlight.

I do however find two incredibly ironic aspects to Bill’s statement. If part of Hillary’s problem was that she made these comments at 11pm after a long hard day (which by the way isn’t true), then how can we possibly trust Hillary to take that 3am call at the White House when all global hell is breaking loose? If her brain does not function at 11pm, just think what shape she is in at 3 in the morning.

If Hillary were to win the nomination, her opponent would be John McCain, one of whose potential weaknesses is his advanced age. However, according to Bill, John is not alone on the age issue. Apparently, Hillary’s being 60 years old also leads to her inventing combat situations in which she did not participate.

Looks like Bill’s latest campaign stump speech for Hillary goes like this: “Hillary Clinton is ready to be Commander-in-Chief so long as you don’t expect her 60 year old doddering mind to function properly 11pm or later.”

With poison pills like Bill Clinton and Mark Penn, Hillary hardly needs an opponent in order to lose the nomination. She’s losing it all by herself.

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4 thoughts on “Bill: The Clinton Campaign Poison Pill

  1. Ah, so she’s the typical doddering 60 year old that’s asleep by 7:30 pm and awake at 3 am to empty her bladder.

    With friends like these, who needs vast right-wing conspiracies?

  2. Sometimes, I think Bill Clinton wants to make sure that his wife loses. I guess he’s weighing the possibilities … you know, he might have access to a lot of interns if he’s allowed back in the White House, but maybe he’s as afraid of her being President as the rest of us.

  3. Actually, Margaret Carlson of Time magazine suggested on The Chris Matthews Show several weeks ago that Bill subconsciously wants Hillary to lose. Her premise was that Bill does not want his legacy overshadowed by his wife. I think the argument has some legs. It is clear from his behavior that everything is ABOUT Bill. He has to be the center of attention. If you look at this latest gaff, you almost have to conclude that he is deliberately sabotaging Hillary’s campaign … or that he has completely lost his touch as a master politician.

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