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"It's Just Not Fair"

Bill Clinton is complaining that his wife's vote on the war is being mischaracterized and that "it's just not fair."

On a conference call with Hillraisers, Sen. Clinton's biggest donors, which The Hill listened to after being provided the call-in information, the former president said there was a stark difference between those who voted for the Iraq resolution and those who wanted to go to war.


In response to a question from one of the supporters on the phone about explaining Hillary Clinton's Iraq vote to undecided voters, the former president jumped in front of former Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe, saying, "Let me answer this."

He said he had re-read the Iraq resolution last week, and that his wife had voted only for "coercive inspections." Clinton justified his wife's refusal to apologize for her vote by explaining that she was acting out of concern that future presidents might need similar language authorizing "coercive inspections to avoid conflict."

"It's just not fair to say that people who voted for the resolution wanted war," Clinton said.

Poor Hillary. It really isn't fair. Her husband got a pass from far left liberals for his less than progressive ways. Remember when as Governor he returned to Arkansas to oversee the execution of Ricky Ray Rector, who was mentally impaired? He got their support in spite of that. Heck, when he was accused of sexual harassment and even rape, his popularity seemed to rise with most liberal feminists. Hillary is not feeling that same kind of love from the left wing of the party though.

If Bill Clinton really wants see something unfair, he should look at the media coverage and the credit he got for the economy during his term, compared to that George Bush has gotten. Or maybe he should consider some of the things he and those in his administration said about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction. Today George Bush gets called a liar for having said the same things.

Putting aside Bill Clinton's complaints of unfairness, it is interesting to see the role he is playing in his wife's campaign. He just can't resist jumping into the middle of things. He is not just coming to the defense of his wife, though. He is not just trying to find something to pass the time and occupy his mind. He has a lot invested in what a Hillary presidency would mean for his legacy. Expect to see and hear a lot from Bill Clinton between now and November 2008.

This is cross-posted at Right Wing News where I am guest blogging today.


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Comments (8)

Perhaps Hillary Clinton sho... (Below threshold)
ptg:

Perhaps Hillary Clinton should consider making unwanted sexual advances on men other than Bill. A few accusations from staffers or interns could help her seem less a victim, which Bill's whining about 'unfairness' only makes worse.

Are Bill and Hill the only ... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Are Bill and Hill the only two people on Earth who don't know Algore is going to enter the race? She'd better dig a new niche because Iraq is taken.

Huh. I guess he didn't want... (Below threshold)
markm:

Huh. I guess he didn't want to say that Hillary and Edwards used the Clinton Administration Intelligence as a guide to their vote for the resolution. That would be harder to spin.
(don't have time to find the link but there were two news blurbs about it approx. 3-4 weeks ago)

Poor Hillary. It r... (Below threshold)
Farmer Joe:
Poor Hillary. It really isn't fair. Her husband got a pass from far left liberals for his less than progressive ways. Remember when as Governor he returned to Arkansas to oversee the execution of Ricky Ray Rector, who was mentally impaired? He got their support in spite of that. Heck, when he was accused of sexual harassment and even rape, his popularity seemed to rise with most liberal feminists. Hillary is not feeling that same kind of love from the left wing of the party though.

It's pretty amazing what charisma can get you. I'm sure all those liberals out there thought they were thinking deep about politics, and never dreamed they were just geting charmed

Hell, all dem bleeding hear... (Below threshold)
Mike:

Hell, all dem bleeding heart liberal women are just jealous Monica got to blow him and they didn't. That's all, no more, no less.

Fearomonica?========... (Below threshold)
kim:

Fearomonica?
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"He has a lot invested i... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

"He has a lot invested in what a Hillary presidency would mean for his legacy"

Right now Clinton will be remembered as being the only President in the 20th century to be impeached. That's it. 50 years from now that will be the sum and substance of his legacy.
After a Hillary presidency (which would most likely be such a disaster that even the press wouldn't be able to keep most of public ignorant as they did in the 90's), they'd both be wishing that that was the only thing for which they'd be remember.

Be careful for what you ask...

Bill Clinton sounds like ev... (Below threshold)

Bill Clinton sounds like every 6 year old I've ever heard whining "it isn't fair"! New flash to them - but particularly to him. LIFE ISN'T FAIR and the sooner you quit expecting that, take your "big boy" pill and start acting like a responsible adult, the better off you'll be.

Bunch of sniveling babies on the left!




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