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Clinton erupts

Here is the Reuters report on Clinton’s "Sixty Minutes" interview. Predictable stuff, it would seem. But look at this report from the U.K.’s Telegraph which reports on Clinton’s interview with David Dimbledy of the BBC. "The former American president, famed for his amiable disposition, becomes visibly angry and rattled, particularly when Dimbleby asks him whether his publicly declared contrition over the affair is genuine.

His outrage at the line of questioning during the 50-minute interview, to be broadcast on Panorama on Tuesday night, lasts several minutes. It is the first time that the former President has been seen to lose his temper publicly over the issue of his sexual liaisons with Ms Lewinsky.

The President initially responds to Dimbleby’s questions by launching a general attack on media intrusion. When the broadcaster persists with the question of whether the politician was truly penitent, Clinton directs his anger towards Dimbleby."
Read the whole of it. This interview will be broadcast Tuesday in the U.K. A BBC executive said: "He is visibly angry with Dimbleby’s line of questioning and some of that anger gets directed at Dimbleby himself. As outbursts go, it is not just some flash that is over in an instant. It is something substantial and sustained.

It is memorable television which will give the public a different insight into the President’s character. It will leave them wondering whether he is as contrite as he says he is about past events. Dimbleby manages to remain calm and order is eventually restored."

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Typical Conservative overkill. They can’t stand the fact that his book is going to be one of the highest selling books in history, so they have to resort to things like this. Tomorrow, Schramm will be posting something like "Clinton sneezed FOUR times yesterday!!! Can you believe the nerve of that guy --- FOUR TIMES!".

A nameless "Starbuck" comments on Schramm: Typical Conservative overkill. They can’t stand the fact that his book is going to be one of the highest selling books in history, so they have to resort to things like this. Tomorrow, Schramm will be posting something like "Clinton sneezed FOUR times yesterday!!! Can you believe the nerve of that guy --- FOUR TIMES!".

This accusation is pretty ridiculous seeing how Schramm merely passed this story onto readers. In fact, he never said one word alluding to his personal view on Clinton, his book or the BBC story.

Liberal’s defense of Clinton always has seemed to take on this same kind dishonest mask of unreality. They immediately turn on the bearer of bad Clinton news as though he is the real problem, not Clinton (no matter what Clinton does). I know there is some sort of professional medical term for this sort of behaviour, but it’s name escape me right now.

Marc, I know it comes to you easily, but don’t play stupid here. We both know what Schramm’s game is here. In relaying the story, he very clearly agrees with it. If he disagrees with the story, he makes a point of letting us know. So don’t sit here and pretend that Schramm was just innocently doing us all some public service. Personally, I’d have much respect for the man had he read and reviewed the book himself, rather than relying on someone else to do his speaking for him.

As for Liberals defense of Clinton, they are left with little choice when whining Conservatives blame the man for everything, in an effort to get out of taking responsibility for the failures of Bush.

I thought only admirers of the NY Times believed they were getting news innocently presented as public service. Also, from now on whenever a liberal brings up any accused failing of Ronald Reagan, we conservatives should merely fall back on the fact that his father was an alcoholic. Surely his mean-spirited tax cuts for the weathly merit forgiveness on the basis of the "deep psychological issues" caused by his own traumatic upbringing. No?

Surely his mean-spirited tax cuts for the weathly merit forgiveness on the basis of the "deep psychological issues" caused by his own traumatic upbringing. No?

No, just stupidity.

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