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"...our destruction of civilian life has now become senseless and excessively brutal." -- Former President (and democrat) Jimmy Carter, on President Clinton's Kosovo policy, New York Times, May 27, 1999
For a team that Clinton promised would adhere to a "higher ethical standard" his administration has presided over an extraordinary amount of corruption and an unprecedented number of high-level officials forced to resign in disgrace. -- The Times (of London), Feb 12, 1995. 
"Stephanopoulos knew that it was a mistake to assume that any one moment with Clinton, any one conversation, day, or even week reflected Clinton's true feelings or unchanging fundamental attitude about something." Bob Woodward, in his book "The Agenda" 
"I have to confess that it's crossed my mind that you could not be a Republican and a Christian." - First "Co-President" Lady Hillary R. Clinton, source: Richmond Times-Dispatch, page A-10, March 1, 1997 
"When the [former Director of Management and Administration David] Watkins memo contradicted Mrs. Clinton's account of the travel office firings, Fabiani told reporters that 'her statements are true and his are false.' Fabiani said he arrived at this conclusion without independently verifying the statements and without interviewing Mrs. Clinton or Watkins." -- (Los Angeles Times, 2/2/96) 
"Perhaps the best gloss comes from the late [Deputy White House Counsel] Vince Foster, who toward the end of his life, reportedly told his brother-in-law, 'You would be surprised that our own people would lie to us.'" (Tony Snow column, The Cincinnati Enquirer, 1/4/96) 
"'The whole tide of history has shown us that if you lie loud enough and long enough that no matter how ludicrous the lie is people will believe it,' [Democrat strategist James] Carville said." (United Press International, 8/8/84) 
"For the quickest descent into the ethical quagmire, the Clinton administration has set a new indoor record." (Howard Kurtz column, The Washington Post, 3/26/95) 
"'[T]he NGA [National Governors Association] is on record in a resolution as supporting a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget, something the Republicans could never have passed without the help of the Democratic governors, and I was one of them.'" (Bill Clinton, Arkansas Gazette, 8/6/85)
"From the time Clinton arrived in Washington, the President and his aids "thought they could talk their way out of things. There has been a typical lack of coming clean, whether we're talking about the draft during the '92 campaign, or the Whitewater or the recent fund-raising scandal." -- Tom Rosetiel, Director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism. Boston Globe, Page A21, March 23, 1997 
"[Cinton] is probably more of a Teflon Presidency that I've seen in the 35 years I've been [in Washington]. Some of the stuff he has been accused of would have knocked down most other presidents." -- Tony Coelho, Former Congressman (D-CA) & House Majority Whip, who quit the House of Representives in 1989 rather than face an Ethics Inquiry. Boston Globe, Page A21, March 23, 1998 
Bill Clinton is one of the great masters of the art of politics, which in its essence is the art of the con -- the ability to convincingly declare that day is night,that up is down, that what is so is not. -- The New York Times, March 10, 1997 
"The President's essential character flaw isn't dishonesty so much as a-honesty. It isn't that Clinton means to say things that are not true, or that he cannot make true, but that everything is true for him when he says it, because he says it. Clinton means what he says when he says it, but tomorrow he will mean what he says when he says the opposite. He is the existential President, living with absolute sincerety in the passing moment." -- Michael Kelly, "The President's Past," New York Times Magazine, July 31, 1994
"Everyone is fed up with the creepy dynamics of this warped marriage. We have lost all hope of getting any shred of authenticity from either Bill or Hillary -- unless it's the authenticity of the deluded. They have chosen tactics over truth with such consistency that it's impossible to accept anything they say." -- New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
"Clinton used his office to thwart an investigation sanctioned by his own attorney general... Ronald Reagan waived all executive privilege...[and] turned over his documents and diaries...because he said he wanted the facts to come out." -- Time news article (8/24/98)
"Clinton's behavior is truly Nixonian. And it is worse in one way. Nixon's actions, however neurotic and criminal, were motivated by and connected to the exercise of presidential power. He knew the place he occupied, and he was determined not to give it up to those he regarded as 'enemies.' Clinton acted-- and still, even in his supposed mea culpa, acts-- as if he does not recognize what it means to be president of the United States." -- David Broder, Washington Post (8/19/98)
"I have to say that when the president looked the country in the eye and said, 'I did not have a sexual relationship with that woman,' that was the worst straight-on lie I've heard any president give. He and Monica knew the truth, and yet he staged it, rehearsed it, scripted it. And he did that. And that defies anything. I've listened to Lyndon Johnson lie about the Gulf of Tonkin, about the budget. I saw Kennedy, at first, or his people try to deny the Bay of Pigs. U-2 crisis, 'I am not a crook' speech-- I've been through all of those. None of them had the impact, at least on me, that this sort of personal lie had. The others were all sort of debatable...I mean, what is a crook or the Gulf of Tonkin? What did you know? That sort of thing. And some of them were done for security reasons." -- Hugh Sidey, Time's former White House columnist (CNBC, 9/16/98)
"Now we must prepare to live only by the guide of our own faith and character. We pray to keep a high sense of values while wandering through the complex moral haze which is our society. Direct us to know and care what is right and wrong..." -- Bill Clinton to his high school graduating class (1964)
"Hillary loves Bill. And Bill loves Bill. It gives them something in common." -- Dick Morris
"Do I believe Billy [Clinton] is capable of rape? Absolutely. There is a very cruel side to Billy. He is willing to destroy anyone--man, or woman--who gets in his way." -- Dolly Kyle Browning.
Hmmm. Bill Clinton did work many late nights in the Oval Office, but we now know he was having his own little "Girls Gone Wild" college spring break style vacations right there at home. Some of Clinton’s Oval Office vacations involved pizza parties, phone sex, cigar "handling" and other forms of relations with "that woman". But to be fair, if Monica is to be believed, he was not really completely on vacation then, either. On at least one occasion, he was multi-tasking by discussing Bosnia on the phone with a Congressman while otherwise engaged. Yeah, I guess it is true. A President never really does go on vacation. -- Lorie Byrd
"The problem was with Bill Clinton -- the scandals and the rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out." -- former FBI director Louis Freeh
"The White House: I don't know whether it's the finest public housing in America or the crown jewel of the prison system." -- Bill Clinton
"They have computers, and they may have other weapons of mass destruction." -- Bill Clinton's AG Janet "Torch 'em" Reno
"Monica's War" -- Bill Clinton's war vs Milosevic
The American Bar Association named Bill Clinton their convention Key Note Speaker the day after his license to practice law was revoked by the Arkansas Supreme Court for perjury.
"Clinton's 1996 Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act was, in many ways, a more sweeping assertion of government power than Bush's Patriot Act, which was really just about plugging some holes in the Clinton legislation." -- Glenn Reynolds
"I may not have been the greatest president, but I've had the most fun eight years." -- President Billy Jeff Clinton
Cozying up to Bill Clinton is not something a feminist should be doing." -- Ann Althouse
"I would rather be a baby-killing terrorist in Gitmo under President Bush's watch than a baby in the Branch Davidian compound while Clinton was president." -- 2ndDivisionVet
"At my age, any scream is a good scream." -- Thankfully former President William Jefferson "B.J." Clinton, well know womanizer...
"When I left office, there was a substantial amount of biological and chemical material unaccounted for." -- Bill Clinton talking about Iraq under Saddam Hussein on Larry King Live July, 2003
I question Bill Clinton’s sincerity any time his lips are moving...
"I say to you, all of you,...there is nothing patriotic about hating your country, or pretending that you can love your country but despise your government. There is nothing heroic about turning your back on America, or ignoring your own responsibilities." -- William Jefferson Clinton in 1995
"Slick Willy didn't sell his soul to the devil, he married into the family."
"The whole tide of history has shown us that if you lie loud enough and long enough that no matter how ludicrous the lie is people will believe it" -- democrat strategist and Clinton Supporter James Carville (United Press International, 8/8/84)
"It isn't all that hard to believe that a guy who's alpha [male] enough to risk his entire political career and presidential legacy for a few hummers from a pudgy intern might subconsciously sabotage his wife's ascent to power, is it?" -- Radley Balko
"Some earnest souls have gone so far as to aver that impeachment has distracted President Clinton from ... raising taxes, destroying health care, appointing 1960s bakeheads to high political office, soliciting felonious campaign contributions, hanging friends out to dry for Arkansas real estate frauds, giving missile secrets to the Chinese, taking credit for the benefits of a free market about which he knows little and cares less, using U.S. military forces as fig leaves for domestic scandals and au pairs for the U.N., leading foreign policy back into the flea circus of Jimmy Carterism, having phone sex, groping patronage seekers, and snapping the elastic on the underpants of psychologically disturbed school-age White House interns entrusted with the task of delivering high-level government pizza." -- P.J. O'Rourke
"The Clinton's always use two sets of brass knuckles when one will do." -- Mara Liasson of NPR on Fox News Sunday 1/13/08
"That's the beautiful thing about the Clinton campaign. There is no lie too outrageous. There's no supporter who isn't dumb enough to buy it." -- Dave in Texas
"He needs her to win because if she doesn't become president, he goes down as a minor president. If she wins, it's the Adamses and the Roosevelts and the Clintons." -- A former Clinton adviser to Maureen Dowd.
"Doesn't it seem like she's being pimped out in some weird sort of way?" -- David Shuster on Chelsea Clinton.
"One thing we know about the Clintons--they didn't destroy us economically and don't hate this country. Yeah, I'll take that." -- Tammy Bruce comparing Bill and Hillary to Barack Hussein Obama
"We have a right to...disagree with any administration!" -- Hillary Rodham Clinton
"She must live in mortal fear that there's somebody in the world living a healthy and productive life." -- Bill Clinton on liberal NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd
"Gore lacked confidence in a light touch. Whenever he tried to be aggressive, Gore could come off ponderous and harsh, like Mussolini." -- Bill Clinton on Al Gore
"Doubting the word of a Clinton simply means that you are in touch with reality."
"I apologize for blaming Hillary Clinton's blood clot on a YouTube video" -- Jim Treacher
"The Feminist Free Pass is the most insidious form of tolerance: as long as you toe the progressive line, you can be a FOP (a Full-On Pig). The most obvious offender was Bill Clinton..." -- Greg Gutfeld, The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage
Ford Foundation: gives away Henry Ford's money.
Gates Foundation: gives away Bill Gates' money.
Clinton Foundation: gives Clintons money.
"I am so excited that the hone of being the first woman President of the United States of America will be going to someone other than Hillary Rodham Clinton."
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