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William Clinton = anagram "I'm it, an ill clown."
"The Clintonites, like pod people from a "Star Trek" adventure, have peeled off the thin layer of centrist rhetoric that they wore for the presidential campaign. We now learn that they are people genetically bred to inhabit the public sector. Their oxygen source is the moisture of taxes, which are remitted by the aliens in the private sector." -- Wall Street Journal February 19, 1993
"I think that most of us learned some time ago that if you don't like the president's position on a particular issue, you simply need to wait a few weeks. If you can follow this White House on the budget, you are a whole hell of a lot smarter than I am." --- Wisconsin Dem. Sen. David Obey (The New York Times, 6/29/95)
"They cooked the numbers." - Dem. Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, (The Washington Times, 6/29/30) on the Clinton Budget.
"I left the Clinton administration when the White House issued a budget that I felt turned away from its previous commitment to deficit reduction and sensible public investment...---Matthew Miller, who resigned in protest as senior adviser in the Office of Management and Budget (The New York Times op ed, 5/16/95)
"Clinton, who campaigned in 1992 as a champion of change, seeking to win younger voters, is now campaigning as an enemy of change trying to scare older voters." -- U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, 1/8/96
"Clinton has flagrantly misrepresented the GOP budget. He says it would 'destroy' Medicare. This is an absurd description of a program whose spending would grow by 62 percent by 2002. He says that 'deep' education cuts would 'undermine' schools. But the budget barely touches the largest education program-guaranteed college loans." -- NEWSWEEK, 12/11/95
"I'm trying to be honest with you and it hurts." -- President William Jefferson (Billy Jeff or B.J.) Clinton to the American People.
"For all of this Century, our benighted Nation will still be discovering the grievous harm maliciously done to it by the Clinton presidency. THAT'S HIS DAMNED LEGACY!! -- Maurice E. Hebert
"Clintonesque" is an adjective meaning "oily dissembler, shunned by decent society."
[Oxford] Student newspapers already are gearing up for her arrival. In a spoof end-of-term quiz, the Oxford Student posed the puzzler: "Which is the best Chelsea Clinton chat-up line for next year?" -- "Care for a cigar? You won't have to inhale,"
"... I almost died laughing the other day when someone suggested that liberals were the only people who wanted to protect our Constitutional rights. Bill Clinton's signed away more of our constitutional rights in the name of "decency" and "the war on drugs" than any president has since the Alien and Sedition Acts." -- Kiri Aradia Morgan
"Political considerations dog Clinton's every move, not because he is cynical, but simply because it's how he functions." -- former Clinton advisor Dick Morris
"Please remember, Stain Boy's use of cruise missiles to divert attnetion away from his legal troubles were an aberration and not the norm." -- Larsen Whipsnade
"We've believed for a long time that if you have sex, you can get AIDS.
Bill Clinton discovered that if you have aides, you can get sex."
"[President BJ Clinton] made hollow a key tenet of Democratic philosophy - that the president is the moral center of our political system and must lead by example to capture the power of America's principled idealism." -- Democratic National Committee member Paul Goldman
"Mr. Clinton didn't just take the White House china; he took its soul and flushed it down the toilet." -- Democratic National Committee member Paul Goldman
"We've all been watching in astonishment these past few weeks as the Clintons merrily parade their greed and corruption past us like a garish Mardi Gras float powered by the drivetrain of Bill Clinton's gargantuan sense of entitlement. Hillary steers, while Bill sits on the top tossing pardons out to the crowd like a drunken Bacchus with a perpetual h**d-on for a scepter.... You almost have to admire the sheer audacity of granting pardons to two tax-scamming billionaire fugitives named Rich and Green. If the symbolism were any more obvious, Andrew Lloyd Weber would be writing music for it." -- Dennis Miller
"Before this, we laughed at poor little countries that drug dealers and international crooks could buy. We mocked the Third World capitals where a little money...would open doors or close eyes. Thanks to Bill and Hillary Clinton, we have now forfeited that small national vanity." -- MSNBC's Hardball host Chris Matthews on BJ Clinton's pardon of convicted cocaine kingpin Carlos Vignali
"[Bill & Hillary Clinton are] grifters, a term used in the Great Depression to describe fast-talking con artists who roamed the countryside, profiting at the expense of the poor and the uneducated, always one step ahead of the law, moving on before they were held accountable for their schemes and half-truths." --former Democratic President Jimmy Carter's former Chief of Staff Hamilton Jordan
Rainbow/PUSH Coalition official Dorothy Rivers pled guilty to stealing $1.2 million in government grants intended to help homeless children, using the money instead to buy herself a $35,000 fur coat, a Mercedes, clothes for her live-in boyfriend, a $250,000 record company, a home on Lake Michigan, as well as political donations to Democratic candidates. Pardoned by Bill Clinton.
"...if you somebody were to make a life-sized replica of Bill Clinton entirely our of margarine, WD-40, and banana peels, it would still be less slippery than the original." -- Dennis Miller
Bill Clinton treats the truth like your mom treats the good china. There's never an occasion special enough to actually use it, although you can take it out and look at once in a while." -- Dennis Miller.
Yasser Arafat visited the Clinton White House more frequently - 13 times - than any other foreign official. Gerry Adams, head of the Sinn Fein party, has attended five Clinton White House St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
"It's really quite amazing when you think about it. Of all Bill Clinton's many legacies, perhaps his most astounding is to have turned feminism inside out," Danielle Crittenden, author of "What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman," writes in the Wall Street Journal.

"Before Mr. Clinton, feminists used to believe that you could tell a lot about a man by his treatment of women. That's no longer true. They used to believe a man credibly accused of sexual harassment or rape was unfit for office. That's no longer true. They used to believe a woman should make it on her own, and not by exploiting the position of her husband. That's no longer true. And they used to be outraged when a woman was judged by her appearance rather than by the content of her character. As the feminist [sniping] towards [Florida Secretary of State Katherine] Harris proves, that's no longer true either," Mrs. Crittenden said, citing catty and sophomoric criticism of Mrs. Harris' looks by Washington Post staff writer Robin Givhan and Boston Herald columnist Margery Eagan.

"You know, if Clinton blows any more smoke up my ass, my sphincter is going to sue Philip Morris." -- Dennis Miller
"And Bill Clinton is the uber-White Guy...I mean,Clinton is an aw-shucks white boy who loves fast food and gals with big hair. He's the next-door neighbor who flirts with your wife while he sweet-talks you into lending him your brand-new band saw which he never intends to give back." -- Dennis Miller
"Last night President Bush gave a speech in Atlanta at the Center For Disease Control. See that's the difference between Bush and Clinton. Bush goes to the Center For Disease Control to give a speech, Clinton goes to get checked out." -- Jay Leno
""The West Wing" and "Sex and the City" were the big winners at the Emmys. Do you remember when you could get both rolled into one with Clinton?" -- Jay Leno
[For the Clintons] fighting terrorism didn't have the urgency that fighting Kenneth Starr did.
"In the case of President Clinton, whom I'd known since the late '70s, we'd editorially supported virtually every aspect of his program and were particularly evangelical, I would say, about his medical care reform package." -- The New York Times's Howell Raines, discussing the slant on his paper's editorial pages which he ran from 1993 until he became Executive Editor in September 2001, on C-SPAN's Washington Journal November 30.
"My relationship with President Clinton was quite strained, if not downright tense. Of course, it was not because of Monica Lewinsky. I was highly critical of his foreign policy. He is guilty for the fact that the U.S. has wasted those ten years following the end of the Cold War." -- Mikhail Gorbachev on Bill Clinton
"Bill Clinton, in his final months in office, proved that the only obstacle to a peace deal is the unwillingness of the radical Palestinian leaders to make one." -- Dick Morris
"Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, but the glamorous and exciting image of cops we have from TV shows and movies gives you as accurate a picture of reality as watching a Bill Clinton press conference dubbed in Swahili while you're high on amyl nitrite poppers. Or, for that matter, a Clinton press conference under any circumstances." -- Dennis Miller
"Can anyone remember a single meaningful phrase Clinton ever uttered?" -- Ann Coulter
One night last year he called about 1 a.m. ranting and raving about something. And I said, ‘Sir, are you watching Fox again?’ -- Julia Payne, spokeswoman for former President Bill Clinton
"The hubris of Bill Clinton shines through in the Newsweek piece, as he expresses "regret" over the Rich pardon, not because it was wrong, but because it damaged his legacy." -- Laura Ingraham
"... Bill Clinton was one of the worst presidents ever for African Americans," Charles Barron, New York City Council member from Brooklyn's District 42.
"Reuters reports Chelsea Clinton is serving a one-month internship for the World Health Organization in Geneva. We trust that before she embarked for Switzerland, her dad had a serious talk with her about the perils of internships for young women." -- Wall Street Journal Best of the Web
"The Clintons differ because they raised crookedness and lack of ethics to the point of social acceptability. Nixon was a minor leaguer compared to these two, but Nixon was shunned, whereas the Clintons are still embraced by millions. This attitude doesn't bode well for the future of this country." -- Jafo in alt.politics.clinton
Bill Clinton's legacy (if you can call it that) is built on lies, instant gratification and winning at all costs; the exact ingredients that led corporations to overstate earnings, hide expenses and go for the fast buck.
"...any politician has the right to a randy private life, but it should not be conducted on government property, especially not in revered public space like the White House. Second, any politician who has disgraced his office and his family should resign as an act of honor." -- Camille Paglia
"More important to the Clinton administration than countering domestic terror was the political correctness of an FBI reorganization under a new director, Louis J. Freeh. The Clinton Justice Department, led by Attorney General Janet Reno, sought to refocus domestic counterintelligence efforts on anti-abortion bombings, even though the FBI knew that problem was not as serious as the growing threat of Islamic terrorism." -- Washington Times, 8/28/02
"Clinton's lies under oath in a judicial proceeding were such a shock to the legal system that just weeks before every Senate Democrat would vote to keep him in office, the entire Supreme Court boycotted Clinton's State of the Union address; one of many historical firsts in the Clinton years." -- Ann Coulter
"What if Saddam Hussein fails to comply, we fail to act or we take some ambiguous third route which gives him yet more opportunities to develop his program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of sanctions and ignore the commitments he's made? Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on doing more to build an arsenal of devastating destruction."
"If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow. The stakes could not be higher. Some day, some way, I guarantee you he'll use that arsenal." -- President William Jefferson Clinton, 1998.
Iraq Liberation Act of 1998: "It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq." -- signed by President William Jefferson Clinton
"There's one very good reason that Clinton is in Massachusetts this week: Hillary is gone. She was here last week." -- Joe Sciacca Boston Herald 11/4/02
In 1992 Ross Perot, running as an independent, got nearly 19% of the vote, allowing Bill Clinton to win the presidency with a mere 43%.
"[The Bush 43 Presidency] clearly isn't a mini-me presidency, a la Bill Clinton and Dick Morris." -- Wall Street Journal, Jan. 2003.
"So you know the difference between Clinton and Bush to me is that Bush somehow has managed to turn off the 'wocka-wocka' '70s porno guitar of the Clinton administration. You know? Clinton looked presidential but he acted like a kid. Bush looks like a kid but so far he acts presidential and I like that about him." -- Dennis Miller
"Clinton's White House lived by the leak." - Clinton advisor Dick Morris
"In the Clintons’ and Vice President Al Gore’s eagerness to cut America’s muscle at NASA so that taxpayer money could be redistributed to buy Democratic votes, the shuttle program plummeted from 3,000 federal workers in 1995 to only 1,800 in early 2000, when NASA’s hemorrhage was put on hold lest it become an election issue against Gore and the Democratic Party." -- Lowell Ponte
"I have never seen anything more deceitful than the conduct of the Clinton administration..." -- Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens
"...the greatest failure of the Clinton administration was the agreement they made with North Korea, which allowed them to reach the stage where there are today, where they have nuclear weapons. We supported their regime with over a billion dollars and fuel while 2 million of their citizens starved to death [and] 200,000 of their people are in gulags reminiscent of Joseph Stalin." -- Senator John McCain NBC 'Today', Feb. 12, 2003
"The reelection of Bill Clinton is as secure as a double-knot tied in wet rawhide." -- Dan Rather on Election Night, 1996
"I guess I would have voted with the majority if it was a close vote. But I agree with the arguments the minority made." -- Bill Clinton displaying his masterful skill at weaseling.
"Month after month, we have given Iraq chance after chance to move from confrontation to cooperation, and we have explored and exhausted every diplomatic action. We will see now whether force can persuade Iraq's misguided leaders to reverse course and to accept at long last the need to abide by the rule of law and the will of the world." Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright after her boss unilaterally decided to bomb Iraq in order to delay his impeachment.
"You know I like to salt my remarks with references to the best of Victorian literature, but I'm just not getting the response I once did with such pithy observations like "Christ, looking to Clinton for moral leadership is like Samuel Johnson getting style tips from Lord Bulwer-Lytton." -- Dennis Miller
"I'm talking about Billy Bob Clinton. How can a guy so chunky be so damn smooth?" -- Dennis Miller
"For while on the one groping hand he might appear to be a mouth-breathing hick, one the other, he is more adept at slinging bullshit than a street sweeper in Pamplona." -- Dennis Miller
"The stuff people really want to hear Bill Clinton address will not even be brought up -- Juanita Broaddrick (who accused him of a 1978 sexual assault), North Korea, contempt-of-court citations. ...This is just more of the Bill Clinton rehabilitation legacy tour," -- Rush Limbaugh on Bill Clinton appearing on 60 Minutes with Senator Bob Dole.
"If people don't agree with what he says, they should call his office, not mine." -- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Bill Clinton appearing on 60 Minutes with Senator Bob Dole.
"If impeached former president Bill Clinton had ever caught a fish as big as [al-Qaida bigwig Khalid Shaikh] Mohammed, he would still go down in history as America's worst president, but at least he would have a single foreign policy accomplishment." -- Ann Coulter
Richard Holbrooke, a Clinton U.N. ambassador, points out that "in a roughly similar situation, in 1999, the Clinton administration and our NATO allies decided to bomb Serbia (for 77 days) without even seeking U.N. approval, after it became clear that Russia would veto any proposal. This contrast with the supposedly muscular Bush administration is especially odd when one considers that Saddam Hussein is far worse than Slobodan Milosevic, and that Iraq has left a long trail of violated Security Council resolutions, while there were none in Kosovo."
The thing I love about Bill Clinton supporters, advocates, or whatever they want to call themselves, is that they usually HAVE NEVER LIVED IN ARKANSAS. If they had, they might think differently.
"My take on Slick Willy? He wishes his balls were 1/10th the size of Dubya's." -- Moxie's Wireless Blog
"It took less time to find evidence of chemical weapons in Iraq than it took Hillary Clinton to find the Rose Law Firm billing records." -- Scott Hovey
"Yes, I was Bill Clinton's lover for 12 years." [I lied] "to protect him....The truth is I loved him. Now he tells me to deny it. Well, I'm sick of all the deceits, and I'm sick of all the lies." -- Gennifer Flowers: excerpt from January 27, 1992, press conference
"We had woefully underfunded intelligence in the mid-'90s. We did not get an adequate response from the Clinton administration to those concerns, and the result was 9/11." -- Rep. Porter J. Goss, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee
"Part of the problem in battling terror during the Clinton administration was the attorney general, Janet Reno. When President Clinton told me, in the summer of 1995, that her appointment was "his worst mistake," he was alluding to a long series of anticrime measures torpedoed by Reno, on grounds ranging from civil rights to civil liberties to budgetary constraints to pride of authorship." -- Dick Morris
"Without a clear mandate to put terrorism at the top of the national agenda, every idea ran into opposition at some point in the bureaucratic food chain. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms killed the FBI's proposals to expand its powers of surveillance over possible terrorists. Clinton wouldn't move against fund-raising fronts for terrorist groups, because Attorney General Janet Reno refused to agree. The administration decided not to stop illegal aliens from getting drivers' licenses, because the Immigration and Naturalization Service had too big a backlog of deportation cases already. Something was always more important than fighting terrorism.

And when one of these proposals ran into bureaucratic opposition, Clinton just let it die." -- Dick Morris

"Eight hundred thousand, 900,000, yes because the Clintons keep telling me what a terrible economy this is. Hillary herself says it's a terrible depression, how can you afford a $30 book? How did almost a million people buy a book if the economy is so bad?" -- Matt Drudge
"[Bill & Hillary Clinton] accused Billy Dale of financial misconduct when their own Arkansas World-Wide Travel cronies were wasting money. They accused Kenneth Starr of leaking information when the source was the White House itself. They accused Linda Tripp of vindictiveness while Hillary Clinton railroaded anyone who interfered with her ambitions. They accused Paula Jones of promiscuity when the philanderer-in-chief occupied the White House. They accused the Republican National Committee of soliciting foreign campaign contributions just as the Democrats were selling out our national security to any foreign interest with cash." -- Ben Hekster
"The September 11th attacks were clearly Clinton’s most consequential legacy." -- Rich Lowry
"Bill Clinton was smoother than a baby's butt dipped in a polyurathane bath. Less friction than rayon pajamas on silk sheets in zero gravity." -- Will Durst
"I don't want Bosnia turning into another Vietnamese 38th Parallel." -- Former President William Jefferson "Billy Jeff" Clinton showing his knowlege of geography is as bad as his grasp of history.
"I am pleased to sign into law ... there authorization of the Independent Counsel Act. This law ... is a foundationstone for the trust between the government and our citizens... the independent counsel statute has been in the past and is today a force for government integrity and public confidence." -- "BJ" Clinton, June 30, 1994
"Politics gives guys so much power that they tend to behave badly around women. And I hope I never get into that." -- Impeached President William J. Clinton
"By Clinton’s own account, Monica Lewinsky was able to visit him privately more than a dozen times in the Oval Office. But according to a USA Today investigative report, the head of the CIA could not get a single private meeting with the President, despite the Trade Center bombing of February 26, 1993 or the killing of 18 American soldiers in Mogadishu on October 3 of the same year." -- David Horowitz
"Bill Clinton's memoirs will come out this June. By the way, Bill, the title, "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them" is already taken." -- Dennis Miller
"Miss Reno's only visible qualifications for the post of attorney general were two: she is a woman and she had been a prosecutor." -- Robert Bork, National Review, 09/01/98
"As we learned from the Clinton administration and much of the media, a machine gun in the hands of a federal agent is now a symbol of benevolence and concern for a child's well-being." -- James Bovard
"I'm trying to be honest with you and it hurts me." -- Bill Clinton, (video testimony before grand jury, 08/17/98)
"You vote for me and I´ll give you family values. ... I promise you the most ethical administration in the history of our country." -- Bill Clinton
"[Clinton's trip to China] included six members of Congress, five Cabinet officials who each brought almost 40 staff members, a chief of staff, a deputy chief of staff, a national security adviser, a deputy national security adviser, a press secretary, a deputy press secretary, five stenographers, two White House television crews, a valet for the president and a hairdresser for Mrs. Clinton, the president's private secretary and the White House staff secretary, speechwriters and re-writers, doctors and lawyers, snipers, commandoes, bomb-sniffing dogs, and, of course, 375 reporters and photographers. Vice President Gore must have felt like the kid in 'Home Alone.' They spent more in 10 days than Judge Starr spent in three years." -- Rep. Cliff Stearns, (R-Florida)
" listed Denver, Colorado as the number one place for singles to live. In related news, eight stops to Denver have been added to Bill Clinton's book signing tour." -- Dennis Miller
"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten time since 1983." - Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb 18,1998
"Bill Clinton never has to make up stories to show that he's unpretentious. He is unpretentious." -- Long time Clinton advisor Dick Morris, Rewriting History
"By contrast, the least important story -- again, judging by media coverage -- was the peculiar development of a Clintonite caught trying to get into his own pants. Sandy Berger was spotted by National Archives staff repeatedly stuffing top-secret documents into his undergarments in preparation for defending the Clinton administration's record on fighting terrorism before the 9/11 Commission. If you happened to take a long nap the day the Berger story broke, you would have missed it entirely." -- Ann Coulter
"The Democrats said today that if they were in power they could get Israel to pull out of Palestine. Oh shut up. They couldn't even get Bill to pull out of Monica." -- Jay Leno
When Juanita Broaddrick accused Bill Clinton of rape, Helen Thomas suggested that Broaddrick, not Clinton, should be prosecuted for lying to investigators.
"We're a rock-and-roll band and we'll bring down the house the way Bill is going to bring down the country!" -- Roger Clinton
"Back in during the Clinton administration, supporters of President Clinton would call anybody who disagreed with their hero a "Hater." Typically they would chant the word like a mantra, getting louder and louder, in order to drown out the sound of anybody who would disagree with them. I was certainly not a Clinton fan (although I'd take Bill any day of the week over HRC), and saw some pretty nasty stuff said about former President Clinton. None of it was of the level of raw hatred that democrats routinely sink to whenever they reference President Bush." -- Mark Urbin
Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs, and his wife Hillary got $8 million for hers.
That's $20 million for two people who for eight years repeatedly testified they couldn't remember anything.
"The Clintons themselves made sex an integral part of our national political discourse at the turn of the century. There’s no way of getting around sex when it comes to the Clintons." -- Edward Klein
"Remember "reinventing government?" Remember the thousands of people cut from the federal rolls [by Bill Clinton]? 89% were military personnel or DoD civil service. " -- John Ringo
"President Clinton... said he actually wished he was a rich black athlete. That way, he could get away with choking Ken Starr and stabbing his wife." -- Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect
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