If you haven’t yet viewed the interview of Bill Clinton on the Today Show… you must.
OK. First, Who was THAT Guy? It certainly wasn’t the Bill Clinton we all grew up to Know and Suspect.
Obviously this was some imposter brought in by The Clintons to throw us all off the track.
Between the appearance of a cadaver and all the bug eyed ‘Hems’ and ‘Haws’ there can be no doubt THIS was Not Bill Clinton.
So bad was this interview you might think it was the first time he had heard about the assertions emanating from the “Clinton Cash” book regarding his, and his wife’s, perpetually shady personal wealth accumulation. It even arrives at a moment when you could expect him to break into a loud “WHAAaaAAaAaaaaaaaaat?!”
This version of Bill Clinton was clearly unprepared for the very interview set up so He could knock it out of the park.
As much as I enjoy Bill stumbling around a bunch of softballs questions which were certainly pre-screened before the interview, it was genuinely painful to watch.
This is very different from the polished, prepared, statements we expect from the Clintons.
So what does this mean?
It means this book has them seriously concerned. More so than I would have expected. To understand what I’m saying you have to remember, these were the people who illegally accessed 400 FBI files on members of Congress… They were the people who purposely destroyed the lives and livelihoods of a number of women all because Bill had, or tried to have, sex with them… often without their approval.
These are the people who go to funerals and laugh their heads off until the moment they spy a camera and suddenly become sullen and consumed with grief.
These are the people who would debate on the meaning of “is” and the definition of “sex”.
They steal furniture from the White House… their staff ripped all the “W” keys off of the White House computer keyboards before the Bush staffers have to take over… they rented out the Lincoln Bedroom.
These are the people whose friends praised them because they were such good liars.
I must say I’m surprised.
What I just sat through was far from the caliber of work I expect from a Clinton.
So now I’m fully anticipating a statement from the Clinton Camp that “Bill was body-snatched by aliens…” because that could be the only explanation for such a train wreck.
I hadn’t planned on reading Schweizer’s book as I already know these people are the worst of the worst… and I don’t need more examples or evidence.
But now I have to.
And here’s a question… Is ‘Tax Avoidance’ now Cool since Romney’s not running?