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Clinton loses his cool (newsmax)

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    Bill 'Captain Queeg' Clinton Threatens Peter Jennings

    A paranoid-sounding Bill Clinton threatened ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings in an interview broadcast Thursday night, in a bizarre rant about his impeachment that laid bare the ex-president's persecution complex.

    "You don't want to go here, Peter," Clinton warned, after Jennings told him that historians ranked him second to last of all presidents in terms of moral authority.

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    Squinting his eyes, an angry Clinton seethed, "You don't want to go here. Not after what you people did. And the way you - your network - what you did with Kenneth Starr. The way your people repeated every little sleazy thing he did. No one has any idea of what that's like."
    The amazing exchange came after Clinton at first claimed he didn't care about the verdict of historians.

    "I had more support from the world when I quit than when I started," he claimed. "And I will go to my grave being at peace about it. And I don't really care about what [the historians] think."

    Immediately, Jennings challenged Clinton, all but calling him a liar.

    "Oh, yes you do . . . Excuse me, Mr. President. I can feel it across the room. You care very deeply."

    Jennings' challenge sent Clinton into a thinly veiled rage, prompting him to threaten, "You don't want to go here, Peter."

    The full exchange went like this:

    JENNINGS (Discussing rankings by presidential historians]: They gave you a forty-first in terms of moral authority - after Nixon.

    CLINTON: They're wrong about that. You know why they're wrong about it? They're wrong about it.

    JENNINGS: Why, sir?

    CLINTON: Because we had $100 million spent against us in all these inspections . . . In spite of it all, you don't have any example where I ever lied to the American people about my job, where I have let the American people down. And I had more support from the world when I quit than when I started. And I will go to my grave being at peace about it. And I don't really care about what they think.

    JENNINGS: Oh, yes you do.

    CLINTON: They have no idea . . .

    JENNINGS: Excuse me, Mr. President. I can feel it across the room. You care very deeply.

    CLINTON: No, no. I care. I care. You don't want to go here, Peter. You don't want to go here. Not after what your people did. And the way you - your network - what you did with Kenneth Starr. The way your people repeated every little sleazy thing he did. No one has any idea of what that's like.
     
  2. BigG

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    Cuck-oo !! :evil:
     
  3. OF

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    It is the left's destiny to become unhinged on a national scale. Given enough pressure, they always come unglued.

    It is their nature.

    - Gabe
     
  4. Rebar

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    Wasn't there an incident where a reporter asked Clinton a simple question, and Clinton became unglued and almost hit the guy?
     
  5. Baba Louie

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    As much as I disliked Clinton's position on firearms ownership/the 2nd by law abiding Americans during his tenure, I do think that Jennings actions were questionable based on the reason he was in Little Rock and Clinton's recent heart surgery.

    Lying under oath and getting caught must really suck. Or blow. Or whatever. When your Star investigator begins to go down path "A" and ends up on path "B" at the tune of ?$?, your impeachment ends up only half baked and you then pardon Marc Rich who gets his buddies to help fund your library... maybe the wrong questions were being asked at the wrong time.

    Or not.
     
  6. BerettaNut92

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    Peter Jennings...he's a part of that vast right wing conspiracy!
     
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    Who would have thought that Peter Jennings would be the one to set off his next heart attack :D
     
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    "Today, Former Whig Party leader, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton denied that his party would become the next Democrat Party."
     
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    The Clinton's have a trail of people who threatened them meeting an early demise. Mr. Jennings might want to head back to his birthplace (Canada) and lay low for awhile.
     
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    "...you don't have any example where I ever lied to the American people about my job, where I have let the American people down...."

    Really? Being so stupid as to get caught getting a BJ in the Oval Office, and then getting caught lying about it under oath (and getting impeached for THAT) didn't let us down? Same for using Monica's Lewinsky as a humidor. I guess that makes sense, in a Clintonian way, depending upon what the meaning of the word "is" is.

    What a freaking low-life scumbag. This proves it once and for all: once trailer trash, always trailer trash. I'm glad that Jennings called him on his reputation, and that the oaf took the bait, hook, line and sinker by getting P.O.'d. That was almost as dignified and revealing as the BJs and the humidor bit - almost.
     
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    That is about the only thing that I could say hooray about Peter Jennings.

    Clinton needs to be reminded and hounded about his conduct and his lack of repentance for the rest of his days.

    Jerry
     
  12. Rebar

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    To think, the man might, just might, be our next vice president...
     
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    Don't count on it.

    Just think from Hillary's position....

    Would it be better to have Bill as your VP, or would it be better to have him have a "heart attack" 3 weeks before the election and expire.

    She would garner all sorts of sympathy votes, and as rick_reno pointed out, there are a long line of bodies of people who got in Bill and Hillary's way. Don't think that Bill wouldn't be added to that list if Hillary thought it would help her win.

    I.G.B.
     
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    Is this your way of endearing yourself to THR members that ever have or currently live in trailers? The High Road man. Don't get me wrong, I don't have any respect for Clinton either, but choose your words a little more carefully.
     
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    Ummmm does this sound like bad logic to anyone else (circular reasoning)? lol :uhoh:
    I was a good president because the world like me because I was a good president because I said so!
     
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    Got that right. I fully support his leaving and never supported his starting.
     
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    Bill Clinton used to anger and disgust me. Now he just bores me. There's nothing so pathetic as a ham who's lost the limelight. I almost feel sorry for him ... almost.
     
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    HA-HA! Sorry, I'll compose myself. It strikes me funny because it sounded like Clinton must have been reading the transcript of the interview that Barbra Walters did with Mel Gibson when he was out hawking his movie "Passion of the Christ". Mel's father had made some statement's espousing the Nazi cause in another interview, and Ms. Walter asked Mel if he would like to take the opportunity to clarify his position on those racist statements.

    "Don't go there, Barbra! Don't go there! You're trying to drive a wedge between me and my father and it's not going to happen!"

    For the record, Mel never did answer the question.... and his father IS a Nazi.
     
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    Nope, at least we don't have to worry about that. He's not eligible to be President anymore, so he can't be VP either.
     
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    Agreed. Somebody needs to tell him his 15 minutes are up.
     
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    ...yeah...that's what Monica said.

    Man, that was in poor taste. (that's what Monica said)....ok...gotta stop. This is the High Road.
     
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     "Don't go there, Barbra! Don't go there! You're trying to drive a wedge between me and my father and it's not going to happen!"
    
    For the record, Mel never did answer the question.... and his father IS a Nazi.
    Whether Mel Gibson's father is/was a Nazi is irrelevant. I'm sure he has strong feelings for his father good or bad. While he may love his father he may not like everything he has done. It's the same old story "Who ever is without sin", I myself have done some pretty stupid and downright shameful things in my younger years. My daughter shouldn't have to answer for my sins. That is for me and God to reckon with. No-one else.
    If I am mis-interpreting the latter part of this quote I apologize.
     
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    He can say whatever he'd like; history, however, is going to record Snopes Clinton as one of America's very worst presidents.
     
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    Is there any video on the net of this?
     
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    That man is such a narcissistic psycho.

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