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Against My Better Judgement [Jul. 27th, 2004|08:14 pm]
Tony Grist

I don't trust politicians. Let me repeat that:


But wasn't Bill Clinton good....

Usually when a politician comes onto my TV screen and shows me his teeth (Tony Blair for instance) I feel an urge to knock 'em down his throat.

But wasn't Bill Clinton good....

The Republicans are calling it spin. Well, yes; I can see how the performance was crafted, how the jokes were calculated, how the self-deprecation served a larger purpose, but his points about the billionaires' tax refund and the deficit- please tell me how that is spin. I mean, those things happened or they didn't happen, right?

I watched the build up with hardened cynicism. Glenn Close was crap, Hillary was crap, The reverend gentleman who was in that boat with Kerry was- well- predictable- so my expectations were lower than low, but- wasn't Bill Clinton good!


[User Picture]From: balirus
2004-07-27 02:20 pm (UTC)
He is an amazing speaker, last night's was a great stump speech and he really shined. I heard him speak at a fundraising dinner for a gay rights organization called Empire State Pride Agenda in '99. For the event he was only scheduled to speak for 30 minutes and came in without a prepared speech. For an hour and a half he held a room of 2000 people in the palm of his hand using nothing more than his absolutely incredible personal charm and an amazing ability to know everything about everything. There wasn't a person in the room that didn't fall in love with him. Clinton can speak with such smooth brilliance it's like pouring candy into your ear.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2004-07-27 02:43 pm (UTC)
My mate Judy is so smitten with Clinton she wrote a whole book of poems about him. I never quite understood why- until now.
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From: archyena
2004-07-27 08:52 pm (UTC)
It's part of the reason Al Gore lost, after Clinton, he was a real let down.
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