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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: poliphilo
2004-07-28 02:41 am (UTC)
Modern politics is all about communication, yet there are so few great communicators. Strange....
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