Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Debate Rages On!

Toon Credit: Glenn McCoy

"There he was on live television, the man those who have worked for him have come to know – the angry, sarcastic, snarling, self-righteous, bombastic bully, roused to a fever pitch. The truer the accusation, the greater the feigned indignation. Clinton jabbed his finger in Wallace’s face, poking his knee, and invading the commentator’s space."--Dick Morris

1--CLINTON UNHINGED

"Last week, former president Bill Clinton took some time out of his busy dating schedule to have a not so friendly chat with Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday. Given his rabidity, Mr. Clinton might consider taking a few milligrams of Valium the next time he allows himself to face “fair and balanced” questions, assuming once wasn’t enough that is.

This wasn’t Mr. Clinton’s finest hour. In fact, it could be by far the worst performance of his career, which is saying a lot given that his acting skills were typically much more apparent than his policy-making acumen when he was in office."--Noel Sheppard from The American Thinker

As we all know Clinton lost it in his interview with Chris Wallace last week. Much has been said about this including Morris's and Sheppard's above comments. But I have to admit that even I was shocked by Charles Krauthammer's comments about it on Brit Hume's show last night. He called Clinton "an angry liar", and said that the reason his administration failed to do anything about terrorism was because of "indecision and hesitation" on his part. He also pointed out that while Bill Clinton points to Richard Clarke as his proof for how serious he was on terrorism Clarke himself admitted that the Clinton administration had no comprehensive plan on how to deal with terrorism.

In Dick Morris's column entitled "The real Clinton emerges" he concludes with these thoughts:
"The ex-president is fully justified in laying eight months of the blame for the failure to kill or catch bin Laden at the doorstep of George W. Bush. But he should candidly acknowledge that eight years of blame fall on him.

One also has to wonder when the volcanic rage beneath the surface of this would-be statesman will cool. When will the chip on his shoulder finally disappear? When will he feel sufficiently secure in his own legacy and his own skin not to boil over repeatedly in private and occasionally even in public?"

2--BUSH'S RESPONSE

The impressive thing about Bush is how he is always above the fray and appears very presidential. Despite how much he has been attacked you don't see him finger pointing at the media even though they have been much more brutal towards him than they have ever been towards Clinton.

His only response to Clinton's breakdown was this:
"We'll let history judge all the different finger-pointing and all that business. I don't have enough time to finger-point," he said at a news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

"I've got to do my job," he added, "and that is to protect the American people from further attacks."


3--CONDI KICKS BUTT!!

Even though I am proud of the President for always being so presidential a friend and I were talking recently about how we do wish he would go on the offensive more. Well, yesterday Condi did that and she did it well. She pointed out the obvious in saying that Clinton's statements were "flatly false". Read more about her statements in:
Bush and Clinton Teams Debate Pre-9/11 Efforts
RICE BOILS OVER AT BUBBA

Toon Credit: Wayne Stayskal

4--HILLARY'S RESPONSE

When I heard Hillary's response I literally laughed out loud. It is a complete insult to our intelligence for us to believe that Bill would've responded to a vague memo on an impending attack. We are supposed to believe this after there was no response by him to actual attacks that happened on his watch. How do we know when Bill and Hillary are lying? When their lips are moving. Here is more about her response:
Sen. Clinton Hits Back at Rice Over 9/11

Other links:
Chickenhawk Express: Wagging the Finger Right Back at Bill
Clinton Interview Fallout--Mike
Clinton Super Friends to the Rescue!--Outlaw Republican
A Case of Erectile Finger Dysfunction--Wordsmith

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