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Monday Morning Mop-Up: Clinton Loses It and Jackass 2 Is #1?

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Jackass 2 is the number one movie in America.

Not much else in the way of news today. Saddam was ejected from the courtroom during his trial. A report on CNN shows the Iraq war is making the terrorism threat worse. The Pope mea culpa'ed.

It's all beginning to run together isn't it? It's starting to repeat.

Perhaps that would explain why… Jackass 2 is the number one movie in America.

There is one buzz ringing in the political world today.

Bill Clinton went on a tirade during a Fox News interview Friday. Clinton allegedly was told by Fox's Chris Wallace that the interview would be about Mr. Clinton's climate change policy. When the questions turned to terrorism and bin Laden, the former President became visibly angry and completely lost his trademark cool as he could almost be seen thumping his chest proclaiming that he tried to have bin Laden killed and came closer than anyone else had or has since.

"And you've got that little smirk on your face and you think you're so clever. But I had responsibility for trying to protect this country. I tried and I failed to get bin Laden. I regret it," Clinton said.

Not only did Wallace get Clinton to completely lose it, he got Clinton to admit he failed; he tried and he failed to kill bin Laden.

It was brilliant work, though possibly underhanded and disrespectful.

President Clinton didn't lose his cool that much during his impeachment proceedings. He also did what liberals are doing best; (read: worst) he tried to blame the whole thing on the Republicans.

"(Conservatives) ridiculed me for trying. They had eight months to try. They did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed," he said.

So many liberals are ridiculing President Bush for trying to do what he does — whatever that turns out to be. Yet, he rolls with the punches undeterred, and his base stands with him.

Clinton was the last great liberal, and he lost the composure that his constituents have come to know and appreciate. It was a bold and brash move by Wallace, but it worked and Clinton walked right into it.

Not so slick, Willy.

Bill Clinton lets Fox bully him and Jackass 2 is the number one movie in America.

What the hell is going on?

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  • Arch Conservative

    Bill Clinton obviously wanted to be idolozed by historians and liberals as FDR is. His main concern is his “legacy” andnothing else.

    So is it any wonder that slick willie went all Howard Dean on Chris Wallace when he suggested they discuss Bin Laden?

    The whackjob moonbats are out in full force today patting themselves on the back. “Yeah… you tell em Bill….. it’s all a right wing conspiracy….yeah! war for oil!” “Bill put those right winers in thier place.”

    Yeah too bad you’re still not going to win back congress in nov. Too bad Hillary will never be president. Too bad slick willie can’t answer a question honestly without screaming about conservatives and right wingers.

    Bill Clinton certainly wouldn’t have gone down as one of our great presidents before this interview. But now that Clinton has had his dean moment he will be remebered more along the likes of Carter than Roosevelt.

    Congrats slick willie!

  • LM Mckoewn

    Wow! Were we watching the same interview? I thought President Clinton stepped up to the plate and showed us the kind of backbone that our country has been lacking the last 5 years. He was direct and to the point. No mumbojumbo Bushspeak. It was brilliant and everyone I have spoken to was so very proud of him last night!
    Portland, Oregon

  • RightWingRetard

    He does have a point. Shot missles into Afganistan and was accused of “wagging the dog”.

  • Tomwuzy

    I loved the Clinton interview, he was justified in being a bit upset but i would in no way characterize it as a “Dean” moment. Clinton did more for this country than both Bushes wish they could do…and Hillary will be the first female president of our country…

  • Edna Windes

    That’s odd that personal attacks are not allowed when you are printing one by Chris Wallace on Bill Clinton.

  • John Malkin

    It is amusing that Fox’s Slogan is fair and balanced when they are anything but. The whole interview was an attack on President Clinton. They need to blame someone, and god forbid they blame the current President. Our current president doesn’t know if he is awake let alone making efforts to rid this world of terrorism. At least Clinton knew how to read and write.

  • JustOneMan

    Hey Arch isnt this proof that liberalism is a form of insanity. Clinton on TV cany give a straight answer and has the balls to lie…and the left thinks hes some sort of hero….

    You are corrent the Dems are toast in November!

  • Dave

    I turely beleive Chris Wallace did wrong to President Clinton. Media has totally undermined American Administrations and made a mockery out of this country. I don’t call it a journalism, I call it a hit on unsuspecting.

  • Jewels

    Chris Wallace did something that should have been done to Clinton a long while back. I applaud him. Clinton has slid by with much more than any other politician would have been allowed. The Liberals have given him a free ride, natch, so now that he’s been brought out on a reality moment regarding the terrorism aspect of his presidency he’s crying. Boo Hoo.

    bin Laden was getting his ducks in a row while the Clinton admin. was taking down our internal defenses and limiting our ability to get information – relying on robotic equipment – he took the human aspect out of the investigations and that lead to 9/11.

    Too much skirt-chasing and not enough watch-dogging.

    I loved the interview. Great reporting on Wallace’s part.

  • http://www.prrag.com John Guilfoil

    What Wallace did WAS indeed slimy and underhanded, but it was brilliant journalism. Clinton would have been AMAZING to sit there, calmly, and explain, calmly, cooly and collectedly, what happened back then.

    Kill with kindness.

    Don’t think that Clinton’s response was some fire buring in his belly. He got pissed off and lashed out.

    He was technically and probably correct to do so, but think of how much better he would have looked if he didn’t let Wallace get to him?

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet In Columbus

    Clinton knew what he was getting into on Fox.
    Let’s see Bush on Real Time with Bill Maher.
    I bet Bush’d be treated about as fairly. Of course there’d be a lot of uhhhh….um…. I-Uh…. I would say that God…. what was the queztion?… uh

    …but of course that’s only my opinion
    Jet

  • Brent

    I don’t like Clinton, but that doesn’t mean he’s not smart. The best liars normally are because they have to be.

    That said, there is no possible way Clinton walked into a “hit job” by Fox. He’s not stupid; don’t insult your hero by playing the victim card! Nearly anyone interviewed by the media is prepped with questions beforehand, especially public figures. No surprises so that the PR people and the handlers have rhetorical control. I’m almost certain Clinton and his entourage knew exactly what they should expect.

    I especially love how the apologists think Wallace is deriding Clinton. This might have been the only time most of the left crowd willingly watched FNC in the first place. I’m not a fan of the network or the interviewer, but I’ve watched Chris Wallace. He did absolutely nothing outside of what he typically does when it comes to asking questions. If Fox wanted to unleash the hounds, they would have brought out O’Reilly or Brit Hume or Sean Hannity, and then the reducers might have something to talk about.

    Was the connect-the-dots question fair? Probably not, and to be fair it was poorly phrased, but it did not justify the belligerence of the typically publicly genteel Clinton. I wish we’d just call the spade a spade and admit that Clinton crapped the bed in front of a national television audience. There are better, more rational, more professional, more Clintonian ways to stand up to that line of questioning than to do what he did.

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet In Columbus

    Brent I don’t like Bush, but that doesn’t mean he’s not smart. The best liars normally are because they uh… uh… um… stammer stammer, uh have to be.

  • Brent

    What? I’m a Republican? I didn’t get that memo.

    And no one said that Bush is a good liar. They’re politicians; what more do you expect? Sheesh.

  • http://journals.aol.com/vicl04/THESAVAGEQUIETSEPTEMBERSUN/ Victor Lana

    Trying to be completely fair and balanced here (cough, cough), Wallace seems to have violated the rule of the interview. If he went off course and ventured into territory that was not explicitly discussed prior to the interview, it could be seen as an ambush.

    I don’t know enough specifics about the matter, but I believe that is why some famous people get up and storm away from these news people when they break their word during an interview. And don’t forget, “you’re glib,” Matt Lauer!

  • Martin Lav

    I wouldn’t know the rules of engagement, but most people allow for the 1st half of an interview to go on about whatever it is they’re selling …… then on to the meatier stuff….
    Fox news has their agenda and it’s obvious, so Wallace’s sly method of going after a sensitive spot in the “context” of a lot of viewer emails, was to be expected. His very first question was surrounded by at least 6 statements of “fact” he references from a book “The Looming Tower”.
    So before he got his question off to Clinton he said:
    -why didn’t you do more to stop Bin Laden?
    -when you pulled troops out of Somalia, Bin Laden saw the frailty and weakness and cowardice of US troops.
    -Bombings in Africa
    -the attack on the Cole
    -And after the attack Bin Ladin separated his troops expecting an attack and there was no response
    -why didn’t you connect the dots?

    This framing of a question apparently got Clinton’s passion and the smug look on Wallace’s face was probably to much for him to take. Clinton went on the offensive and I think answered this supposed question quite well and as a typical conservative smug suit, Wallace was more thrilled by his “scoop” than by the answers. Clinton cleaned his clock yet all the conservatives can talk about is that they got Clinton to lose his cool. As usual the point is lost because conservatives apparently never listen to the message coming from a Democratic messenger, no matter if he’s right or wrong.

    That’s the whole point of this in my opinion.
    Clinton was right and Bush is a disaster.

  • JustOneMan

    What??? “Clinton cleaned his clock” Jeraldo Rivera played the Matthews interview along side the “I did not have sex with that woman…” video…

    Amazing…the same manerism, tone, finger waging and bulging bulbus nose….

    At least he a consistent liar! Hows that for a lagacy!

  • Martin Lav

    Well there you go JOM ….. he didn’t have sex with her ….. I got a BJ last night from a girl that I was trying to have sex with, but I didn’t think I had sex. I thought I got a BJ.
    Now you may think the HJ you’re giving all over this website is sex, but it aint to me.
    So sell it somewhere’s else.

  • Truelinguist

    I don’t understand why it’s bad for someone being interviewed to show anger or frustration.

    He’s supposed to pretend that everything is perfectly all right? Isn’t that the problem with the current president?

  • Martin Lav

    Well it depends on what your meaning of alright is….

  • http://biggesttent.blogspot.com/ Silas Kain

    Right on, Bubba! Say what you will but Mr. Wallace’s profession of astonishment rang out of tune with me. The FOX News Channel has had it in for Clinton since day one. Those who religiously follow FOX and their denizen of jack-off journalists get what they deserve.

    Insofar as Jackass #2 is concerned, I saw it, I loved it, I’ll see it again! JOHNNY KNOXVILLE 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    P.S. Ryan Dunn for Veep
    Steve-O for Defense Secretary
    Wee-Man for Secretary of State

  • JustOneMan

    Truelinguist its not the anger or frustration its the blatant lies

  • Arch Conservative

    Wow all the Clintonistas and other assorted moonbats have crawled out of the woodwork to defend this sorry sack of shit.

    The bottom line is that slick Willie can’t handle any criticism of anything he did while in office or anything that he percieves as a threat to his “legacy.” It just eats away at his soul every time he hears someone even hinting that he wasn’t one of the greatest of all time.

    Well guess what slick willie! You weren’t! And history isn’t going to remember you as one. Now shut the fuck up and have another Mcdonalds cheeseburger you fat fuck. With any luck your next heart attack will be successful and we won’t have to listen to your bullshit anymore.

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet In Columbus

    Wow ArchBoingBat crawled out his hole to defend his stammering sorry sack of shit.

    The bottom line is that Georgie can’t handle any criticism of anything he does while in office or anything that he percieves as a threat to his “legacy.” It just eats away at his “Born Again” soul every time he hears someone even hinting that he isn’t one of the greatest of all time.

    Well guess what Georgie Bushit! You aren’t! And history isn’t going to remember you as one. Now shut the fuck up and have another bowl of Popeye Spinach you fat fuck. With any luck the next pretzel you choke on will be successful and we won’t have to listen to your bushit anymore.

  • Nancy

    Spot on, Jet. I wish these neocon trolls had a tenth as much wit & intellect as The Troll; at least their rantings would be fun reading.

  • Martin Lav

    Conservative wacko’s,
    You’d rather have a bad President than a do nothing President wouldn’t you?
    At least Bush took the fight to the Taliban instead of just launching some cruise missiles eh? Well, if he had stopped in Afghanistan, maybe I might even agree with you, but he didn’t and now we have a mess in 2 countries and counting. Fuckin idjits. Morally reprehensible!
    Chris Wallace is trying to blame Clinton for what? War in Iraq? Terrorists attacks all over the world?
    What a Fuckin joke, we new where Bin Ladin was, had him cornered, had the world on our side and yet your King George follows the advice of 2 dried up old men that are still fighting the cold war. I mean aren’t these guys straight out of the 1950’s ???? Rumsfeld still uses BrillCream for Chrissakes and Chaney has a Turkey Pouch hanging from his chin. Give me a f’n break. They prop up their Boy George, he draws a line in the sand with his Axis of Evil stammering and we become reviled the world over.
    Good job!

    The best thing Bush ever did was to finish reading My Pet Goat, if had stuck with reading childrens books at pre-school we’d all be better off today.

  • JustOneMan

    Arch…This is great! Clinton is actually hurting the Dems in this election cycle…

    I predict that Bushs poll number will be up this month! Thanks to the Great Stain Maker!

    Keep it up Billy Boy!

  • Arch Conservative

    JOM….

    Bill doesn’t need to be opening his fat piehole on national TV amking an ass of himself if to hurt the Dems if they intend to run his wife in 2008

    If the Dems run the bitch in 2008 the GOP wins. End of story.

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet In Columbus

    Get back to me when they’ve captured or killed bin Laden, Martin… until then you just making a fool of yourself.

    Bush II left without getting Bin Laden
    Bush I left before getting Saddam
    I see a pattern there…

    …but of course that’s only my opinion!

    Jet

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet In Columbus

    JOM Bush’s poll numbers are going up because the oil industry has lowered gas pump prices intentionally so that lower middle class people will buy Bush’s bushit about the economy, ignoring the value of their homes going down and their wages not being able to keep pace with blood-sucking health insurance premiums.

    …but of course that’s only my opinion!

    Jet

  • Martin Lav

    Huh?
    I don’t get your point…..
    ….and that is only MY opinion!

    What the Fuck are you talking about and to whom?

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    “What the Fuck are you talking about and to whom?”

    Here’s your club membership, Martin.

  • JustOneMan

    Jet….so according to you americans are for bush because the price of gas is down by 50 cents…..

    Wow… what analysis…Duh…its because the Bill “The Stain Maker” Clinton cant keep his fucking mouth shut!

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet In Columbus

    Martin that wasn’t meant for you.. I’m having eye trouble.. I apologize

    Jet

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet In Columbus

    Just One Moron, if the best most intelligent thing you can contribute is Bill the Stain maker over and over and over and over who are you impressing? You sound like an ex-wife who can’t stop bring up the past over and over and over…

    I’m saying that it’s no coincodence that gasoline and home heating prices are being manipulated by people to negate the feeling (true or false) that the economy is sliding downward for some people, Like Ford workers and Home owners whose houses are now worth less as the realestate market crashes.

    We still have the Iran crisis, the broken corroded and leaking pipes in Alaska’s ever shrinking oil fields, and Venezuala (one of our biggest oil suppliers) threatening to cut off our oil, which was used several months ago as an excuse to raise pump prices… Guess what those problems still exist, and have even been exagerated lately by the leaders of both of those countries making speeches at Bush… so why has the price dropped suddenly, is it because Big Business, Big Oil want to make sure the republicans stay in office?

    …but of course that’s only my opinion!

    Jet

  • Mohjho

    Fox news just shot itself in the proverbial foot.
    What Wallace did was to open up a line of reasoning that encourages others to actually look at Bushes handling of Al-Qaeda pre 9/11.
    Clinton is old news. The last thing the republicans need is an honest assesment of how they have handled the threat from Al-Qaeda.

  • Arch Conservative

    Jet…

    I hope you’re not blaming the current administration for the mismanagement at Ford or the collapse of the housing market.

    Also with regard to gas prices falling. They go down every year about this time. It’s called the end of the summer driving season. Have you been living in a cave for the past 15 years?

    Is there anything you won’t attempt to blame the GOP for?

  • JustOneMan

    [Personal attack deleted]

    Just because you keep repeating these lies oover and over again doesnt make them true.

    “the economy is sliding downward for some people” I guess Bill Maher doesnt provide financial reports…the economy is at all time high, unemployment at an all time low, minority home ownership – all time high

    “Ford workers” – this is a capitalist ecomomy make a shity product no one buys it…do you drive a Ford? If not its your fault NOT BUSHES

    “Home owners whose houses are now worth less” Jerk these are called economic cycles. Does it make sense for 1 bedrooms condos to sell for $1 illion?

    Please 1. get your GED 2. go to community college abd take Economics 101 and 201

    Jest my opeenion!

  • JustOneMan

    editor…selective editing….jerk in columbus gets to flame me but i cannot respond..hmmmmm

  • http://www.prrag.com John Guilfoil

    I know I’ve done my job when both conservatives and liberals get angry.

  • http://alienboysworld.blogspot.com Christopher Rose

    Let’s all just focus on the issues and leave the personal characterizations out of this shall we?

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet In Columbus

    More hypocracy I see. In 1979 The Carter administration was blamed by the republicans for the downfall of Chrysler and critisized for making a massive bailout loan-therefore making it Carter’s economic decisions that caused it, and when Chrysler paid back their nearly 2 Billion dollar loan back 7 years early, the Reagan administration took credit for it.

    So… using that criteria you’re telling me that it’s not okay to blame Bush’s economic decisions for Ford and for the general down turn in the auto industry when the tables are reversed.

    You lose more and more credibility…

    …but of course that’s only my opinion!

    Jet

  • JustOneMan

    Jet…there expecting rain this afternoon…damn that bush did it again!

  • JustOneMan

    False advertising
    “…but of course that’s only my opinion!”

    This is the same opinion that every left wing zealoy is thinking…

    Liberalism is dead…there is no place for free thought in the liberal world today…

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet In Columbus

    You’ll notice that while he made a lot of smart ass remarks, he didn’t address the issues, typical right wing ploy.

    so sad

    …but of course that’s only my opinion!

    Jet

  • Arch Conservative

    I was 2 in 1979 so I wasn’t blaming anyone for Chrysler’s financial difficulties.

    the reason Ford is in such dire straits is not because of George Bush Jet. it is because they make a product most consumers don’t want and they have been mismanaged.

    Honda and toyota have done fine under George Bush so please don’t blame him for Ford’s ineptitude.

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet In Columbus

    The reason Chrysler failed in ’79 (whether you were 2 or not) was because they didn’t down-size like the other car makers during the oil crisis.

    That didn’t stop conservatives from blaming Carter during the ’80 elections nor did it stop the conservatives for giving Ray-gun credit when Chrysler started selling k-cars and got themselves out of the slump.

    Neither president had anything to do with the Chrysler crisis, but Conservatives blamed Carter and praised Reagan.

    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander

    It’s Bush’s fault..

    …but of course that’s only my opinion!

    Jet

  • Arch Conservative

    So the reason Ford is imploding is because in 1979 Republicans blamed Carter for Chrysler’s problems leading to Bush being at fault in 2006?

    Nice logic!

    Where there’s a moonbat with a will, there will soon be something new being blamed on George W. Bush.

  • zingzing

    i hate the letter “W” nowadays. come, come 2009, when i can love “W” again. What when where why whow, whore whammo wuv wanker.

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet In Columbus

    Arch, No but good try at distraction. I said if it’s okay for conservatives to blame Carter for Chrysler failing and okay for conservatives to give Reagon credit for them getting back on their feet when neither had anything to do with it, than it’s only fair that Bush get the blame for ford.

    …but of course that’s only my opinion!

    Jet

  • JustOneMan

    Hey Jet….

    CNN – Bush’s poll numbers up

    Thanks Slick Willy!

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet In Columbus

    Typical J/O moron, can’t think of anything intelligent to say on the subject, can’t address the issues at hand, so he resorts to smart-ass remarks that he thinks are cute and cool…sad

  • JustOneMan

    CNN – Bush’s poll numbers up

    Thanks Bill!

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet In Columbus

    JOM I find it interesting that you think that Bush can’t raise his poll numbers without Bill’s help!

    …but of course that’s only my opinion!

    Jet

  • Chrys A Lis

    Just for the record, as reported both on MSNBC (left leaning network) and Fox (right leaning network), the ground rules in place between the Wallace team and the Clinton crew were that half the questions were to be on the Clinton philanthropic effort, the rest up to Wallace. So, there was no ambush journalism … just freedom of the press.

    Clinton conveyed his side (amidst some failing of memory, see Dick Clark’s book v the version related in the interview). The oft witnessed red faced anger is what *every* network focused on … everybody goes to races to see the crashes.

    It would appear the ex-President got riled mostly due to yet another subject which stains his legacy (which has been on the mend as Americans forget or forgive his failures). I have no doubt Bill will apply the proper band-aid and walk on.

    Chrys