Thingish Things

Go Away, Bill

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Apr• 04•11


If there is a bigger egomaniac in American political history than Bill Clinton, I am unaware of him.

The former President simply won’t go away.  If it weren’t so annoying, it would be sad to watch.  He so desperately craves the spotlight.

Clinton has been out of the White House for more than a decade, yet he continues to inject himself into every policy matter.  Today, on Good Morning America, he effectively called for arming the Libyan rebels.  I’m sure President Obama — President Clinton’s wife’s boss — really appreciates that. Here we have the Secretary of State’s husband, a former President, second guessing a sitting President of his own party on national TV.  The issue of arming or not arming the rebels is not the issue.  Protocol is.

Former Presidents are supposed to have dignity.  They are supposed to, as Douglas MacArthur put it, fade away (or pen an op-ed every once in a while. ) Bill Clinton never got the memo, or, far likelier, he got it and ignored it.  Why would tradition and decorum apply to Clinton the Great?




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