The Huffington Post has a nice roundup of Bill Clinton gems gleaned from a massive New Yorker piece by David Remnick. After spending some quality time with the former president, Remnick was able to extract some surprisingly frank comments, including: ?I am sick of Karl Rove’s bulls—t.?
Here is a non-exhaustive list of nuggets from the piece; those looking for a precis can find one of sorts in the New Yorker PR dept’s aforementioned 1,066-word account, as well as a New Yorker Q&A with Remnick here.
? Clinton on Rove: “I am sick of Karl Rove’s bullshit.”
? Clinton on the Kerry campaign: “Like a deer caught in the headlights.”
? Clinton on watching the World Cup Final in Berlin: “I’m totally psyched for this.”
? Clinton on the vote to go into Iraq: “I’m sick and tired of being told that if you voted for authorization you voted for the war. It was a mistake, and I would have made it, too….The administration did not shoot straight on the nuclear issue or on Saddam’s supposed ties to Al Qaeda prior to 9/11.”
? Chelsea on her father’s handling of the AIDS crisis after writing a thesis on the subject at Oxford: “I gave you a grade,” she told her father. “What did I get?” Clinton asked. “C-plus.” Her rationale: “You didn’t do nearly enough. But you did more than anyone else in the world.”