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Bill Clinton Says He's Cool With Staying in the Shadows

Bill Clinton Says He's Cool With Staying in the Shadows

Bill Clinton, America's 42nd president, says he's ready to stay out of his wife's way as she serves as president 44's secretary of state. Bill told CNN that he would act as Hillary's sounding board, but doesn't think he'll do more than that.

As for helping Obama, Bill said he would if Obama asked him "to do something specific." I could imagine Bill acting as America's on-call peace negotiator, dispatched on specialized missions.

Either way it appears that the former president read Cherie Blair's advice to Michelle Obama: learn to like the backseat. Considering Bill's expertise, accomplishments, and ego, it surely will take some effort to keep quiet. Should he?

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bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
Every time I pass by this post I start to sing that Bette Midler "Wind Beneath My Wings" song. Ugh.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
Every time I pass by this post I start to sing that Bette Midler "Wind Beneath My Wings" song. Ugh.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
I think he should continue his work with his foundation rather than get back into political life--I've found I like him better and feel he stays truer to his ideals that way.
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 7 years
All the better to grope the girlies, eh Bill? Wink wink, nudge nudge? Sorry. Was the first thing that popped into my mind, and I don't particularly dislike the guy. Just..well, heh. Bill Clinton + shadows = OOH ER, MATRON! :P
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 7 years
All the better to grope the girlies, eh Bill? Wink wink, nudge nudge?Sorry.Was the first thing that popped into my mind, and I don't particularly dislike the guy. Just..well, heh. Bill Clinton + shadows = OOH ER, MATRON!:P
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
There was an after school special? was monica played by Kristy McNichol? He will stay in the shadows if she is appointed, munching on his Big Macs and "heh heh heh"ing .
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
There was an after school special? was monica played by Kristy McNichol? He will stay in the shadows if she is appointed, munching on his Big Macs and "heh heh heh"ing .
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
Bill, your years in the executive branch are OVER. Quit trying to take the spotlight.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
I wish he didn't stay in the background, so hopefully he won't.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years
What does his being a philanderer have to do with how awesome he is as a politician? :love:... I do think he'll stay in the background, but not so much for Hilary, but for himself. I think he is tired of the game. It's why I think he would only be interested in doing "something specific."
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years
What does his being a philanderer have to do with how awesome he is as a politician? :love:...I do think he'll stay in the background, but not so much for Hilary, but for himself. I think he is tired of the game. It's why I think he would only be interested in doing "something specific."
stephley stephley 7 years
No Mich, I just didn't feel like wasting my time finding a full news story; I gave the Gawker info for people who didn't know what the ineligible claim was about - people kept slipping it into threads without offering any details. I've read about it in a number of places and the only people who seem psyched about the story are the same people who still question Obama's birth certificate.
em1282 em1282 7 years
See, this is why I don't think the "oversimplification" of Bush's "legacy" is so insulting when people keep talking about Clinton's man bits as if that's the only thing he should be known for. We know, he cheated. We got the memo, we have the t-shirt, we Tivo'd the after-school special.
yesteryear yesteryear 7 years
bill looks good here!
yesteryear yesteryear 7 years
bill looks good here!
Jillness Jillness 7 years
The clause pretty much makes it impossible for any Senator or Representative to be named to a cabinet position (or any higher office)...so they have found ways to work around it in the past. This time will be no different. :) As for the subject of the thread... I think that Bill will help only when he knows he will come out looking good. I don't see him taking on anything that could potentially mar his legacy.
Jillness Jillness 7 years
The clause pretty much makes it impossible for any Senator or Representative to be named to a cabinet position (or any higher office)...so they have found ways to work around it in the past. This time will be no different. :)As for the subject of the thread...I think that Bill will help only when he knows he will come out looking good. I don't see him taking on anything that could potentially mar his legacy.
janneth janneth 7 years
How did they not figure this out ahead of time?
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
This sort of thing was vehemently opposed by democrats when Nixon did it. I suppose this will be the first internet rumor rectified by an act of congress, right stephley?
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
This sort of thing was vehemently opposed by democrats when Nixon did it.I suppose this will be the first internet rumor rectified by an act of congress, right stephley?
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
I don't see it as much of a problem. I'm betting they remove the increase until 2013, and then there isn't a problem.
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
Burn!
organicsugr organicsugr 7 years
Burn!
Michelann Michelann 7 years
So in other words, there is a question about her eligibility, but you take this blogger's statement as the final word in the matter. It's not an "internet rumor", it's a legitimate concern that has to be addressed before Mrs. Clinton can take the position.
janneth janneth 7 years
Undave, you are bad...
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