Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bill Clinton on McCain

President Clinton is slick. In messing around the web this morning, I watched a few video clips of him. The above clip is President Clinton talking about Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin. This may be the only time that I would ever put President Clinton on my blog. But, I think his praise here of McCain and even Palin is significant.

President Clinton was also on The View. I did not include that clip directly on the blog, but its worth watching at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dns6oX4p98. This 5 minute interview of ol' slick Willie is quite interesting.

First, he makes news by saying that Hillary "didn't really want to be Vice President." Who knows if that is true.

Second, you see a little of the old Bill Clinton when he says, "I didn't really have an opinion about it" when asked if he wanted Hillary to be Vice President. Really? President Bill Clinton, masterful politician and operator, had "no opinion" on whether Hillary ought to be Vice President? Not true.

Finally, Clinton's answer about Hillary supporters going for McCain is classic slick Willie. If you watch the clip, you will see that Bill is clearly "off message" and proceeds to explain why female voters might vote for McCain/Palin and justifies their decision to do so.

These two clips have to drive the Obama campaign crazy. Instead of acting as a surrogate and blasting McCain/Palin, Clinton does the complete opposite.

Maybe I'm a little cynical, but could President Clinton have other motives? Could he be praising McCain/Palin to help them win resulting in Hillary as the clear front runner in 2012? Not an unlikely scenario with the Clinton machine.

Oh what a tangled web...