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Clinton's Book Has Some Real Gems In It  
User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

Slate took this article down (unfortunately, since it's a lot better than their typical fluff, I gather), but luckily Google saved it.

http://216.239.57.104/search?q=cache:GxpGQApoQDMJ:slate.msn.com/id/2102786%2B%22condensed%2Bbill%2Bclinton%22&hl=en

All kinds of good quotes. I highly recommend reading the article.



Page 19: "I was a little chunky anyway, and slow, so slow that I was once the only kid at an Easter egg hunt who didn't get a single egg, not because I couldn't find them but because I couldn't get to them fast enough."

Page 252: Two white Pentecostal women that Clinton knew from Arkansas sang at the church service during his first inauguration. Afterward, Colin Powell asked, "Where did you find white women who could sing like that? I didn't know there were any."

Page 176: His [Robert Bork] constitutional law class was Yale Law School's "most interesting class by far."

Page 182: Hillary tries to cut her own hair before Bill's mother arrives for a visit. "It was a minor fiasco; she looked more like a punk rocker than someone who had just walked out of Jeff Dwire's beauty salon. With no makeup, a work shirt and jeans, and bare feet coated with tar from walking on the beach at Milford, she might as well have been a space alien."

"I didn't inhale."
Page 405: "Maybe I thought I was being funny."

Who's Responsible for the '90s Boom?
Page 537: Clinton and his team. "Our bond market gambit would work beyond our wildest dreams, bringing lower interest rates, a soaring stock market, and a booming economy."

Page 773: Clinton recounts his liaisons with Monica Lewinsky in language far less graphic than the Starr Report. "Inappropriate encounter" and "15 minutes" is about as hot as it gets.

Page 800: On Aug. 15, 1998, Clinton awakens Hillary and tells her about his affair with Monica Lewinsky. She reels "as if I had punched her in the gut."

Page 803: The post-Monica blues: "When there were no cameras around, my wife and daughter were barely speaking to me. I spent the first couple of days alternating between begging for forgiveness and planning the strikes on al Qaeda. At night Hillary would go up to bed and I would sleep on the couch."

Page 633: Newt Gingrich becomes House Speaker after the GOP's runaway victory in the 1994 congressional elections. Clinton fumes, "[W]e weren't part of the culture Gingrich wanted to dominate America: the self-righteous, condemning, Absolute Truth-claiming dark side of white southern conservatism."

Page 634: He doesn't mean that: "I didn't want to demonize Gingrich and his crowd as they had done to us."

Page 914: In the middle of tense Middle East peace negotiations, Ehud Barak nearly dies after choking on a peanut.
(How do you choke on a peanut!?)

Page 516: Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw teach him the card game Oh Hell!

Page 701: Chelsea's sweet 16 party in 1996: Les Misérables at the National Theater, then paintball with friends at Camp David





Mods, please realize that the book itself is an incredibly long 957 pages, and that the article was also long, so even though it seems like a lot of quotes, it really isn't.

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User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

Paint ball at Camp David - that would be cool. Who gets the USMC guards on their team?

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Re: Paint ball at Camp David

I'd rather have the Secret Service snipers on my team  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I said in a different thread I'd seen Clinton doing a few interviews on the book and other things while he's been over this side promoting it. I was pretty impressed by his overall manner, I might even buy the book (although I'm very highly suspicious of the political autobiography as a genre !)


User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1345 times:

Secret service snipers versus Marine Recon? That would be a hell of a paint ball game. Remember, the USMC has tanks, helicopters and airplanes.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1340 times:

No fair ! You could load up AV8B's with can's of Dulux emulsion (Soft Magnolia) and wipe my guys out ! Land forces only.

User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1327 times:

Not to mention the howitzers and mortars!

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16335 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 1322 times:

As long as these gems are in print inside the book, and not splattered and crusty on the cover, I might bother reading the book.

Does anyone know if "Monica Lewinsky", "Paula Jones", and "Gennifer Flowers" are in the index or table of contents? Easy access or reference to Bill's big presidential scores would be handy when reading his little book.






Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 1299 times:

You can't shell what you can't see ! Your guys are still toast.

User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Don't make the Marines call in the Airforce and carpet bomb the place with B52's dropping 2000lb paint bombs or the PMOAB (paint mother of all bombs).

User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

Limit the guys to your typical paintball guns, and I'd still take the Marines. Hoo-yah!



Does anyone know if "Monica Lewinsky", "Paula Jones", and "Gennifer Flowers" are in the index or table of contents? Easy access or reference to Bill's big presidential scores would be handy when reading his little book.


They're mentioned in the article, towards the bottom. Apparently, Clinton only barely mentioned them in the book (that's pretty amazing, considering how the book is almost a thousand pages long).


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

Bring on your MOAPB's ! My guys will just retire to Dick Cheney's supersecret batcave bunker - HAH !

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