Bill Clinton Identifies Political Stains

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Oct 16, 2006 7:07 PM

And, the Ted Kennedy Award for Total Lack of Self-Awareness goes to....

Bill Clinton! For this quote (emphasis mine):

Republicans, who control the White House and Congress, Clinton charged "paint themselves as pure and the rest of us who don't agree with them as stained" in order to divide the country and stay in power.

"People know things are out of whack, that fundamentally the order of, the rhythm of public life and our common life as Americans has been severely disturbed," he said.

Uh huh. I'm sorry, did you say anything after "stained"?

Kennedy most recently won the award for this 2005 humdinger of a quote, posed for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales:

I mean, it certainly appears to me that water boarding, with all its descriptions about drowning someone to that kind of a point, would come awfully close to getting over the border, and that you'd be able to at least say today, There were some that were recommended or suggested on that, but I certainly wouldn't have had a part of that, as a human being.