Honestly, honestly honestly. I think there is some secret, dark part of Bill Clinton – not that he actually has many “secret” dark parts, but stick with me here – that does not want his wife to be president. How else can one explain how this most sublime of politicians seems to do everything possible to destroy her chances?
He constructed a shady charity/business empire when he knew full well she would run for president. He helped screw up her 2008 effort with some dumb remarks about race.
The most recent unforced Bill Clinton error is his revival on the Today show this morning of the “We were so poor” theme, which Hillary already took for a test flight and crash landed with a few weeks ago.
Let me remind you, when we moved into the White House, we had the lowest net worth of any family since Harry Truman.
The explanation for Bill’s behavior is very simple: It’s male ego combined with grotesque infantilism.
If Hillary became president, she would then clearly eclipse him, having already been a New York senator and Secretary of State, while he was the governor of Arkansas, which I think has the population of Brooklyn or something.
So he was the governor of Brooklyn.
No offense to the people of Arkansas. I’m from New York City. I dig Brooklyn. But still.
I watched Bill Clinton closely when I covered him during during the final couple of years of his presidency, met him several times, and feel like I get him.
He is, at his core, a child stranded in the Freudian oral stage of development, ever seeking the next scrumptious thing to place into his mouth. And only his mouth. Nobody else’s.
He is America’s Greatest Living Narcissist, which is not an easy title to seize and hold. I know many pretenders to the throne in Washington.
More from Bill on Today:
Question: So she’s now running for president. Will you continue to give speeches?
BC: Oh yeah. I gotta pay our bills.
I mean, would his Secret Service detail get in the way at this point if Hillary tried to sequester him in a safe house in Kamchatka until December 2016?
Hillary’s campaign is already off to a bad start. And there is no way it will ever get to a good finish with Bill in the copilot seat.