Entries tagged with “Bill Clinton” from Polichicks

In a cold move, President Bush challenges President Clinton to participate in the ALS ice water challenge.

"Yesterday was Bill's birthday, and my gift to Bill is a bucket of cold water."





In a Facebook post Thursday, Chelsea Clinton welcomed her dad to Twitter.  She might as well have announced that her mom will run for president in 2016.

Let's see...  Bill Clinton is on Twitter.  Chelsea, who is well known for shunning publicity and shooing away the press, has become an active participant on Facebook.  And Chelsea gives TED talks to teens that are then circulated online.

It's called early adoption of a social media strategy folks.  Of course Hillary is running.


We reported in the Daily Polichicks that when Hillary Clinton was asked by a Congolese student about Bill Clinton's opinion (intead of hers) on a Chinese loan to Congo, she responded, "Are you effing kidding me?! I'm Secretary of State, not Bill!"  That's not an exact quote, but whatever, close enough. 

If you're going to be a stickler for accuracy, maybe you should check out the Washington Post or some other publication that subscribes to the ethics of journalism and pays for fact checkers.  We report just enough to get by at a cocktail party.  Besides, if you were a guest at a cocktail party on your third or fourth mojito, well, then "are you effing kidding me?!" would be exactly what Hillary Clinton said. But we digress....

Anyhoo-  we can't really blame Hillary for being miffed if the questioner valued the opinion of the "man of the house" rather than that of "the little lady."  On the other hand, one never really knows why a question is being asked, so it's best not to make assumptions.  The questioner, who asked about Dikembe Mutombo's opinion as well as Bill Clinton's, may have wanted to know Bill's opinion simply out of curiosity or to see if it differed from Hillary's.  According to the Associated Press, the French speaking student who asked the question in English approached Hillary after the event was over and explained that he had actually intended to ask her for President Obama's opinion.

Here's the vid.  Watch and formulate your own opinion.

 

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Bill Clinton on where he stands.

 

 

Har dee har har

The economy sucks, so we thought we'd tickle your funny bone to make you feel better.  In this David Letterman clip, Chris Rock gives Bill Clinton the heads up that Hillary lost.

 

 

So, did Chris have you rolling on the floor, laughing your ass off?  Or did you take offense to his comments? 

Do you think the Clintons support Barack Obama for real or just in public because they "have" to?  Holla in the comments, yo.

Bill Clinton's 2004 advice on choosing between presidential candidates? Always choose the candidate for hope. But Barack Obama's the candidate for hope. Hmm... Bill probably will have to flip flop on that one.

Although Bill and Hillary Clinton double teamed Barack Obama with attacks in South Carolina, Barack won the state's primary on Saturday anyway.  By a lot. Here are the results:

  • Barack Obama - 55%
  • Hillary Clinton -  27%
  • John Edwards - 18%

Twice as many people voted for Barack than Hillary.  And it looks like Bill Clinton's attacks on Barack hurt Hillary.  60% of voters participating in exit polls said that the former president's campaigning was an important factor in their decision.  Of those, 47% went for Obama and 38% for Clinton. 

Note to Bill: Play nice in the sandbox!  And no throwing mud.

On today's Oprah Show, Oprah shared this letter writing tip that she got from President Bill Clinton:

When you write a note to someone, limit it to one page.  That way, if the recipient decides to frame it, the note is easy to frame because it's on just one page.

File this handy tip under "solutions to problems only Oprah and Bill Clinton have."

 

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 Magic Johnson and Bill Clinton at a rally for Hillary.  Photo credit: Keith Bradford for Reuters.

 

Magic Johnson says he supports Hillary Clinton because the lady is a champ.  Barack Obama, he implies, is not. 

"You don't want somebody in there that is young or a rookie at politics," said the former Los Angeles Lakers star at a pep rally for Hillary in Iowa. "We want somebody in there that knows what they're doing because this job is so huge."

Johnson is the third major celebrity to endorse Clinton after Oprah announced her plans to campaign for Obama. (Oprah campaigned for Obama weekend before last.) Madonna and Barbra Streisand announced their support a couple of weeks ago.

So will Madonna + Barbra + Magic = Oprah? 

Nope. Not even close.

Hillary Clinton has earned the support of the majority of African American female voters, but she wants an even bigger piece of that pie.  She sat down with Isabel Wilkerson of Essence, a magazine that targets African American women, for an interview published in the current issue (November 2007).  Here are a few exerpts of what she had to say about her marriage and family:

On her marriage:
“I know the truth of my life and of my marriage, my relationship and partnership, my deep abiding friendship with my husband. It's been enormously supportive to me through most of my life. Now obviously we've had challenges as everybody in the world knows. “But I never doubted that it was a marriage worth investing in even in the midst of those challenges,” she says, “and I'm really happy that I made that decision. Again, not a decision for everybody. And I think it's so important for women to stand up for the right of women to make a decision that is best for them.”

On the most romantic thing her husband has done for her: She hesitates for longer than is comfortable, then she says, “Oh he's so romantic. He's always bringing me back things from his trips. He brought me a giant wooden giraffe from Africa. Oh, he bought me this watch,” she said, holding out her left wrist to show off a Chanel watch, its bracelet made of white cubes shaped like elegant dentures, if you can picture it. “I had dental surgery, and he said it reminded him of teeth.”

Outside of work, what her proudest moment is:
“Chelsea,” she says without hesitation.

Pick up Essence to read the entire interview.

Bill Clinton is hosting a book party for Chelsea's ex-boyfriend, Ian Klauss, who penned Elvis Is Titanic.  The move is unusual in that, at least, I hope my dad isn't throwing any festivas for any of my exes. 

Chelsea and her friends are expected to attend the book party, and Ian has dedicated the book to Chelsea.

Apparently, Chelsea and Ian really meant it when they said "let's still be friends" at the end of their break up talk. (We all say that, but who ever really means it?) 

In an interview with the Guardian (UK publication), Bill Clinton says that, when elected president, Hillary plans to ask him "and former Republican presidents" to work on repairing America's image overseas. You can listen to parts of the interview here.

America's favorite Bill was on David Letterman last night. Here's a clip. 

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Clinton and Oprah_center_20070903_306x178.jpgPresident Bill Clinton will be on Oprah today at 4 EST to share his new passion: giving.

Bill Clinton's new book, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World, is out today.  Below is a description of the book in Clinton's own words.  And check out his new rustic look in the photo.  Nice update. We like.

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Hillary Clinton's campaign sent out the alert below to let everyone know about Hillary's and Bill's upcoming appearances on Letterman, Oprah and Larry King.  Make sure you watch!

Mark your calendars and set your Tivos and VCRs -- you don't want to miss Hillary's two upcoming TV appearances! Tonight she'll be making her seventh appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman -- her first as a candidate for president. And this coming Tuesday, September 4, she'll be Ellen's guest on the season premiere of the Ellen DeGeneres show.

Ellen is soliciting questions from her viewers to ask of Hillary, and we want to turn it around on her. So if you have a question for Hillary to ask Ellen, submit it here:

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/questionsforellen

Also on September 4, you can catch President Clinton on both the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Late Show, talking about his new book Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World. He'll also be on CNN's Larry King Live on September 5.

Check the links below for full listings:

  • August 30: Hillary on Letterman - Listings
  • September 4: Hillary on Ellen - Listings
  • September 4: Bill Clinton on Oprah - Listings
  • September 4: Bill Clinton on Letterman - Listings
  • September 5: Bill Clinton on Larry King - Listings
Make sure you don't miss them!

Bill Clinton is such a sensitive man.  Watch him laugh, cry and share with Oprah on her September 4th show.  He will be on to give his first interview about his new passion!  Oprah's show airs at 4 p.m. EST on ABC.

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