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posted at 10:10 pm on June 8, 2008 by Allahpundit

On election night, Mr. Clinton grew playfully competitive with his wife over who had done more events or had had more impact, Mr. Rendell said. Mrs. Clinton was superstitious and rarely watched election night coverage, but in the hotel suite, Mr. Rendell showed her husband county-by-county returns.

“The president wanted to know exactly what the returns were in the places he had been and Hillary hadn’t been,” Mr. Rendell said. “He kept showing Hillary, and she would laugh.”

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I’d also wonder what the county-by-county sexual assault reports indicate as Bill traveled along the campaign trail.

RBMN on June 8, 2008 at 10:22 PM

Mrs. Clinton variously tried presenting herself as the friend having conversations with the American people, then the experienced hand and tough warrior before settling on heroine of the working class.

A woman of the people!

“You’re a persona non grata if you bring up getting out,” another aide said.

You have to give her credit, she doesn’t quit.

His feisty, manic television appearances became so ubiquitous that aides developed “Terry Bingo” with 25 boxes listing his most common lines of spin — “More electable,” “Can still win” — and marked the boxes as he uttered them again and again.

OMG! This is awesome!

malan89 on June 8, 2008 at 10:28 PM

“I’ve got an angry president here and a candidate who wants
to know whether or not she won”

Lets see,if a Republican called,me thinks somebody would
accuse them of tampering!

“their message of Hope and Change co-opted”

Ya,and I bet the bridge, on that one, was gonna get
burned,and Hillary will accept the VP,after Obama
done stoled her slogan!

“and they found it hard to break out of the news media’s
old image of them”

Sorta like the Bismark breakout,well okay,close,no!

“the Clintons demand loyalty from those who once surrounded
them and felt betrayed by people they assumed would be with
them again”

Sounds like the Clinton’s got done scammed!
And maybe,those loyal the 1st,and 2nd time,didn’t want
to be under HilRod’s THUMB again! jus sayin!

“what hurt was their sense of entitlement”

Ummmm, like a coronation,oh wait,thats Liberspeak!
Ha Ha :)

canopfor on June 8, 2008 at 10:45 PM

For Bill, it was always about him anyway. Hillary winning would vindicate him and give him his legacy, at least in his own mind.

Joe Andrew, a former Democratic Party chairman who had switched allegiance to Mr. Obama from Mrs. Clinton, faced the wrath of her supporters firsthand when he drove up to the Washington hotel where party officials were meeting last weekend to resolve how to count Florida and Michigan delegates. Protesters shouting “traitor” descended upon his Chrysler minivan, denting it with punches and kicks, he said.

What is it with Democrats and their tendency to be violent?

Connie on June 8, 2008 at 10:48 PM

A fitting epitaph.

Rhinoboy on June 8, 2008 at 10:50 PM

Ok AP, I’ll bite, the purpose of this thread is to…..

jerrytbg on June 8, 2008 at 10:53 PM

“The former-impeached-disbared-lying-traitorist-rapist Ex-president wanted to know exactly what the returns were in the places he had been and Hillary hadn’t been,” Mr. Rendell said. “He kept showing Hillary, and she would laugh.”

Fixed it for ya………. pay attention next time.

Seven Percent Solution on June 8, 2008 at 10:58 PM

From the NYT piece:

The tensions fed a sense of defiance within the campaign. The Friday before Memorial Day, an aide was dispatched to the New York offices of People magazine to dispute a single word attributed to Mr. Clinton that left an impression of female frailty. The magazine quoted him saying Chelsea Clinton “bawled” after her mother’s loss in Iowa; the campaign said that Ms. Clinton had not cried and maintained that he had said “appalled.” The quotation stood.

Bawled–appalled–mauled–caterwauled–whatever.

I will definitely not miss the Clinton penchant for parsing words and flat-out lying.

Good riddance, for a while, at least.

hillbillyjim on June 8, 2008 at 11:04 PM

On election night, Mr. Clinton grew playfully painfully competitive with his wife over who had done more events or had had more impact on loosing her campaign , Mr. Rendell said.

Looks better.

Too bad she couldn’t take this all the way to August….. or can she… hmmmm?

Kini on June 8, 2008 at 11:05 PM

I’d like to see the list “the places he had been and Hillary hadn’t been”, and compare them with an increase in the reported cases of rapes. Slick might be up to the same old games.

stonemeister on June 8, 2008 at 11:10 PM

The visual that accompanies this exchange is priceless.

Picture BJ, red-faced and grinning: “See honey. What would you do without me?”

Picture Hillary, laughing cackling, with a half-hearted plastic smile. Under her breath: “You useless, grinning idiot, would you please,please shut the hell up?”

The SNL skits practlically write themselves.

hillbillyjim on June 8, 2008 at 11:13 PM

I feel badly for the folks of NY state who are saddled with her for the next few decades as she supplants Ted Kennedy for behind the scenes leadership of the Senate. We won’t have HClintoon to kick around anymore nationally. Her Senate seat was supposed to be a stepping stone to the Oval office, and now it has become her prison; she’s been moved to the back of the bus.

Doug on June 8, 2008 at 11:33 PM

I am suddently moving into a place in time where I don’t care about the Clintons one frigging bit. I think they
have been fatally wounded. Going forward they will be nothing more than a hemorroid on the body politic, but that is about all. There sycophants may still be swooning about the fall of the royal couple but I think they will begin to fade , much as the stain from Monica dress. I know some people who never graduated from high school, have manual labor jobs, and are ten times the humans these scumbags are and have probably contributed more to the well being of this country than the Billary has cumulitive over the last year. We gotta to put these two behind us and soon.

JonRoss on June 8, 2008 at 11:35 PM

Ok AP, I’ll bite, the purpose of this thread is to…..
jerrytbg on June 8, 2008 at 10:53 PM

… confuse you?

wise_man on June 8, 2008 at 11:36 PM

Maybe HRC will remember the old ad jingle, “…I-I-I-I love New York, what a great vacation…”

jackmac on June 8, 2008 at 11:47 PM

I’d also wonder what the county-by-county sexual assault reports indicate as Bill traveled along the campaign trail.

RBMN on June 8, 2008 at 10:22 PM

haha…..nice one!

nottakingsides on June 9, 2008 at 12:00 AM

“The president wanted to know exactly what the returns were in the places he had been and Hillary hadn’t been,” Mr. Rendell said.

It’s all about him isn’t it?

Domino on June 9, 2008 at 1:00 AM

Obama would like to appoint Billy Jeff ambassador to Yap.

Luckily neither will get anywhere near the Oval Office.

profitsbeard on June 9, 2008 at 1:06 AM

profitsbeard on June 9, 2008 at 1:06 AM

If you have any info to back that up, please share …. please.

OldEnglish on June 9, 2008 at 1:42 AM

Hillary spanked Obama hardest in places where Bill campaigned. Beyond the right wing, people like Bill Clinton and he would easily win in another election.

bayam on June 9, 2008 at 2:15 AM

So when Gina Gershon replies “ewww!” when linked to Bill by Vanity Fair, does that make her cooler?

I think it’s lovely that the star of BOUND and SHOWGIRLS draws the line at Clenis.

sulla on June 9, 2008 at 2:30 AM

Bill Clinton is reported to have told close friend years ago that from the moment he first laid eyes on Hillary he knew that she was the one woman that he wanted to spend the rest of his life … … … … cheating on.

MB4 on June 9, 2008 at 2:53 AM

MB4 on June 9, 2008 at 2:53 AM

The only time he is known to have told the truth :)

OldEnglish on June 9, 2008 at 3:41 AM

“Ah want to see the Police Blotter column in the local newspapers of the places Ah visited without Hillary while Ah was in the state… For my scrap-book…”

gridlock2 on June 9, 2008 at 5:25 AM

… confuse you?

wise_man on June 8, 2008 at 11:36 PM

not really….i think….I must have been having an obama moment, it just seamed silly, or a slow news nite.

jerrytbg on June 9, 2008 at 6:37 AM

You know what? I no longer a flaming flying rat’s patootie about the Clintons. I now just want them to go away. Far away. And take that moron Lanny Davis with them!

pilamaye on June 9, 2008 at 7:16 AM

I feel badly for the folks of NY state who are saddled with her for the next few decades as she supplants Ted Kennedy for behind the scenes leadership of the Senate. We won’t have HClintoon to kick around anymore nationally. Her Senate seat was supposed to be a stepping stone to the Oval office, and now it has become her prison; she’s been moved to the back of the bus.

Doug on June 8, 2008 at 11:33 PM

Tks. That’s nice. I’m one of them. But realize two things: She has had NO effect or presence here at all, in spite of ostensibly living in NY and being our Senator. She is and has been completely MIA. Secondly, the majority of the wacked-out libs in NYC and it’s suburbs either voted for her twice for Senator and still LOVE her, or hate her only because they got someone younger and darker to love.

Please don’t feel sorry for NY. Tough love is what it needs, a 10 step program. They haven’t even started on step 1, and probably never will.

JiangxiDad on June 9, 2008 at 7:35 AM

I was just talking to my husband (a Democrat who supported Obama – not because he is an Obamaniac, but because he is anti-Clinton) about this the other night. We agreed that the whole point of Hillary’s campaign was to erase the stain that Bill left. It was painfully obvious from the start that she really didn’t have a good reason why she wanted to be President.

It also became obvious that the Clintons as a team were only successful when they had a foil – an enemy they could rally their troops to defeat. Bill was on his way to becoming irrelevant as President until Newt Gingrich came a long and gave him a foil. Hillary didn’t find her groove in this campaign until she found a way to run against Obama. These two NEVER had a positive reason why they should be running the country.

rockmom on June 9, 2008 at 9:19 AM

“Asked about onetime friends who had abandoned her, she said, with a note of resignation in her voice, “That happens in politics.” Yea, some of the Clinton buddies had to flee the country to avoid litigation and some died in jail and others committed ‘suicide’ or died suddenly. Poor HillyBilly.

As for the first poster: There probably was widespread drive- by groping, at least. Just wait ’til he resorts to dropping his drawers for attention.

Christine on June 9, 2008 at 11:14 AM