What Else Is In Scott's Head?

The blog site for writer Scott C. Smith. Some observations on the world we live in and life in general. And maybe some politics.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Everybody Loves Bill (Clinton)

I'll let you in on a little secret: as I surf the blogsphere, I happen to enjoy the conservative blogs I encounter.

Okay, that's a lie. I hate them all. Really, really, fucking hate them. Folks, in this case, more cow bell is not the prescription for my fever (I'll leave you to ponder that, dear reader).

What's more, the conservative bloggers are obsessed with Bill and Hillary Clinton. And they have stupid nicknames for the Clintons. And they just can't get enough on the Clintons. Hell, even here at my biased liberal blog, you'll read less about Bill Clinton than you would at one of those conservative blogs. Conservatives like to say it is Democrats who are obsessed with the Clintons, but then again, conservatives also like to lie. (Such as the time when George W. Bush was asked about Ken Lay in 2002 and Bush lied by saying he first met Lay in 1994, when in reality he had known Lay since the 1980s) or the time when George W. Bush was asked if he had ever been arrested and he said no (leaving out the fact he had been arrested for drunk driving at the age of 30).

So now conservatives are bitching about Clinton being named as the top U.N. envoy for relief and recovery efforts for the nations affected by the December tsunamis that struck the Indian Ocean. Who cares? If conservatives hate the U.N. so much, why should they care if Clinton has decided to help out? They say Clinton wants to be in the spotlight. And? Most politicians like to be in the spotlight. Why is it any different with the Clintons?

Conservatives can become awfully paranoid when it comes to Bill Clinton. Remember Jesse Helms? Yeah, I know, I didn't, either. Oh, wait, I do remember Helms. He said something in 1996 to the effect that if Clinton was going to visit military installations in North Carolina, he should bring bodyguards. That fucking nut. The AP obtained a copy of a letter Helms sent to supporters, which said, of Clinton and the U.N.: "I'm sure you might agree that putting a left-wing, undisciplined and ethically challenged former President of the United States into a position of such power would be a tragic mistake,'' Helms whined bitterly (I added the "whined bitterly" part). The letter also contained a petition for President Bush to "...rebuke all efforts by Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and every other liberal in Congress to push for Bill Clinton to become Secretary-General of the United Nations."

See? Crazy. Or is it crazy like a fox? I dunno. Something to think about. Well, okay, not really.


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