September 26, 2006

In Which W.J. Clinton Reminds Us Why We Lurve Him

By Brady Bonk

Interesting thing about the whole Clinton/Wallace flap. Do you remember in “Unfoxed,? when they discussed a regularly permeating interview technique of Fox “News” known as “some people say?” Wherein one of their blabbing bobbleheads shits all over journalism with the faux attribution of “some people say?” Remember?

Remember how Wallace opened the segment? He said: “When we announced that you were going to be on FOX News Sunday, I got a lot of email from viewers, and I’ve got to say, I was surprised most of them wanted me to ask you this question: Why didn’t you do more to put Bin Laden and al Qaeda out of business when you were President?”

Chris Wallace might as well have said, “Some people say you should have done more to put Bin Laden and al Qaeda out of business when you were President.” Classic Fox “News” bullshit move, and I am elated that Clinton didn’t let it schmooze him into complacency.

Indeed. He was anti-schmoozed. He was brilliant. He said exactly and everything that needed to be said, at the precise moment it needed saying. He could have said it a year ago, but it wouldn?t have had the impact because it wouldn?t have been on the eve of CGI II, and it wouldn?t have been on Fox “News.” And he hit all the notes as surely as Joss Stone.

Everyone laughed at Hillary many years ago, when she dared to name the evil what was then only seething slowly from its cage, the “vast” “right-wing” “conspiracy.” Everyone, including me. I laughed a little. At the time, I was less aware and the context didn’t seem so very real. Now today, I have caught up with her, as, apparently, has her husband, his teeth a little clenched, his eyes a little wild, but he, always steering and braking the entire room. He had the exact right spot in the time/space contiuum to do the exact right thing, and he did. He reminded us why we lurve him, why he is and was the best, and why, had he been President on September Eleventh, we would now be experiencing an unprecedented global era of world peace, freedom from disease and famine, and previously unseen prosperity.

Now, as Ariana Huffington said and I?m paraphrasing, maybe he’s finally all in the ring. I kinda hope so.

Filed Under: I Miss Bill