Posted by Karol at 10:44 AM
Just Billy Jeff being himself – “Ah feel your tachycardia…”
It’s a “refreshing” reminder of what a liar he was and still is. I wonder if Al Gore is going to claim to have healed him the first time. Perhaps then John Edwards could sue Al Gore for not getting it right the first time. Kerry can describe the irregular heartbeat he had while fighting in Vietnam. Gephardt, in the meantime, can accuse the PM’s heart of “complete failure”, while at the same time Hillary can claim that Britain’s health care system is a successful model for us to go by.
I wrote a piece on the integrity necessary in responses to such lies as this. These are not ordinary people – they are world leaders. Or former. When a world leader says something that another world leader believes to be a lie, it is necessary for the 2nd leader to not personally accuse the first as a liar – unless escalation is the goal.
Blair uses a spokesman, in effect pointing out the lie, but not personally stooping to behavior unfit of a world leader by engaging in name calling. Had he personally called Clinton a liar, he be petty and lacking integrity. After all, the truth will never be known from private conversations.
As a contrast, look at how Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir personally accused Bush of lying about “rebuking” him over the Jewish comments. Here, a world leader dropped himself below the high standards of his office and engaged in He Said/He Said name-calling. The integrity of his position is completely scarred now.
Perhaps Mahathir wants escalation?
Isn’t the Mirror a tabloid? Clinton’s people are denying the story.
I invented heart medicine!
You are right , it is priceless. Priceless that Republicans will use any old unattributed crap to have a go at Clinton.
Um, Bobby, it’s your newspapers that are reporting it. Didn’t realize we can’t trust that.
Who cares about Clinton, I’m really sick of hearing about him. I don’t know who is fascinated by the guy more, Democrats or Republicans.
Judah makes a good point.
I think the charges of fascination with Clinton are absurd. He was our president for 8 years and foisted his wife upon my state. More importantly, he refuses to go away. Other presidents have gracefully faded away but not Bill who loves the camera and the attention a little too much for my taste. As soon as he goes away, I’ll stop paying attention to him.
You must admit that this is a pretty obscure comment. C’mon just admit you have a thing for Clinton. Look how well the U.S. economy did when he was President and what a great job Hillary has done representing the people of NY in the Senate(lol just kidding!!!!).
The point is that he made the comment (maybe). He just can’t stay away. Notice, I pay Gerald Ford no mind. And it isn’t because he’s a Republican.