A Clinton encounter

Gary MacLennan g.maclennan at qut.edu.au
Sat Jun 9 22:18:17 MDT 2001

Very interesting Stuart.  I heard from family in Northern Ireland and
friends in the USA that Clinton has a need to meet the people.  His great
gift is that he can persuade people he cares, when in truth he doesn't give
a rat's arse about anything except where the next blow job is coming from.

People like him have a need for acceptance and when he does not get it, the
ass hole needs to defend himself.

What intrigues me is that he is still playing the President and Bush the
"real" president is like something from a speech out of MacBeth

Now does he feel
His secret murders sticking on his hands;
Now minutely revolts upbraid his faith breach;
Those he commands move only in command,
Nothing in love: now does he feel his title
Hang loose about him, like a giant's robe
Upon a dwarfish thief.



At 10:01  9/06/01 -0400, you wrote:
>A day at the races:
>Bill and Hilary Clinton were at Belmont Park today for the Belmont Stakes
>and got a decidedly mixed reception from the crowd (racing fans are a
>notoriously unforgiving lot), with lots of loud booing every time he
>appeared on
>the infield video screen. I was nearby when he made his exit and joined the
>crowd that gathered along the way. What really sticks in my craw about
>term was his parting act of hypocrisy and spinelessness in leaving Leonard
>Peltier to rot in prison while pardoning Marc Rich, so I yelled out to Clinton
>as he walked by, "you took all that heat for Marc Rich, how come you wouldn't
>take it for Leonard Peltier?" Clinton took up the challenge and stopped in
>of me, and in a manner that reminded me of his Election Day interview with Amy
>Goodman on WBAI, said, "Now I've listened to what you had to say, so you
>to me," and proceeded to give me at least a minute-long spiel, saying that
>Rich was wrongly charged and that although he'd seen Redford's film and read
>Matthiessen's book, Leonard Peltier shouldn't get his sentence commuted
>someone put a gun nine inches from an FBI agent's head and pulled the
>(It's irrelevant of course that even the government's attorneys have admitted
>they can't prove Peltier was the one who fired the gun.)  He said he "wasn't
>defending the FBI," which I thought was an interesting thing to hear him say,
>but brushed off my reply that hundreds were dead because of the FBI and that
>Peltier was a freedom fighter. (While I was engaged in this unexpected
>one of his S.S. bodyguards was behind me, yanking my hands out of my pockets.)
>Clinton seems able to brush off the booing from Republicans and yahoos
>he goes but I think heckling from the left gets under his skin and puts him in
>full defense mode.
>stuartwl at walrus.com

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