Skip to comments.Bill Clinton: Hillary's the Boss
Posted on 03/21/2006 7:37:29 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
Ex-president Bill Clinton has agreed that when it comes to speaking out on controversial issues, his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, will have the last word from here on out.
Mr. Clinton has promised to clear all future pronouncements with his wife after he embarrassed her by lobbying for the Dubai Ports World deal, which she publicly opposed.
"He knows it's Hillary's time now," an adviser close to both Clintons told the New York Daily News, which said Mrs. Clinton invoked her veto power out of fear that her husband's wayward comments might hurt her 2008 presidential bid.
"Hillary has final say," said the adviser, explaining that even Bill's staff has been warned not to comment on anything without first clearing it with Hillary's office.
"That was true in the White House during [Hillary's 2000] Senate campaign," another longtime aide told the News. "If he said the sky was blue and she said the sky was purple, then the sky was purple."
Mr. Clinton was clearly in the doghouse last week, when he tried to claim that he and his wife were in complete agreement over the ports controversy.
"I supported Hillary's position, and the news reports to the contrary were wrong," he insisted during an interview with NY1. But he didn't deny a report that he tried to recruit his former spokesman Joe Lockhart to help the deal sail through.
The Dubai ports episode isn't the first time Bill's comments caused trouble for his wife. Last September, while addressing a group of Arab students in Dubai, Mr. Clinton called the Iraq war a mistake.
Then, in a separate interview with the Ladies Home Journal, he said he thought the U.S. would lose.
"The odds are not great of our prevailing there," he predicted, calling the war his wife voted for "a quagmire."
Hillary spokeswoman Ann Lewis confirmed that the senator is now in the driver's seat, telling the News: "She is the elected official. She makes the ultimate decisions."
Mr. Clinton's spokesman Jay Carson tried to put the best face possible on his boss's new second banana status, explaining: "Anyone who says he is doing everything he can to help her get re-elected is absolutely right."
Hildebeaste has been running the show for years!!!
Hillary wears the pants in their family.
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Maybe Bill is on the road to recovery....FINALLY admitting he's a neutered wuss!
Slickie and the Beast...what a freak show ay? Sick of these 2 buffoons still in the limelight. Hasn't America had enough of these 2 already?
'bet the air up Chautauqua way was blue and lamps flying
But one wonders - it was several days into the the Port squabble before Billy came out in support of it. And it was total news to Hitlery??? Do they speak or occupy the same house at the same time?
I have a feeling that there will be a very boisterous event within the next 6 - 12 months that will splash all kinds of drek all over Hitlery - of course, the MSM won't publish reports on that but Drudge will. Smiles.
"Do they speak or occupy the same house at the same time?"
I kinda doubt it, the interns take up too much space.
Perchance, are you referring to the Big "D"?
I'd imagine they're already splitsville in practice, if not officially.
He doesn't respect Hillary one bit, so standy by for more of the same.
I don't respect her either but then again I don't respect him either. They are cut from the same cloth. No character!
Apparently she didn't look at the $600,000 income from Dubai on her disclosure statement? Right!!
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
That beast has always been the boss! Those two idiots caused the problems we now find ourselves in. I keep hoping I'll wake up some morning to hear those two have finally gotten their reward...in hell!
"Hillary is in charge! Ha ha ha!"
I'm sure she wears a lot of things, that cannot be mentioned on a decent conservative forum such as this;)
She's still having to clean up Bill's messes. For a manipulative, ambitious person, it must get very tiring.
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