Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bill Clinton: 1992-2000 in His Own Words

14 Bill Clinton Quotes to Start the Day Right

Bill Clinton, variously referred to as "Bubba", "Boy President" and "The Man from Hope", has recently been traveling the country stumping for his wife, Hillary.

Bill, fondly recalls the 1990s as a time that the country was at peace and all was right with the world. We understand his views: we're natural optimists ourselves.

However, we also understand fuzzy memories, so here's a look at 1992-2000 in the words, spoken at that time, from our 42nd president, Bill Clinton.

On the Importance of Time:

"It wasn't my finest hour. It wasn't even my finest hour and a half."

-–Bill Clinton, after giving an endless nominating speech for Michael Dukakis at the 1988 Democratic convention

On Archeology:

"You know, if I were a single man, I might ask that mummy out. That's a good-looking mummy."

-—Bill Clinton, looking at "Juanita," a newly discovered Incan mummy on display at the National Geographic museum

Progress in Housing and Urban Development:

"Last year, the vice president launched a new effort to help make communities more liberal."

-—Bill Clinton, during his 2000 State of the Union Speech. He meant to say "more livable," and then made the same slip-up in a subsequent sentence, drawing uproarious laughter from Republicans

"I don't know whether it's the finest public housing in America or the crown jewel of the American penal system."

-–Bill Clinton, on the White House

On the position of First Lady:

"You'd think he was running for First Lady."

-–Bill Clinton, on George H. W. Bush's criticism of Hillary Clinton

On Drug Policy:

"When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale and never tried it again."

-–Bill Clinton

On Regulatory Reform:

"I asked him to do it because he was the only person that I could trust to read all 150,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations."

-–Bill Clinton, on asking Vice President Al Gore to tackle federal regulatory reform

On Media Matters:

"Look, half the time when I see the evening news, I wouldn't be for me, either."

–-Bill Clinton, in 1995, on a pre-campaign swing through Montana and Colorado

"What's a man got to do to get in the top fifty?"

-–Bill Clinton, reacting to a survey of journalists that ranked the Monica Lewinsky scandal as the 53rd most significant story of the century

On the English language:

"It depends on what the meaning of the words 'is' is."

-–Bill Clinton, during his 1998 grand jury testimony on the Monica Lewinsky affair

"It depends on how you define alone…"

–Bill Clinton, in his grand jury testimony

On Pimping his Ride:

"It was a real sort of Southern deal. I had AstroTurf in the back. You don't want to know why, but I did."

-–Bill Clinton, reminiscing about a pickup truck he once owned

On Fashion:

"Usually briefs."

-–Bill Clinton, asked during a 1994 MTV town meeting whether he wore boxer shorts or briefs

On Summing Up His Presidency:

"I may not have been the greatest president, but I've had the most fun eight years."

–Bill Clinton

Some may have forgotten, some may be too young to remember, but that was the Clinton Presidency, in Bill's own words.

Couldn't have said it any better.

by Mondoreb

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