Sunday, June 29, 2008


TELEGRAPH, UK Bill Clinton is so bitter about Barack Obama's victory over his wife Hillary that he has told friends the Democratic nominee will have to beg for his wholehearted support. Bill Clinton; Bill Clinton says Barack Obama must 'kiss my ass' for his support AP Bill Clinton is still very bitter that Barack Obama beat his wife Hillary

Mr Obama is expected to speak to Mr Clinton for the first time since he won the nomination in the next few days, but campaign insiders say that the former president's future campaign role is a "sticking point" in peace talks with Mrs Clinton's aides.

The Telegraph has learned that the former president's rage is still so great that even loyal allies are shocked by his patronizing attitude to Mr Obama, and believe that he risks damaging his own reputation by his intransigence. . .

A second source said that the former president has kept his distance because he still does not believe Mr Obama can win the election.

Mr Clinton last week issued a tepid statement, through a spokesman, in which he said he "is obviously committed to doing whatever he can and is asked to do to ensure Senator Obama is the next president of the United States ". . .

It has long been known that Mr Clinton is angry at the way his own reputation was tarnished during the primary battle when several of his comments were interpreted as racist.

But his lingering fury has shocked his friends. The Democrat told the Telegraph: "He's been angry for a while. But everyone thought he would get over it. He hasn't. I've spoken to a couple of people who he's been in contact with and he is mad as hell."

"He's saying he's not going to reach out, that Obama has to come to him. One person told me that Bill said Obama would have to quote kiss my ass close quote, if he wants his support.

"You can't talk like that about Obama - he's the nominee of your party, not some house boy you can order around. . . "

"Joe Klein, the author of Primary Colours, a fictionalised account of Mr Clinton's 1992 election, who has known the former president for 20 years, said he also heard that he was "very, very bitter" from people who have spoken with him.


At June 29, 2008 2:04 PM, Anonymous m said...

The Clintons have a sense of entitlement that is more than enough to put any reasonable person off on that basis alone.

The current rage with Obama over some of his supporters displaying sexism is ridiculous. Especially considering the repeated referrals straight from Hillary's mouth about assassination. And more significantly, her racist remarks, and her repeated statements that she would rather have McCain dealing with international emergencies than Obama.

From a political point Obama may have to placate these two, but the Clintons need more than a two month diet of humble pie before they are fit for the society of others.

At June 30, 2008 9:59 AM, Anonymous old arkansas boy said...

Mark the spot, Bill, you're all ass.


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