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Bill Clinton on Hillary: ‘She’ll Live to Be 120′ - ABC News

"I tell her that she still has time to have three more husbands after me. I think she’ll live to be 120. I always know that she’s thinking about that whenever I’m stubborn about something — in her constant quest for my self-improvement she refers to me as her first husband."

Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pose for a photo after the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday.

Former President Bill Clinton, his wife Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, right and others, attend the grand opening ceremony of the new Caracol Industrial Park in Caracol, Haiti, Monday, Oct, 22, 2012. The Clintons arrived in northern Haiti Monday leading a delegation of foreign investors and a crowd of celebrities to showcase the centerpiece of the U.S. effort to help the country recover from the 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

Clinton, being Clinton, had plenty of advice in mind and was desperate to impart it. But for the first two years of Obama’s term, the phone calls Clinton kept expecting rarely came. “People say the reason Obama wouldn’t call Clinton is because he doesn’t like him,” observes Tanden. “The truth is, Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people. My analogy is that it’s like becoming Bill Gates without liking computers.
For four years, his most acute frustration with Obama has been over his inability or unwillingness to make the case for his achievements, to sell them to the country. Now Clinton saw an opportunity, and even a responsibility, to remedy the shortcoming. As he was brainstorming the speech, Clinton chanted one sentence like a mantra: “People need education, not eloquence.

Oh you bet your ass my mind went straight to the gutter. 


Oh you bet your ass my mind went straight to the gutter. 

When Mr. Ryan said last night that Gov. Romney was a car guy, I thought ‘Well if having an elevator to stack them counts, I guess he was.’


He’s so excited.

At a campaign rally on Tuesday in Las Vegas, former President Bill Clinton got very excited while talking about Mitt Romney’s performance at last week’s debate, calling him out and mocking his move to the center.

"People are frustrated with the economy, they want it fixed yesterday, so just show up with a sunny face and say, ‘I didn’t say all that stuff I said the last two years!’"

YES. More of this, please.

(via huffpostpol)