The talk has been that the Clintons didn't want Kerry to win so that Hillary could run in 2008. Now Bill is working on Obama not winning... making it easier for Hillary's in 2012. As much as so many Democrats find Palin abominable, Bill thinks she is ok - doesn't think anyone should say bad things about her. Guess he doesn't feel this way about Obama...
---September 23, 2008
Bill Clinton Says Americans Can Relate to the Palin Family
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Bill Clinton said Monday that he understood why Gov. Sarah Palin is popular in the heartland: people relate to her.
“I come from Arkansas; I get why she’s hot out there,” Mr. Clinton said. “Why she’s doing well.”
Speaking to reporters before his Clinton Global Initiative meeting, Mr. Clinton described Ms. Palin’s appeal by saying, “People look at her, and they say: ‘All those kids. Something that happens in everybody’s family. I’m glad she loves her daughter and she’s not ashamed of her. Glad that girl’s going around with her boyfriend. Glad they’re going to get married.’ ”
Mr. Clinton said voters would think: “I like that little Down syndrome kid. One of them lives down the street. They’re wonderful children. They’re wonderful people. And I like the idea that this guy does those long-distance races. Stayed in the race for 500 miles with a broken arm. My kind of guy...”
“I get this,” Mr. Clinton said. “My view is, why say, ever, anything bad about a person? Why don’t we like them and celebrate them and be happy for her elevation to the ticket? And just say that she was a good choice for him and we disagree with them?...”
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