Did Bubba flub it?

Millions of Americans on both sides of the political spectrum are eagerly awaiting the results of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's fairly obviously unlawful misdeeds regarding federal secure communications laws.  Democrats whistle past the graveyard, hoping that even if there is a finding of criminality, their party's control of the federal prosecution process will prevent their conceivably convictable candidate from ever standing in the dock.  Many Republicans are in an almost foaming at the mouth condition, fearing the very thing the Democrats are hoping for.

All speculation on both sides is focused tightly on Barack Obama, because it is his, and only his, call.  A simple shake of those expansive ears will absolutely end any possibility of Hillary facing a jury for her violations.  Conversely, a mere nod to his attorney general will set in motion a scenario never before seen in American politics: the indictment of a political party's nominee for president.

Hillary knows that her fate is in the hands of one man who is rumored to be less than enamored of her and her husband because of past slights of which he's rumored to be resentful.  On the other hand, she knows Barry wants to see his socialist deconstruction of constitutional America continue through what the media frequently refer to as Obama's third term.  Thus, Hillary's knee-bending deference to Obama's programs and presidency, although stomach-turning even to some Democrats, can be expected.  When a single person wields the power to keep you from serving hard time, you'll be inclined to do a bit of sucking up, no matter how badly it gags you.

With all that in mind, how is it that in a speech in Spokane, Bill Clinton, while exhorting the crowd to support his wife, said this:

But if you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we've finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that where we were practicing trickle-down economics with no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for her.

Uh, Bill, "awful legacy of the last eight years"?  Does anyone besides me think ol' Slick Willie, in a not so slick moment, just let his real feelings about the guy who would have been carrying his bags slip out in a rare, un-Clinton-like moment of absolute candor?  Wouldn't you just love to be a fly on the wall of the Oval Office when that little gem of obvious truth is whispered into one of those outstanding ears?  Do you think it might drop with a rather loud clunk on one side of the scales of political payback in Barry's brain?  Do you get the feeling Bill may not be making too many future appearances on behalf of his wife?

Well, maybe if it's on the witness stand....

Thomas Lifson adds: I am not the only one who has been struck by how feeble Bill Clinton looks of late. The open mouth while others speak, the licking of lips, and other behavior that indicates someone losing his faculties are just plain sad. His health may become a factor in the presidential race of his wife. A normal devoted and loving marriage relationship might occassion the jettisoning of career plans in order to care for an ailing spouse. Does anyone believe Hillary would put aside ambition in order to care for Bill? Or do you think she would attempt to squeeze every possible degree of advantage from sympathy?

Millions of Americans on both sides of the political spectrum are eagerly awaiting the results of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's fairly obviously unlawful misdeeds regarding federal secure communications laws.  Democrats whistle past the graveyard, hoping that even if there is a finding of criminality, their party's control of the federal prosecution process will prevent their conceivably convictable candidate from ever standing in the dock.  Many Republicans are in an almost foaming at the mouth condition, fearing the very thing the Democrats are hoping for.

All speculation on both sides is focused tightly on Barack Obama, because it is his, and only his, call.  A simple shake of those expansive ears will absolutely end any possibility of Hillary facing a jury for her violations.  Conversely, a mere nod to his attorney general will set in motion a scenario never before seen in American politics: the indictment of a political party's nominee for president.

Hillary knows that her fate is in the hands of one man who is rumored to be less than enamored of her and her husband because of past slights of which he's rumored to be resentful.  On the other hand, she knows Barry wants to see his socialist deconstruction of constitutional America continue through what the media frequently refer to as Obama's third term.  Thus, Hillary's knee-bending deference to Obama's programs and presidency, although stomach-turning even to some Democrats, can be expected.  When a single person wields the power to keep you from serving hard time, you'll be inclined to do a bit of sucking up, no matter how badly it gags you.

With all that in mind, how is it that in a speech in Spokane, Bill Clinton, while exhorting the crowd to support his wife, said this:

But if you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we've finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that where we were practicing trickle-down economics with no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for her.

Uh, Bill, "awful legacy of the last eight years"?  Does anyone besides me think ol' Slick Willie, in a not so slick moment, just let his real feelings about the guy who would have been carrying his bags slip out in a rare, un-Clinton-like moment of absolute candor?  Wouldn't you just love to be a fly on the wall of the Oval Office when that little gem of obvious truth is whispered into one of those outstanding ears?  Do you think it might drop with a rather loud clunk on one side of the scales of political payback in Barry's brain?  Do you get the feeling Bill may not be making too many future appearances on behalf of his wife?

Well, maybe if it's on the witness stand....

Thomas Lifson adds: I am not the only one who has been struck by how feeble Bill Clinton looks of late. The open mouth while others speak, the licking of lips, and other behavior that indicates someone losing his faculties are just plain sad. His health may become a factor in the presidential race of his wife. A normal devoted and loving marriage relationship might occassion the jettisoning of career plans in order to care for an ailing spouse. Does anyone believe Hillary would put aside ambition in order to care for Bill? Or do you think she would attempt to squeeze every possible degree of advantage from sympathy?