Okay, guys, it's time to welcomeme back to civilization. As you've gotten used to some of our new contributors, coming to us from locales far and wide, I've been soaking up the rays and the key lime pie in Key West. Sadly, I am not being summoned back from Margaritaville to cover things that are more important to the world than whether it's possible to find a brunch that also features a drag show and really good Bloody Marys (there isn't, but Blue Heaven hits the brunch and Bloody Mary boxes).
Although it was clear from this flattering Washington Post bit from this weekend that Bill Clinton has been slowly shoring up his First Lady agenda, it seems that the Hillary Clinton campaign is not interested in giving the people what they're clamoring for.
While Bill Clinton will happily trot the globe, pulling up developing nations from certain economic disaster with his charm and compassion alone, Hillary will be leaving her happy hubby off the campaign trail for now in order to focus America's attention on the lesser Clinton, lest they start making unflattering comparisons.
President Clinton will not hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton in 2015, aides told The Washington Post, keeping in line with his promise to be a “backstage adviser” to her White House run.
I'm going to punt on Bill Clinton's comments regarding whether his foundation taking donations from noted haven of womens' rights Saudi Arabia - that it's not a big deal for his womens' rights-supporting wife to cash their checks - to other people with less of a sense of humor. Because when I think of Bill Clinton, I can only picture a man who was so interested in the female plight that he personally interviewed dozens of young women on their career goals and earning potential.
But the other thing - the part where he insists that he has to continue to speak to make ends meet while his wife Hillary is off purusing her dream - that concerns me. Not because I have any trouble with the Clintons doing anything untoward (or, for that matter, have any expectation that they would do anything different), but because even I'm impressed at the level of commitment our fair friends have to something that seems to be, in no uncertain terms, controversial.
Apparently. Bill Clinton is a fan of House of Cards, and told the show's star Kevin Spacey so when he met Spacey at an event recently.
According to Clinton, who was known for being a particularly effective President, the show, which depicts the rise of Frank Underwood from lowly Congressman to White House hopeful, is "99%" true. The 1% that's not true? How easily Frank Underwood can move a bill through Congress.
Former President Bill Clinton told "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey the D.C. drama is a lot closer to fact than fiction.
"He tells me, 'I love that 'House of Cards,''" Spacey said in an interview with Gotham Magazine about the Netflix series.
Spacey went into an impression of the former president when describing Clinton's review of the show.
"Kevin, 99% of what you do on that show is real. The 1% you get wrong is you could never get an education bill passed that fast," Spacey said, recounting Clinton's comment.
If you found it hard to imagine that Bill Clinton was just sending loads of email to his wife, after she excused some of her missing private emails yesterday by noting that they were from the former President, you weren't alone. In fact, it seems Bill Clinton can't really remember much in the way of electronic communication with Hillary either.
It turns out that, in his life and despite his private server with several private email addresses set up, Bill has sent exactly two emails in his entire life: one to astronaut John Glenn and one to troops serving abroad. And none to his wife.
If Hillary Clinton’s emails are eventually cracked open, don’t expect to see any juicy correspondence with her husband—or any correspondence at all. Bill Clinton doesn’t use email.
Monica Lewinsky seems to be enjoying the rise of Clinton nostalgia. Just last week, she was photographed wearing a bright orange gown, attending the annual Vanity Fair post-Oscar party, as though she were a real celebrity, and Friday, it was announced that her post-Clinton life in New York will become the subject of a six-"webisode" mini-series. The series, which is loosely based on an HBO documentary that followed her around after she vacated her internship, will chronicle Monica's life and struggle to "rebuild her life in the wake of the scandal that left her a reluctant single-name celebrity."
This is yesterday's viral photo, but we were all so obsessed with covering unimportant things like the Administration lifting the Cuba embargo and North Korea strong-arming Hollywood into pulling a movie that was probably going to tank anyway that we had to pass on covering a creepy photo of Bill Clinton hugging the daughter of a New York Democratic mega-donor.
Fear not, though.
The woman being only minimally restrained by both former President Clinton and what appears to be a Herve Leger bodycon dress, is Andrea Catsimatidis, daughter of John Catsimatidis, a "billionaire grocer" who donated $750,000 to Hillary's 2008 Presidential bid, and who may be best known for his part in a scheme to allegedly purchase the New York Senate for the Democratic Party, along with current NYC mayor Bill de Blasio.
Roger Kaplan's piece today chronicles the excesses and outrages of Bill de Blasio's New York City inauguration. I watched some of the ceremonies bleary-eyed on New Years Day, and what struck me most wasn't the new mayor's demagogic address or the blatant attacks on Michael Bloomberg who was sitting only feet away, but the dais itself. The biggest names present were Bill Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and de Blasio. Cuomo was Clinton's secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and de Blasio worked for Cuomo at HUD. HUD did more during that time to engender the housing bubble and subsequent economic crash than any other. For more on the subject, read the Village Voice's devastating 2008 profile of Cuomo and check out our own Bill Zeiser's examination of the New York governor in this month's issue of The American Spectator.
Almost 18 years ago, Bill Clinton stood before a joint session of Congress and declared that the “era of big government is over.” This statement was seen as Clinton’s attempt to shift his outdated Democratic party from the New Deal into the modern world. With the recent rise of the tea party, the majority of Americans believe that less government is more. Recent polling suggests people favor a smaller government which provides fewer services over a gigantic government that does more.
President Obama, however, hasn’t gotten the memo.