Unfortunately, Bill Clinton's discussion was "off the record" so I can't blog it, but it was the most intelligent, moving and inspirational presentation I've ever heard. I almost cried afterwards. He's absolutely amazing.

PS : I took notes so if anyone is interested, iChat me. ;-)

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I know envy is a sin, but I'm insanely jealous!

Joi, you're the man. I have immense respect for you and your contributions to the community. As for Clinton...

http://thomas.loc.gov/icreport/

Thanks for your notes .. details would be appreciated! What is your ichat address?

Thanks for your notes .. details would be appreciated! What is your ichat address?

( esc@mac.com)

Ito-San: You da man! You da man! Also, count me as one of guys in the 'insanely jealous' group!

So this is where the insanely jaleous people sign up ? cool, people are going to be insanely jaleous at me for being in the first hundred ^^

insanely jealous. wish I could ask him what in the world he thinks he's doing letting Al From & his DLC minions try to destroy the Democratic Party. and ask him if he remembers what it's like to be poor and not have a say in the running of anything, let alone the country, and why he wants to amplify that feeling in the "party of inclusion"...

You almost cried? There's no doubt that President Clinton is an excellent speaker. There's also no doubt that he will say whatever he feels is correct in his current environment (and he'll say it very well) to win the love of the audience. But please Joi, please see the truth behind the facade. You are smarter than that as demonstrated over the last very long time.

I commend you to "Bill Clinton & Black America", a series of vignettes written by luminaries in the African American community which give a certain amount of insight into how President Clinton has forged a relationship with that constituency.

I'm prompted to offer that as editorial to Tom's comment of 2nd August.

Randy: don't let your kids read that Starr report - I'm pretty sure it won't get past most library filters!

Talking points memo:
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/aug0304.html

"A few grafs from Michael Wolff's piece ....

This turned out to be the pivotal moment of the conference—even the primal one. When Clinton took questions, a young man from a technology company who identified himself as chairman of Bush-Cheney 2004 in California said he was offended by Clinton’s partisanship....

Clinton went on, with emotion and anger, at a level seemingly foreign to most everyone here, to rip to shreds the motives, values, and legitimacy of the Republicans...."

Do you know what he said??

Email me the answer if you wish.
Dave

Dave, the Michael Wolff piece is the most thorough piece I've seen about Clinton's comments. Maybe he got permission before he went to print.

i hate clinton

AFTER EXPERIENCING SOME REALLY BAD “FALL OUT” I CALLED THE PAPER AND CANCELLED THIS.


May 24, 2004
LETTER TO THE OTTAWA HERALD

DOLE AND CLINTON SHOW US HOW IT SHOULD BE

I’m sure that everyone reading this letter feels just as I do. We are getting weary of the negative political ads on television. I wish that all of you who feel that way could have been with me Friday (May 21) in Allen Field house on the K. U. Campus. I saw two great Statesmen, one a Republican and one a Democrat, sharing a stage and showing great respect and admiration for each other.

When retired Senator Bob Dole introduced former President Bill Clinton he left no doubt as to their friendship. He told us that he and Clinton have worked together for many worthy causes in recent years and continue to do so. Everyone there had a Program listing the many accomplishments made during the Clinton Presidency.

And when Bill Clinton spoke, he praised Bob Dole for his life of Public Service.

“After serving in World War II, and receiving a wound that he’s carried with him for the rest of his life”, President Clinton said. “Bob Dole could have come home and sat down and nobody could have blamed him. Instead, he gave over fifty additional years of service to his country….”

The speeches from both men were filled with humor. While introducing Clinton Senator Dole acknowledged the fact that both he and Clinton have wives currently serving in the Senate. He said that he and Bill are considering starting a “Senators Husbands Club” of which he hopes to become President. “I ought to finally get to be President of something!” Dole quipped.

When President Clinton was enthusiastically greeted with applause, he said he felt he should express his appreciation to Senator Dole for having “90 % of my Kansas Voters here today!!!!!”

All in all, being present at this function renewed my faith in human beings. It proves that when politicians believe in different solutions to a problem, they don’t have to label their opponent as evil or stupid. That is the time when they need to sit down together and negotiate, each giving a little, until they can reach a solution that helps to resolve the situation. It’s pretty obvious that when two Politicians (or anyone else) disagree and both refuse to budge, progress can never be made. As President Clinton reminded us, “Compromise IS NOT a bad thing!!!”

Very soon I plan to go to Lawrence and visit the Dole Institute of Politics on the K. U. Campus and I urge everyone to do the same. It is designed to help us gain respect and admiration for those of both parties who serve our country by entering the worthy and respectable field of Politics, something of which I think many of us need to be reminded.

DOLE AND CLINTON SHOW US HOW IT SHOULD BE

I’m sure that everyone reading this letter feels just as I do. We are getting weary of the negative political ads on television. I wish that all of you who feel that way could have been with me Friday (May 21) in Allen Field house on the K. U. Campus. I saw two great Statesmen, one a Republican and one a Democrat, sharing a stage and showing great respect and admiration for each other.

When retired Senator Bob Dole introduced former President Bill Clinton he left no doubt as to their friendship. He told us that he and Clinton have worked together for many worthy causes in recent years and continue to do so. Everyone there had a Program listing the many accomplishments made during the Clinton Presidency.

And when Bill Clinton spoke, he praised Bob Dole for his life of Public Service.

“After serving in World War II, and receiving a wound that he’s carried with him for the rest of his life”, President Clinton said. “Bob Dole could have come home and sat down and nobody could have blamed him. Instead, he gave over fifty additional years of service to his country….”

The speeches from both men were filled with humor. While introducing Clinton Senator Dole acknowledged the fact that both he and Clinton have wives currently serving in the Senate. He said that he and Bill are considering starting a “Senators Husbands Club” of which he hopes to become President. “I ought to finally get to be President of something!” Dole quipped.

When President Clinton was enthusiastically greeted with applause, he said he felt he should express his appreciation to Senator Dole for having “90 % of my Kansas Voters here today!!!!!”

All in all, being present at this function renewed my faith in human beings. It proves that when politicians believe in different solutions to a problem, they don’t have to label their opponent as evil or stupid. That is the time when they need to sit down together and negotiate, each giving a little, until they can reach a solution that helps to resolve the situation. It’s pretty obvious that when two Politicians (or anyone else) disagree and both refuse to budge, progress can never be made. As President Clinton reminded us, “Compromise IS NOT a bad thing!!!”

Very soon I plan to go back to Lawrence and visit the Dole Institute of Politics on the K. U. Campus and I urge everyone to do the same. It is designed to help us gain respect and admiration for those of both parties who serve our country by entering the worthy and respectable field of Politics, something of which I think many of us need to be reminded.

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