The LuLac Edition #1194, May 29th, 2010
The recent news that Congressman Joe Sestak was approached by the White House through an intermediary former President Bill Clinton was hardly surprising to a long time Clinton watcher and fan. I spoke yesterday with a long time FOB (Friend of Bill) who talked of the former President.
Q: Why do you think he got involved in this matter?
A: He always wants to be at the center of the action. And he was like an old firehouse dog ready to jump on the truck when an associate of his administration, Sestak jumped into the race for Senate.
Q: In all of your experience with politicians would you call him the ultimate political animal?
A: Oh he loves politics and I think he is a skilled thinker but don’t forget he was a very good President despite being frustrated by events.
Q: Such as?
A: Unfortunately for the impeachment. Then for reigning in the deficit. But if it weren’t for a GOP House I’m not sure he could’ve done it.
Q: Today is John F. Kennedy’s birthday. Clinton idolized JFK, met him at age 16, always thought he was the rightful heir to the Kennedy throne. Do you know how disappointed he was when Teddy Kennedy endorsed Obama instead of his wife Hillary?
A: It drove him insane. I had been in touch with him about Pennsylvania and he told me that he was bitterly disappointed. I think though he used too much pressure on Teddy Kennedy. Let’s face it, Teddy Kennedy as far as some Democrats are concerned was the “unelected” President. He was an icon and I think the President, the one elected twice by the people forgot that.
Q: If you had an opportunity to invite Bill over your house for a weekend, what preparations would you make?
A: I’d drink a Red Bull because I have a feeling we’d be up late chewing the fat. Politics. Politics. Politics.
Q: Clinton was bitter rivals with President Obama. Didn’t like the way his wife was treated in the campaign, etc., why would he get involved in something like this, the Sestak thing?
A: He wants to be needed. And it was a chance to be back in the arena, behind the scenes. It’s in his blood.