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    Bill Clinton on Palin's daughter; "I like that little Down syndrome kid"

    wonder what the reaction would be if Palin said about 0bama's daughter, "I like that little black kid".....

    Bill Clinton says he understands Palin's appeal
    By KAREN MATTHEWS | Associated Press Writer
    September 22, 2008


    NEW YORK - Bill Clinton said Monday he understands why Sarah Palin is popular in the heartland.

    "I come from Arkansas, I get why she's hot out there," Clinton said. "Why she's doing well."

    Speaking to reporters before his Clinton Global Initiative meeting, the former president described Palin's appeal by adding, "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."'

    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."



    Palin, the governor of Alaska, became an overnight star when Republican presidential candidate John McCain tapped her for his running mate. Her family, including her Down syndrome baby, Trig, her pregnant 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, and her husband, Todd, four-time winner of the 2,000-mile Iron Dog snowmobile race, have garnered intense media interest.

    "I get this," 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?"

    The global initiative, a project of Clinton's foundation, will hold its four-day annual meeting in Manhattan starting Tuesday.

    After that, Clinton said he will be busy campaigning for the Democratic ticket of Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
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    OMG

    PUT HIM IN THE GAS CHAMBER!

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    "I get this," 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?"
    The best advice the democrats have gotten in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    wonder what the reaction would be if Palin said about 0bama's daughter, "I like that little black kid".....



    http://www.amny.com/news/local/wire/...0,468089.story
    Don't you mean what if George H. Bush had said that about Obama's daughter?

    Bill Clinton said it, not Joe Biden.

    A former president, not a VP candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by person View Post
    Don't you mean what if George H. Bush had said that about Obama's daughter?

    Bill Clinton said it, not Joe Biden.

    A former president, not a VP candidate.
    fine...let me reask: I wonder what the reaction would be is GHB said of 0bama's daughter, "I like that little black kid"??

    I don't think this is a big deal- in fact it's kind of humorous imagining clinton say it consdering his southern drawl....

    but anyone honest with themselves would agree my point about the double standard is right on....

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    If Obama, sorry 0bama (don't want to mix up the two ), were to make his 'black daughter' a focal point, as the little down syndrome child has become, then I could understand someone making the err in speech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    fine...let me reask: I wonder what the reaction would be is GHB said of 0bama's daughter, "I like that little black kid"??

    I don't think this is a big deal- in fact it's kind of humorous imagining clinton say it consdering his southern drawl....

    but anyone honest with themselves would agree my point about the double standard is right on....


    double standard between black kids and down's syndrome kids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by person View Post
    double standard between black kids and down's syndrome kids?
    double standard between off the cuff comments...

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    What Billy meant to say was "What are my chances of nailing Sarah?"

    I read his comments this morning on the train and cringed. Unbelievable.

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    Bill Clinton is a loose cannon - and as a former 2 term President he has earned that right.

    it almost goes without saying that this was not a comment by Obama, Biden or anyone even vaguely associated with their campaign.

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    The irony (or hypocrisy) is that Billary were viciously and indignantly adamant about keeping Chelsea 100% "off-limits" until well after he left office...now he can toss around "off the cuff" comments about someone else's kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    fine...let me reask: I wonder what the reaction would be is GHB said of 0bama's daughter, "I like that little black kid"??

    I don't think this is a big deal- in fact it's kind of humorous imagining clinton say it consdering his southern drawl....

    but anyone honest with themselves would agree my point about the double standard is right on....
    there's no double standard. there's one unique standard for Bill Clinton. He can do anything, say anything and it will come off as endearing and charming to most people (while enfuriating those who already hate him).

    He could have said "I like Sarah Palin....I'd really like to smack her ass....there's this woman down the street about whom I've felt the same way, and Sarah Palin reminds me of her....a good wholesome American woman".....and people would be like "Ya see? He gets it....he's in touch with the American people."

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    there's no double standard. there's one unique standard for Bill Clinton. He can do anything, say anything and it will come off as endearing and charming to most people (while enfuriating those who already hate him).

    He could have said "I like Sarah Palin....I'd really like to smack her ass....there's this woman down the street about whom I've felt the same way, and Sarah Palin reminds me of her....a good wholesome American woman".....and people would be like "Ya see? He gets it....he's in touch with the American people."
    Which is probably exactly what he was thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post


    OMG

    PUT HIM IN THE GAS CHAMBER!
    double standard alert....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    wonder what the reaction would be if Palin said about 0bama's daughter, "I like that little black kid".....



    http://www.amny.com/news/local/wire/...0,468089.story
    Maybe he's laying the groundwork for a future encounter? Otherwise, this is wholly inexplicable.

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    Am I the only one who sees nothing wrong with what he said? ****, I even thought he was paying her and her family a compliment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharrow View Post
    Am I the only one who sees nothing wrong with what he said? ****, I even thought he was paying her and her family a compliment.

    Agreed. I just thought it was a little odd coming from a prominent democrat. Doesn't he know we're supposed to hate each other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doggin94it View Post
    The best advice the democrats have gotten in years.
    we've been saying that for weeks here....

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    Bill Clinton is a loose cannon - and as a former 2 term President he has earned that right.

    it almost goes without saying that this was not a comment by Obama, Biden or anyone even vaguely associated with their campaign.
    Wow, you libs go to no ends to defend that idiot and his comments...can't wait until Bush says something dumb after his term is over with...after all, as a former 2 term President he has earned that right.

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    Hey its not like he said, "I like that little mongoloid"...now that would be offensive.

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