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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 09:56 AM
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24. My personal view is that it's more about mutual respect...
Bush pulled out all the stops to take the Clintons down and he couldn't do it. Probably the first people in his whole life he couldn't get to, and I think he gives them their props.

I'm sure Poppy gave Clinton some invaluable assistance and advice over the years as well. I think Poppy also flaunts his friendship with Bill Clinton, obviously someone little boots hates and despises, in front of his son, because he in fact has nothing but contempt for him.

We simply could never know the mechanics behind that complicated relationship, but there has probably been some sort of truce between the two. I will never in a million years buy that Poppy or any other Bush is enabling Hillary Clinton's run for the White House though. Too much time and money is being spent trying to tear her down.
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  -Keep in mind that Bill Clinton helped to resurrect a legacy for George HW Bush Horse with no Name  Oct-24-07 09:27 AM   #0 
  - I LOVE a good conspiracy theory. If the Clintons are that smart/organized, they should be in the WH  MookieWilson   Oct-24-07 09:32 AM   #1 
  - Just another rephrasing of the Bush Clinton Bush Clinton meme.  aquart   Oct-24-07 09:36 AM   #5 
  - as we should for those who do everything to enable  Horse with no Name   Oct-24-07 09:38 AM   #9 
  - It's not a "meme"  JackRiddler   Oct-24-07 09:55 AM   #23 
  - You mean that corrrupt?  sendero   Oct-28-07 06:58 AM   #69 
  - Beyond belief.  aquart   Oct-24-07 09:34 AM   #2 
  - I have put out my eyes so that I don't run the risk of even looking at a Conservative  bryant69   Oct-24-07 09:35 AM   #4 
  - I certainly don't sleep with my enemies  Horse with no Name   Oct-24-07 09:37 AM   #7 
     - Bush is President. HE appointed Clinton and his father to represent the U.S.  pnwmom   Oct-24-07 09:43 AM   #15 
     - Clinton has never viewed Republicans as enemies. Listen to him talk sometime.  mondo joe   Oct-24-07 09:44 AM   #16 
     - I think this is why some DUers are so suspicious of him. They want him  pnwmom   Oct-24-07 09:51 AM   #20 
        - Sure. But - I agree - thats just not who he is. There's a reason he was very popular  mondo joe   Oct-24-07 09:52 AM   #21 
        - Clinton is one of those rare birds who doesn't let politics..  Virginia Dare   Oct-24-07 09:59 AM   #29 
        - I'm not sure that "it's all just a game to him." I think it's that he's  pnwmom   Oct-24-07 12:02 PM   #42 
        - The political part, not the public service part..  Virginia Dare   Oct-24-07 12:11 PM   #48 
        - That's why...  sendero   Oct-28-07 07:02 AM   #70 
        - Clinton's nature. I'm happy for you that you got that pegged.  Whisp   Oct-24-07 07:36 PM   #61 
     - For one, Bush appointed Clinton and his father  Hippo_Tron   Oct-25-07 04:35 AM   #66 
  - Bill Clinton wanted to be President. Not Activist-in-Chief.  mondo joe   Oct-24-07 09:34 AM   #3 
  - Translate into English?  aquart   Oct-24-07 09:36 AM   #6 
     - Bill Clinton is a mainstream Democrat. He wanted to be President. He is not,  mondo joe   Oct-24-07 09:42 AM   #14 
        - NAFTA was not "mainstream Democrat". Nor was his welfare "reform".  WinkyDink   Oct-24-07 10:00 AM   #30 
           - nor was the telecom act of 1996.  QuestionAll   Oct-24-07 11:20 AM   #40 
           - You're assuming that "mainstream" equals liberal.  pnwmom   Oct-24-07 12:03 PM   #43 
  - Yeah, the whole "yin & yang" thing they have going is creepy.  Dhalgren   Oct-24-07 09:38 AM   #8 
  - I get that impression too. I never understood why there would be  wienerdoggie   Oct-24-07 09:39 AM   #11 
  - The Clintons are behaving like gracious people who expect the best in others,  pnwmom   Oct-24-07 09:47 AM   #17 
     - So many people here want Dems to behave as Gingrich, Armey did. Not I. nt  MookieWilson   Oct-24-07 09:50 AM   #19 
     - Don't forget - a lot of DUers are just waiting for "the revolution" and aren't  mondo joe   Oct-24-07 09:56 AM   #25 
        - "working in the system"?  Horse with no Name   Oct-24-07 10:33 AM   #37 
           - Case in point. Don't expect presidents to lead a revolution.  mondo joe   Oct-24-07 11:12 AM   #38 
     - Bush has destroyed this country precisely because he has been  Dhalgren   Oct-24-07 10:02 AM   #32 
        - You're right that Bush's motives are now clear. But Clinton was able to help the  pnwmom   Oct-24-07 12:08 PM   #44 
        - Exactly...  sendero   Oct-28-07 07:05 AM   #71 
  - Why did Clinton go? He was trying to help the TSUNAMI VICTIMS, not Bush, Sr.  pnwmom   Oct-24-07 09:38 AM   #10 
  - I understand that  Horse with no Name   Oct-24-07 09:40 AM   #13 
     - The cause transcended political division.  TwilightZone   Oct-24-07 09:49 AM   #18 
     - Why allow Poppy? Who said he had a choice? Bush invited him AND Poppy  pnwmom   Oct-24-07 09:54 AM   #22 
  - Jr's buddies and beliefs are at odds with Pappy's crowd....  Didereaux   Oct-24-07 09:40 AM   #12 
  - My personal view is that it's more about mutual respect...  Virginia Dare   Oct-24-07 09:56 AM   #24 
  - Um... what did Bush ever do to take the Clintons down?  JackRiddler   Oct-24-07 09:58 AM   #27 
     - Poppy Bush...  Virginia Dare   Oct-24-07 10:01 AM   #31 
     - That's a pretty weak association...  JackRiddler   Oct-24-07 10:23 AM   #34 
        - Don't forget the Moon connection...  Virginia Dare   Oct-24-07 10:31 AM   #36 
     - Don't you remember? The whole Rethug crowd was beside themselves that  pnwmom   Oct-24-07 12:11 PM   #47 
        - I don't know -  JackRiddler   Oct-24-07 03:47 PM   #57 
           - I think that Clinton pretending to be buddy-buddy with Poppy is  pnwmom   Oct-24-07 06:48 PM   #59 
              - Sorry if I think that face value is a value  JackRiddler   Oct-24-07 07:25 PM   #60 
  - Now I've said that Clinton is the son Poppy always wanted, but I don't hold the  WI_DEM   Oct-24-07 09:57 AM   #26 
  - I don't understand the coziness. Father/Son wannabe's, whatever. Poppy is still the son  WinkyDink   Oct-24-07 09:58 AM   #28 
  - Yeah, and still an un-indicted former President too....  Virginia Dare   Oct-24-07 10:12 AM   #33 
  - The coziness is in your mind, planted there by the spin of the media.  pnwmom   Oct-24-07 12:16 PM   #50 
     - No, not real at all....  Ghost in the Machine   Oct-24-07 07:58 PM   #62 
  - Bill Clinton and George Sr. were asked as former Presidents to  Arkansas Granny   Oct-24-07 10:29 AM   #35 
  - ITA!!!  LeftishBrit   Oct-24-07 12:13 PM   #49 
  - It's even worse than you can imagine  cuke   Oct-24-07 11:18 AM   #39 
  - Don't give up your day job  Horse with no Name   Oct-24-07 11:30 AM   #41 
  - IMO there are some things beyond politics  LeftishBrit   Oct-24-07 12:09 PM   #45 
  - OH MY GOD.  yibbehobba   Oct-24-07 12:10 PM   #46 
  - It doesn't surprise me in the LEAST that that is what YOU took  Horse with no Name   Oct-24-07 01:28 PM   #53 
  - So I'm a Hillary apologist now, eh?  yibbehobba   Oct-25-07 04:18 AM   #64 
  - They also appeared together at a couple of Super Bowls  JackRiddler   Oct-24-07 03:41 PM   #56 
  - Ah yes...don't vote for Hillary because  Marrah_G   Oct-24-07 12:25 PM   #51 
  - not to bounce you off your soapbox  Horse with no Name   Oct-24-07 01:24 PM   #52 
     - So when Clinton was asked by the Bushes to help out the tsunami victims..  Virginia Dare   Oct-24-07 01:36 PM   #55 
  - I'm no fan of Hillary, yet this isn't a reason that I won't vote for her  tammywammy   Oct-24-07 01:34 PM   #54 
  - New odd couple: Hillary Clinton and Newt Gingrich  Disturbed   Oct-24-07 03:59 PM   #58 
  - I know...UnFuckingReal..  zidzi   Oct-24-07 08:01 PM   #63 
  - Give me a fucking break...  Hippo_Tron   Oct-25-07 04:29 AM   #65 
  - Bill Clinton supported Tsunami relief efforts  Anarcho-Socialist   Oct-28-07 03:00 AM   #67 
  - The important thing is always to be attacking Democrats. Never Republicans. Just Democrats.  Perry Logan   Oct-28-07 06:46 AM   #68 
 

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