Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Stand back, folks! He may hurt himself!

Patting himself on the back, that is. The NY Times gives us a progress report on Bubba Clinton's much delayed memoirs - Timing of Clinton Memoir Is Everything, for Kerry
As Bill Clinton seeks to finish his memoirs, leading Democrats are voicing concern that the book could overshadow Senator John Kerry's presidential campaign, diverting attention to Mr. Clinton's outsize legacy of scandal and achievement.
I must have missed the achievement part.
Many Democrats said they wanted the book published as far as possible before the election and, certainly, before the Democratic National Convention in late July. They fear that the book will embolden Mr. Clinton's foes to turn out and vote for President Bush.

Mr. Clinton, for his part, has increased the nervous speculation about the book in Democratic circles by making a habit of picking up the phone to regale friends with long passages and even chapters of his prose. Mixing boyish enthusiasm with a craving for approval, people who have received the calls said, he has proudly narrated excerpts about everything from college antics with his pals at Georgetown to his 1995 standoff with Republicans that led to a government shutdown.
Wasn't the latter when the fat girl showed up with the pizza and wanted to show Bubba her thong?

Anyhow, I don't think the Donks have much to worry about - who could wade through 800 pages of self-indulgent reminiscences by the big bloviator?