by John Hawkins | October 10, 2006 8:03 am
Claire McCaskill is running against Jim Talent for a Senate seat in Missouri. Check out what she had to say about the Big Dog on Meet The Press:
MR. RUSSERT: You’re having Bill Clinton come in to raise money for you. Do you think Bill Clinton was a great president?
MS. McCASKILL: I do. I think—I have a lot of problems with some of his, his, his personal issues. I said at…
MR. RUSSERT: But do you…
MS. McCASKILL: I said at the time, “I think he’s been a great leader, but I don’t want my daughter near him.”
Clinton was a great President? She has gotta be kidding. Worse yet, Clinton was a great President, but she doesn’t want to leave him alone with her daughter because he’ll go all “Gropey McFeelyhands” on her? And that’s coming from a Democrat who presumably is toning down what she really thinks of Clinton because he is doing a fund raiser for her.
That has got to hurt….still, it’s harsh but true. Well, the you can’t trust him alone with your daughter part is harsh, but true. The great President part? Get real. History will remember Clinton as a mediocre President whose administration was primarily notable for staying enmeshed in sordid scandals.
PS: Wonder if the fund raiser is still on?
Hat tip to Jim Geraghty for the excerpt.
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