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In his appearance on The View, Bill Clinton cleared any lingering questions about the Obama’s VP choice – not that I has any, really

Reports Tapper (complete with videos)

“Not really, she didn’t,” Clinton said in response to a question from host Barbara Walters about whether Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. wanted to join her one-time opponent on the Democratic ticket.

I did know that, but many didn’t. And then

“It’s a very personal decision who should be vice president. I like Sen. Biden a lot. I think he was a good choice. [Hillary Clinton] would have been the best politically at least in the short run because of her enormous support in the country,” he said.

By the time hurricane Sarah burst into the scene, everyone – except maybe Obama got that one.

“She said, ‘if [Obama] asks, I’ll do it, because it’s my duty.’ She loves being a senator for New York and has more freedom to develop her positions on the issues and her things,” the former president said.

This confirms that she was never asked – which the 3 AM texting made clear to most of us – but maybe not everyone.

On sexism

“There is some  but a lot it is almost subconscious, that makes it more insidious,” he said.  “Do I think there was some of it in the election? I do.”

Which is the polite was to say “you don’t even want to admit it, you SOBs”

He also said:

“Voting is a complicated process,” the former president said. “We give our allegiances to candidates and parties and issues for all kinds of reasons. We vote for some people because we like them even though we disagree with them. We vote for some people because we identify with them on race or gender.

“It’s not an entirely rational process, and it is different for everybody.”

Which is probably how I’ll vote.

And while he said he’d be surprised if Obama doesn’t win, he said

Clinton said McCain was instrumental his administration’s normalizing relations with Vietnam and said he had proven his worth to the American people.

“The American people, for good and sufficient reasons, admire him,” Clinton said of McCain. “He’s given something in life the rest of us can’t match.”

So, if voters have any say in this country where the media elects the president…. maybe that would count or something.

Now if only he would have mention the fixing of the primaries, this would have been perfect

Update

According to CNN, Bill also spoke against attacks on Palin

“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?” said Clinton, who faced repeated charges during the primary season he was overly negative toward Obama on the campaign trail.

He tried to explain reporters  her appeal

“I come from Arkansas, I get why she’s hot out there,” Clinton told reporters in New York, according to the Associated Press. “Why she’s doing well.”

“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,'” he said.

Referencing Palin’s 5-month old child who has Down Syndrome, Clinton also said voters will think, “I like that little Down syndrome kid — one of them lives down the street, they’re wonderful children.”

Not gonna slow Bernhardt one little bit, I’m afraid.

Bill listened to his own advice on Letterman when
Dave tried to goad him into dissing Palin . When Bill said Biden went home to Delaware every night, Letterman asked if he thought Palin would go home to Alaska every night. Bill just squinted a little, picked up his cup to buy time and just said, “That’s a long way.”

Sorry, Dave.

Update

The Confluence has Hillary’s appearances schedule

and more top Hillary supporters jump to McCain

Following the announcement of high-profile Hillary supporter, Lynn Forester de Rothschild’s endorsement of John McCain, two more Clintonistas endorsed the McCain-Palin ticket last week. On a McCain campaign conference call with reporters on Friday, September 19, Miguel D. Lausell, Senior Political Advisor to Hillary Clinton, and Clinton Delegate-at-Large, Luchy Secaira endorsed McCain-Palin.

Update

More VP pick question on Today show

oday Show’s Matt Lauer asked Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday “if you had been Barack Obama’s running mate: would she have “neutralized the so-called Sarah Palin effect? Clinton said, “You know, Matt, there’s no point in going back and, you know, talking about something that didn’t happen. I want to keep focused on the future….

Lauer still wanted to know

Lauer asked, “ll right, real quickly, your husband, the former president, was on “The View” yesterday, Senator Clinton, and he seemed to say that you really didn’t want to be Senator Obama’s running mate after all. Is that accurate?”

Clinton replied, “Well, it’s not something you want or don’t want. It’s up to the candidate to make the choice. And I think Barack made a great choice with Joe Biden.”

Yup A whopper of a choice

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