A reader: “Hi John—I agree with your assessment of President Clinton,
especially ‘…a fundamentally frivolous person with no values and a
mish-mosh of half-baked lefty ideas…’ Because of this trait, I viewed him
as less was clear that he really didn’t want do anything as President, he
just wanted to *be* President. (Of course, others wanted to act through
him, especially his wife.) If periodically we have to have Democrats as
Presidents, then he’s the kind I’ll take — sans the scandals of course. In
this regard, he and Kerry and George Bush Sr. seem to be alike. Of course,
Kerry comes across as more of a pompous ass, but I don’t think he can help
Hmm. The problem with this is that as easy-going as the man himself might
be about his lefty principles, he’s going to appoint & nominate people in
lesser posts who are much less so, and can do great harm. Clinton might be
squishy and opportunistic about his principles, but you could not say the
same about ferocious ideologues like Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Bill Lann Lee.
Doesn’t it seem funny to be talking about Clinton, though? So-o-o nineties.
I’m going to stop. It only encourages him.