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Slippery When Webb

James Webb in the American Enterprise magazine in 1997: “I cannot conjure up an ounce of respect for Bill Clinton when it comes to the military. Every time I see him salute a Marine, it infuriates me. I don’t think Bill Clinton cares on iota about what happens in a military unit.”

James Webb on Clinton’s presidency, in 2000: “the most corrupt administration in modern memory.”

James Webb, yesterday: Accepting the fundraising support of a man he has considered corrupt and unworthy of his respect. He said that things had changed.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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