Unfortunately, I pretty much agree with Arianna Huffington: What the hell was Bill Clinton thinking? Why is he giving cover to Dubya? I have read theories over the past year that Bill is sucking up to the Bush family--especially the Old Man--as a way of semi-neutralizing the Bush family if/when Hillary decides to run for president. Apparently, Bill's thinking might be that he can take some of the edge off of them, that they might not attack Hillary as hard. The Bush family is a vicious bunch, espcially during campaigns, so I think this might be wishful thinking. Still, Bill is a smart one. But, giving Dubya cover over the Katrina disaster stinks.
From The Huffington Post -- Arianna Huffington's blog.
Bill Clinton, Suck-Up-in-Chief (63 comments )
What the hell was Bill Clinton thinking, standing there next to President Bush and providing verbal cover for the administration's ludicrous claims that the problems plaguing New Orleans were unforeseeable?
He even defended the administration's catastrophic response to Katrina. When asked on CNN whether the federal response was fast enough, Clinton bobbed, weaved, and fell back on this utterly absurd claim: "You and I are not in a position to make any judgment because we weren't there." C'mon, Bill, "...we weren't there"? I know this sucking up business is hard, but you've got to do better than that. Read entire post