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Kissing Up to the Clintons

Tuesday, 17 May 2005 12:00 AM

Then Bush 41 and former President Bill Clinton join forces for Tsunami Relief – a worthy cause – and travel the world to raise money. They appear at this year's Super Bowl together and seem to be having a blast together.

Before you know it they declare their friendship; we learn they talk on the phone often, play golf together and are just plain ‘pals.'

Then the White House does a fancy two-step to tick off former President Jimmy Carter and thus take

He also talked to Mr. Clinton about Social Security reform, this president's key second-term initiative.

In many recent interviews the Bushes and Clintons declare their ‘friendship' and go out of their way to make nice to each other.

All of this after Bill Clinton's disgusting Oval Office behavior and Hillary Clinton's history of lies and scandals.

Whatever happened to GW Bush's 2000 campaign slogan "I will restore honor and dignity to the Oval Office"?

Why is this happening?

Because these two families – who want to retain control of their respective political parties – are using each other to ‘soften' their disapproval in the opposite party.

GW Bush, floundering on Social Security reform, cleverly leaks out his praise for Bill Clinton's own Social Security plan. Why? To try to garner some Democratic support for his plan.

Bill Clinton – who loves media adulation even more than he loves members of the opposite sex – happily appears with the Bushes. Plus, it makes Hillary appear more ‘mainstream.'

Now we have this scene being replayed: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Hillary Clinton are all lovey-dovey as they announce support for a new bill to enable online medical record-sharing.

Newt and Hillary.

What is going on here?

It is simple – and it is awful:

A) Politically, both ends of the spectrum are using each other to ‘moderate' their own extremist images.

Newt, who is running a futile race for the presidential nomination in 2008 and who has an insatiable ego, thinks he can look a little more mainstream by appearing with Hillary.

Hillary, who already has the 2008 Democratic nomination in her handbag, thinks she can appear more ‘centrist' by always cozying up with right-wingers, pro-lifers and the Bushes.

B) In real terms, these folks are all the same: political prostitutes who will do

Newt Gingrich is and was a smart operator who got too big for his britches and began talking about himself in the third person and comparing himself to Winston Churchill. He betrayed

Newt admitted that he got ‘seduced' by Bill Clinton during those now-infamous 1995 budget negotiations – which were the downfall of Newt's leadership in the House and enabled a damaged Clinton to ‘triangulate' and get himself re-elected in 1996.

Now Newt thinks it is clever to hang around with Hillary and to brag about how they talk at least once a week.

He is nuttier than ever.

All of these folks – the Bushes, the Clintons and Newt – have degraded American politics to a new low.

They all lie like mad – about their scandals, about their cheating, about WMD – and have not one principle they believe in.

In a mere twenty years we have gone from giants of principle like Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II and Margaret Thatcher to overly ambitious pygmies who just want power for power's sake.

Nothing the Clintons do should surprise any of us. They are what they are.

But when so-called conservatives and Republicans repeatedly reach out to the Clintons, then something is egregiously wrong.

They will soon learn a lesson: Kissing up to the Clintons isn't smart; it is the Kiss of (political) Death.

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