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1. "Bill Clinton strikes me as the kind of guy who goes wherever the polls lead him, rather than leading the polls."
Author: Al Sharpton
2. "In the mind of Bill Clinton, political considerations outweigh even life-and-death matters of great concern to his own law-enforcement officials, not to mention the nation."
Author: Barbara Olson
3. "I must be out of it, but I don't know any good journalists who have excused Clinton's problems."
Author: Ben Bradlee
4. "If something happened along the route and you had to leave your children with Bob Dole or Bill Clinton, I think you would probably leave them with Bob Dole."
Author: Bob Dole
5. "While in El Paso, I met Mr. Clinton Burk, a native of Texas, who I married in August 1885."
Author: Calamity Jane
6. "In addition to myself and a number of others, President Clinton talked about the deficit and the debt issue. And he pointed out, really, what I pointed out, which is that when he left office, we actually had projected surpluses for a long period of time, because when he put together his economic plan, he did it in a balanced way."
Author: Chris Van Hollen
7. "George Bush made a mistake when he referred to the Saddam Hussein regime as 'evil.' Every liberal and leftist knows how to titter at such black-and-white moral absolutism. What the president should have done, in the unlikely event that he wanted the support of America's peace-mongers, was to describe a confrontation with Saddam as the 'lesser evil.' This is a term the Left can appreciate. Indeed, 'lesser evil' is part of the essential tactical rhetoric of today's Left, and has been deployed to excuse or overlook the sins of liberal Democrats, from President Clinton's bombing of Sudan to Madeleine Albright's veto of an international rescue for Rwanda when she was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Among those longing for nuance, moral relativism—the willingness to use the term evil, when combined with a willingness to make accommodations with it—is the smart thing: so much more sophisticated than 'cowboy' language."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
8. "I shall not vote for Sen. Obama and it will not be because he—like me and like all of us—carries African genes. And I shall not be voting for Mrs. Clinton, who has the gall to inform me after a career of overweening entitlement that there is 'a double standard' at work for women in politics; and I assure you now that this decision of mine has only to do with the content of her character. We will know that we have put this behind us when [...] we have outgrown and forgotten the original prejudice."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
9. "Don't write in to ask whether I would prefer Gingrich to Clinton. Ask, rather, whether Clinton prefers Gingrich to you. Go triangulate yourself."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
10. "We got to do a few things with President Clinton. To be invited to Washington again to play with Ashanti and all those other cool people there in front of President Bush and the rest of the world feels awesome. I'm really looking forward to going."
Author: Darius Rucker
11. "Where gays and lesbians are the best organized and most concentrated in numbers are states that President Clinton must carry in order to be reelected in 1996. Among the states are California, New York, Michigan, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, Illinois."
Author: David Mixner
12. "Along with former President Bill Clinton, we have Sam Nunn to thank for the sorry debacle of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'"
Author: David Mixner
13. "Clinton's resilience became sort of the secret weapon of the campaign. He was never going to just give up and get out."
Author: Dee Dee Myers
14. "I've had some wonderful times at the White House. I've been with Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton and Bush."
Author: Dom DeLuise
15. "Telling the jokes—was the setups. Why were that priest, that rabbi, and that minister walking down that street? Where were they headed? How had they happened to come together? What odd chance had put ex-presidents Bush, Clinton, and Carter on that same plane?"
Author: Donald E. Westlake
16. "So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naive, I feel!"
Author: Eddie Izzard
17. "The Obama campaign was smarter, quicker on their feet than the Clinton camp."
Author: Edward Klein
18. "Don't forget to vote for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Stay home if you're voting for Dole."
Author: Eleanor Mondale
19. "One of the last books I read was 'Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime' by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. It gives a really good behind-the-scenes look at the campaigns. I didn't ask the president how accurate it was. I wouldn't ask him that."
Author: Gary Locke
20. "Let me tell you this, if I had wanted to have a library of audio and videotapes of Bill Clinton, I could have had that. And after I was accused of being a liar, I wished that I had of."
Author: Gennifer Flowers
21. "For the president to resign now would be wrong. President Clinton may have debased himself with his behavior, but we shouldn't debase the office with an impulsive overreaction."
Author: George Stephanopoulos
22. "As a Republican, I voted with President Clinton consistently in our efforts to bail out our European friends in Kosovo to stop genocide. I am proud of those votes. I am proud of President Clinton for that."
Author: Gordon Smith
23. "Clinton's hands remain incredibly clean, don't they, and Tony Blair's smile remains as wide as ever. I view these guises with profound contempt."
Author: Harold Pinter
24. "But I think Hillary Clinton is one of the most amazing women of this time."
Author: Hope Davis
25. "I like Hillary Clinton a lot. I know her."
Author: Isabel Allende
26. "Mr. Clinton better watch out if he comes down here. He'd better have a bodyguard."
Author: Jesse Helms
27. "In 2008, I was one of the young feminist whippersnappers who voted for Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries - or as many of my older counterparts called me at the time, a traitor."
Author: Jessica Valenti
28. "For eight years Republicans worked around the clock to delegitimize Bill Clinton. For the next eight years, Democrats tried to delegitimize Bush. Now Barack Obama is enduring the rage of his conservative opposition."
Author: Joe Scarborough
29. "In fact, I think that Governor Clinton, when he was running, and President Clinton, when he was serving, actually governed with a wide range of advisors and a perspective that blended the best of ideas from the center and the left."
Author: John Podesta
30. "I was disappointed not to be able to interview Mr. Clinton. I met him two years ago. I was looking forward to talking with him about issues from Africa to terrorism."
Author: Jonathan Dimbleby
31. "When my brother-in-law, BIll Clinton, was elected, he had gay friends. That was a coming out."
Author: Kate Clinton
32. "I haven't dunked since Bill Clinton was in office, so I'm just happy for anyone who can do so without a trampoline."
Author: LZ Granderson
33. "How does he support Clinton's urban agenda? He doesn't know what it is."
Author: Maxine Waters
34. "I have good relationships with Hillary Clinton, Joseph Biden and especially Richard Holbrooke - he is my teacher. I learned a lot of great things from him."
Author: Mikheil Saakashvili
35. "Since Jimmy Carter, religious fundamentalists play a major role in elections. He was the first president who made a point of exhibiting himself as a born again Christian. That sparked a little light in the minds of political campaign managers: Pretend to be a religious fanatic and you can pick up a third of the vote right away. Nobody asked whether Lyndon Johnson went to church every day. Bill Clinton is probably about as religious as I am, meaning zero, but his managers made a point of making sure that every Sunday morning he was in the Baptist church singing hymns."
Author: Noam Chomsky
36. "The Clinton Administration has turned out to be a boon. I knew that he would be wonderful, I just knew it from the beginning. From Arkansas? Shoot."
Author: Pat Paulsen
37. "Whether it's Jack Kennedy or Bill Clinton or others, the personal lives do come into play, and people do judge you for that."
Author: Pete Sessions
38. "I think there was a pretty smooth hand-off from the administration of President Clinton to the administration of President Bush, particularly in the counterterrorism area. The reason I say that is because there was, for transitions, I think a stunning continuity."
Author: Richard Armitage
39. "Jimmy Carter began his planning in the early summer of 1976, Ronald Reagan a year prior. The Clinton Administration, elected in 1992, lingered in naming its team, and as a result, took almost a year to staff its ranks."
Author: Richard V. Allen
40. "Let me go to Clinton's new proposal: to have uniforms in public schools. And people are doing that. How come they're doing that? Dress codes! I find that abhorrent."
Author: Russell Means
41. "The thing is, I love a celebrity interview. Doesn't matter how big or how small. It could be Hillary Clinton or the guy who made it to the third round of 'Popstars,' I'll read it."
Author: Sharon Horgan
42. "Clinton was a president who used his office, in creative ways, to try to reinvigorate the federal government to benefit the majority."
Author: Sidney Blumenthal
43. "22 million new jobs under President Clinton. 3 million lost under Bush."
Author: Sidney Blumenthal
44. "I was well known to African Americans before Bill Clinton discovered me. He was like Christopher Columbus riding up on something he didn't understand."
Author: Sister Souljah
45. "Legal investigation. As Clinton noted, "My goal in this deposition was to be truthful, but not particularly helpful."
Author: Steven Pinker
46. "We are watching industries crumble, Wall Street firms disappear, unemployment spike, and unprecedented government intervention. And our designated opinion leaders want to know: Is Obama up this week? Is he down? And is his leadership style more like Bill Clinton's, or Abraham Lincoln's?"
Author: Thomas Frank
47. "Hilary Clinton said you know, it takes a village to raise a child and somebody said it takes a village idiot to believe that … it is part of the whole thing of third parties wanting to make decisions for which they pay no price for when they're wrong."
Author: Thomas Sowell
48. "The Wall Street Journal didn't pull any punches when it described Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's role in the deal as "a fiasco" and a "debacle.""
Author: Tim LaHaye
49. "It was OK for the media to pursue Former President Clinton year after year for lying about a private, consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History, and it ceased to be a big story."
Author: Vincent Bugliosi
50. "I like Hilary Clinton. I think she's - she's a fantastic leader."
Author: Wesley Clark

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