NOVEMBER 12, 2001
© 2001

Bill Clinton is a small dollop of pond scum masquerading as a man.

Throughout the dark eight years of the Clinton regime we were subjected to abuse of power under the color of authority, form over substance and the cult of personality over character.

The former philanderer-in-chief, apparently not content with the cumulative scar tissue he inflicted on the country, the republic and the office of the presidency, seems to suffer a pathology that insists on trashing any remnant of dignity by his routine, chronic conduct sufficient to gag maggots ... and even sycophant Democrats.

Bill was compelled to announce that terror has existed in America for hundreds of years and the nation is "paying a price today" for its past of slavery and for looking "the other way when a significant number of native Americans were dispossessed and killed."

Excuse me, but what did this showboating, pretentious huckster do when he wasn't using White House interns as a receptacle for his lust to correct our historic shortcomings?

I have often (too often) observed that there are consequences to what we do and don't do in life. This axiom is inevitable. Unfortunately, in the case of Bill Clinton the consequences of his action and inaction are borne by others while he luxuriates in a state of narcissistic denial.

This brief litany has been floating through cyberspace for months now:

Traditionally former presidents eschew commenting -- and most certainly criticizing -- their successors. It is tradition. It is an expected courtesy. It is classy.

However, "Billy-The-Rules-Traditions-And-Courtesies-Don't-Apply-To-ME" cannot seem to avoid any and all opportunities to seek out a microphone, camera or opportunity to Monday-morning quarterback and whine. Someone give him some cheese.

His resentment at being denied the power and control of the Oval Office seems to be exacerbated by a palpable presumption that "If only this epic tragedy had happened on my watch," then perhaps he would have been able to craft his illusive "legacy."

In the wake of an eight-year tenure, the former tragedy of errors said the federal government is "woefully" lacking on several key terrorism-prevention areas. Yeah, thanks largely to his policies.

Clinton told a thousand Georgetown University students, "This country once looked the other way when a significant number of native Americans were dispossessed and killed to get their land or their mineral rights or because they were thought of as less than fully human."

This from a guy who personally waged war against Native Americans while extorting campaign cash. This from a guy who personified rudeness and lowlife lack of class by showing up 45 minutes late. Once upon a time, if a lecturer didn't show up within 15 minutes, students were free to bail.

In addition to revisionist history, at a time when his successor is struggling to establish awkward, delicate, complex, international coalitions with would-be/wannabe allies in the Muslim world, Clinton poured gasoline on a smoldering fire.

He said the international terrorism that has only just reached the United States dates back thousands of years. Excuse me Bubba, but you might want to ask those Native Americans you referenced what they considered the "gift" of smallpox-laced blankets?

The Bush White House spent over a month trying to correct/do-over a slip of the tongue in which the current president used the word "crusade." Ari Fleisher danced a marathon Potomac-Two Step distinguishing between the big "C" Crusades and the small "c" crusade (a concerted, targeted effort, an idealistic campaign).

Billy-Jeff ripped open the scab and said, "In the first Crusade, when the Christian soldiers took Jerusalem, they first burned a synagogue with 300 Jews in it and proceeded to kill every woman and child who was a Muslim on the Temple Mount. I can tell you that story is still being told today in the Middle East and we are still paying for it."

That really helps our diplomatic efforts in establishing Muslim coalition participants.

"We need to reach out and engage the Muslim world in a debate," he said. Debate?! The bad guys don't want to "debate." Can you say "Denial"? Epic, monumental, inimitable denial!

Clinton myopia and accommodation fueled the Mideast crisis. Rewarding Yasser Arafat for inappropriate conduct exacerbated the Mideast unrest and inhibited any thin chance of effecting a peace deal or creating the illusive Clinton legacy.

It is fascinating that Clinton has the stones to actually say what he does in front of God and everyone else: "If you live in a country where you're never required to take responsibility for yourself, where you never even have to ask whether there's something you should be doing to solve your own problems, then people are kept in kind of a permanent state of collective immaturity and it becomes quite easy for them to believe that someone else's success is the cause of their distress."

Gosh-oh-gee-golly! Clinton actually described his own presidency better than any of the legion of writers and critics (Ambrose Evans Pritchard, Joseph Farah, Peggy Noonan, et al). "Collective immaturity"? This guy synthesized it, personified it and will remain a poster boy for "collective immaturity."

Clinton said, "And one area where we are woefully lacking is the simple use of modern computer tech to track people that come into this country." Hey, you had eight years -- what did you do?

The same guy who was impeached for lying under oath about a sexual relationship with an intern had the temerity to say the entire issue revolves around "the nature of truth."

Bill Clinton wouldn't know "the nature of truth" if it bit him.