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March 12, 2011

He was an SOB but... [krak]

H/T Cap'n Ed, a reminder of how to keep things in perspective.

I actually have something of a fondness for Bill Clinton. Yes, his first tendencies getting into office were ridiculously tilted toward Big Government. But he was a capable administrator and a wickedly shrewd politician, perhaps the best ever.

He was (is still, I imagine) a womanizer. Yes, he did what most adulterers do when accused, and lied. Yes, it was worlds worse because of his position & who he lied to.

He was a rascal and a son of a bitch, but he was our son of a bitch.

By our I mean the United States'. I never doubted that his first love was to his country, warts and all.

So while he may be slow to rock the boat, it comes as no surprise to me that at the same conference where he criticized the current Administration's lack of direction on Libya, he says this concerning the lack of Domestic oil production:

Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are “ridiculous” at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference.

Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush that was closed to the media. Video of their moderated talk with IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin was also prohibited. …

Clinton said there are “ridiculous delays in permitting when our economy doesn’t need it,” according to Noe and others.


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