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31 May 2005

Clinton contradictions ...

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When it comes to politicians, contradictions are commonplace. But sometimes, some seem stranger than others.

Last weekend, saw Bill Clinton in the Maldives. As special UN envoy for tsunami recovery, he'd gone to visit various devastated areas of the archipelago.

On Saturday, he met with Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoon, as planned. His next scheduled meeting - with tsunami survivors - was surprisingly cancelled. What followed was more than a little curious.

Some of Mr Clinton's accompanying aides said the sudden cancellation was due to poor weather. Other aides announced that Bill Clinton was exhausted and needed to rest. His former chief of staff, Erskine Bowles said: "He is disappointed. He wanted to go."

However, in New York, UN spokesman Brendan Varma was insisting that the sudden cancellation was due to a weather forecast - predicting 'intermittent rain showers and moderate seas'. Varma added "He is not exhausted. He is doing fine and he is going to continue with his busy schedule of meetings."

Meanwhile, Cherie Hart, a regional UN spokeswoman, was claiming that although Mr Clinton wasn't actually "sick" -- he was "too tired." She added: " [He is] just plain pooped ... ".

Remembering that Bill Clinton had heart bypass surgery just last September - and more surgery to remove fluid and scar tissue, only this March - does make 'This Old Brit' wonder.

Why all the contradictions from the Clinton aides? Why the disagreements among the UN spokespersons? Why so many mixed messages?

Yesterday's 'Independent' had a relevant piece, written by their Washington correspondent, Andrew Buncombe. Click the link below and see what you think. Was it bad weather or bad health?

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=642632

6 Comments:

Blogger D.F. Facti said...

Clinton looks terrible. He's aged 15 years since the bypass surgery. His wife's presidential aspirations might be interrupted if he were to become really ill. Were she to enter the race with Bill at home sick - See? She's just a heartless bitch. We knew it all along. Their marriage is a fake. And ... many Democrats would be more likely to nominate her given the undeniable "two-fer" her presidency would bring.

Politics. The Clintons are 1000% political.

4:05 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

* The Clintons are 1000% political. *

Agreed. I think your whole post is 1000% right, Cosmic.

9:51 pm  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

Some people fade fast.

This is rather common. Thanks to modern medice we all get to cheat the Grim Reaper at least once.

11:01 pm  
Blogger JulieDee said...

Elaine, I cheated Ol' Boney so many times now that I think both he and I have lost count! and yes... each resurrection takes away something vital from you.

I'm of many minds about the Clintons, but as everyone has said the one inescapable conclusion everyone can agree to is that both of them are at the very least 1,000% political!

5:41 pm  
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