July 19th, 2012
08:41 PM ET

Bill Clinton on his family: "I am trying to live to be a grandfather"

Former President Bill Clinton opens up to CNN's Erin Burnett about his family.

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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Dave Chappelle: "It's important for you to talk about these people & remind me of their humanity.

    Because as Icons?

    The level of Virtue they have seems IMPOSSIBLE."

    Dr. Angelou: "This is why it's dangerous to make anybody seem larger than life... because a Young Person coming up sees this larger-than-life figure, this outrageously gigantic personality and has to say:

    'I could never be that. I could never do that.'

    ... When the truth is those men & those women were at the right place & the right time & got hold of something.

    ... And something got ahold of them."

    September 15, 2014 at 11:07 pm | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Happy President's Day, CNN.

    February 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Reply
    • arik fetscher

      its not so happy a presidents day, at least not that i can see. Obama has be weakened and aside from Hollande no one seems capable of leading anyone anywhere. i still say crossing wall street like some did concerning reform dark pools and alternative trade facilities by the buttonwood folks was right but how much difference if no one knows how to do finance reform? yeah been around and caed about burnett longer than most and even have tshirts and santa claus scars to show for it but she has her david and this giant just accepts that as a fait accomli and her deal is there i have my own stuff to do. she took rwanda not mali in the genocide issue as france doesnt much go for italian matterazzi types.

      February 18, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Reply
    • arik fetscher

      Doubtful that giving his daughter to a banker like he gave the country to them, is very french. The french give ex-partners to the banks and fight for Mali. They dont allow genocides and take money over rights and dignity. I know the optics of handing over a family member to the banks and the optics of the politics in that decision. Clinton will never be a justice as she let her daughter be sold had an opportunity and how long did it take for Livny to take over in Israel ( which Clinton always had a problem with) to take over a peace plan once Cointon was removed. Ibn Al Hazen wrote the book on optics, that is just a french fact and the long happy cry is from freedom fries to french fries, not the asaad somber one to "freedom fries" again. Stay in Rwanda, Mali doesnt need his type of "help." Never crossed the street and not an egg and not a Joan of Arc or with any Katneesesqe qualities. LoL Chelsea, wrong league wrong team.

      February 21, 2013 at 10:27 am | Reply
  3. Arik Fetscher

    When you go to Mali, Timbuktu and the desecrated mosque, first have some faith that Tunisia and French help and Algerian support can make a difference. Second that extremes of any sort give us all a bad name from the group they are marginally apart of to the reactions they elicit from opponents. It's always been a central component to many modern peace plans of which Clinton and Annan were apart to require one side to make " knights tale" offering of take the punches and don't retaliate if it really matters. It creates martyrs and historic legacies but often seems unnecessary and wasteful of good peoples lives. Supporting the Tunis University and women like Houda al habash and a similar program to how communism fell make those free and democratic nations prosperous and successful will work in Africa and the middle east. Harold once lost to William in England for a blind eye turned to the needs of the people let it be the extremists and terrorists that are seen that way.

    Still expect a lot from your potential

    July 22, 2012 at 10:40 am | Reply
  4. Arik Fetscher

    Justice Clinton, I understand that signing and signing can be two entirely different things but at the core would the fight be worth it? Remember that fighting is about trying to find a conclusion and is a last resort when bullets are involved. Chappelle is a comedian who went AWOL during his show hurting many people, I am sure he would vote for Clinton again as they share similarities in follow through and actually finishing something. Clinton in Rwanda isn't he supposed to be helping Haiti? Did he abandon his wife to the firing line during white water and healthcare? A new reason to be on TV and Outfront? Way behind the curve trying to finish some things he didn't as president yes in Africa and human rights so some bonus points but like dinner in Harlem "you cook I'll eat but find someone else to do the dishes." We have a better president now who actually does and believes what he says and has suffered and followed through, Hillary was given a chance she has always given in to him and he has rarely been deserving of her or our faith. Rwanda try finishing Haiti or go to Syria, help where it's most needed NOW not where it's easiest. A baby boomer through and through and they wonder why manic is the term that will be their legacy.

    Try El Baradei to make a real difference or just check in on France and google+ as blogging was so 1990s and a remnant of dot bombs contributing to income disparity and the lack of a middle class. Forward! NOW!

    July 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Reply
  5. David

    That'd be awesome! I'm hispanic and I'd be infinitely more excited about Justice Clinton than I was for Sotomayor. He has a great mind for exactly that type of work.

    July 20, 2012 at 11:33 am | Reply
    • Arik Fetscher

      Whatever, in Mali the doors of the mosoque that the gangs took of signal led the end of the world. It maybe the end of the world as we know it as I once said look at lott and his wife salt was a good thing but some chose to see the pillar of salt as she looked back as a symbol of horror and evil for not listening. The doors of the mosoque are off life as we know it hopefully will never be the same and that includes Clinton who wasn't a very faithful man or beleiving person when he disregarded 60years of glass steagal, David. They ripped down statues in happy valley and in new York but what do I know. The DEA is going to Africa maybe we can call what were "Islamic extremists" by there true name now drug run nines and thug gang members and deal with them absent the fear and the injury to honest believers in religion they ripped the doors off no one would accept the money to repair them so here is to the hope that it all fits.in to a way forward.

      I trust Sotomayor more on affirmative action getting us all to equality than Roberts version of equal since the middle class by and large has learned we are not equal when a small fraction has had such a large head start and all the advantages before the rest of us even start. Clinton for a justice never heard a thought on that but Sotomayor and Roberts actually have thoughts on the issue.

      Bring back Reagan and the DEA and fight this war for what it is just a bunch of criminals pushing a different kind of drug that clouds the mind from hope and truth. No pill pushers need apply for real healthcare and cures.

      July 24, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Reply
  6. Joey at Purdue Univ

    I know about two dozen folks taking the Bar in about a week who'd love to read a SCOTUS dissent by Justice Clinton one day.

    As to the man's vices, I can only defer to ghetto philosopher Dave Chappelle, who said " I'd vote for clinton again, if I could. Now again, I'm not looking at his politics. I don't know what his politics are, I'm just looking at behavior. "

    July 20, 2012 at 6:39 am | Reply

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