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March 26, 2002

Where would we be without him? Notwithstanding my earlier remarks about Eric Alterman’s attack on Andrew Sullivan, it must be said that only Sullivan could find a way to turn the story of Maxim magazine’s best-city-on-Earth prank into an attack on (who else?) Bill Clinton.

Perhaps it’s art. That’s the ticket. Art. [09:34 PM]

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Jim Henley ::: (view all by) ::: March 27, 2002, 07:17 AM:

But Clinton is evil. Eeeee-vulllll!aaBest,aaaJim

James Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: March 27, 2002, 08:50 AM:

"This was my one sole moral objection to Clinton's sex life - not that he had affairs, which struck me as a matter between him and his wife, but that he had affairs with less powerful women he could control."aaThat didn't leave him with a whole lot of choices of women he could have affairs with, did it? Try to find someone who _isn't_ less powerful than the President of the US.

Ted Barlow ::: (view all by) ::: March 27, 2002, 11:33 AM:

The link was broken, as far as I could tell. What did he say?

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: March 27, 2002, 11:54 AM:

He was deploring Maxim's duplicity and took a standing broad jump to the conclusion that this is what a magazine edited by Bill Clinton would be like.aaThe link problem appears to be a glitch on his site. I've noticed before that his permalinks are flaky.

Arthur D. Hlavaty ::: (view all by) ::: March 27, 2002, 02:51 PM:

More evidence of the supernatural ability of the Clintons to turn otherwise intelligent people into gibbering hate-crazed loons. Other examples besides Sullivan: Chritopher Hitchens and William Safire.

Scott Janssens ::: (view all by) ::: March 27, 2002, 05:10 PM:

"Try to find someone who _isn't_ less powerful than the President of the US."aaA Supreme Court Justice.

Scott Janssens ::: (view all by) ::: March 27, 2002, 05:21 PM:

On second thought an individual justice isn't as powerful as the prez unless he's got 4 others that agree with him. Still looking. If I were cynical I'd say an oil executive with a large bank account. If I were cynical.

Gary Farber ::: (view all by) ::: March 27, 2002, 07:49 PM:

I point out to Jim Macdonald that he is missing Andrew Sullivan's obvious implication that Clinton should have had an affair with Margaret Thatcher. aaOh, wait, he did, and their illegitimate child is Tony Blair! Aieeeee!

Oliver ::: (view all by) ::: March 31, 2002, 02:49 AM:

Of course, the idea that Clinton would be editing a magazine as kickass and well-selling as Maxim is why bastards like me love him.aaI suppose Bush could edit Highlights, or perhaps Cowboys & Indians...?