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Clinton On O'Reilly

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Via Taylor Marsh, here's the part of Clinton's interview that aired tonight. I don't know if I would say she takes Fox on, since she doesn't attack the network, but she does a good job (for the most part) of defending herself and her policies from O'Reilly. I'm not sure, but I think she got O'Reilly to admit that he'd be willing to pay more in taxes and subsidize at least some uninsured people. She did have an obvious advantage, she's smarter than he is (and it showed). Judge for yourselves:

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Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on

just wow.

she was simply amazing.

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Submitted by Aeryl on

It's gonna take me while. I have to get past the Wright crap, first out of the box. Honestly, the entire Wright issue is like watching a train wreck, and I don't want to watch, because it pains me and sickens me. Especially because it's O'Reilly, who I developed a high loathing for during my job as a News Monitor, at the height of the Iraq War drums, and the 2004 election.

I'll keep trying to get to the better parts, but it might take me til Friday. I'm glad you watched it, BDB, so I don't have to, yet.

Bill Clinton for First Dude!!!

Submitted by lambert on

Such a pleasure. She just treats him like a normal guy, and runs rings around him. Even though he's constantly interrupting and chivvying.

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by BDBlue on

Clinton is very restrained. He keeps pushing it, but for the most part she doesn't bite. It's only at the beginning of the first video, so the second one is completely free of that topic.

And I never watch Bill O'Reilly and now I remember why. What an obnoxious asshole. Geesh. But it is fun watching her completely outclass him (and lambert that is exactly the right word). He keeps trying to cut her off, but she won't let him. So she gets to make all of her points.

My personal favorite part is where she calls Tip O'Neill a great American. And O'Reilly can't say anything because it's in the context of working with Reagan to save social security.

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Submitted by Aeryl on

Maybe I can catch it work tomorrow, I have a better computer there.

Bill Clinton for First Dude!!!

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Submitted by Imelda Blahnik on

What a quick thinker, she ran rings around O'Reilly (isn't that a children's game, "Rings around O'Reilly"?)

Case in point, on the Social Security issue and O'Reilly's efforts to pin her down on what she'll do, she brings up Reagan and Tip O'Neill -- "the two Irishmen" -- to justify her position. O'Reilly, Mr. ethnic Irish Catholic pride incarnate, is a total sop for that stuff. And voila! he concedes the point.

That's just one small example.

As Paul said, wow! She smaht!

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Submitted by whaleshaman on

But Hillary was so good she even made Billo look, er...um...almost okay! There, I've said it.

She doesn't talk down to people and accepts them so they're not feeling defensive or piggy.

Aeryl -- her aura, her persona -- her natural kindness and capacity to understand and respond with a coherent narrative -- I hope will leave you feeling really good. Sweet dreams.

[These comments aren't saved, right? In that case -- I'm old, I'm addled, my nerves are shot from 20 years of repuglican demonizing and I'm grateful to grovel for small favors.]

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Submitted by merlallen on

why the hell is she on Oreally's show? nobody who watches him is going to vote for her. jesus christ!

Submitted by lambert on

Presumably she has people who understand O'Reilly's demographic. In any case, I think the answer to "why" is the outcome: She looked good doing it, and now the YouTubes will go viral...

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by whaleshaman on

Maybe she was tired of waiting for Obamann's head to explode and wanted to give him that last little nudge to push him over the edge.

I can dream.