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Bill Clinton Apologizes For Telling The Truth

From CNN:

Clinton: ‘I’m very sorry’

By Ashley Killough
June 7th, 2012

(CNN) – Bill Clinton regrets the swirl over comments he made earlier in the week in which he appeared to suggest he would be open to extending the so-called Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, the former president said Thursday.

"I’m very sorry about what happened," Clinton said in an interview to air on CNN’s "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." "I thought something had to be done on the ‘fiscal cliff’ before the election. Apparently nothing has to be done until the first of the year."

Huh? For how many years have we been told Bill Clinton is a ‘policy wonk,’ and the most brilliant political mind of the age? How many times has he told us that he single-handedly balanced the budget, and gave us four surpluses?

And we are supposed to believe he didn’t know what he was talking about here?

Man alive. Given what is now common knowledge about his personal peccadillos, you really have to wonder what the Obama camp has on him. Or does he really believe that Hillary can’t pay off her 2008 campaign debt without Obama’s help?

On Thursday… Clinton argued that he, in fact, supported President Barack Obama’s position, which calls for an end to the tax cuts only for those making $250,000 or more.

The former president emphasized he was mistaken about the timing of the fiscal cliff when he made his comments, thinking it would happen before the November election, rather than at the beginning of next year.

"I really was under the impression that they would have to do something before the election, and I was trying to figure out how they would kick it to last (through) the election," he said.

He continued: "Once I realized that nothing had to be done until the first of the year, I supported (Obama’s) position. I supported extending them last year, but I think his position is the right one and necessary for working out a comprehensive (deficit reduction) deal."

Nobody in their right mind believes that a lame duck Congress will be able to tackle all the tough decisions that will have to be made in the three or four weeks Congress will be in session after the November elections.

But according to his staff, Bill Clinton is not in his right mind. He is so old and his mind is starting to wander. And, come to think of it, maybe Bill should have just left things at that.

Even that explanation from his own aides is less humiliating than claiming he had no idea what he was talking about. Especially, when he was actually speaking the truth — for once.

Clarifying his [other, pro-Romney] remarks Thursday, Clinton said that just because he thinks Romney did well in the private sector doesn’t mean he deserves to be elected president.

"You can be successful in business…if your shareholders do well," he said. "You can only be successful as president if the shareholders, the employees, the customers, and the communities do well–all of the constituencies of American market economics."

Has he no pride?

These are the kind of public apologizes the Red Guard forced people to make during the salad days of China’s ‘Cultural Revolution.’

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