"I once said to a friend of mine about three days before the election... 'You know, am I the only person in the entire United States of America who likes both George W. Bush and John Kerry, who believes they're both good people, who believes they both love our country and they just see the world differently?"Could Bubba be the person to cross that divide? I would like to believe he could. He is an accomplished politician, and he has a burning desire to leave a positive legacy. Perhaps, as some folks have whispered, Bush should make Clinton the Special Envoy to the Middle East. There is no shortage of love for Clinton overseas. And his ego would ensure that he would keep working at the peace process until he got it right. What better way to shift his legacy from a blue dress? [Added 11:34PM] -- By the way, Michael Smerconish, a Philadelphia-based talk radio host and author of Flying Blind, mentioned this very idea on his show this morning as well as in his Daily News column -- you might need a free registration to read it. I just read it in my local paper. Check it out! (I am referring to his column, not my paper).
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Clinton -- A Presidential Center Dedicated; A Legacy Pondered
Wired News carries a brief Reuters write-up of the dedication ceremony for the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. My favorite quote in the story comes from Bill Clinton himself; addressing America's political divide, he reveals: