Monday, September 25, 2006

Wallace: 'I felt as if a mountain was coming down in front of me.'

... The mountain that is Bill Clinton.

Talk about a disproportionate response!

Michelle provides us a great recap to this post:

Vent with Michelle Malkin - Clinton and 'the conservative hit job'

Watch 'Vent' over at HotAir every Monday through Friday... it's required. (Click here to browse the archives.)

In addition to the very best video blog on the Internet, Michelle is still the top blogger in my book too. She's on the Clinton/Wallace story there also with a couple quotes from Wallace this morning on Fox & Friends...
"What it was was sheer wonder at what I was witnessing." (on his so-called smirk)

"There was no making up with him. He was angry. And when he left, he chewed out his staff." (on the post-interview mood)
Narcissistic rage.

This will be a hot topic in the blogosphere this week! A query for "Wallace" + "smirk" gives you an idea. Stay tuned...

Update: NewsBusters has a number of great threads going on the topic of Bill Clinton...

Michael Rule: "Harry Smith Taken Aback as CBS Analyst Blames Clinton for bin Laden Failures"

Noel Sheppard: "This wasn't Bill Clinton's finest hour"... quite an understatement.

Rich Noyes: Why Clinton Blew His Top: FNC's Wallace Only Interviewer to Ask About Pre-9/11 Failures

From Fox & Friends Sept 8 2006Update #2: I had completely forgotten about this. I watched this episode of Fox & Friends where they were discussing ABC's 'Path to 9/11'. They had Wallace on for comments, and Wallace was clearly on the Clinton side. Bill obviously missed it... right-wing hatchet job.
(hat tip Allah)

Update #3: Allah stays on it... more fact-checking - from the GOP.

More Wallace video... "he just blew".

Update #4: Condi speaks up...
September 25, 2006 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday accused Bill Clinton of making "flatly false" claims that the Bush administration didn't lift a finger to stop terrorism before the 9/11 attacks.
Rice hammered Clinton, who leveled his charges in a contentious weekend interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News Channel, for his claims that the Bush administration "did not try" to kill Osama bin Laden in the eight months they controlled the White House before the Sept. 11 attacks.
Pointed rebuttal.

Update #5: Dick Morris jumps into the fray:
From behind the benign façade and the tranquilizing smile, the real Bill Clinton emerged Sunday during Chris Wallace’s interview on Fox News Channel. There he was on live television, the man those who have worked for him have come to know – the angry, sarcastic, snarling, self-righteous, bombastic bully, roused to a fever pitch. The truer the accusation, the greater the feigned indignation. Clinton jabbed his finger in Wallace’s face, poking his knee, and invading the commentator’s space. ...

... In my frequent phone and personal conversations with both Clintons in 1993, there was never a mention, not one, of the World Trade Center attack. It was never a subject of presidential focus. ...

... The ex-president is fully justified in laying eight months of the blame for the failure to kill or catch bin Laden at the doorstep of George W. Bush. But he should candidly acknowledge that eight years of blame fall on him.

One also has to wonder when the volcanic rage beneath the surface of this would-be statesman will cool. When will the chip on his shoulder finally disappear? When will he feel sufficiently secure in his own legacy and his own skin not to boil over repeatedly in private and occasionally even in public?
The unraveling.

Update #6: Short & sweet... HotAir covers Olberdouche.

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